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Hard seltzer brand claims carbon negative ‘world first’

Hard seltzer brand claims carbon negative ‘world first’

By Oliver Morrison

Premium British hard seltzer brand SERVED claims it has become the ‘world’s first’ carbon negative hard seltzer brand to introduce carbon footprint labelling which it will roll out across its range from next month.

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Scraping social media for hot beverage trends

By Oliver Morrison

Love them or loath them, social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram offer fertile ground where brands can spot quickly emerging food and beverage trends that can guide product development.

Farmers can record everything they need to know about their animals on the phone app and then analyse that data to improve efficiencies and sustainability. Image: Breedr

Digitising the beef sector to reduce emissions

By Oliver Morrison

Fintech app Breedr wants to ‘put data at the heart of farming’ to make the beef supply chain more efficient and improve farmers’ profits and environmental footprints.

From wurst sausages to veal schnitzels and German quark, Germany has a long-standing food culture rich with meat and dairy. GettyImages/instamatics

Why might Germany be losing its appetite for meat and dairy?

By Flora Southey

More than half of Germany’s population reduced its meat consumption in the past year, and one-third plans to consume fewer dairy products in the next six months, according to a new report. FoodNavigator asks why.

FoodNavigator visits R&D centre Hive to go Unilever's innovation strategy to grow plant-based sales to €1bn / Pic: ©Ossip_van_Duivenbode

Inside Hive: A deep-dive into Unilever's plant-based innovation drive

By Katy Askew

“We want to outgrow the competition and we want to do it in ways that are better for people and the planet,” Unilever’s head of Food & Refreshment Hanneke Faber says. How does the company plan to do this? FoodNavigator goes inside Hive, Unilever’s...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From gluten-free Punk IPA to Dolce & Gabbana cake

By Flora Southey

BrewDog has developed a gluten-free version of its best-known beer: Punk IPA. Elsewhere across the NPD landscape, Dolce & Gabbana is bringing back its colomba cake, and a range of Bridgerton-inspired doughnuts have rolled out to celebrate the launch...

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Special edition: Flavour trends 2022

Why caramel is one of the top flavours of 2022

By Anthony Myers

Caramel hits the sweet spot in the flavour stakes for a number of reasons, primarily because it is loved across consumer generations, with a number of NPDs using it to bring a premium feel while bringing comfort through nostalgia.

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Salt campaigners take aim at meal deal snacks

By Oliver Morrison

Almost three quarters (70%) of snacks included in meal deals sold on the high street are dangerously high in saturated fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), complains new research from Action on Salt, with some contributing to a third of an adult’s maximum daily...

Infected cells shown in magenta. Pic: Jonathan Z. Sexton.

Fighting Covid-19 with milk

By Jim Cornall

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, dairy scientists may have a surprising role to play.

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