NPD

O’Gorman: ‘The consumer tends to identify with the freshness of tea as part of wider health and wellness trends’

Beverage processing

A new thirst for innovation

By Paul Gander

Driven by the health agenda, new product development in the drinks sector is rife, and processors are having to respond accordingly.

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

Vegan product launches double

By James 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 James 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’

Development hub

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’

Development hub

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.

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