New Product Development

technical management

Six-figure edge

Broader job descriptions and a reduced number of graduate entrants are creating new opportunities for capable and experienced technical and product development staff. Sebastian Day reports

Industry needs to win over its consumers

Industry needs to win over its consumers

There are a number of very disgruntled individuals in the food and drink industry and in new product development. These people feel their voices have...

Gilroy is new md at Kookaburra

Gilroy is new md at Kookaburra

Cooked poultry specialist Kookaburra has appointed Tony Gilroy as md of its Peterlee operation.Gilroy, 43, joins the company after 11 years at the...

Hearts and minds

Hearts and minds

Being led by the heart instead of the head can be a recipe for disaster when deciding which new products to launch, Colin Dudley tells Elaine Watson

Alex Batty joins Crantock Bakery

Alex Batty joins Crantock Bakery

Cornwall’s Crantock Bakery has expanded its new product development team.Food and nutrition graduate, Alex Batty, joins the firm, based in Indian...

Stunted growth

Stunted growth

By Elaine Watson

With changing trends, demanding consumers and lean budgets, it's not easy for new products to flourish in today's market says Elaine Watson

Ready to launch?

Ready to launch?

By Elaine Watson

In hard times will firms throw the NPD baby out with the bathwater? Not necessarily, says Elaine Watson

NPD In Brief

NPD In Brief

Adventures in ice creamIngredients firm Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested heavily in new product development to meet the growing demand for more...

The Frenchman with flair

The Frenchman with flair

By Sarah Britton

Grand Marnier's pastry chef Nicolas Boussin tells Sarah Britton about the joys of working with alcohol

Costly decisions to be made

Costly decisions to be made

With papers reporting that ingredients and energy costs are reaching record highs, it's no wonder that processors are looking to make savings...

No free rein for free from foods

No free rein for free from foods

Manufacturers of foods for restricted diets are struggling to gain listings in retailers because of an image problem, says Sarah Britton

Brass up front!

Brass up front!

By Elaine Watson

Constant innovation and a culture of investing in people keep Barnsley-based Fosters Bakery ahead of the game in a challenging market, says md John Foster

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