NPD

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.

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.

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