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McVitie's Chocolate Chip & Coconut, one of two lines in the new Digestives Twists range, will be available in Asda before a larger roll-out

Pladis launches Digestives range

By James Ridler

Pladis is set to launch two new additions to its McVitie’s Digestives range of biscuits, in a bid to drive younger customers to the brand.

The database underpins research that informs current Public Health England dietary policy

Nutrition of thousands of recipes made available online

By Noli Dinkovski

The nutrient levels of thousands of the most commonly eaten foods and recipe dishes in the UK has been made available online following a tie up between Public Health England (PHE) and the Quadram Institute.

Mondelēz International claimed fourth place for its UK milk chocolate wafer snack Cadbury Roundie

Top five global food and drink innovators

By Rod Addy

Nestlé, Barilla, Mondelēz International, Danone and PepsiCo have emerged as the top five global food and drink innovators, according to research by Nielsen.

New product launches by Coca-Cola and Unilever feature in this month's gallery

New product launches in food and drink

By James Ridler

From Coca-Cola energy drinks to Marmite peanut butter, we take a look at some of the latest developments and trends in the food and drink industry in this gallery of new product developments.

This latest UK development for Magnum follows the launch of Magnum Vegan in Classic and Almond varieties in September 2018

Unilever extends Magnum White Chocolate selection

By Rod Addy

Unilever is taking its Magnum White Chocolate ice cream variant in a fresh direction, launching Magnum White Chocolate & Cookies, hailing 2019 as the year of white chocolate.

The move taps into the trend for plant-based diets, says brand owner Upfield

Flora gets vegan-friendly overhaul

By Noli Dinkovski

Spreads brand Flora is to become 100% plant-based has part of a relaunch that includes a rollout of the Dairy Free variant to caterers.

The Belgian company specialises in creating ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate products

DEVELOPMENT HUB

How Puratos puts innovation centre stage

By Noli Dinkovski

With innovation centres around the world, Puratos is on the frontline of new product development. So, what are its latest findings?

On-hand support: A Go-Go founder Adam Dick (left) with Heck co-founder Andrew Keeble

Heck unveils excellence centre for start-ups

By Noli Dinkovski

Sausage-maker Heck has set up a mentoring scheme to support other Yorkshire-based businesses after claiming EU grant funding in the region had been pulled.

Sweet treat launches lead new product development

NPD GALLERY

Sweet treat launches lead new product development

By James Ridler

As the Easter holiday season rushes rapidly towards us, we take a look at some of the latest new product developments by food and drink manufacturers capitalising on the nation’s obsession with sweet treats this month.

MMR Research is leading the innovation race in British food and drink manufacturing (Photo by Marc Sendra Martorell on Unsplash)

Profile

The fast track to NPD success

By Ellie Woollven

With the pressure on to win the NPD race, MMR Research’s Simon Williams explains how its Express platform can meet the challenge.

Perversi shared the ethos of the company and plans for the future

Reinvention and innovation at Barry Callebaut

By James Ridler

Reinventing and leading in trends, driven by the launch of ruby chocolate, are the driving force of chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, according to its head of innovation.

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