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Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

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Vegans want ‘on the go’ innovation

By Katy Askew

Vegan consumers want more “grab-and-go” options in foodservice and retail channels, a new survey reveals, pointing to a white space for food sector innovation.

Awareness of the positive role protein plays has jumped ©iStock/triocean

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The protein challenge: meeting global demand

By Katy Askew

The food sector has witnessed a jump in demand for protein. But conflicting pressures mean this complex issue requires a nuanced response and leadership from the food industry.

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Food & drink wellness trends for 2018

By Jenny Eagle

Kara Rosen, founder of the organic pressed juice and dairy-free nut milk brand, Plenish, reveals her predictions of the trends set to land in 2018.

Olam diversifies hazelnut sourcing to meet rising global demand

Olam diversifies hazelnut sourcing to meet rising global demand

By Niamh Michail

Thirty years ago, Turkey produced 80% of world’s hazelnuts but it has hit its production limit and, as global demand for hazelnuts continues to rise, the country’s dominance is falling. We spoke to agri-food processor Olam on how it is diversifying its...

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