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Fairtrade, organic, low air miles: What does sustainability really mean?

European food companies increasingly are using exotic fruits like dried mango, papaya and pineapple to differentiate their products in a crowded marketplace – but at what cost to local farmers...

China second largest export market for Irish dairy: Bord Bia

Infant formula-hungry China is now the second largest export market for Irish dairy, according to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board).  

What are industry’s science and technology needs?

Food fraud, healthy diets and sustainability are among the issues needing innovation in science and technology, according to a major survey from Campden BRI.

Meat without murder: How commercially viable is lab-grown meat?

Lab-grown meat could solve many of the world’s environmental problems, says the co-founder of an Israeli non-profit organisation studying the feasibility of mass-produced cultured chicken meat.

The start-up era? Curious consumers and online shoppers help, says Mintel

The start-up explosion in bakery, cereal and snacks will continue as online shopping booms and consumers seek out the extraordinary, says Mintel.

Sugar disquiet to hurt Europe’s candy market

The European sugar confectionery market is forecast to decline in the next few years as regulators and consumers consider the impact of sugar on public health, according to a report...

Food prices slump after stability: FAO

The FAO monthly food price index dipped once more in December, after three months of relative stability.

Rabobank: Lower sugar prices set to continue in 2015

Global sugar prices are likely to remain low in 2015 as production looks set to continue at a similar level, according to Rabobank’s Q4 sugar report.

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Zenith International has 'Thirst for Change' with 2015 Global Soft Drinks Congress

Zenith International's 2015 Global Soft Drinks Congress has the theme 'Thirst for Change', and its program includes leading players such as Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Talking Rain and the American Beverage Association.

Irish men’s food attitudes fuel health crisis

Men’s food behaviours in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland put them at a significant health disadvantage compared to women, according to a report from public health agency safefood....

How to win back share from private label? Make consumers feel the same about their milk as they do about their perfume...

Brand manufacturers must work hard to decommoditise their products to beat competition from private labels, says an analyst at IRI.

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‘The purest water would be completely uninteresting to drink’: MD of fine waters brand Iskilde

The MD of Danish ‘fine waters’ brand Iskilde insists that such products cannot be both ubiquitous and exclusive and believes that ‘less pure’ waters are often the most interesting.

No juice brand is an island: UK firms must see export markets as more than ‘side’ business

Exports of UK fruit and vegetable juice have increased by about 40% since 2010 - but the country must shake its island mentality if it wants this growth to continue,...

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Healthier eating is top UK New Year’s resolution

A third of UK consumers intend to eat more healthily in 2015 – but nearly half will have dropped their resolution by the end of January, according to a Canadean survey.

Secrets from the sanctum: A year in the life of a beverage trade journalist

As a trade journalist I sometimes pinch myself – not too hard – and recall that I’m lucky enough to cover such an exciting industry and everything from Coke’s latest...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from...

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

Is low GI too complicated for consumers?

As pressure on the food industry to reduce sugar in products increases, is the science behind that reduction getting lost?

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic...

Older consumers drive UK’s syrup and spreads market: Canadean

The UK syrup and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5.% over the next three years, reaching $960mn by 2018 and owes its growth to older consumers, according to...

Looking back on 2014: How did we do with last year’s predictions?

As 2014 draws to a close, let’s take a minute to look back and ask, how accurate was our forecast for the year? FoodNavigator looks back at its trend predictions...

FDF guide aims to boost sustainable palm oil use

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a guide to help food companies switch to sustainably sourced palm oil.

Snacking in 2015 to be shaped by occasions: Think late-night, sports and breakfast-fillers

Midnight cereal chomping, energy-dense sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are just some of the trends set to shape the snacking market next year, according to Datamonitor Consumer.

'Excite and hydrate consumers', BeverageDaily tells Premium Waters conference

Premium bottled water producers must excite as well as hydrate consumers, delegates at the Zenith International Premium Waters conference heard last week.

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

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