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Millennials are behind Europe’s online retail boom, says Mintel

Young Europeans are fuelling the growth in online grocery shopping across Europe, according to new data from Mintel.

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100% juice products to expand beyond fruit base drinks to vegetables, exotic plants and coconut

100% juice products are capturing the imagination of consumers and driving growth, which will see expansion beyond traditional fruit base drinks to include vegetables, exotic plants and coconut, according to...

'We’re not against meat, we’re for the consumer.'

Better Buying Lab plants sustainable eating seeds

Consumers say they want to eat sustainably but don't always buy sustainable food. In order to change this, The Better Buying Lab has enrolled Google, Quorn and Sodexo to understand why...

Is your firm ready for 3 waves of disruptive food innovation?

In the next 10 years, the food industry will be profoundly changed by a series of disruptive innovations in three waves. "Some say these entrepreneurs will save the planet, others believe they...

SPLENDA Naturals takes on Truvia with new stevia-based natural sweetener

As sales of artificial sweeteners continue to slide, SPLENDA (a brand associated with the artificial sweetener sucralose) has moved into the faster-growing natural sweetener space with the launch of SPLENDA...

Mondelēz ramps up presence in emerging markets with $65m R&D investment

Mondelēz International is to invest $65m in developing a global network of research & development facilities.

Food safety recall round-up 2-15 September 2016

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the start of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Belgium...

Meat industry almost as untrustworthy as second-hand car dealers, say EU consumers

When it comes to consumer goods, only the second hand car market is performing worse than the meat sector, according to new research published by the European Commission.

Nestlé changes 'misleading' marketing over no-meat beef soup

Nestlé has removed a picture of fresh beef from the packaging of its dried beef and carrot soup - which did not contain any beef - following a two-year campaign by...

Oceana: 1 in 5 seafood samples mislabeled

Seafood mislabeling occurs in every sector of the supply chain, according to Oceana.

World food prices hit 15-month high: FAO

Food prices for all global commodities rose in the past month apart from cereals, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Timing and novelty both critical to snack brand success, say analysts

More than one in four consumers (27%) would be tempted by a snack advertised for consumption at a specific time of day or night, according to research published by Canadean.

How 'New Nordic' cuisine may be changing Finland's shopping basket

Finns are eating more chicken and meat according to national dietary data, which analysts say may be fuelled by a trend for 'new Nordic' cuisine mixing  ‘old-world’ production techniques with new...

High-intensity sweetener Advantame approved for Israel

Advantame, the high-intensity sweetener made by Ajinomoto, has been approved for use in Israel.

Is there a happy medium for small-scale artisanal producers and Big Food?

Some of the world’s rarest heritage and artisan foods will go on display this month at the Terra Madre Salone des Gusto food show in Turin, Italy. FoodNavigator asked Slow...

Health-minded shoppers want easy-to-read label information

Quick-fire label information is needed to capture the growing majority of health-minded consumers, suggests a survey commissioned by colouring foods supplier.

Norwegian fish industry sets sights on exports to Turkey

Demand for fresh and processed seafood in Turkey is on the rise but with little aquaculture and dwindling fish stocks in its own seas, it is reliant on imports. One...

Premier Foods aims to woo younger shoppers with Cadbury Whole Cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its booming Cadbury Cakes brand in the UK with a range of sharing cakes.

Finland's Paulig acquires majority stake in vegetarian 'pulled oats' start-up

Finnish start-up Gold&Green Foods is set to bring its 'pulled oats' - a patent-protected, plant-based protein - to international markets following a 51% acquisition by Paulig Group.

Kids copycatting parents’ drink habits is heightened for fizzy drinks

Young children are almost three times as likely to consume fizzy drinks if their parents frequently do, according to research carried out by the UK-based Natural Hydration Council.

News in brief

Milk sample falsification cases decreasing - SFVS

Cases of milk sample falsification have decreased by more than ten times compared to 2012, according to Lithuanian data.

Carrefour calls on innovative firms to pitch ideas for fighting food waste

French retail giant Carrefour is calling on companies to pitch their ideas to cut food waste in any link of the supply chain as part of its Food Waste Challenge....

Dolce consortium to develop 'mystery' natural sweeteners

French ingredient supplier Roquette has teamed up with a German biotech company and a natural product specialist to develop and bring to market natural sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.

FoodProfiler: The NPD app that tracks the 'what, when and why' of consumer food choices

The launch of Dutch app FoodProfiler marks a new method in tracking consumer eating habits, and can be used by industry to tailor new product development (NPD), say its developers....

Germany overtakes US as top energy drink innovator

For the first time Germany has overtaken the US as the top energy drink innovator with the highest rates of new product development (NPD) in 2015, according to Mintel. 

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