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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.

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.