Drink Innovation Network

Food & Drink Innovation Network

Tomorrow’s new product development in focus

By Rick Pendrous

The latest thinking in food and drink new product development (NPD) will be featured in seminar called ‘Breakthrough Innovation’ taking place in London on April 14.

Rise in allergy intolerance

Rise in UK allergy intolerance

By Nicholas Robinson

Food allergy and intolerance in UK households has increased to affect more than one in three people, according to a new YouGov survey.

Luciana Berger: 'Voluntary agreements only take you so far'

Labour mulls legislation to beat obesity

By Rick Pendrous

The Labour Party is considering legislation covering food and drink formulation as a means of reducing Britain’s obesity crisis, estimated to cost the National Health Service £4.2bn a year.

Food and drink manufacturers are using the internet to identify new idea

Brand owners seek innovation via the internet

By Rick Pendrous

Big food and drink brand owners are now tapping into the global intelligence derived by ‘crowd sourcing’ via the internet, thus extending the reach of ‘open innovation’ to develop the next generation of products targeted at different markets.

Free-from popularity continues

No sign of gluten-free growth stalling

By Nicholas Robinson

Many more gluten-free foods are set to hit retail shelves this year, with one company alone planning to launch 15 new products.

It pays to innovate

It pays to innovate

The East Midlands Food and Drink Innovation Network (iNet) is holding a series of events across the region this month enabling local manufacturers to...

Small is better when it comes to innovation

Small is better when it comes to innovation

By Susan Birks

Innovation in the UK market is in decline these days but the smaller companies are proving to be the best innovators, often out-doing their larger...

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