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Scottish government launches £650k innovation fund

Scotland’s food and drink industry is to receive a £650,000 investment from the Scottish government to support innovation, thanks to new funding to support business growth.

Canned water leads summer product launches

Drinks firms CanO Water and Orchard Twist hoped to quench consumers’ thirsts this summer with their new beverage product launches, featured in this photogallery.

Vegetable sushi wins student innovation prize

Students from the University of Reading have won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia Awards – the pan-European competition for ecologically inspired innovative new product development (NPD) – in...

Snacks webinar focuses on sustainable production

Sourcing sustainable snacking ingredients and hot consumption trends will take centre stage during the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

ISRAEL SPOTLIGHT

Food and drink firms prosper in the start-up nation

Israel's reputation for innovation in hi-tech industries can now be extended to food.

Arla opens new innovation centre

Dairy co-operative Arla Foods has opened a new global innovation centre in Denmark. 

VITAFOODS EUROPE

Nutrition show reveals emerging markets potential

Food manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly targeting emerging markets as an export opportunity, a survey of visitors and exhibitors at last week’s Vitafoods Europe show has revealed.

NPD tops food and drink firms’ biggest opportunities

New product development (NPD) is the biggest opportunity for food and drink manufacturers over the next 12 months, while fewer firms are positive about business prospects, according to a survey...

New £3.5M science labs to boost food and drink NPD

New £3.5M science laboratories at Abertay University, Dundee – designed to boost food and drink industry new product development (NPD) – will be opened officially on May 30.

Genius Foods enters food science lab partnership

Gluten-free bakery manufacturer Genius Foods has entered into a partnership with Queen Margaret University’s (QMU’s) new food science laboratory.

Food innovation student award shortlist announced

Five teams of food science and technology students have been shortlisted to face a panel of industry ‘dragons’ in the 2017 Ecotrophelia UK final, which will take place at Campden...

Ed Sheeran biscuits lead latest food launches

Packs of ginger biscuits featuring pop star Ed Sheeran and new caramel digestive flavours from McVitie lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink...

Tesco wants traffic light labels to include exercise

Food and drink traffic light nutrition labels should be reviewed to make them more understandable by consumers in the battle against obesity, according to Tesco’s strategic adviser Tim Smith.

Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

Easter shoppers are set to spend £3.9bn on food and gifts over the next few days, according to analyst GlobalData, as Mintel reveals the holiday is a key driver for...

New food product development – in pictures

Disney cake kits and Pink Panther biscuit wafers lead Food Manufacture’s latest photogallery of recent food and drink product launches.

Food and drink product launches – in pictures

A sorbet and halal sweets lead our latest photogallery of recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers. 

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

The run up to Easter this year saw chocolate treats and British sweets lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers.

Genetics and big data lead IFST spring conference

Technological advances that are helping food and drink producers to deliver safe and nutritious food to the consumer is the focus of the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s)...

Range extension leads the way in food and drink innovation

Most companies are focusing their food and drink innovation on range extension (63%) and developing entirely new products (62%) over the next two years, according to new research by Campden BRI.

Chefs’ Choice Awards: meet the winners

The inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards last night in central London celebrated foodservice sector innovation. Meet the winners, highly-rated entries and the finalists.

Chefs’ Choice Awards: tonight is the big night

Tonight is the big night; when inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards take place at the Haymarket Hotel, central London.

Chefs’ Choice Awards: tomorrow is the big night

Final preparations are underway for the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards, which will take place tomorrow night at the Haymarket Hotel, central London.

Food firms boost innovation by extending ranges

Food and drink product innovation will focus on extending product ranges and developing entirely new products in the food and drink sector over the next two years, a Campden BRI...

Top-five food-to-go trends for 2017

The top-five food-to-go trends – led by health and wellness – will influence the future of the convenience food sector, according to grocery think-tank IGD. 

Valentine’s boost for Gü Puds

Dessert manufacturer Gü Puds has forecast a 90% sales spike this Valentine’s Day, as more people opt to spend the night in with their loved ones.

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