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Should we be worried about the outlook for plant-based meat?

By Katy Askew

Plant-based meat has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few weeks, as industry heavyweight Impossible Foods hit back at accusations that the category is failing to perform. Fake news or fake meat? Survey data from Rabobank suggests...

EIT Food has announced its programmes for 2023, calling for applications. Pic: GettyImages/jacoblund

EIT Food opens entrepreneurship applications for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

EIT Food has launched its 2023 Entrepreneurship Programmes, designed to offer support to entrepreneurs to scale up their agrifood startups working to solve global food system challenges and deliver new innovations worldwide.

On the whole, the industry has welcomed the new UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. Pic: GettyImages/Phil Boorman

Mixed industry reactions to the UK’s new sourdough Code of Practice

By Gill Hyslop

Trade groups like Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and Federation of Bakers have welcomed the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. The Real Bread Campaign, on the other hand, remains highly...

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Europe ‘lagging’ in lab-grown meat investments

By Oliver Morrison

A new report reveals the countries poised to seize the world’s lab-grown meat market, based on investment raised, amid warnings that countries in Europe risk missing out on profitable and sustainable opportunity.

Hain Schumacher, incoming Unilever CEO / Pic: Unilever

Who is Unilever’s new CEO and is split and spin back on the table?

By Katy Askew

Unilever has named Royal FrieslandCampina boss Hein Schumacher as its new CEO. Could this mean that a spin-off of the group’s food businesses could be back on the menu? Or does Schumacher’s strong grounding in food and nutrition suggest the internal impetus...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From non-HFSS sweets to vitamin-enriched coffee pods

By Flora Southey

Fancy a dose of ‘wellness’ with your hit of morning caffeine? One of the newest products hitting retail shelves in the UK combines arabica coffee with a range of vitamins. Other products development with healthier consumption in mind include Nestlé-owned...

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What’s next in RTD coffee?

By Rachel Arthur

Gen Z consumers are more likely to drink RTD coffee than hot coffee – and as brands respond, the category is expanding and developing. We explore what’s trending in RTD coffee – and where the category could go next.

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