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Explore Food Ingredients Europe 2023 in this exclusive video

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Tastes and trends at FiE 2023: Exclusive video

By Gwen Ridler

Earlier this month, Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls travelled to the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show in Frankfurt, Germany to discover the latest trends in the food and drink industry and what manufacturers need to pay attention to in 2024.

The Food Manufacture team headed to Frankfurt to find out the latest trends from FiE 2023. Bottom picture credit: Fi Europe

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F&B trends emerging from FiE

By Bethan Grylls

Plant-based applications with high protein claims were among the key trends at FiE 2023 which took place last week in Frankfurt, Germany.

RSSL has opened a new analytical testing facility on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus

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New food testing facility opens in Reading

By Gwen Ridler

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has opened a new analytical testing facility on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus, with plans to create more than 150 jobs.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

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Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

From McCain to Pukka and Ladbaby inbetween, we round-up the latest food product launches

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McCain and Pukka lead new product launches round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From McCain’s biggest product launch in more than 10 years to Christmas pies from chart toppers Ladbaby, we round-up more recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Ecotrophelia European 2023 winners revealed

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Behind the scenes: Ecotrophelia European 2023 finals

By Bethan Grylls

This year's Ecotrophelia European finals saw 14 teams pitted against one another in a battle for the grand prize. Here, we reveal the winners, whilst Team PlanEat from the UK reflect on their journey in this behind the scenes footage.

What does the future hold for alternative proteins? Food Manufacture finds out... Credit: Getty/DronG

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What’s next for the alternative protein market?

By Bethan Grylls

The alternative protein market is going through a reckoning typical of any major innovation that requires big changes in behaviour – here’s what two experts believe will happen next…

Our recent webinar sponsored by Infor looked at how you can expand your business for profitable growth - here are the takeaways...Credit: Getty/Ralf Hahn

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How to grow your business successfully

By Bethan Grylls

Profitable growth is every organisation’s dream – but it usually comes with a raft of challenges. So how do you navigate growth and expansion, with the best chances of profit at the end?

Food Manufacture hears from popcorn brand Joe & Seph's MD. Credit: Getty/mediamasmedia

Me & My Team

From home kitchen hobbyist to thriving SME

By Adam Sopher

Adam Sopher, co-founder and CEO of gourmet popcorn brand, Joe & Seph’s, tells his family’s story of success, fun flavours and non-soggy popcorn.

Multivac opens UK innovation centre

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Multivac opens UK innovation centre

By Bethan Grylls

Following a £1.4m investment, Multivac’s Swindon site has seen an impressive facelift, with the facility now prepped for regional training and extensive customer demos.

What's the secret to HARIBO's success? Credit: Getty/deepblue4you

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Standing the test of time

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture interviews Phil Murphy, HARBIO’s UK head of marketing, to find out how the sweets brand has maintained relevance since it rolled out UK production more than 50 years ago.

Dawn's Mojito doughnut: Taking formats and flavours from different categories was originally championed in smaller bakeries and is now big news across the mainstream bakery and desserts category too

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How Gen Z is influencing bakery trends

By Bethan Grylls

Born between 1996 and 2020, Gen Z is a key consumer to lock-down. Here’s how their experiences have influenced the bakery category.

From p[lant-based to sugar replacement, we observe some of the biggerst trends for the year so far

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Mid point trends: Developments and innovation in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From the continued growth of the plant-based meat alternatives in a sea of administrations, to the latest innovations in coffee flavours and everything in between, we explore some of the need-to-know trends in the food and drink manufacturing industry....

Local innovation hubs are key to driving R&D in the food industry, claims according to AberInnovation.

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Future of food R&D lies in local hubs of excellence

By Gwen Ridler

Creating local hubs to promote collaboration between industry experts, stakeholders and Government is key for the future of research and development (R&D) within the food and drink sector, according to AberInnovation.

New EU law could threaten the future of food and drink research and development

New EU law is R&D threat

By Rod Addy

The European Council’s launch of a regulation aimed at making food chain risk assessment more transparent and trustworthy could stifle research and development (R&D), law firm DWF has said.

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