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Affordability and environmental impact are key factors driving demand for ready-to-eat meat products. Credit: Getty / gldburger

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Driving demand for the ready-to-eat meat market

By Gwen Ridler

As ready-to-eat meat products experience a period of growth, Food Manufacture explores the major factors driving new product development (NPD), advances in packaging and how manufacturers are addressing environmental concerns over their products.

DuelFuel's founder warns functional food innovators of alleged inconsistences in VAT rules, which has 'crippled' his business

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What makes a cake a cake?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks with DuelFuel's founder Tim Davies after his business has been forced to shut up shop, following what he calls 'an incorrect' decision and a potentially 'dangerous precedent' from HMRC around his product's...

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes

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New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

Food Manufacture unwraps the Easter 2024 market. Credit: Getty/Bruno Netto

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Easter 2024: Trends, new product launches and cocoa prices

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture cracks open Easter NPD, relaying the key trends for 2024 – from experimental flavours, to flat eggs, and free-from innovation – and looks at how unique weather events are impacting Brits’ pockets.

Consumers demand for healthy snacks has increased over the past year. Image: Getty, Lucentius

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Consumer demand for healthy snacks on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are ditching the chocolate bars and reaching for healthy snacks in their pursuit of foods that have a significant impact on wellness and health, according to UK wholesaler Epicurium.

Crookies, fluffins (pictured) and croons will croons be flooding restaurant menus, according to Macphie

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Hybrid food types set to sweep the nation

By Gwen Ridler

Hybrid creations that combine the best elements of two different foods are set to sweep the nation, according to ingredients manufacturer Macphie.

Pictured: The Novel Food Innovation Centre in Wilton, Redcar

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Cultivated meat project secures half a million-pound grant

By Gwen Ridler

Lab grown meat could be one step closer to mass-market adoption thanks to a nearly half a million-pound grant awarded to a new project to develop new, more cost-effective technologies in the burgeoning market.

We cover some of the latest food and drink product launches, from flavoured Brazil nuts to organic oat milk

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The latest food and drink product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From the ‘world’s first’ flavoured Brazil nut snack to an organic option for oat milk drinkers, Food Manufacture explores a host of new food and drink NPD in this round-up of new product launches.

Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan

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Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

How can we solve the big UK fibre gap? Credit: Getty/fcafotodigital

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Mind the fibre gap

By Bethan Grylls

As many as 90% of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre – but why does this matter and how can brands work fibre into their NPD?

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Global survey reveals pet owners consider digestive health key for achieving holistic health and wellbeing. Credit: Getty/TatyanaGl

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Pet health trumps cost of food

By Bethan Grylls

Whilst inflation remains high, only 1 in 6 pet owners have turned to cheaper alternatives, a survey of 2,500 dog and cat owners across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany and China finds.

Sales of non-alcopholic drinks surged for Not on the High Street in January. Image: Getty, Paper Boat Creative

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Brits ditch alcoholic drinks in January

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of non-alcoholic drinks surged in January as Britain sees a cultural shift towards wellness trends at the start of the year, according to new research from bespoke retailer Not on the Highstreet (NOTHS)

Gen Z are becoming less inclined to choose an alcoholic drink, according to Mintel. Image: Getty, franckreporter

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Gen Z turns it back on alcohol over emotional impact

By Gwen Ridler

Generation Z – people born between 1997-2012 – are increasingly turning their noses at alcohol over growing concerns of its emotional impact and the cost of alcoholic drinks, according to new research from Mintel.

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that looks like an animal product. Credit: Getty/ArtMarie

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Time to ditch the plant-based copycats?

By Bethan Grylls

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that resembles their animal counterparts, finds research commissioned by law firm Browne Jacobson.

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