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.

Allen: 'I see the new centre as key to delivering our business strategy'

Dairy Crest invests £4M in Harper Adams centre

By Rod Addy

Dairy Crest is investing £4M in a food innovation centre at Harper Adams University campus at Newport in Shropshire, which it hopes will help it boost new product development.

Macphie is making 'microwaves' with a new tech

Microwaves can up output

By Nicholas Robinson

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie will use microwave sensor technology at its ultra-high temperature (UHT) production plant to compete with global businesses.

FDF boss Melanie Leech argued for an Agrifood strategy rather than just Agritech

Industry calls for Agrifood strategy

By Rick Pendrous

Industry leaders have hit out at the low priority given to food manufacturing within the government's Agritech strategy launched in July last year, which some argue is too heavily biased in favour of the vocal farming lobby.

Promar International senior consultant Matthew Incles warns businesses to balance NPD with adaptations

Manufacturers miss big breaks with small innovations

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drinks manufacturers could be missing out on ground-breaking new product development opportunities by making too many small adaptations to existing products, a leading consultant has warned.

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.

Preston claimed firms that don't innovate will fail

2 Sisters’ new director: innovate or fail

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers that aren’t working on innovative new products risk the failure of their businesses and losing out to those firms that are, according to the new innovation director at 2 Sisters Food Group.


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