All news articles for March 2023

NPD Trend Tracker: From KitKat cereal to Quorn family pie

NPD Trend Tracker: From KitKat cereal to Quorn family pie

By Flora Southey

What’s new on shelf this week? PepsiCo is trialling a new paper-based outer layer on its Walkers Baked products and pladis is rolling out McVitie’s Tartlets at an accessible price point. Nestlé Cereals is preparing to launch its KitKat cereal, and Quorn...

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How to critically inspect a study report?

By Nikki Hancocks

Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...

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Erythritol and health risk: how much weight is behind the claims?

By Oliver Morrison

Erythritol remains an important tool in long-term weight gain and disease risk, according to the international association representing the low- and reduced-calorie food and beverage industry, after research showed that the popular artificial sweetener...

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Question marks as Sainsbury’s vacuum packs beef to save plastic

By Oliver Morrison

An anti-plastic campaign group has questioned the effectiveness of Sainsbury’s announcement that it is swapping traditional, plastic tray packaging for a new vacuum-packed alternative across its beef mince range, saving 450 tonnes of plastic annually.

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Advance Programme released for Positive Nutrition 2023

By Flora Southey

The Advance Programme has now been published for our upcoming Positive Nutrition Summit: Healthy Innovation for the Mass Market, and features big name speakers from industry, academia and civil society.


Africa focus: Arla’s plans for Nigeria’s nomadic herders

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Arla Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding to continue its work on providing training and employment opportunities for the local dairy market, where commercial farming is under-developed and demand for milk is outstripping supply.

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