NPD

Food and drink manufacturers have the opportunity to measure changes in their products

New Suffolk lab aims to improve shelf-life

By Noli Dinkovski

A new laboratory dedicated to improving the shelf-life of products through the use of natural herb, spice, vegetable and hop ingredients has opened in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Mindful Choices and Lighter Enjoyment were the top two of five key trends set to dominate consumer buying next year

Innova’s top 10 global food and drink trends for 2018

By James Ridler

Food and drink purchases in 2018 will be guided by ‘mindful’ choices over ingredients and lighter, healthier foods that don’t compromise on taste, according to the top two of 10 key trends identified by Innova Market Insights.

More foods needed to promote healthy gut microbiomes

Gut microbe health foods needed, says scientist

By Rick Pendrous

A leading gut health scientist and author has called for the development of more foods that stimulate beneficial microbes within people’s stomachs, following new research suggesting cancer sufferers with a healthy gut microbiome respond better to treatment.

What trends are likely to emerge in 2018?

Food and drink predictions for 2018

By Michelle Perrett

Five key trends that are likely to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year have been announced by market intelligence agency Mintel.

Catherine Young’s space-themed entry, named ‘Rocket Fuel’

Teenager engineers prize with Cadbury chocolate

By Michelle Perrett

A British teenager has won the right to see her chocolate bar invention being brought to life in Bournville, the home of Cadbury at the Mondelēz International Global Chocolate Centre of Excellence.

Chefs' Choice Awards finalists can use the logo in their marketing

CHEFS' CHOICE AWARDS

Chefs’ Choice Awards deadline approaches

By Rick Pendrous

Next month marks the deadline for food and drink manufacturers to enter the Chefs’ Choice Awards, organised by the Food Manufacture Group’s publisher William Reed, in which they will have the opportunity to gain national recognition for their product...

Food innovators unveil NPD kitchens

Bingham & Jones

NPD experts unveil new innovation kitchens

By Noli Dinkovski

Top food innovators Jonny Bingham and David Jones claim their new product development (NPD) potential has been significantly boosted by the opening of two new ‘innovation kitchens’.