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France dethrones US as top innovator in global retail pizza market

France has usurped the US as the most innovative retail pizza market, according to new Mintel research.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the...

First-of-its-kind reformulation report reveals big cuts in Irish salt, fat & sugar intake

Irish manufacturers have cut the salt content in food by 37%, according to a first-of-its-kind report that has quantified voluntary reformulation efforts and documented shifts in consumer intake of key...

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and...

Most French food firms fail to state meat origin

Over half (54%) of processed meat products in France fail to use origin labelling - a 'pitiful result' suggesting the government's call for voluntary action has not been heeded, says French...

Mars to ditch all artificial colours from its entire global food portfolio

Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.

Can Russia's organic industry match Putin's ambitions?

Russian president Vladimir Putin wants Russia to become the worlds biggest supplier of eco-friendly food - but the country still has a long way in terms of organic certification and production,...

A sweet forecast: Technavio’s outlook for Europe‘s sugar and sweetener market

Stevia price wars, a desire for natural sweeteners and a ‘mega boom’ of sugar production when EU sugar quotas come to an end feature among Technavio’s predictions for Europe’s sugar...

Chips are down: how development of potato snacking products has slowed

Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Obesity rate growing faster in Asean than in weighty Western countries

The number of obese adults in the six biggest Asean economies increased at a faster rate than that of Britain and America from 2010 to 2014, according to data gathered...

EasyJet founder launches 25p discount food store

EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ionnou has opened a no frills, discount food store – called easyFoodstore store – to complement his cut-price airline and travel businesses.

Could consumers see GM as an eco-friendly food choice?

Swedish researchers have suggested that food labelled both GM and eco-friendly may become commonplace in the future - but is this an idea consumers will buy into?

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

ISM 2016: round-up of snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was at the ISM show in Cologne this week to check out the latest innovations in the world of snacking. Here are some of the sights and products that...

Create consumer-driven supply chain networks, report claims

Food industry manufacturers, suppliers and retailers should no longer think of their supply chains as linear, and instead organise themselves in a series of networks around consumers, a joint report...

The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report

‘Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability’

Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability including economic, environmental, and social learnings, according to The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report.

Soil Association tightens standards for organic aquaculture

British organic certification body, the Soil Association, has launched stricter standards for aquaculture which will also allow producers of organic seaweed to bear its logo.

Norwegian firms rethink product branding as consumers rate quality over origin

Norwegian food manufacturers are scrambling to change their branding and packaging as research shows the country's consumers rate country of origin lower than quality.

What’s hitting the shelves? Matcha teas, Aquavit, and sparkling Ocean Spray

From super-premium functional teas to vegetable-rich cold-pressed juices, here are some of the beverages that have been springing onto shelves so far this year.  

UK shoppers pay 89% more for organic food: survey

UK consumers are paying an 89% premium for organic products at the major supermarkets, according to a survey, while more than half of organic shoppers think they pay too much.

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

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Why do people buy organic? Separating myth from motivation

Sales and demand of organic food have been rising again after an uncertain 2014-15, buoyed on by stronger claims of benefits to health, a more natural way of production and...

Is the ethical shopper's purse big enough for organic AND fairtrade?

Shoppers and supermarkets are falling back in love with organic, but this is as much down to innovation and marketing as it is a lifting of the economic storm clouds,...

Food fraud vulnerability assessment created by SSAFE and PwC

SSAFE and PwC have created a tool to help companies assess food fraud vulnerabilities saying not all current food safety management systems are designed for fraud detection or mitigation.

Food Vision 2016 programme unveiled

Food Vision 2016 will bring together senior-level thought leaders to discuss how the global food industry can harness scientific innovation to meet the demands of the health conscious consumer.

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

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