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Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

The report reveals the latest R&D trends

Top 15 food firms disclose £900m+ R&D spend

By Rod Addy

The UK's top 15 food processors spent more than £900m annually on research and development, according to the latest available data, with the lion's share of that invested by Unilever.

Greggs is looking into the follow up to its vegan sausage roll (pictured)

Greggs set to create vegan steak bakes

By James Ridler

High street baker Greggs is looking to turn its hand to vegan variants of some of its most popular food items, following the success of its vegan sausage roll.

The range is composed of three functional products: Focus, Amplify and Balance, each with a unique flavour profile

Former Danone R&D director helps launch CBD shots

By Rod Addy

Former Danone research and development director Dr Ketan Joshi has worked on the development and launch of a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) shots infused with cannabidiol (CBD).

The Hemp plant is the most common sauce of CBD oil used in food and drink production

All you need to know about CBD

By James Ridler

From its perceived medical benefits to the growth in the market, we run down the things you need to know about cannabidiol (CBD) and its use in food and drink production.

Nourishe3d founder Melissa Snover shares her dream for personalised nutrition using 3D printing

Development hub

A glimpse into life in 3D

By Ellie Woollven

3D printing of food is turning from pipe dream into commercial reality, as nutrition supplements firm Nourish3d is about to prove.

Coca-Cola’s asymmetric Fanta bottle took at least two years to develop

Opinion

Going out on a limb for packaging development

By Paul Gander

Every manufacturer wants their fast-moving consumer goods to make speedy progress onto the shelf, as well as off it. But how can firms accelerate the packaging development process for that to happen?

Fresh Prince star Will Smith launched Just Water in Boots this week

News in brief

Will Smith launches drinks brand in UK

By James Ridler

Movie and music star Will Smith was spotted stacking shelves at Boots’ Westfield shopping centre store this week, as part of the launch of his son’s new drinks brand Just Water in the UK.

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