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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 –

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Nim’s Launches UK’s First Air-dried Vegetable Crisps

    Nim’s Launches UK’s First Air-dried Vegetable Crisps

Extending its already popular range of fruit crisps, Nim’s Fruit Crisps is launching the UK’s first air-dried range of vegetable

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Babies Fed With INFAT® OPO Sleep More at Night

    Babies Fed With INFAT® OPO Sleep More at Night

Infant formula companies who include Advanced Lipid’s INFAT® OPO in their products can now use a compelling and scientifically-proven ‘Super

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Mondelez International Introduces New Savory Snack Brand

    Mondelez International Introduces New Savory Snack Brand

Mondelēz International is responding to consumer demand for more wholesome savory snack options with its first new snack brand in

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Prewett’s Extends Gluten-free Biscuit Range

    Prewett’s Extends Gluten-free Biscuit Range

Prewett’s, the UK’s leading gluten-free biscuit brand, has further extended its range to include Milk Free biscuits, ‘indulgent’ All Butter

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Inveralmond Brewery’s Rascal London Porter Goes Stateside

    Inveralmond Brewery’s Rascal London Porter Goes Stateside

Popular craft beer Rascal London Porter is about to cause a splash in the burgeoning U.S. market, thanks to a

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Gluten-free Pizza Launches Soar

    Gluten-free Pizza Launches Soar

New research from Mintel finds that following consumer demand, the number of pizzas launched globally with a gluten-free claim soared

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Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

    Stephenson Innovation’s SUSTAIN® series reduces fobbing to deliver greater bottling productivity.

Environmental concern is driving major transformation in the global food and beverage sector, which faces enormous financial and operational risks

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United Biscuits Introduces its Biggest Innovation For 2016

    United Biscuits Introduces its Biggest Innovation For 2016

United Biscuits has announced its biggest NPD for 2016 with the launch of new McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles. The first innovation

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Supplement Innovators Eye Demographic and Sports Nutrition NPD Platforms

    Supplement Innovators Eye Demographic and Sports Nutrition NPD Platforms

The market for dietary supplements has seen strong growth in recent years, reflecting increasing consumer concerns about the adverse effects

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The Scottish Soup Company Wins Tesco Deal

    The Scottish Soup Company Wins Tesco Deal

Cumbernauld-based family business The Scottish Soup Company is celebrating an exciting start to 2016 after landing a supply listing for

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Arla Foods Launches New Milk Brand

    Arla Foods Launches New Milk Brand

Arla Foods, the UK’s largest dairy company, has launched a unique branded milk product – Arla ‘Best of Both’ (Arla

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A Cutting-edge Innovation to Boost Oat Exports

    A Cutting-edge Innovation to Boost Oat Exports

Fazer, one of Finland’s and the Nordic region’s biggest food businesses, is adding a new chapter to the success story

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Top Food & Beverage Trends For 2016

    Top Food & Beverage Trends For 2016

The “clean eating” trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in

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Mintel Identifies Top Global Food and Drink Trends For 2016

    Mintel Identifies Top Global Food and Drink Trends For 2016

Looking ahead to 2016, Mintel’s Global Food and Drink Analyst Jenny Zegler discusses the top food and drink trends set

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Upturn in GMO-Free Labelling

With ongoing interest in clean labelling and greater transparency, the free-from category is continuing to grow globally and, in addition

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Cardiff Met Assists in Creating Summer’s Sought-after Sorbet

    Cardiff Met Assists in Creating Summer’s Sought-after Sorbet

An alcoholic sorbet that took the summer’s festivals by storm was supported by the KITE programme at ZERO2FIVE Food Industry

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Maggi Launch Supports South Africa’s Healthy Heritage Vegetable ‘Morogo’

    Maggi Launch Supports South Africa’s Healthy Heritage Vegetable ‘Morogo’

Nestlé South Africa is launching a new line of Maggi noodles containing the green leafy vegetable ‘morogo’, which is being

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New Premium Irish Vodka

    New Premium Irish Vodka

A luxury Irish vodka, unlike any other, has been created by new Irish drinks company, Origin Spirits Ireland. Kalak Vodka

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Kinsale Gourmet Wins Prestigious Irish Food Award

    Kinsale Gourmet Wins Prestigious Irish Food Award

Kinsale Gourmet has won the prize for Innovation at this year’s Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards. The Cork

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Bigger and Better! Entry for 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards Now Open

    Bigger and Better! Entry for 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards Now Open

As the ‘freefrom’ food sector continues to mushroom (scheduled to hit a half billion pound turnover by 2017), so do the FreeFrom Food Awards, just launching into their ninth super successful

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United Biscuits Expands McVitie’s Cake Range

    United Biscuits Expands McVitie’s Cake Range

United Biscuits has announced the re- launch of two long-established consumer favourites – McVitie’s Jamaica Ginger and Lyle’s Golden Syrup®

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Shepherd Neame Extends Spitfire Ale Brand

    Shepherd Neame Extends Spitfire Ale Brand

One of the UK’s most popular beer brands, Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale, is making an exciting new addition to its

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Rexam Invests in UK and Russian Design Centres

    Rexam Invests in UK and Russian Design Centres

Following successful launches last year, global can maker Rexam has expanded design capabilities in its UK and Russian Design Centres.

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Nestlé Skin Health to Open R&D Centre in Shanghai For Ageing Skin

    Nestlé Skin Health to Open R&D Centre in Shanghai For Ageing Skin

Nestlé Skin Health has announced that it will open an innovation hub in Shanghai to support healthy ageing. Operational in

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Gluten Free Leads ‘Free From’ Surge into the Mainstream

    Gluten Free Leads ‘Free From’ Surge into the Mainstream

Interest in free-from foods is continuing to rise globally, led by the growing availability of gluten-free lines in particular. Products

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Opportunity to Increase Stevia Consumption in Germany

    Opportunity to Increase Stevia Consumption in Germany

While almost three in 10 (28%) users of sugar and sweeteners in Germany believe stevia is good for their health,

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The Craft Effect – One in Four Beers Launched in 2014 Was High Strength

    The Craft Effect – One in Four Beers Launched in 2014 Was High Strength

With rising health awareness and concern about binge drinking driving sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it seems

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The Scottish Burger Company is Launched

    The Scottish Burger Company is Launched

Inspired by growing consumer demand for home-grown, traceable meat, an Ayrshire-based husband and wife have launched The Scottish Burger Company.

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