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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.

Ingredients for healthy snacks are a focus at Food Ingredients Europe

FiE 2017

Ingredients for healthy snacks under the spotlight

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients for healthy snacks will feature heavily at the forthcoming Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) and Natural Ingredients show, which takes place at Messe Frankfurt (November 28–30).

Food Ingredients Europe: what to expect from the show


Food Ingredients Europe: hub of innovation

By Noli Dinkovski

Good food innovation relies on keeping track of the latest ingredients trends and processes, and there’s no better place to do that this autumn than at the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) show.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps is the brainchild of Nimisha Raja, who sold her home to finance her Kent factory

Nim’s set to double sales after Ocado deal

By Noli Dinkovski

A fast-growing healthy snack manufacturer is set to double its turnover by the end of the year after securing a deal to supply online retailer Ocado.

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.

Visitors to WFSI’s stand were able to try a drink containing Fibersol


Health focus at world’s leading drink show

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients dedicated to making beverages healthier and more natural took centre stage at last month’s Drinktec, which was held in Munich, Germany (September 11–15)

More should be done to boost the micronutrient content of plants, says professor Christine Williams

Plant-based diets ‘can be healthier and greener’

By Rick Pendrous

Plant-based diets were “probably” healthier and more sustainable for the planet, but further research was needed to confirm initial indications, an eminent nutrition scientist has claimed.

Sainsbury's Judith Batchelar called for concerted action on food portion sizes

BNF 50th Anniversary Conference

Sainsbury calls for standardised food portion sizes

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s director of brand has called for standardisation of food portion sizes to “create a level playing field” in the battle against growing obesity levels in the UK.

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