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There's an untapped opportunity in organic kids' food, says Mintel

European parents are consistently willing to pay more for organic, says Mintel. Yet while organic claims are common on baby food, they are less used on food and drink aimed...

Consumers underestimate risk of ‘natural’ contaminants

German consumers are more concerned about the risk presented by ‘synthetic’ contaminants than those that naturally occur in foods, a new study by the German safety authority finds.

Swedish Salmonella outbreak from Polish eggs

At least 12 people have been sickened by Salmonella in Sweden from eggs from Poland.

Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday...

Partnerships with start-ups ‘a strategic imperative’: Unilever

Unilever has made fostering relationships with start-up companies “a strategic imperative” as it works to leverage collaborations in order to meet evolving consumer needs.

Purple chocolate ups the possibilities for healthy indulgent foods: Herza

Purple chocolate, coloured with nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable powders, can make healthy foods such as muesli more appealing or give indulgent ice cream a healthy halo, says Herza Schokolade.

Vegan hard-boiled egg developed by Udine students

Students at the University of Udine in Italy have developed a product with the appearance and characteristics of a hard-boiled hen egg that is made entirely from plant-based ingredients....

Packaged food firms getting to grips with water scarcity challenges

Food businesses are in the “bull’s eye” of climate change challenges, but many of the biggest firms remain “unprepared” for future constraints on water, a new report suggests. 

Confiture ReBelle on a mission to tackle food waste

Start-up French jam maker Confiture ReBelle is a mission-based company that aims to reduce food waste in the country by shortening the supply chain and empowering citizens. ReBelle's Louise Le...

Love Taste Co. on ‘explosion’ in demand for veggie smoothies

Love Taste Co. started as a smoothie stall in London’s Borough Market. Today, it generates retail sales approaching £40m a year. Founder Richard Canterbury talks growth, flavour trends and the...

Aggressive Ter Beke 'pushing back boundaries' with KK deal

Belgian food maker Ter Beke is growing its European ready meals unit and expanding in the UK via an investment in KK Fine Foods.

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

Demand for premium, organic food increases fraud risk – Ecovia Intelligence

Growing demand for premium and sustainable food products increases the risk of food fraud because of its higher price point, research firm Ecovia Intelligence suggests.

Food and drink brands aim to win big in e-commerce

General Mills, Kellogg, Unilever and Coca Cola Co. outline their plans to win in e-commerce, a channel tipped for growth in Europe where brands over-index.

How food makers can build trust in the food chain

UK consumers place less trust in the food chain today than they did five years ago: How can the food sector reverse this trend?

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

Aromatech develops natural mamey flavour

Flavour firm Aromatech has developed a natural mamey sapote flavour which will allow manufacturers to tap into the trend for exotic, tropical fruit.

Wessanen’s Whole Earth sees protein snack going mainstream

Wessanen’s Whole Earth brand is extending its sports nutrition snack, Power Balls, beyond health channels and onto supermarket shelves as health-focused consumers become more “mainstream”.

Dispatches from Shanghai

Ruby chocolate a fourth category 'naturally colored' from cocoa, says Barry Callebaut CEO

Barry Callebaut claims it has created the fourth category of chocolate, adding to milk, dark and white.

Children’s breakfasts ‘not as healthy’ as parents think – Nestlé

New research from Nestlé Spain finds that parents are overestimating how healthy their children’s breakfasts are.

3D food printing: Precision and accuracy an obstacle to fulfilling potential

Printing precision and accuracy, process productivity and the production of colourful, multi-flavour, multi-structure products remain the biggest challenges to wider industry adoption of 3D food printing. 

Fleury Michon eyes improved innovation, competitiveness

French food manufacturer Fleury Michon aims to strengthen its innovation processes and improve competitiveness through a reorganisation programme that it also hopes will boost profitability.

What next for coconut’s millennial appeal?

The popularity of coconut-based products continues to rise thanks, in part, to their particular resonance with millennial consumers: What will the next big trend for coconut applications be?

Danish supplier serves up a healthy dose of hemp product innovation

Bored with the usual hemp launches - granola and cereal bars - one Danish supplier is helping manufacturers think outside the box. Hemp cheese, gin, salami and marzipan are just...

‘High’ retailer margins blamed for organic prices

Retailers who make “high margins” on organic products have been accused of pushing up the price of bio produce and contributing to shortages in France by consumer association UFC Que Choisir....

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