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Vegan products have doubled over the past four years, according to Mintel

Vegan product launches double

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan product launches almost doubled last year, as more UK adults ate vegetarian and meat-free foods, according to new research from Mintel.

MuscleFood has launched its festive range including a giant pig in blanket

MuscleFood launches festive range

By Aidan Fortune

Online food retailer MuscleFood has launched a new Christmas range, featuring the biggest pig in blanket available in the UK.

Clipper has launched its first plastic-free teabags

Clipper launches plastic-free teabag

By Gwen Ridler

Wessanen UK-owned Clipper Teas has launched a plastic free, non-genetically modified (GM) and unbleached teabag for use in all of its products.

Robles: ‘Imagine a world where salmon has become extinct – maybe we could consume virtual pieces’

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Making waves in food development

By Ellie Woollven

The next decade, according to the visionary Marius Robles, will see ‘the end of food as we know it’, opening up a world of possibilities.

McCann: ‘We are developing a range of free-from and vegan products, including  vegan cheeses and yogurts, which is very exciting for our NPD team’

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Innovation driving success at Willowbrook

By Ellie Woolven

Northern Ireland’s Willowbrook Foods attributes its sustained success to its Innovation Centre and an ongoing ability to adapt to customers’ changing requirements.

The Fry Family Co's new vegan range will be available in Sainsbury's

The Fry Family Food Co launches vegan range

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan food company The Fry Family Food Co’s new range of chilled meat-alternatives are set to appear in 500 Sainsbury’s stores, as vegan-friendly launches continue to hit supermarket shelves.

Powters has extended its listing with Tesco

Powters secures national Tesco listing

By Gwen Ridler

Family-run sausage producer Powters has secured a national listing with Tesco, as it plans to increase production and distribution.

Kellogg's has revealed a rebrand of its Nutri-grain range

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain gets new look

By Gwen Ridler

Kellogg’s has relaunched its Nutri-Grain cereal bar range with a new look and new recipe, more than 20 years since the product first launched.

Young's has launched two new frozen food products

Young’s launches steam-cooked frozen meals

By Gwen Ridler

Young’s Seafood has launched a new range of frozen meals that can be cooked in minutes, as it jumps on a growing trend of consumers looking for healthier meals high in protein.

Indie Bay Snacks founder Dafna Bonas expects her company to grow by 700% in its second year

Nationwide rollout for Indie snack brand

By Gwen Ridler

Start-up pretzel manufacturer Indie Bay Snacks is set to launch its products in 200 Sainsbury’s stores across the country, the brand’s first major multiple listing.

Soylent aims to hit the UK trade with three ready-to-drink flavours: Cacao, Cafe Mocha and Original

Soylent to launch meal replacement range in UK

By Michelle Perrett

US brand Soylent has revealed product development plans for its entry into the UK market this month with a range of nutrition and meal replacement drinks.

Forest Gin Distillery has been inundated with orders from Japan

Forest Gin hits it big in Japanese market

By Aidan Fortune

A Macclesfield-based distillery is expecting exports to grow tenfold following massive demand from Japanese customers for its new line of whisky.

Grenade has launched its protein bars in M&S stores nationwide

Grenade wins nationwide M&S listing

By Gwen Ridler

Coventry-based healthy snacking brand Grenade has launched its range of Carb Killa protein bars in Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores nationwide.

Fresh Prince star Will Smith launched Just Water in Boots this week

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Will Smith launches drinks brand in UK

By Gwen Ridler

Movie and music star Will Smith was spotted stacking shelves at Boots’ Westfield shopping centre store this week, as part of the launch of his son’s new drinks brand Just Water in the UK.

Tangerine is to launch two new Halloween-themed products

Tangerine’s new product launches for Halloween

By Gwen Ridler

Sweet treats manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery is set to launch two new products for Halloween under its Barratt brand, as it aims to capitalise on a growing trend of adults buying retro sweets to recapture their childhoods.

Pladis has revealed its 2018 Christmas range

Pladis reveals Christmas 2018 range

By Gwen Ridler

Pladis has revealed its Christmas range for 2018, featuring rebranded classics, the return of festive favourites and new product launches.

Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers

Bakery launches meat-free burger range

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free bakery Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers, following customer demand for meat alternatives from the manufacturer.

Warburtons claims the gluten-free beetroot wrap is the first of its kind in the UK

Warburtons introduces new gluten-free wraps

By Rod Addy

Warburtons has launched new gluten-free round wraps, including a beetroot wrap, which it claims is the first of its kind in the UK gluten-free bakery market, as part of a wider gluten-free overhaul.

Bol Foods has removed all dairy from its products, making then 100 plant-based

Bol Foods drops dairy from all its products

By Gwen Ridler

Ready meals manufacturer Bol Foods has dropped dairy ingredients from all of its products to become 100% plant-based, the first fast-moving consumer goods brand to do so, it claimed.

Emerging food trends from the far east were on show at Hyper Japan

Emerging food trends from Japan – photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Yuzu citrus fruit and green tea infused noodles were two of the latest flavour trends coming out of Japan, on show at Harro Foods’ Japan Food Show at the weekend, featured in this photo gallery.

Unilever has relaunched Pot Rice, 15 years after it was last seen in UK stores

Unilever relaunches Pot Rice range

By Gwen Ridler

Unilever’s noodle brand Pot Noodle has relaunched its Pot Rice range of instant rice snacks in response to “consumer demand”, supported by a £1m marketing campaign.

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