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Food firms need intrapreneurs, expert argues

Food industry cultures must be overhauled to foster the development of ‘intrapreneurs’ if genuine innovation is to be encouraged, according to an expert in the field.

Adams Foods responds to customer demand for innovation

Adams Foods has pumped £3M into a new customer innovation centre in response to customer demand for innovation in hard cheese, the company’s marketing director Alastair Jackson has said.

A brighter paste idea

Renshaw will introduce eight new summer colours to its modelling paste range at the end of July, in response to market demand for ready-colour applications.

Work chocolate harder with new Barry Callebaut solution

High-quality chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut has introduced a new chocolate product with increased technical capabilities for bakers, ice cream manufacturers and chocolatiers.

Hot launch for pepper sauce company

Hot sauce company Bibigo is launching a new pepper sauce, following healthy sales growth in the sector.

Oak explosion in drinks

An innovation explosion in the alcoholic beverage sector across Europe, the US and Asia has led a flavour and fragrance company to develop a new liquid oak extract.

Allma enters food and bev market

Portugal-based microalgae producer Allma has entered the food, beverage and dietary supplement market with its Chlorella powder.

Hot tropical trends in the beverage sector

Tropical flavours in the soft drinks sector are a growing trend, as a result of the 2012 Olympics and the World Cup, new Innova data suggests.

Ancient meets modern

A range of ancient gluten-free grains have been led into the 21st century by ingredients firm Glanbia Nutritionals (GN), to cash in on the growing free-from trend.


Pork Farms pumps half a million into gluten-free

Pork Farms has pumped half a million pounds into a new gluten-free (GF) bakery brand that is being manufactured at its chilled quiche Riverside Bakery in Nottingham.

Natural smoked flavours spark food revolution

Food firms are revisiting smoked flavours, working with different varieties of wood to bring fresh experiences to consumer taste buds, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions.

Harper Adams eco-friendly cereal bar wins gold award

The Gastronommies team from Harper Adams University has been awarded the £2,000 gold prize for their Beri Bar at Ecotrophelia UK 2014, a contest encouraging the development of eco-friendly food and drink.

CCE to boost sparkling soft drinks category

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will launch its first Stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola drink in a bid to grow the sparkling soft drinks market, attract new customers and tackle obesity, the company has revealed....

Massive opportunity in morning snacking

UK food firms must seize the huge business opportunity afforded by the underdeveloped morning snacking market, as chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Costa and Starbucks lead the way, according to...


NPD integral to bakery growth

Grain D’Or recognises that new product development has to become more important if the bakery is to grow, Simon Sloan tells Nicholas Robinson

Healthy pea bar holds 10% of protein RDA

Carmit Candy Industries launched a pea-protein fortified gluten-free wafer at Vitfoods in Geneva last month.

Vegesentials has the answer to five-a-day in the bottle

Vegesentials has launched the UK’s first unpasteurised fruit and vegetable drinks brand aimed at children.

Healthier cookies for children

CSM has responded to the successful introduction of reduced fat doughnuts into schools by launching a reduced fat cookie dough.

Bakels rethinks palm oil

The introduction of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR) in December 2014 will mean food and drink businesses will have to identify the source of the vegetable oils they...

Probiotic oils for infants and children

Despite probiotic health claims not being recognised in the EU, Chr Hansen has launched a new range of probiotic oil drops for infants and children.

Don’t Sleep offers alternative to sleep

The Institute of Innovative Biomedical Technology (IBT) has launched a caffeine- and sugar-free energy drink called Don’t Sleep. The Latvian company revealed the product at Vitafoods in Geneva last month....

Milk: the low-cost food

New research has suggested milk is a highly sustainable and relatively low-cost source of food.

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Burton’s takes 17% of the convenience savoury snack market

Burton’s Biscuit Company plans to invest £15M across its factories to equip it to grow its share of the savoury snacking market, according to the firm’s chief commercial officer Stuart...

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

Retailers need to be bolder with their own-label ready meals and stop relying on the basics, such as spaghetti Bolognese and lasagne, former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David...

Vitafoods Europe 2014

UK lacks US’s functional food panache

Manufacturers in the US are better at responding to functional food demands than those in the UK, an expert specialising in the sector has claimed.