June 2024 has seen an influx of new product development, including Kallø stocks, Asda-own wine, and a new comer to the UK.


NPD launches: June 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From bright blue cola, to own-label budget canned wine, to cinnamon flavoured butter, we offer you a detailed summary of the UK's latest product launches.

L-R: David Hearn, Tate & Lyle, chair; Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to Slovakia; Jan Sido, Tate & Lyle, project manager; and Igor Kovačovič, Tate & Lyle, Boleráz plant manager


Tate & Lyle invests €25m to expand dietary fibre capacity

By Bethan Grylls

The ingredients company celebrated the expansion of its dietary fibre line at the facility in Boleráz with the British Ambassador to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, and Tate & Lyle chair, David Hearn among the guests.

DuelFuel's founder warns functional food innovators of alleged inconsistences in VAT rules, which has 'crippled' his business

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What makes a cake a cake?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks with DuelFuel's founder Tim Davies after his business has been forced to shut up shop, following what he calls 'an incorrect' decision and a potentially 'dangerous precedent' from HMRC around his product's...

Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan


Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

How can we solve the big UK fibre gap? Credit: Getty/fcafotodigital

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Mind the fibre gap

By Bethan Grylls

As many as 90% of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre – but why does this matter and how can brands work fibre into their NPD?

Danone, Synergy Flavors and LoSalt speak to Food Manufacture about reformulation. Credit: Top - Danone/Bottom - Synergy Flavors


Food and drink reformulation: the story so far

By Bethan Grylls

Accelerated by the health-conscious consumer and new UK rules, food and drink producers have been working hard to reformulate their recipes. But what have been the obstacles in their way, is there any benefit to these tweaks, and will it help curb obesity?

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.

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


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.

Egg alternatives can be used in a range of patisserie products. Credit: Puratos UK


Cracking the egg shortage crisis in bakery

By William Dodds

Lydia Baines, marketing manager for patisserie at Puratos UK, looks at how bakeries can adapt to egg shortages in the UK by using alternatives.

How strong is your supply chain? Credit: Getty / The_Lycan

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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

Left to right: Emma Piercy of the FDF with Bethan Grylls of Food Manufacture


Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode six

By Bethan Grylls

In this penultimate instalment of our documentary around food insecurity sponsored by RSSL, Bethan visits the Food and Drink Federation's headquarters to chat to its head of climate and energy policy, Emma Piercy.

Scottish food firms reformulating their products got a cash boost from FDF Scotland this month

Reformulation supported by Scottish food fund

By Gwen Ridler

Scottish food and drink businesses reformulating to produce healthier foods have benefited from a round of funding from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland.


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