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Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Project Hexagon brought together Welsh bakery companies to drive innovation in NPD

Welsh innovation project boosts bakery NPD

By Noli Dinkovski

A Welsh Government-funded project set up to help bakery firms incorporate innovative ingredients into their products is beginning to report back positive results.

Greggs is looking into the follow up to its vegan sausage roll (pictured)

Greggs set to create vegan steak bakes

By Gwen Ridler

High street baker Greggs is looking to turn its hand to vegan variants of some of its most popular food items, following the success of its vegan sausage roll.

New labelling guidelines for insects have been launched by the IPIFF

Insect-based food labelling guide launched

By Rod Addy

A guide on EU labelling standards for insect-based foods has been published by the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) on its website.

The range is composed of three functional products: Focus, Amplify and Balance, each with a unique flavour profile

Former Danone R&D director helps launch CBD shots

By Rod Addy

Former Danone research and development director Dr Ketan Joshi has worked on the development and launch of a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) shots infused with cannabidiol (CBD).

New EU law could threaten the future of food and drink research and development

New EU law is R&D threat

By Rod Addy

The European Council’s launch of a regulation aimed at making food chain risk assessment more transparent and trustworthy could stifle research and development (R&D), law firm DWF has said.

The Hemp plant is the most common sauce of CBD oil used in food and drink production

All you need to know about CBD

By Gwen Ridler

From its perceived medical benefits to the growth in the market, we run down the things you need to know about cannabidiol (CBD) and its use in food and drink production.

The latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

MARKET TRENDS

All eyes on the latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

By Noli Dinkovski

From the rise of floral flavours in creams and custards, to the use of flour alternatives made from beetroot and spinach in bread, the bakery and confectionery sector is awash with innovation. We pick out a selection of what’s hot in this photo gallery.

Nourishe3d founder Melissa Snover shares her dream for personalised nutrition using 3D printing

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A glimpse into life in 3D

By Ellie Woollven

3D printing of food is turning from pipe dream into commercial reality, as nutrition supplements firm Nourish3d is about to prove.

Plant-based meat, such as the Vegetarian Butcher’s Mc2 Burger (pictured), is a key trend for manufacturers

Ingredients producer identifies key food trends

By Gwen Ridler

Alternative proteins and sustainability are the key trends that food and drink manufacturers should be keeping their eyes on, according to ingredients and flavourings producer Griffith Foods.

Food and drink product launches

Diverse snacks launched in latest NPD round

By Gwen Ridler

Fruit crisps, chocolate-covered pretzels and healthy snack launches all feature in this month’s photo gallery of new product developments by food and drink manufacturers.

Keesh took home the bronze prize at this year's Ecotrophelia

Plant-based quiche takes home student innovation prize

By Gwen Ridler

Taking home the bronze prize at this year’s Ecotrophelia Food Innovation Student Awards was a team from the University of Reading with their take on a plant-based quiche product, called Keesh.

Since it was established in 1994, England Marketing has ‘advanced the variety of ways in which it captures opinion’

development hub

Testing ground: boosting NPD buy in

By Ellie Woollven

England Marketing’s Carolyn Hudson explains how its Research Hub is helping manufacturers to achieve better NPD buy-in with retailers and consumers.

Creating a tasty, healthy product with a good mouthfeel is a difficult balancing act for manufacturers

Beverage innovation

A matter of taste: striking a balance in healthy drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

With the trend for naturally sweetened and reduced-sugar drinks continuing, manufacturers are striving to find a good balance of taste and mouthfeel while supplying healthier products.

Al fresco barbecue range leads food NPD

Al fresco barbecue range leads food NPD

By David Challis

From a new al fresco barbecue range to plant-based milkshakes, we cover the latest new product developments in the food and drink industry, featured in this photo gallery.

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

By Gwen Ridler

As the trend of flexitarianism and veganism continues to grow, one man poised to capitalise on the rise in meat-free diets is Giuseppe Scionti, chief executive of 3D printed plant-based meat manufacturer NovaMeat.

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

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The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

Food and drink innovation at Food Tech Week

Innovation at London Food Tech Week

By Gwen Ridler

From new uses of hemp and cannabidiol in food and drink to the growing trend of fermented beverages, YFoods’ London Food Tech Week showcased some of the latest innovations from across the industry, featured in this photo gallery.

The world of food and drink is being disrupted by innovative new start ups

YFood boss points to growing food revolution

By Ellie Woollven

Plant-based sushi, pork and caviar replacements were all highlighted by Nadia El Hadery, chief executive and founder of YFood, organiser of a week in London celebrating food industry revolutionaries.

Van Bockel: 'We are keen to source our key ingredients from the UK'

Tenzing to launch new energy drink flavour

By Helen Gilbert

Plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing is gearing up to debut a new flavour this summer following its first round of investment after two years of being entirely self-funded.

Le Roux: The future of non-alcoholic adult drinks will be led be startups, not existing brands

Growing thirst for alcohol-free ‘alternative’ spirits

By Gwen Ridler

Growing consumer demand for alcohol-free, adult soft drinks has sparked a wave of new start-ups hoping to capitalise on the expanding category, as evidenced in Wednesday’s (15 May) UK Soft Drinks Conference.

Pladis is to refocus its business around its core range in balance with NPD

Pladis to focus on core range

By Gwen Ridler

McVitie’s-owner Pladis is to rebalance its business to focus on its core range of products, as it identifies a £330m opportunity for the biscuit sector.

This June’s Food Tapei will play host to 1,750 exhibitors sharing 4,800 stands

SHOW PREVIEW

Food Taipei to showcase best of the Orient

By Noli Dinkovski

Flavours of the Orient are to be brought into focus next month when Taiwan plays host to one of Asia’s largest food exhibitions.

Fox's claimed the cookies market is in strong growth

Fox’s Biscuits launches new indulgent cookie

By Helen Gilbert

2 Sisters-owned Fox’s Biscuits has extended its Chunkie Cookie range with what it claims is its most “indulgent flavour” yet, as it seeks to capitalise on the burgeoning market.

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