NPD

Access tot talent is one of the leading factors in a business's decision to invest in R&D

Innovation impacted by access to talent

By James Ridler

Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.

The manual handling of raw meat can also create a potential contamination hotspot in the process.

Ilapak launches meat vacuum pack tech

By Dan Colombini

Packaging machinery firm Ilapak has developed the first fully integrated rotary vacuum packer for the protein industry, as firms seek to tackle contamination and labour shortages.

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

By James Ridler

Halloween has rolled around once more, and what better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve than with a selection of the spookiest new product developments (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers?

The new soluble fibres will aid sugar reduction by 30%

Cargill invests £27m in European soluble fibres

By Dan Colombini

Cargill has invested £27m in the launch of its first soluble fibres line in Europe, alongside starches, sweeteners and texturisers, offering potential to cut products’ sugar content by up to 30%.

Holdsworth: ‘Analysing the marketplace allows brands to identify gaps for innovation’

Development Hub

Succeeding at NPD: A question of understanding

By Ellie Woollven

Nielsen Brandbank and FoodMaestro have collaborated on a project designed to support and help food manufacturers succeed in a market where a high number of new product developers fail.

The ‘PB triple play’ is intended to appeal to consumers who are actively seeking to reduce meat in their diet and switch to plant-based meals.

Nestlé to expand plant-based range

By Dan Colombini

Nestlé is to launch a new alternative to cheese and bacon products as the firm seeks to ramp up its existing plant-based burger range.

The deal is exclusive with retail giant Asda and will come in block and slice form

Saputo expands dairy-free range

By Dan Colombini

Saputo Dairy UK has announced the launch of a new Vitalite dairy-free alternatives range as it seeks to develop further growth in the free-from market.