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UK Discounters Off to a Strong Start in Race For Christmas

    UK Discounters Off to a Strong Start in Race For Christmas

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 4 November 2018, show shoppers have made an additional 14 million trips to Aldi and Lidl

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The Hunt For Flavour-giving Fragments

    The Hunt For Flavour-giving Fragments

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology, and the University of Hohenheim have developed a new methodical approach. It allows for the faster

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Discovery, Plant-Based and Alternatives Lead the Top Ten Trends For 2019

    Discovery, Plant-Based and Alternatives Lead the Top Ten Trends For 2019

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of

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Leading Global Online Grocery Markets to Create a $227 Billion Growth Opportunity by 2023

    Leading Global Online Grocery Markets to Create a $227 Billion Growth Opportunity by 2023

Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227 billion, at an annual rate of 20%, by 2023, according to new figures unveiled by IGD. As

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More than Half of All UK Meat-free New Product Launches Carry a Vegan/no Animal Ingredients Claim

    More than Half of All UK Meat-free New Product Launches Carry a Vegan/no Animal Ingredients Claim

Latest research from Mintel reveals a surge in vegan claims in the UK meat-free foods market. According to Mintel research, the share of meat-free new products carrying a vegan/no animal

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Mondelēz International Unveils New Global Technical Centre in India

    Mondelēz International Unveils New Global Technical Centre in India

Mondelēz International has inaugurated its newest global Technical Centre in India located in Thane, Maharashtra. The India Technical Centre has been set up with an investment of $15 million and

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Sugar Reduction and Clean Labeling Significant But Not Predominant in Sugar Confectionery Choices

    Sugar Reduction and Clean Labeling Significant But Not Predominant in Sugar Confectionery Choices

Across the ten highest consuming nations for both sugar confectionery and gum, consumption is increasing, with CAGRs ranging from 0.5 percent to 3.0 percent over the 2010-2022 forecasted period. Global

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Bottled Water to Overtake All Other Soft Drinks Worldwide

    Bottled Water to Overtake All Other Soft Drinks Worldwide

“Bottled water consumption is set to overtake all other soft drinks worldwide this year,” according to Richard Hall, Chairman of Zenith Global, the global food and drink experts, when speaking

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Dunnes Takes Top Spot in Irish Grocery While Aldi Hits Record Share

    Dunnes Takes Top Spot in Irish Grocery While Aldi Hits Record Share

Dunnes Stores has claimed the top spot in the Irish grocery market for the first time since February this year, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar

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Synergy Flavours Uncovers Flavours of the Future in Sports Nutrition

    Synergy Flavours Uncovers Flavours of the Future in Sports Nutrition

Synergy Flavours, a leading global flavour expert, has revealed the findings of its recent research project that has highlighted new and inspirational flavours for the sports nutrition market. The company’s

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Patent War Looms as Cannabis Legalisation Spreads

    Patent War Looms as Cannabis Legalisation Spreads

The recent legalisation of recreational marijuana use in Canada indicates a broader trend of a move towards legalisation, opening up a brand new multi-billion dollar market. Currently, 22 states in

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Over 90% of Sampled Salt Brands Globally Found to Contain Microplastics

    Over 90% of Sampled Salt Brands Globally Found to Contain Microplastics

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim,

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€40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

    €40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new VistaMilk SFI Research Centre which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The VistaMilk

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Autumn Chill Puts Sunday Lunch Back on the Menu For UK Shoppers

    Autumn Chill Puts Sunday Lunch Back on the Menu For UK Shoppers

UK shoppers have returned to seasonal favourites as supermarket spending cools off, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 7 October 2018. Overall sales

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New Clean Label Research Shows the Power of Clean Ingredient Lists

    New Clean Label Research Shows the Power of Clean Ingredient Lists

New research, commissioned by functional ingredients manufacturer BENEO, shows that consumers pay more attention to what is inside the products they are buying, than to either the product’s description, or

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Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

    Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

Research by a leading software company has been shared with UK food manufacturers in a bid to improve the UK’s health by reducing the amount of antibiotics used on livestock. Trade

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UK Shoppers Spend Extra Half a Billion Enjoying the Summer

    UK Shoppers Spend Extra Half a Billion Enjoying the Summer

Widely touted as the hottest summer on record, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks to 9 September, show it has been an indulgent one for UK

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Public Health England and Drinkaware Launch Drink Free Days

    Public Health England and Drinkaware Launch Drink Free Days

A YouGov poll has found that one in five of UK adults are drinking above the Chief Medical Officer’s low risk drinking guidelines and more than two thirds of these

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Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

    Irish Heather Honey Buzzing With Health

A research team from Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin has found that Irish heather honey is quite literally buzzing with health benefits. The findings showed that there was

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Sunny Weather and Love Island Boost Irish Grocery Sales

    Sunny Weather and Love Island Boost Irish Grocery Sales

Despite an intensely competitive retail environment – with just 1.5 percentage points separating the market share of the three largest retailers – all the major Irish supermarkets have grown sales

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Online Shopping Near Universal in Germany

    Online Shopping Near Universal in Germany

Online shopping is nearly universal in Germany, according to new research from Mintel. Over nine in ten (92%) German internet users have made an online purchase in the past 12

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Widespread Support For Plastic Packaging Tax

    Widespread Support For Plastic Packaging Tax

More than half of consumers in the UK and a third in the US are in favour of a tax on all plastic packaging on food products, new research has

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Sun Shines on Co-op and UK Grocery Brands

    Sun Shines on Co-op and UK Grocery Brands

The growth of branded products has outstripped that of own-label lines for the first time since May 2015 according to

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Germany Continues to Dominate Global Vegan New Product Development

    Germany Continues to Dominate Global Vegan New Product Development

Over the past few years, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution’. New research from

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Expect Indulgence, Alternative Concepts and ‘Premiumisation’ in Beverages This Festive Season

    Expect Indulgence, Alternative Concepts and ‘Premiumisation’ in Beverages This Festive Season

Dessert-inspired treats, iced drinks, premium ingredients and unexpected flavours will be prominent on beverage menus across Europe this Christmas, according

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Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Irish Drink Sales Boom

    Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Irish Drink Sales Boom

The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 15 July 2018, show sales

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New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits, as Industry is Accused of Not Complying

    New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits, as Industry is Accused of Not Complying

A new study by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, published by the journal BMJ Open,1 has investigated

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Sizzling Summer Lights Up the UK Grocery Market

    Sizzling Summer Lights Up the UK Grocery Market

UK supermarket sales have grown at their fastest rate this year – up 3.6% – thanks to football fever and

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Private Label Outperforms FMCG Brands in Europe

    Private Label Outperforms FMCG Brands in Europe

Private label continues to grow across Europe and is now outperforming brands in the majority of markets measured by big

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Ready Meals – Not Ready For the Future

    Ready Meals – Not Ready For the Future

New research (1) published by Eating Better, a powerful alliance of more than 50 organisations, shows that supermarkets need to

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Top 100 Largest Spirits Brands Revealed

    Top 100 Largest Spirits Brands Revealed

The world’s most popular alcoholic drink in 2017 was the South Korean soju brand Jinro, owned by Hite-Jinro, according to

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M&A Deals Amongst the World’s Largest Consumer Goods Businesses Reached a 15-year High in 2017

    M&A Deals Amongst the World’s Largest Consumer Goods Businesses Reached a 15-year High in 2017

The number of mergers and acquisition deals among the top 50 consumer goods giants reached a 15-year high in 2017

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Summer Sun Heats Up the Irish Grocery Market

    Summer Sun Heats Up the Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 17 June 2018, reveal that the soaring

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This ‘Whey’ to Make Vodka Could Add Value to Creameries

    This ‘Whey’ to Make Vodka Could Add Value to Creameries

As much as 90 percent of the milk that goes into a cheese-making facility comes out as whey, which can

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Record High Number of New UK-based Wine Producers Opening

    Record High Number of New UK-based Wine Producers Opening

The number of new wine producers opening within the UK in a year hit a record high last year with

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We’ll Pay Extra For More Protein, Say South American Consumers

    We’ll Pay Extra For More Protein, Say South American Consumers

Nearly two thirds of shoppers in South America are willing to pay extra for a food or beverage product that

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AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

    AllinAll Ingredients Officially Opens New €5 Million Facility in Dublin

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD (pictured above left), has officially opened AllinAll Ingredient’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing and Research and Development

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More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help

    More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help

Between now and 2030 worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current

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Tesco Back on Top in Ireland For First Time Since 2015

    Tesco Back on Top in Ireland For First Time Since 2015

The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018, show Tesco reclaiming

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Warm Weather and the ‘Markle Sparkle’ Dazzle UK Grocery

    Warm Weather and the ‘Markle Sparkle’ Dazzle UK Grocery

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 20 May 2018, reveal that the

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Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size to Hit $13 Billion by 2024

    Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size to Hit $13 Billion by 2024

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market size is expected to exceed US$13 billion by 2024; according to a new research report

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UK Sugar Tax Adds £5 Million in Soft Drink Retail Sales

    UK Sugar Tax Adds £5 Million in Soft Drink Retail Sales

Since the UK soft drinks sugar levy came into force on 6th April 2018, market data from IRI, the provider

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Scientific Study Shows Improved Fat Oxidation and Better Performance in Athletes When Using BENEO’s Palatinose™

    Scientific Study Shows Improved Fat Oxidation and Better Performance in Athletes When Using BENEO’s Palatinose™

A scientific study by Professor Daniel König[i] and his team at the Department of Sports and Sport Sciences of the University

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China’s Yoghurt and Cheese Markets Experience Steady High Value Retail Sales Growth

    China’s Yoghurt and Cheese Markets Experience Steady High Value Retail Sales Growth

While the overall dairy market in China is growing stably, the various categories are experiencing differing performance. New research from

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New Research Highlights Effects of MFGM Lipids During Pregnancy and Infancy

    New Research Highlights Effects of MFGM Lipids During Pregnancy and Infancy

NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has released new research showing the impact of NZMP SureStart™ MFGM Lipid100 (also

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Innovia Films to Refocus on High Barrier

    Innovia Films to Refocus on High Barrier

Innovia Films is refocusing its research and development efforts on high barrier materials thanks to substantial investment in new assets.

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SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

    SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 22 April 2018, show the

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New Report – Out-of-home, Out of Mind?

    New Report – Out-of-home, Out of Mind?

Kantar Worldpanel’s new report on out-of-home (OOH) reveals that OOH consumption makes up nearly half (41%) of global spend on

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No More Big Four in UK Grocery?

    No More Big Four in UK Grocery?

The latest grocery market share figures, for the 12 weeks to 22 April 2018, reveal a market share of 15.9%

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Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

    Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

Many casual dining brands continued to expand on British high streets over the last year, despite the host of challenges

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‘Webrooming’ Widespread in Consumer Food Purchasing Decisions

    ‘Webrooming’ Widespread in Consumer Food Purchasing Decisions

The food industry can no longer afford to ignore the influence of technology on consumer buying habits as ‘webrooming’ becomes

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€22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

    €22 Million Funding For New Bio-economy Research Project Led by Glanbia Ireland

The European Commission has announced €22 million in funding for a new bio-economy research project to be led by Glanbia

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EFSA Announces Major Step Forward on Food Consumption Data

    EFSA Announces  Major Step Forward on Food Consumption Data

EFSA has published a new release of its Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database, which for the first time includes data

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Alcohol Worth £16 Billion is UK’s Leading FMCG Category

    Alcohol Worth £16 Billion is UK’s Leading FMCG Category

Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen Alcohol retain its place

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