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The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

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Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.

Kellogg's planned the challenge the rules on the promotion HFSS in court

Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against HFSS guidelines

By Gwen Ridler

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals.

You have until 26 May to get your CBD products on the FSA's CBD product list

Last chance to register CBD products

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a final call for food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to be added to the public list.

Co-op has removed use-by dates from its own-label yogurts

Co-op scraps use-by dates on yogurts

By Gwen Ridler

Co-op is the latest supermarket to scrap use-by date labels on its own-label produce in a bid to cut down on food waste.

Jon Burton talks research and development on the Enriched range

R&D and plant-based fish: John West podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Jon Burton – marketing director at John West – discussed the research and development process behind the brand’s Enriched line of tuna products and the growth of plant-based alternatives to fish.

The FSA's list of credible CBD products could create confidence for investors and brings clarity to manufacturers

FSA CBD product list brings clarity to the sector

By Gwen Ridler

Producers of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have been provided with clarity over the future legality of their products on the UK market, as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published its list of credible Novel Foods applications.

Dairy Milk share bars have shrunk my 10% to help combat rises input costs

Mondelez reduces the size of Dairy Milk bars

By Gwen Ridler

Mondelez has shrunk the size of its Cadbury Dairy Milk sharing bars by 10% while keeping the cost the same for consumers, blaming a spike in costs associated with the production of chocolate.

Noochy Poochy is made using Nooch - nutritional yeast - to give it  a cheese-like flavour

Vegan pet food in focus: Noochy Poochy interview

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, vegan dog food brand Noochy Poochy founder McKinna details the journey of her company, from idea to fully realised product, and the challenges that she met along the way.

Probiota 2022 is set to run from 28-30 March in Copenhagen

Experts explore future of probiotics

By Rod Addy

Experts from Cargill, Kerry and Yakult are set to take the stage in Copenhagen this month as part of a conference exploring the future of probiotics in the food sector.

Zizzi's At Home range is now available in Tesco stores

Zizzi launches frozen food range

By Gwen Ridler

Restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Tesco to launch a range of its most popular dishes into the frozen food aisle.

Restaurants need to evolve their plant-based offer beyond the burger, Quorn argues

Top plant-based restaurant trends outlined by Quorn

By Rod Addy

Top plant-based restaurant trends have been highlighted by Quorn in a survey of 2,000 consumers and while the burger remains the favourite menu choice, restaurants should expand their repertoire the meat-free manufacturer argues.

Plant-based burgers can maintain their juiciness through cooking with PrimeLock+

Givaudan launch looks to improve plant-based burger mouthfeel

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Flavio Garofalo – Givaudan global category director – discussed the development of the ingredients manufacturer's newest product PrimeLock+ and its roles in the development of plant-based burgers and meat analogues....

Van den Eshof discussed some of the key consumer trends for 2022

Key consumer trends for 2022: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

The balance between health and indulgence, experiences and flavour mash-ups were just some of the key consumer trends to look out for in 2022, according to Friesland Campina’s global marketing lead for food Suzanne Van den Eshof.

Veganuary has heralded a swathe of new product launches from food and drink firms

Veganuary 2022 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

With Veganuary now upon us, Food Manufacture takes a look at some of the latest products launched by food firms hoping to tempt consumers away from meat this January.

Mellinals and Zoomers are deamnding plant-based options from food firms

Millennials and Zoomers demand plant-based options

By Gwen Ridler

Millennials and Zoomers (Generation Z) expect food brands to have a plant-based option and are more prepared to pay more to get it, according to chocolate brand Barry Callebaut.

Consumers are showing great interest in protein-rich drinks, such as tropical protein water, as well as foods

How to make the most of the protein trend

By Rod Addy

Taste and health and wellness are the largest trends associated with protein-rich foods as the 'protein revolution' offers product developers 'exciting opportunities', according to Kerry Group.

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Brand boasting green credentials are popular

Leading UK food brands recognised for innovation

By Michelle Perrett

The UK dominates the leader board, accounting for 60% of Europe’s top breakthrough innovations of the FMCG world, the NielsenIQ BASES annual report has revealed.

Project HELIX boosted food and drink in Wales by an econnomic value of £185.6m, as Taste Wales opens its doors (pictured)

£185.6m boost to Welsh food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

The food and drink industry in Wales has received a £185m boost thanks to Project Helix, the Welsh Government and EU-funded project designed to develop new products and create new jobs.

Ready-to-drink, take home and exotic new flavours are key trends that have emerged during lockdown

Drinks innovation

Top drinks trends: how pandemic has shaped innovation

By Gwen Ridler

In the world of drinks innovation, there have been a clear number of trends that have emerged during the events of 2020/21, fuelled by the impact of COVID-19 on consumer purchasing habits.