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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.

Pictured: Blue Aurora founder Rachel Templeton

Reducing waste and beating COVID at Blue Aurora

By Gwen Ridler

Rachel Templeton, founder of blueberry wine producer Blue Aurora, spoke with Food Manufacture about reducing food waste and finding success despite the COVID-19 pandemic in this exclusive podcast.

The new vegan friendly additions to the Baxters Plant Based Soups range

Baxters adds vegan lines to plant-based soups range

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has introduced three vegan friendly flavours to its Plant Based Soups range into Asda and Sainsbury's stores nationwide: Spiced Red Lentil; Sundried Tomato & Thyme and Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry.

TMI is to add 'clean' smoked bacon to its repertoire through its partnership with Besmoke

TMI Foods reveals smoked bacon project

By Gwen Ridler

Fully cooked crispy and back bacon supplier TMI Foods has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Besmoke to deliver clean and natural smoked products into its portfolio.

As the trend of plant-based foods continues to grow, how are manufacturers developing flavours to compliment them

The plant-based flavour challenge

By Lynda Searby

The plant-based food trend has been building momentum for some years now, but when Tesco sets a target to increase sales of vegan meat alternatives by 300% by 2025, you know that it has well and truly exploded.

Meatless Farm, Nim's Fruit Crisps and Verdino Foods were just some of the recent plant-based launches

Plant-based new product development round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From meat-free chicken burgers to air-dried ingredients, ‘World first’ confectionery launches to vegan friendly brioche buns, we cover the latest in plant-based new product development from food manufacturers.

Ruangsorn: 'Gap in the market for smoothies that contain vitamin D and iron'

High protein smoothies make Ecotrophelia finalist list

By Gwen Ridler

High protein smoothies packed with berries in eco-friendly packaging derived from edamame beans secured University of Surrey's two person team Edam & Eve a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK. Team lead Ruangfah (Minnie) Ruangsorn explains more...

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

By Gwen Ridler

An innovative cereal bar concept netted student team ReGen, from London Metropolitan University a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK 2021's contest. Team lead Nyani Lebrasse tells us more in the latest FoodMan Talks.

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

Ecotrophelia UK 2021

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

By Gwen Ridler

Team SeaFuel from the University of Reading secured the silver prize and £1,000 at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK student innovation competition with its protein seaweed cracker crisps.

Ecotrophelia encourages innovation and eco-friendly thinking

Ecotrophelia UK 2021 finalists grilled

By Rod Addy

Judges grilled shortlisted teams on 6 July for this year's Ecotrophelia UK contest to determine which would claim the right to represent their country in the European final.

New research into slowly digested starch could help tackle obesity

Slow release energy project secures second year of support

By Gwen Ridler

A PepsiCo and Quadram Institute-led project developing foods that slowly release energy to help battle obesity has been granted a second year of support by the European institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Beneo says producers want more versatility to finely tune the organoleptic characteristics of meat-free products

Plant-based: flexitarians fuel innovation on flavours

By Jerome Smail

Plant-based eating is now well and truly mainstream, and with many major food manufacturers investing significantly in their meat-free product ranges, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get onboard.

Healthy is the main driver for consumers looking for snacks, according to Glanbia

Healthy choices dominate snacking trends

By Gwen Ridler

Health and wellness were the main drivers behind snacking choices among UK consumers, according to a new report from ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals.

We round-up some of the latest plant-based launches

Plant-based product round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Wheat-based mince, vegan jelly beans and the world’s ‘healthiest’ burger all feature in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

Tiago Figueiredo talks ingredients and new product development trends

Ask the Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Ask The Expert: NPD and technology trends in bakery

By Tiago Figueiredo FIFST

In this Ask The Expert, we pick the brains of milling and bakery consultant Tiago Figueiredo about ingredient and new product development trends.

Meatless Farm has launched a sausage roll vending machine in London

Meatless Farm reveals sausage roll vending machine

By Gwen Ridler

Meat alternatives manufacture Meatless Farm is to launch what it claims is the UK’s first plant-based sausage roll vending machine in London to celebrate the launch of its plant-based sausage roll.

Buttriss: 'More needs to be done to help people make decisions about processed food purchases'

Nutrition opinion

Processed food dilemma

By by Judy Buttriss

Even at home, few of the foods we prepare are unprocessed.

The session will include a discussion of the latest thinking on plant-based protein diets and nutrition

Plant-based NPD as plant-proteins event airs in two days

By Rod Addy

Plant-based NPD has been launched by Bridor and The Honest Bean Co - and Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference airs online in two days, with representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm.

Conference speakers include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods, Meatless Farm, Mintel, Algenuity and Winterbotham Darby

Plant-based event tackles functional and nutritional issues

By Rod Addy

Functional and nutritional issues surrounding plant-based proteins and ingredients will be a core topic at Food Manufacture's virtual conference The Future of Plant-based Proteins: Roots of Further Growth on 31 March.