NPD

Speakers at Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm

Plant-based NPD – and plant-based proteins event a week away

By Rod Addy

Sausage brand Richmond and freeze-dried ingredients specialist European Freeze Dry have announced plant-based launches, while just seven days remain for potential delegates to register for Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference on 31...

New plant-based product launches and sweet treats feature in this round-up of NPD

Plant-based treats and nostalgic sweets

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based bakery ingredients, ice cream and gourmet sweets lead this roundup of the latest food and drink product launches from the past month.

Do Goodly Dips are available in four plant-based variants

Plant-based Do Goodly Dips range launched

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based food firm Do Goodly Dips has launched a range of vegan-friendly condiments developed by chef Scott Davis, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants for many years.

Nestlé's entire KitKat range, including KitKat V, is made from 100% sustainable cocoa

Vegan KitKat to launch in UK

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has announced the launch of KitKat V, the much-anticipated vegan version of its original KitKat chocolate wafer snack bar, later this year.

Vegan chocolates, umami sauce and vegan 'meat' balls feature in this roundup

Vegan and plant-based food launches roundup

By Gwen Ridler

Chocolates for Easter, sauces from South Korea and plant-based meatballs all feature in this roundup of vegan and plant-based product launches from food manufacturers.

Red Boat Ice Cream has made a £400k investment in a new production lab

Red Boat Ice Cream invests in lab and NPD

By Gwen Ridler

North-Wales gelato producer Red Boat Ice Cream has invested £400,000 in a production lab at its Anglesey hub as part of continued expansion plans.

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Food industry trends

Food industry trends for 2021

By Jerome Smail

Key industry figures predict where the challenges and opportunities will be found in 2021.

Unilever sees meat alternatives as central to future plant-based development

Unilever unpacks its plant-based plans

By Rod Addy

Unilever has made some bold commitments for 2021. As this year draws to a close and Veganuary approaches, Food Manufacture unpacks its plant-based plans.

From 21 September half the plastic in CCEP's core portfolio comes from recycled sources

Coca-Cola eyes Costa Coffee, Topo Chico, energy NPD

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is gearing up for further growth and launches focused on ready-to-drink Costa Coffee products, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and energy drinks among other areas in 2021.

Gatenby: 'Exciting innovations'

Vale of Mowbray hails new boss and NPD push

By Rod Addy

Pie manufacturer Vale of Mowbray has promoted Mark Gatenby to managing director, replacing his father John in the role, and is investing £250k in rebranding as it prepares for 2021 new product development.

Buttriss: 'Front-of-pack flashes such as ‘vegan’ or ‘plant-based’ ... are being used as a shortcut by some seeking healthier or more environmentally sustainable meal choices'

Opinion

Does a vegan on-pack flash justify a health halo?

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss questions whether a vegan on-pack flash justifies a product as being healthier and better for the environment.

Van de Bovenkamp: 'We we are really trying to focus on things like fava beans and pea protein'

Tyson Foods Europe outlines Raised & Rooted plan

By Rod Addy

Tyson Foods Europe has outlined more details about the roll out of its plant-based, vegetarian Raised & Rooted brand, including target customers and consumers and how it fits its sustainability strategy.

The Squeaky Bean Falafel is being stocked in the vegan and vegetarian fixtures of 380 Tesco stores

Plant-based Squeaky Bean range expands in Tesco

By Rod Addy

Winterbotham Darby is expanding its existing chilled plant-based food brand Squeaky Bean in large Tesco stores, with the addition of new Falafel and Hot & Spicy Chicken Style Pieces on 23 November.

Buttriss: 'An increasingly large proportion of plant-based food is imported'

Opinion

Empirical support for the Government’s Eatwell Guide

By Judy Buttriss

Better adherence to the UK’s Eatwell Guide recommendations is associated with health (7% reduction in total mortality risk) and environmental benefits in terms of dietary greenhouse gas emissions (30% reduction), compared to very low compliance.

Function ingredients have seen a sales boost thanks to the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns

Ingredients and NPD

Functional agenda: Healthy ingredients receive boost during pandemic

By Michelle Perrett

Vegan ingredients, fruits and traditional cakes are just a few of the products benefiting from the coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted increased consumer focus on health, indulgence, provenance and functional ingredients.

The range is designed to allow foodservice customers to simplify their desserts offering

Freaks of Nature launches foodservice range

By Rod Addy

Freaks of Nature has launched into the foodservice market with a selection of the plant-based, free-from, vegan desserts that have already become established in top grocery retailers.

Kerry spoke to chefs across Asia about how they create umami and kokumi tastes

Kerry highlights umami and kokumi trends

By Rod Addy

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition Company has launched a campaign exploring the growing potential of umami and kokumi food flavouring trends, particularly in Asia.

Symington’s has secured listings for six more products from its Naked range to launch in Walmart stores

Symington’s boosts Walmart listings

By Rod Addy

Symington’s has secured listings for six more products from its Naked range to launch in Walmart stores this month and aims to roll out more products under its Twistd brand to the US retailer.

Lava Spirits sources organic Valencian oranges from Sicily as well as Navel oranges

Start-up Lava Spirits details gin launches

By Rod Addy

Start-up Lava Spirits has outlined the development of its latest Lava Spirits Co Coffee Gin and Coffee Orange Gin launches, which it has made available direct to consumers via its website.

Meatless Farm mince is being launched frozen via Ocado

Plant-based NPD roundup

By Rod Addy

A flurry of plant-based product launches this week include Meatless Farm's first entry into the frozen food category, three new Morrisons products from Oumph! and Spanish brand Heura's UK debut.

Lockdown sauces launched by businesswoman Maria Stella.

Home cooking prompts Borneo sauces launch

By Michelle Perrett

The home cooking boom prompted by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has inspired businesswoman Maria Stella, boss of Sorai, to launch a range of Borneo sauces.

Fatherson's Halloween range

Fatherson Bakery: business after Food Manufacture awards win

By Rod Addy

Laurence Smith, managing director of Fatherson Bakery, shares its progress since winning Small Bakery Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and new product development plans in this podcast.