New Product Development

Your questions are answered by the sustainable snacking webinar's expert panel

Sustainable snacking: Your questions answered

By Matt Atherton

Questions about snacking trends, healthy ingredients, sustainable production and evolution were among the topics raised by delegates to Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar on June 15.

Exports were one of the top growth opportunities for food and drink manufacturers

Food manufacturing opportunities revealed in EEF plan

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers could increase growth by exporting to emerging markets, and by investing in innovation, according to a sector bulletin by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Santander.

The new science labs will boost food industry NPD, claims the university

New £3.5M science labs to boost food and drink NPD

By Michael Stones

New £3.5M science laboratories at Abertay University, Dundee – designed to boost food and drink industry new product development (NPD) – will be opened officially on May 30.

Easter shoppers are set to shell out nearly £4bn on food and gifts over the holiday

Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

By Michael Stones

Easter shoppers are set to spend £3.9bn on food and gifts over the next few days, according to analyst GlobalData, as Mintel reveals the holiday is a key driver for chocolate innovation.

Coca-Cola's Jane Buckley is responsible for the production of Glacéau Smartwater

ME AND MY FACTORY

Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Morpeth site has claimed her management style has been helped by a greater understanding of how others perceive her – boosting staff engagement at the site.

The run up to Easter saw a number of launches by food and drink firms

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

By James Ridler

The run up to Easter this year saw chocolate treats and British sweets lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers.

Chef Neven Maguire (left) with Foodovation manager Brian McDermott

New food innovation centre opens in Northern Ireland

By Rick Pendrous

Northern Ireland now has a new focus for food innovation, following the official opening in November by North West Regional College (NWRC) of the region’s first centre of excellence for food development and technology.

James Kempley and Troy Foods’s own-label mayonnaise

Troy Foods launches own-label mayonnaise

By James Ridler

Vegetable and salad producer Troy Foods is to launch its own range of mayonnaise, following a £200,000 investment into production capacity.

LFR study: a more open-minded and collaborative approach to innovation is emerging

Food innovators battle ‘hypersensitive’ consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

Brand innovators and product developers feel increasingly undermined by growing consumer hypersensitivity to specific “demonised” ingredients, such as sugar, according to a new study from Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

CCEP's Trevor Newman won the inaugural Me & my factory – editor’s choice award

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Coca-Cola boss wins management Oscar

By Michael Stones

The Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) operations director of Europe’s largest soft drinks plant has won the inaugural Me & my factory – editor’s choice award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence...

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