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Mindful Choices and Lighter Enjoyment were the top two of five key trends set to dominate consumer buying next year

Innova’s top 10 global food and drink trends for 2018

Food and drink purchases in 2018 will be guided by ‘mindful’ choices over ingredients and lighter, healthier foods that don’t compromise on taste, according to the top two of 10 key trends identified by Innova Market Insights.

Food supply chain excellence: Stewart Wilmot collected the award from Columbus Global UK’s Simon Charlton (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

Salad processor wins supply chain Oscar

West Sussex salad processor Natures Way Foods has won the coveted Supply Chain Initiative of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London earlier this month.

 Food firms should be tapping into the emerging field of ‘senseploration’, claims Professor Charles Spence

Food firms should exploit consumer senses, claims professor

Food and drink firms need to better exploit consumers’ senses – including smell, sight, sound and touch – in their new product development (NPD) if they are to tempt them towards new taste experiences and reformulated products, a leading pioneer of ‘gastrophysics’...

Fears have been raised over enforcement of ‘non-traditional’ trade marks

Fears raised over trade marks rules

New European rules thought to offer manufacturers a greater opportunity to register ‘non-traditional’ trade marks may not be as straightforward as first anticipated, a law firm has warned.

Food processors, including Arla’s UK dairies as pictured, use large amounts of water for processing and cleaning

Water management is key as manufacturing costs rise

Many food and drink manufacturers are missing out on large potential cost savings by not managing their water use and disposal more effectively, according to environmental services group Veolia, which provides a range of waste, water and energy management...

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