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DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

Green-tea based drinks brand OOb took first prize at the inaugural DrinkPreneur event in London yesterday, winning high praise from judges including Tesco soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore.

Published: 12-Jun-2014

Sweet innovation? Candy makers are sticking to what they know, says Euromonitor

Candy innovation: Miniature, flavors but little on health, Euromonitor

For the most part, confectioners have continued to innovate in known areas like flavor, product size and packaging rather than innovating for health, says Euromonitor International.

Published: 26-May-2014

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

Supermarkets told to take risks with ready meals

Retailers need to be bolder with their own-label ready meals and stop relying on the basics, such as spaghetti Bolognese and lasagne, former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have said.

Published: 23-May-2014

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Ieme Blondeel

Product and Process Development Engineer - Barry Callebaut

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

Published: 07-May-2014

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Lauren Bandy

Ingredients Analyst - Euromonitor International

Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

Diana Cowland

Senior Analyst, Health & Wellness - Euromonitor International

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Dr David Katz

ddirector of Prevention Research Center. - Yale University

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

Published: 15-Apr-2014

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

Published: 11-Apr-2014

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Consumers don’t really want more nutritional information, they want an easy life, according to a behavioural economist talking at a conference in Brussels.

Published: 09-Apr-2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

Professor Jason Halford

The average consumer’s desire for simplicity and the average journalist’s desire for a good headline is driving public perception of sweeteners, according to participants of a debate in Brussels.

Published: 08-Apr-2014

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices, it said.

Published: 01-Apr-2014

InHarvest: Legumes, pulses steal spotlight from animal protein

At the 2014 Research Chefs Association Conference & Culinology Expo, FoodNavigator-USA caught up with chef Michael Holleman, director of culinary development at artisan grain and legume supplier InHarvest, for a podcast Q&A on trends in pulses, lentils and legumes for our March special edition. As is so often the case, the trend toward increased use of beans and legumes began in restaurants, Holleman said.

Published: 25-Mar-2014

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

Michael Hiron

Commercial Manager, Lifestyle Nutrition - Volac

While the whey protein market has evolved from a "bodybuilding-only market" there are still myths associated with its past that the industry must "debunk," says Volac.

Published: 10-Mar-2014

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are they a missed golden opportunity for gluten-free bakery?

Published: 26-Feb-2014

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

Open innovation: Taking a non-profit approach

Open innovation: Taking a non-profit approach

Conxa Romaguera Camarena

Community manager - Allfoodexperts

Open innovation can be expensive and time-consuming to manage – and many food companies are struggling to find the solutions they are looking for. Could a non-profit platform provide the keys to open innovation success?

Published: 09-Jan-2014

FIE 2013: FoodNavigator team round-up

FIE 2013: FoodNavigator team round-up

Our team of journalists is back in the office after three very busy days at FIE. In this final round-up podcast, we share our thoughts on the show.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Carbery link 'enabled us to become experts' in sports nutrition flavoring: Synergy

Carbery link 'enabled us to become experts' in sports nutrition flavoring: Synergy

John Godwin

Commercial Director in Europe - Synergy

Synergy's close working relationship with its parent company, Irish whey protein manufacturer Carbery, has enabled it to become an "expert” in developing flavor profiles ideal for sports nutrition products, the company's commercial director for Europe told DairyReporter.com.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

New ingredient developments 'start with the consumer': Arla

New ingredient developments 'start with the consumer': Arla

Aleksandra Dzakovic

Consumer Insights Manager - Arla Foods Ingredients

In response to ever-increasing demand for value-added dairy products, ingredient suppliers have been forced to refresh the way they develop and market their products, Arla Foods Ingredients told DairyReporter.com.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up - day two

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up - day two

FoodNavigator reporters joined 1000s scouring the show floor from the moment Europe’s biggest food ingredients show opened on Tuesday.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

FoodNavigator at FIE: Team round-up – day 1

FoodNavigator reporters joined 1000s scouring the show floor from the moment Europe’s biggest food ingredients show opened yesterday morning.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Could working with an ingredient distributor drive innovation?

Michel Faes

EMEA technical manager, food and nutrition techical centre - IMCD

Specialty ingredients distributor IMCD says that working with a distributor, rather than individual suppliers, allows food companies to tap into application-driven expertise - beyond their own R&D capabilities.

Published: 20-Nov-2013

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Dirk Jan de With

VP Procurement Ingredients & Sustainability - Unilever

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

Published: 15-Oct-2013

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

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