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DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

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DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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.

Bingham and Jones urge supermarkets to be creative with ready meals (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Over-simplistic, negative stories get through to the media and consumers when it comes to sweeteners, according to members of a panel discussion in Brussels.

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

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.

Paul Ellwood spoke to FQN at Analytica 2014

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Automated colony counting meets food testing demands

By Joseph James Whitworth

Automated colony counting ensures results are consistently the same standard when dealing with high-throughput demands, according to Synoptics.  

Algatchnologies' southern Israel astaxanthin facility is set for expansion and cost reductions, the company says

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

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.

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