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The 'Trend Commandments' for food & drinks companies

By Niamh Michail

What’s the difference between a trend and a fad? Why is it important to look back at past trends and not just to the future? And why is failure not to be feared? FoodNavigator spoke to Spanish R&D company, Azti, to find out.

Food & Drink Expo: Preview of new products on show in UK

Food & Drink Expo: Preview of new products on show in UK

By Vince Bamford

More than 1,200 exhibitors will gather in Birmingham, UK, next week across four events hosted by William Reed, owner of BakeryandSnacks.com: Foodex, Food & Drink Expo incorporating the Farm Shop & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show. Here...

FoodNavigator 5: Top science stories of 2015

FoodNavigator 5: Top science stories of 2015

By Wai Lang Chu

FoodNavigator reviews the five most-read science stories of 2015, a year, where processed meat bathed in the limelight of its carcinogenic status to the latest scientific data that suggested a zero calorie sweetener could cause weight gain without increasing...

Tips for creating a successful children's brand

Special edition: Food for kids

Tips for creating a successful children's brand

By Niamh Michail

With children becoming more and more social media savvy, ethically conscious and keen to follow wider music and fashion trends, creating a successful kids' brand isn't easy. FoodNavigator spoke to market research company Future Learning for...

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What was 2015's most misleading product? Consumers cast their votes....

By Niamh Michail

It’s that time of year where the food industry eagerly looks to market analysts’ predictions for 2016’s upcoming trends. But consumer rights group FoodWatch is asking Dutch consumers to take a look back at 2015 and vote for the most misleading product....

Food Trendspotter: Mintel's predictions for 2016

Food Trendspotter: Mintel's predictions for 2016

By Niamh Michail

With 2016 fast approaching, food and drink companies looking to stay ahead of the curve need to start thinking about which future trends will be relevant to their products.FoodNavigator spoke with Mintel analyst Jenny Zegler to find out which trends are...

Food and drink new innovations

Food and drink innovations – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies showcased innovated tea bags, ready-to-drink options and even a tea consumers...