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M&S unveils new Christmas range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

Opinion

Tap into sub-trends and ‘foodie fads’ in your product development

Analysing, reporting and acting on food trends have become big business in the past few years.

Product innovation photogallery for August

Sandwich-inspired crisps and water from maple trees lead this month’s photogallery of new food and drink releases.

Double-ball mould depositor extends the range of lollipops possible

The range of confectionery that can be made using the depositing process has increased with the introduction of new mould technology for the Baker Perkins ServoForm depositor.

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient...

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Fluid-repellant anti-bacterial surfaces developed

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers has harnessed new photonics technology to develop what they claim is the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface, which is likely to...

Food and drink innovations photogallery – July

Cordials, “beer-cheese” and iced tea lead the list of new food and drink products released in the past month.

Latest food and drink innovations – in pictures

Beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ­– lead this month’s selection of new product developments.

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Ecotrophelia award winners and finalists photogallery

The finalists of the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 – the pan-European competition for ecologically-inspired innovative new product development by young students ­– have all been gathered together in this...

Nottingham Trent students win Ecotrophelia UK

A student team from Nottingham Trent University has scooped the gold prize for their low-fat, non-dairy ice cream made with algal protein, in the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 –...

The latest food innovation – in pictures

Halal, Italian and Japanese were among the sources of inspiration behind some of the most innovative food launches over the past month.  

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.

Under glove gel protects skin

Skin care specialist Deb and hand protection company Ansell have joined forces to launch Triple Active Gel – what they claim is the world’s first hand-health, under glove gel for...

Tesco launches vegetarian bbq range

Tesco is capitalising on the growing vegetarian trend by launching, what it claims are, the UK’s first ever cauliflower and mushroom barbecue (bbq) steaks.

Top 10 functional food and drink trends from the US

The rise of single male households and an ageing population were the top two of 10 key food and drink trends that will dominate the food industry this year offering...

News in brief

Special mat removes grime from forklift wheels

A new mat to help clean the wheels of forklift trucks was installed at Granta Processors’ Whittlesford premises. 

News in brief

World's largest homogeniser

What is claimed to be the world’s largest capacity food processing homogeniser has gone into operation with its first customer.

The latest food and drink innovation – in photos

From vegan ice cream to gluten free treats, fat and sugar free yogurt to superfood snacks, healthier foods are very much flavour of the moment in recent food launches.

Competition hots up for student innovation prize

Interest in the UK’s student food innovation competition – Ecotrophelia – has soared with the greatest number of entries ever received this year.

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

Innovation Conference

Dietary fibre intake suppresses appetite

Big opportunities exist for food manufacturers to tackle obesity through the use of food containing non-digestible inulin fibre to encourage satiety, according to a leading academic.

Feature

Packaging equipment: the customised is always right

How commonly is today’s packaging equipment customised to meet specific new product development (NPD) and supply chain requirements?