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What does the future of sugar reduction hold? / Pic: GettyImages-anilakkus

What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

From beer-friendly biltong to air fryer-friendly jackfruit

From beer-friendly biltong to air fryer-friendly jackfruit

By Oliver Morrison

This week’s round up of new products features Made For Drink’s South African-inspired, beer-friendly biltong, made from 100% grass-fed Irish beef, while Biff’s Plant Shack has launched a range of Jackfruit products with specific air-frying instructions.

NPD Trend Tracker: From 3D-printed meat to seafood alternatives

NPD Trend Tracker: From 3D-printed meat to seafood alternatives

By Flora Southey

In our latest new product development roundup, we see Israeli start-up Redefine Meat enter Finland via national restaurant distribution. In Austria, Revo Foods is rolling out three new alt seafood products into supermarkets, before targeting Germany,...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From non-HFSS cakes to ready to serve salsas

By Oliver Morrison

This week’s gallery takes in new listings for low sugar indulgent cake brand Fitbakes, while UK-based Latin American food brand Capsicana, is aiming to capitalise on demand for world food flavours that are ready in 20 minutes.

Is digestive health ‘sexy’? It could be argued that food supporting gut bacteria and healthy bowels are not as easily marketable as other nutrient claims on-pack. GettyImages/tbralnina

How can food and beverage brands make fibre sexy?

By Flora Southey

Supporting gut bacteria and bowel health may not be the most appealing claims to market on-pack, but ingredients experts say consumer perceptions can be changed – if they haven't already.

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Younger consumers less engaged with condiments category, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The popularity of condiments soared during the pandemic as consumers used the products as an easy way to elevate an otherwise bland meal made at home, notes Mintel, which says that condiment brands must engage with younger consumers to ensure future long-term...

Are Swiss consumers aware of and concerned about palm oil? GettyImages/ic36006

What do Swiss consumers think of palm oil?

By Flora Southey

Fresh research has investigated consumer perceptions of palm oil in Switzerland and whether they are familiar with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) label.

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