NPD

Plant-based dog food is a key trend in 2023. Pictured is an example of a dog chew made using wheat texturates

Trends

Top 3 dog food trends for 2023

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based, sustainability concerns and treats were three key trends driving new product development in the dog food, according to functional wheat products manufacturer Trigea.

The UK took 1% of global investment for cultured meat projects. Pictured: 3DBT's pork steak made from cultured cells

News

Europe lags behind in lab grown meat race

By Gwen Ridler

UK cultured meat projects took home the fifth highest share of global investment, but Europe is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to lab grown meat, according to a new report by R&D tax relief specialist GovGrant.

Pinter's Andrew Potter highlted five top drinks trends for 2023

Top trends

Alcoholic drinks: Top 5 trends for 2023

By Gwen Ridler

Low alcohol, brand collaboration and flavoured beers were just some of the key alcohol trends to look out for in 2023, according to home brewing kit firm Pinter.

Check out the latest plant-based NPD

Round-up

Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

Zynga: 'There is a clear need to develop and scale a diverse range of alternative proteins to satisfy these varying demands, and we can expect to see some interesting developments in the industry in 2023 and beyond.'

Opinion

The future of alternative proteins

By Andy Zynga

EIT Food chief executive Dr Andy Zynga explores the future of alternative proteins and the key drivers behind their growing popularity.

Nimisha Raja pictured (centre) at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Interview

Winning at FMEAs and how it helped boost business

By Bethan Grylls

With the Food Manufacturing Awards nearing, Food Manufacture caught up with one of our previous winners to find out more about their story, how their business is faring and what impact the awards had...

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends

Feature

Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Food and drink trends to keep your eye on. Credit: Getty/We Are

3 trends to keep an eye on in the new year

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture’s editor hears from Meatless Farm’s CEO and founder, Morten Toft-Bech on the three food and drink trends he foresees dominating our industry.

Meat alternatives have the potential to shine, but the affordability and misconceptions surrounding safety need to be addressed

Unlocking the potential of alternative proteins: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

ReNewFood’s entrepreneurial lead Matthew Hutchinson and professor Dr Kang Lan Tee from the University of Sheffield discuss the steps alternative proteins need to take to become the leaders in the market in the second part of this exclusive podcast interview.

We check out 7 trends on the floor at Food Ingredients Europe 2022

Food Ingredients Europe 2022: 7 things we learnt

By Gwen Ridler

Food Ingredients Europe 2022 brought together innovators from across the food and drink industry to discuss the future of ingredients and the key issues affecting the sector. Here are seven of Food Manufacture’s key takeaways from the event.

My protein has signed a five year deal with Iceland Foods to develop a new ready meals range

Myprotein signs five-year Iceland deal

By Gwen Ridler

Sports nutrition brand Myprotein has signed a five-year deal with Iceland Foods to launch its range of frozen ready meals into supermarket stores across the UK and overseas.

The latest food and drink product launches

Latest product launches in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From HFSS-compliant marshmallows to gastropub dining at home, Food Manufacture looks at some of the latest food and drink product launches.

The push of non-HFSS foods has changed the course of flavour innovation

Flavours feature

Saving the flavour: Achieving great taste in the wake of non-HFSS push

By Michelle Perrett

As the Government push for non-HFSS products and the consumer demand for healthier lifestyles in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic brings new challenges for food manufacturers, how can they meet these demands while offering products that still have a...

Could fermentation be the solution to the world's protein needs?

Cultures, Enzymes and Yeast feature

Precision fermentation: a techno fix?

By Lynda Searby

Innovation is alive and kicking in the fermentation tech space, where micro-organisms offer game-changing potential for developing alternative proteins and fats.

We cover some of the latest plant-based product launches from food and drink firms

Plant-based product launches: Round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan cheese dips to seaweed crisps, we cover some of the latest plant-based food and drink launches from manufacturers in this round-up.

Healthy indulgence continues to be a buzz-phrase in bakery

Digital feature: long read

Bakery & confectionery trends 2022

By Alyson Magee

Pressure to make products healthier for shoppers may have temporarily eased as prices have soared, but that doesn't mean processors are easing off reformulation or innovation, says Alyson Magee.

What are the latest NPD launches?

The latest food and drink product launches

By Michelle Perrett

Welsh cheese crisps, dairy-free yogurt for kids, functional tea, and a range of ice creams all feature in this recent round-up of product launches.

Plant-based tacos are taking off, says ingredients supplier Beneo. Image: Toos Vergote

Digital plant-based feature: long read

Plant-based food trends 2022

By Lynda Searby

Plant-based innovation has long since expanded beyond the world of meat analogue products and exploded into every retail category, supported behind the scenes by ingredients suppliers.

Arla has highlighted the different consumers

Consumers seek out protein for sports nutrition

By Michelle Perrett

Consumers are increasingly seeking out protein for sports nutrition, but their needs and purchase motivations vary, a new study by Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed.

The kebab manufacturer has received a tax rebate

Kebab company gets £372K in R&D tax relief

By Michelle Perrett

Kismet Kebabs, the halal doner food manufacturer, has netted more than £370,000 in government tax breaks after developing lactose-free doners.

School children are confused about important areas of nutrition

Confusion reigns over important areas of nutrition

By Rod Addy

Widespread confusion about important areas of nutrition exists among UK consumers of all ages, according to the findings of a new survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

Digital feature: long read

Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.