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Mindful Choices – The Key Food Driver For 2018

    Mindful Choices – The Key Food Driver For 2018

The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. More conscious than ever about making responsible food choices, 4 in 10 US and UK consumers increased their consumption of “healthy foods,” 7 in 10 want to know and understand the ingredient list, […]

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Nestlé UK and Ireland Launches Yorkie Protein Bar

    Nestlé UK and Ireland Launches Yorkie Protein Bar

Nestlé UK and Ireland has unveiled a new addition to its Yorkie range, the brand new protein enriched chocolate bar, Yorkie Pro. The new bar contains 10.5g of protein and features a combination of protein-enriched milk chocolate and wheat protein crispies. Combining the taste of Yorkie with the addition of protein, the product also remains […]

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Puratos Launches Virtual Innovation Centre

    Puratos Launches Virtual Innovation Centre

Puratos has launched a Virtual Innovation Centre to support their customers in bakery, patisserie and chocolate in creating the best finished goods. Puratos’ know-how is now available 24/7.
As an innovator in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry, with the Virtual Innovation Centre Puratos expands their services from the existing 81 physical Innovation Centres with 463 […]

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Consumers Being Drawn Towards Moderate Beer Options

    Consumers Being Drawn Towards Moderate Beer Options

New research from Mintel reveals that over a quarter of consumers in France (28%) and Germany (27%) agree that low or no alcohol beer* tastes just as good as full-strength beer. And while younger consumers may have been the most enthusiastic drinkers in previous generations, this group are among the most likely to see the merits […]

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California Almonds Continue to Inspire New Products Worldwide

    California Almonds Continue to Inspire New Products Worldwide

New data from Innova Market Insights reveals that California almonds were the number one nut used in new products worldwide in 2016, the tenth year that almonds have held the lead position for nuts used in new product introductions. According to the Innova Global New Products Report, almonds were featured in 38 percent of new […]

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Müller Plans to Revolutionise UK Plain Yogurt Market

    Müller Plans to Revolutionise UK Plain Yogurt Market

Müller has identified a taste barrier in the UK plain yogurt market and plans to solve it with Müller White Velvet. As the dairy company continues to innovate and leverage the Müller brand in areas where the business doesn’t have a presence, the innovative new plain Greek style yogurt has been designed to disrupt the […]

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Process Components Reveals Ambitious 2018 Strategy

    Process Components Reveals Ambitious 2018 Strategy

Process Components Ltd has revealed a global strategy that is set to see it extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Having completed a global market research project into the world’s powder processing sectors this year, the company has invested in a series of moves to evolve every aspect of its business, […]

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Old El Paso Launches Free-from Authentic White Corn Tortillas in the UK

    Old El Paso Launches Free-from Authentic White Corn Tortillas in the UK

Leading Mexican brand Old El Paso is set to introduce White Corn Tortillas to the UK market to appeal to a growing number of consumers putting Mexican on their home menus. The popularity of Mexican food in restaurants is also continuing to grow as shown by of out- of-home consumption of Mexican meals rising by […]

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Müller Tackles Yogurt On the Go Challenge

    Müller Tackles Yogurt On the Go Challenge

The Müller brand is targeting front of store and on the go snacking in the UK by launching two yogurt SKUs with a spoon attached. Consumers are now able to purchase Müller Corner Strawberry (150g) and Müllerlight Goodies Lemon (107g) with an attached spoon.
The disposable spoon sits under a lid on the top of the product, […]

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Supermarket Range Cuts Drive Decline in Sales of New Product Launches in the UK

    Supermarket Range Cuts Drive Decline in Sales of New Product Launches in the UK

As supermarkets across the UK continue to cut the number of products they stock, sales from branded new products were down by -6.5%, which equated to losses in revenue from new product development of £99.6 million. According to a new study by IRI, a leading provider of big data and predictive analytics for retailers and suppliers, […]

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Mondelez International Opens New R&D Hub in Poland

    Mondelez International Opens New R&D Hub in Poland

Mondelēz International has inaugurated its latest global Technical Centre in Wroclaw, Poland. This state-of-the-art facility will support new products and technologies for many of the company’s iconic Power Brands, including Milka and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate as well as Oreo, belVita and Barni biscuits.
The Wroclaw Technical Centre is part of the company’s previously announced $65 million investment in nine large R&D hubs, strategically […]

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Willowbrook Foods Awarded For Innovative Products & Service

    Willowbrook Foods Awarded For Innovative Products & Service

Willowbrook Foods, has won the ‘Best New Service and Product of the Year’ award at the recent Northern Ireland Food Manufacturing Awards 2017. Furthermore, founder and Managing Director of Willowbrook Foods, John McCann MBE, was singled out for individual praise after he was announced as a runner up in the Special Recognition category. Now in […]

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Manor Farm Becomes First Irish Producer to Launch Omega 3 Irish Chicken

    Manor Farm Becomes First Irish Producer to Launch Omega 3 Irish Chicken

Manor Farm, which is the largest chicken processor in the Republic of Ireland, and Tesco Ireland have launched the first Omega 3 Irish chicken. The 100% Irish chicken is fed on a diet that includes Omega 3 rich algae and has the same great​ taste of​ Irish chicken. The launch of Omega 3 Irish chicken into the market in Tesco […]

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Tate & Lyle Expands Portfolio of Texturants With 17 Non-GMO Starches

    Tate & Lyle Expands Portfolio of Texturants With 17 Non-GMO Starches

Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food ingredients and solutions, has introduced 17 new non-GMO starches with the same functionality as their traditional counterparts. This is part of an ongoing programme of non-GMO ingredient expansions across Tate & Lyle’s texturants, fibre enrichment, and sugar and calorie reduction portfolios.
Werner Barbosa, Global Platform Leader, Texturants […]

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75% of Chinese Mothers Feed Their Baby Organic Infant Milk Formula

    75% of Chinese Mothers Feed Their Baby Organic Infant Milk Formula

China’s infant milk formula (IMF) market is poised for impressive growth in the next five years as a result of the new “two-child” policy, and new regulations issued by the CFDA. New research from Mintel predicts that the market volume of infant milk formula in China will grow by a CAGR of 5.4% between 2016 […]

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Product of the Year 2018 Now Open For Entries

    Product of the Year 2018 Now Open For Entries

Product of the Year – the UK’s largest independent survey of product innovation – is now in its 14th year running. The prestigious awards, open to all FMCG retailer and branded products, shine a spotlight on the most innovative products launched within the past 18 months. Voted for by over 11,500 consumers, winning products gain […]

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Heineken 0.0 Zero Alcohol Lager Introduced

    Heineken 0.0 Zero Alcohol Lager Introduced

Global brewer Heineken has presented its latest innovation – Heineken® 0.0 – a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste – and only 69 calories per 33cl bottle. Initially available in 14 markets in 2017, the brand’s iconic green label has been turned blue – the colour associated with the […]

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Lactalis Nestlé Aims to Bring Indulgence to the Chilled Desserts Category

    Lactalis Nestlé Aims to Bring Indulgence to the Chilled Desserts Category

Lactalis Nestlé, the UK fresh dairy products joint venture between Nestlé and Lactalis, has launched Aero® Heavenly – a new mousse in a large, shareable pot, which bids to innovate and boost the chilled desserts category[2]. Aimed at adults, Aero® Heavenly offers a new and enticing premium mousse experience for consumers looking to indulge.
Combining fluffy […]

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Vitafoods Europe 2017 Will be the Most Global Ever

    Vitafoods Europe 2017 Will be the Most Global Ever

This year’s Vitafoods Europe will showcase ingredients, products, and services from the widest range of countries yet, new figures reveal.
A record 1000 companies will exhibit at this year’s event, which takes place between 9 and 11 May in Palexpo, Geneva. They will travel from 56 countries – more than ever before. Meanwhile, around 18,500 visitors […]

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Müller Targets UK Growth With Shareable Desserts

    Müller Targets UK Growth With Shareable Desserts

Müller is continuing to refine and energise its desserts offering with the launch of Müller Püd mmMousse. This is the first time that Müller UK & Ireland, the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer, has launched a branded mousse and it is also their first branded shareable dessert. The product has a light and soft texture, no […]

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Sweet Success For Seasonal Chocolate

    Sweet Success For Seasonal Chocolate

New research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter (25%) of global chocolate new product launches in 2016. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), in 2016, some 28% of seasonal launches globally were positioned for Easter, highlighting the ongoing popularity of eggs, bunnies and other chocolate treats. Those countries accounting for […]

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Bawnbua Foods Wins Major Contracts

    Bawnbua Foods Wins Major Contracts

UK-based added value meat supplier, Eurostock Foods, which has recently been rebranded as Bawnbua Foods, has announced new contract wins worth in excess of £10 million. The new contract wins span a variety of customers including international supermarket chains, food manufacturing companies and specialist frozen food retailers.
Over the last three years Bawnbua Foods has invested £2 […]

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Mr Kipling to Introduce an Indulgent Cake Bite Range

    Mr Kipling to Introduce an Indulgent Cake Bite Range

UK convenience foods group Premier Foods is launching a new range of indulgent cakes bites – Mr Kipling’s Delectable Delights. Nibbles and bites is currently experiencing growth of 19%[1] and by entering the sector for the first time, Mr Kipling is perfectly placed to bring new shoppers and help grow the category further with its […]

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Müller Introduces Three New Yogurts

    Müller Introduces Three New Yogurts

Müller UK & Ireland has launched three new yogurt products as it continues to grow the category through innovation and product development. Following the success of Müller Bliss Corner and Müller Simply Bliss, a new multimedia campaign, including a new TV advert, will launch the creamy tasting Müllerlight Kremas – the dairy company’s first ever […]

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Britvic Introduces Robinsons Innovation

    Britvic Introduces Robinsons Innovation

With innovation a continued focus Britvic Soft Drinks has announced a new product that will offer consumers a tasty way to keep their thirst quenched on-the-go from the Great Britain leading squash brand, Robinsons. Robinsons Refresh’d is made using 100% naturally sourced ingredients, containing spring water mixed with real fruit, and will be aimed at busy […]

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Premier Foods Launches New Bisto Ready-to-Use Gravy

    Premier Foods Launches New Bisto Ready-to-Use Gravy

Premier Foods, the British convenience foods group, is introducing some tasty innovation under its Bisto brand, aiming to drive category value with the launch of Bisto Best ready-to-use Beef and Chicken Gravy. Made with real meat juices, the new range is rolling out from March and offers all the flavour and quality of Bisto Best in […]

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Tests in Real-life Situation Increase Success Rate of Product Innovations

    Tests in Real-life Situation Increase Success Rate of Product Innovations

The context in which consumers eat, has a major impact on how they evaluate the taste of foods. This conclusion has been drawn following a study of airplane meals, carried out by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. The scientists demonstrated that real-life testing situations can be effectively simulated in a lab. The study, published in […]

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Kefir Formats Flourish in Fermented Dairy Drinks

    Kefir Formats Flourish in Fermented Dairy Drinks

Kefir appears to be bucking the trend that has seen launch activity in drinking yogurts and fermented beverages remain relatively static in recent years. While kefir launch numbers are still limited globally, Innova Market Insights data indicate that they grew more than three-fold between 2011 and 2016. This is despite launches in the overall drinking […]

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain Announce R&D Joint Venture

    Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain Announce R&D Joint Venture

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain, the personal beverage system company, have entered into a joint venture focused on the research and development of an in-home alcohol drink system. The venture, which will bring together the expertise of both companies, will build on the Keurig KOLD™ technology and system innovations and AB InBev’s brewing and […]

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Health, Convenience and Choice Drive Fruit Snacks NPD

    Health, Convenience and Choice Drive Fruit Snacks NPD

One of the key growth areas in the snacks category in recent years has been fruit-based snacks. Their share of global tracked snack launch activity recorded by Innova Market Insights has more than doubled from less than 8% to nearly 18%, over the past five years. This makes it the number three snacks sub-category overall […]

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Yoplait Reveals New 0% Fat, Low-sugars Adult Yogurt Range

    Yoplait Reveals New 0% Fat, Low-sugars Adult Yogurt Range

Yoplait, part of the General Mills group, has launched Super Fruitii, a thick 0% fat yogurt on a layer of unique fruit flavour combinations, in the UK. Super Fruitii is a 0% fat, thick and creamy yogurt containing 60 calories, served on a layer of fruits. There are three unique flavour combinations in the range, including: […]

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Almonds are Number One Nut in New Product Introductions Across Europe

    Almonds are Number One Nut in New Product Introductions Across Europe

According to Innova Market Research’s latest Global New Product Introductions Report, almonds are now the number one nut in new introductions in Europe with a 48% regional share and a new record high of 42% globally. Germany, the UK and France follow the US as the top leading countries introducing new almond products. With 4,313 […]

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“Clean Supreme” Leads Top Trends For 2017

    “Clean Supreme” Leads Top Trends For 2017

Growing calls for transparency throughout the supply chain are taking clean & clear label to a new and supreme level. This comes as the inherent benefits of plant-based products are being actively marketed to more health conscious consumers. “Clean Supreme” and “Disruptive Green” lead Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends list for 2017.
“Interest in naturalness and clean […]

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European SprayDry Technologies Introduces ESDT15 Development and Small Scale Production Spray Dryer

    European SprayDry Technologies Introduces ESDT15 Development and Small Scale Production Spray Dryer

Dehydrated food and powdered dairy products have seen their markets grow for many years, with new and improved products appearing on our shelves daily. One common factor linking all products is the extensive development and testing they undergo. European SprayDry Technologies, based in the United Kingdom, has recently introduced an additional model to their highly successful […]

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Premier Foods Launches First For Batchelors With New Microwaveable Meal Pots

    Premier Foods Launches First For Batchelors With New Microwaveable Meal Pots

UK food group Premier Foods is investing in its Batchelors brand and moving it into the microwaveable ambient pots market for the first time in response to consumer demand for healthier, more convenient meal solutions. Three brand new product ranges, Batchelors High Veg Pots, Soup & Dippers and High Protein Pots, will be available in stores […]

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Donegal Seafood Company Brings Ireland’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ Home

    Donegal Seafood Company Brings Ireland’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ Home

A Donegal seafood company is bringing a unique Irish species of tuna – Wild Irish Albacore Tuna – back into the country and selling it across the island. Shines Seafood, a family-run business located in Killybegs, is the only Irish company to source and sell the product in Ireland.
After decades living and working in Ireland’s largest […]

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Five Medals For St Peter’s Brewery in Global Beer Awards

    Five Medals For St Peter’s Brewery in Global Beer Awards

The awards keep on coming for Suffolk-based English craft brewery St Peter’s as it sweeps the board in the Global Beer Masters. St Peter’s Brewery claimed two of only eight golds awarded in the competition for its Cream Stout and Black IPA, which was only launched in the spring.
It also picked up two silver medals for […]

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The Impact of Sugar Tax on the UK Sports and Energy Drinks Market

    The Impact of Sugar Tax on the UK Sports and Energy Drinks Market

With the tax on sugary soft drinks due to come into effect in April 2018, the majority of UK sports and energy drink users say they expect their purchasing of these products to be affected as a result of any price increases. Indeed, new Mintel research reveals that one in three (32%) British consumers who […]

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Daypart-specific Targeting Can Unlock New Food Consumption Occasions

    Daypart-specific Targeting Can Unlock New Food Consumption Occasions

Over a quarter of global consumers (27%) consider food and drink to be appealing if products are advertised for consumption at a specific time of day, according to research by consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report states that while demographic segmentation is commonly used in food and drink marketing, brands are increasingly launching […]

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Arla Foods to Triple its Business in Beverage Market

    Arla Foods to Triple its Business in Beverage Market

A sparkling milk & fruit drink, a milk & tea drink and an energy drink rich in protein are all part of Arla Foods’ new ambition to triple its business outside standard white milk in the global beverage market. Arla wants to challenge soft drinks with healthier milk-based alternatives.
One important bet in Arla’s ‘Good Growth […]

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Energy Drink Launches Grow 29% in 5 Years as Global Sales Reach 8.8 Billion Litres

    Energy Drink Launches Grow 29% in 5 Years as Global Sales Reach 8.8 Billion Litres

More energy drinks were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number of energy drink products launched growing 29% between 2010 and 2015, according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD). While energy drink launches around the world have seen a new lease of life, Mintel research reveals that when […]

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Busy Brits Present Major Opportunity For On-the-go Dairy Products

    Busy Brits Present Major Opportunity For On-the-go Dairy Products

British consumers are increasingly looking for food and drink that saves time and allows them to feel they have a better work-life balance. Indeed, 50% of British people feel there are not enough hours in the day to fit in all their desired activities, while 56% report making attempts to reduce the time spent on […]

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Premier Foods Invests £9.5 Million in Mid-week Meals

    Premier Foods Invests £9.5 Million in Mid-week Meals

UK convenience food group Premier Foods is driving value into the flavourings and seasonings category with a heavyweight £9.5 million investment, a 24% increase versus 2015, and new product launches from two of its best loved brands. Innovation from Bisto and Oxo is set to attract new consumers to the market who are looking for […]

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New UK Joint Venture in Cooked Poultry

    New UK Joint Venture in Cooked Poultry

Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods have announced the creation of a new joint venture that will combine the respective skills of the two UK foods businesses and deliver growth, efficiency and a unique proposition for customers. The new venture will retain the Dartmouth Foods name, capitalising on its strong brand and reputation for quality.
Starting with […]

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Number of New Product Launches Falls by 13% as UK Grocers Cut Ranges

    Number of New Product Launches Falls by 13% as UK Grocers Cut Ranges

The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is falling significantly, according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch, published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence and predictive, actionable insight. As major retailers like Tesco cut their ranges to remove slower selling items, resulting in 1,000 fewer […]

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Chocolate Flavour Scoops Top Spot in UK Ice Cream Innovation

    Chocolate Flavour Scoops Top Spot in UK Ice Cream Innovation

New research from Mintel reveals that there were more chocolate flavoured ice cream products launched in the UK in the past year than vanilla for the first time in eight years. According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) as many as 22% of all new ice cream products launched in the UK in the […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Launches ‘Change Your Body Age’

    Arla Foods Ingredients Launches ‘Change Your Body Age’

Products made with whey protein and minerals from milk have the power to turn back the clock on a person’s age – biologically speaking, that is – according to Arla Foods Ingredients.
Launching a new concept called ‘Change Your Body Age’, Arla Foods Ingredients says that consumers aged 50+ can’t do anything about their chronological age, […]

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Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

    Mondelez International Investing $15 Million in New Research & Development Centre in Poland

Mondelēz International officially started construction of a new global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) site in Bielany Wroclawskie. The state-of- the-art research and development facility is expected to open in the first quarter 2017 and will support new products and technologies for Power Brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Barni and Oreo. The site will […]

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New Irish Health & Wellness Company Launches Yogurt For Bones and Muscles

    New Irish Health & Wellness Company Launches Yogurt For Bones and Muscles

M&J Nutrition, a Dublin-based start-up company, is introducing ProU, a new fortified yogurt that offers some key nutritional benefits for bone and muscle health for mid-life onwards. The product, produced by Killowen Farm, has two times more protein and three times more calcium than regular yogurts. 
ProU yogurt will be  sold through Dublin SuperValu stores (from […]

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Bord Bia Appoints TransgressiveX to Develop New Snack Brand

    Bord Bia Appoints TransgressiveX to Develop New Snack Brand

Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) has enlisted forensic brand guidance agency TransgressiveX to develop a new snack brand with Stript Snacks, an Irish snack producer. The intention of the tripartite agreement is to leap-frog current category dynamics and to establish truly best-in-class brand assets to dominate the sector. TransgressiveX, based in Kensington and operating […]

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New Craft Beer and Cider Brands to Strengthen Carlsberg UK’s Premium Portfolio

    New Craft Beer and Cider Brands to Strengthen Carlsberg UK’s Premium Portfolio

Carlsberg UK has launched two new premium brands exclusively in the on-trade. Craft beer, Shed Head and craft cider, Bad Apple, will are now available on draught in bars and pubs.
Shed Head is a 4.6% ABV American pale ale, dry hopped using Cascade and Citra hops, brewed in Falkenberg, Sweden and imported to the UK. […]

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The Revival of the ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Continues

    The Revival of the ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Continues

Teeling Whiskey Company, Ireland’s leading independent award winning whiskey producer, has introduced ‘Spirit of Dublin’ Premium Irish Poitín, exclusively produced in its new distillery at Newmarket in Dublin. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery – the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years – started producing spirit on March 2015.
Poitín is a clear Irish spirit, […]

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Arla Foods UK Launches Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

    Arla Foods UK Launches Lurpak Spreadable Infusions

Lurpak, the UK’s favourite butter and spreadable brand, is redefining the role for spreadables amidst changing consumer food preferences with the launch of new Lurpak Spreadable Infusions.
Lurpak Spreadable Infusions are a blend of Lurpak butter and rapeseed oil with added herbs and spices, lightly whipped for ease of spreading. They have been developed to provide […]

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Coca-Cola Great Britain Introduces Coca-Cola Zero Sugar to Replace Coke Zero

    Coca-Cola Great Britain Introduces Coca-Cola Zero Sugar to Replace Coke Zero

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced the next step in its strategy to help people reduce their sugar intake – a new and improved sugar-free Coca-Cola which will be in stores this summer. ‘Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’, which will replace Coke Zero, will taste even more like the original Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Classic), but without sugar, and […]

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