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Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Gulfood exhibitors will have a close eye on sustainable solutions

Companies must embrace sustainability as a long-term business value, especially in the Middle East, as global trends move towards fast-shifting trading patterns in the F&B industry. 

Cibus Tec 2016

David Berryman stands up for juice amid ‘sugar is bad for you’ debate

David Berryman, owner of David Berryman, a fruit based ingredient supplier, has spoken out in defense of juice drinks following the debate about ‘sugar being bad for you’.

Just how nutritious are sustainable proteins?

The need for sustainable proteins is on the rise, but are they as healthy and nutritious as their mainstream equivalents? A public-private partnership (PPP) coordinated by Wageningen University aims to...

Norway could be next big nori market, experts say

Norway could become the next big producer of nori, researchers say, after growing red algae ‘feather film’ in a local lab for the first time.

Halloween horror: yogurt drives growth as chocolate confectionery declines

While trick or treaters this Halloween might be anticipating bags full of the traditional chocolate, gum and candy, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International, these ‘treats’ have seen...

Gluten-free demand leads to substitutes vying for vacant role

The demand for ‘no compromise’ gluten-free products that exhibit the same qualities as their wheat-containing equivalents shows no signs of abating. 

‘A cola that’s one of your 5-a-day? Absolutely!’ Juicy Fuel Cola

Juicy Fuel Cola – a sparkling cola made from fruit juice without added sugar or sweeteners – believes the drink can appeal to anyone who has become disillusioned with the...

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

Fish and wine in Italy feature in JRC summary on food fraud

Issues with fish and wine in Italy dominate the first monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

Switzerland is on 'nose-to-tail' mission to make meat-eating more sustainable - and profitable

Pork hock, beef brisket and chicken legs used to be valued cuts of meat in Europe but now often end up as pet food. Swiss meat group Proviande has launched...

Eurobesity bulges to 1 in 6

The Maltese and Latvians are the fattest Europeans in a continent where 1 in 6 are now rated obese, according to a survey that found age and education were key factors.

'This product is not against cheese'

Plant-based pioneers say lactofermented soy will enrich traditional cheese sector

"Soy is good, but lactofermented soy is better," says French firm Sojami which predicts its patented process for creating plant-based cheese will lead to a vegan cheese industry as rich and...

Strong margin growth for SME manufacturers, thanks to craft and artisan trends

The artisan food boom continues to fuel profitability of SME (small and medium size enterprise) food and drink manufacturers, evidenced by the success of craft brewers and gin distillers, says...

Guest Article - Trend Report

Digital tech to change confectionery travel retail space

Technology is set to enrich the travel retail segment, where confectionery is already the most purchased category, says retail marketing agency HRG.

UK government launches food and drink export plan to boost economy by €3.5bn

A governmental strategy to encourage companies to export UK food and drink products worldwide could give the British economy a much-needed boost of almost €3.5bn.

The antibiotic-free dilemma: How to tap into the trend without implying conventional meat is bad?

Consumer interest in antibiotic-free meat is rising and British pork processor Karro is upping investment. But how can you promote a premium antibiotic-free range without giving the message that the...

'This is the end of the beverage category as we knew it'

‘Water is not water anymore’: In a new era of beverages, where does bottled water fit in?

As the beverage sector continues to evolve, categories are blurring more than ever. Bottled water can either be left on the sidelines as  ‘the boring choice’ – or it can...

Euromonitor Quarterly Statement Q3 2016

‘Post-Brexit consumers may move to lower-priced confectionery, reversing premium chocolate trend’

Brexit is unlikely to have a dramatic effect on confectionery sales, with the quarterly update showing a 2% reduction in volume sales by 2020, according to Euromonitor.

Glamorous grannies and seaweed find unlikely success at SIAL

Is it possible to make algae and grandmothers seem glamorous? Brittany-based entrepreneur Christine Le Tennier says so as she launches a seaweed tapenade that taps into the trend for 'modern nostalgia'....

SIAL, Paris 2016

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its...

Day 5: 20 October

Food innovation is on the menu at #SIAL

7000 exhibitors, 104 countries, eight halls in five days: The international food industry is in Paris for SIAL, one of the world's biggest food innovation exhibitions. FoodNavigator is there to...

‘Huge potential’ in children’s bottled water category

As concerns over childhood obesity continue to grow - and with sugary drinks under particular scrutiny – there’s a big opportunity for children’s bottled water, according to Zenith International.  ...

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local...

FoodDrinkEurope promotes healthy eating with new website

Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has launched a new website to highlight industry efforts to promote healthier lifestyles. 

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