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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.

Food and drink product launches – photogallery

The start of 2017 has seen a wave of product innovations from food and drink manufacturers, featured in this photogallery of new product development (NPD).

Food students lured by £2,000 innovation prize

UK food science and technology students are being urged to take part in Ecotrophelia UK, a prestigious food development competition promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a future...

Food innovation to benefit from new EU initiative

Leading food companies, including PepsiCo and French foodservice firm Sodexo, have joined a pan-European partnership to boost innovation, growth and job creation.

Valentine’s Day product launches – in pictures

Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind a number of new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.

Warburtons launches gluten-free crumpet

Bakery manufacturer Warburtons has launched a new gluten-free crumpet, following calls from its customers to produce more free-from products.

New food innovation centre opens in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland now has a new focus for food innovation, following the official opening in November by North West Regional College (NWRC) of the region’s first centre of excellence for...

Food and drink product launches – in pictures

Famous Grouse puddings and edible glitter lead this month’s festive photogallery of new product developments from food and drink manufacturers.

Food and drink new product developments – photogallery

Festive flavoured crisps and chocolate pizza lead this selection of new products from food and drink manufacturers in this photogallery.

2017 trend predictions

Top seven Euro trends for 2017 includes sugar tax

The impact of sugar taxes leads Mintel’s list of top seven trends likely to shape European consumers spending in 2017, predicts the market reserach firm.

Fruit and veg life extended with new chemical coating

Australian researchers have come up with a way of extending the life of fruit and vegetables with a new innovative non-toxic compound for coating produce.

Food innovation prize won by UK graduates

A team of two UK food science graduates have won the bronze prize at the European final of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia at the food exhibition Sial in Paris.

Public Health England launches sugar reduction programme

A new sugar reduction and reformulation programme, which forms part of the government’s childhood obesity action plan, has been launched by Public Health England (PHE).

New product developments in the food and drink industry – in pictures

A range of gluten-free cake mixes and the launch of Tyrrells’ festive varieties of its crisps lead this month’s photogallery of new product developments.

Tesco to sell mushrooms enriched with vitamin D

Tesco is to launch the UK’s first range of mushrooms which are grown in extra light to naturally enhance their vitamin D levels.

Opinion

Retailers should trust suppliers’ innovation teams

Since the big ‘re-set’ of the supermarket shelves, where scores of products vied for a reduced and downsized space allocation, we have seen an escalation in own-label activity.

New Chefs’ Choice awards mark foodservice excellence

Food manufacturers are invited to submit entries for the new Chefs’ Choice awards, which aim to showcase the top achievement of foodservice suppliers, from wholesalers through to food makers.

Christmas launches lead food NPD – photogallery

Christmas launches lead this month’s latest photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink industry, ranging from the weird and wonderful to more traditional offerings.

Price hikes on energy drinks to cut consumption

Consumers would drink fewer sports and energy drinks if their prices rose, according to a report by market research company Mintel.

Puratos opens £1.27M bakery innovation centre

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has opened a new £1.27M (€1.5M) world class innovation centre in Oxfordshire.

Personalised nutrition can drive better eating habits

People who receive personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits over those who are offered generic ‘five-a-day’ advice, a pan-European study has found.

News in brief

Chocolate and caramel top ice cream flavours

Chocolate and caramel are leading flavour innovation in the ice cream market – at the expense of vanilla – according to latest market figures.

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

M&S unveils new Christmas range

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