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Plant-based and fermented milks are driving fresh consumer interest

Are plant-based milks entering a vegan renaissance?

By Natasha Spencer

As consumer demands for vegan milk varieties and 'refreshing' milk gather pace, we ask Caroline Roux, global food and drink analyst at Mintel, whether we’re entering a new era of milk?

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NPD trend tracker: From dairy-free cheesecake to CBD snacks

By Katy Askew

This week, FoodNavigator's roundup of innovative product launches includes details on new CBD snack bars, dairy-free cheesecake and a new look for the classic Quality Street brand. Here are the NPD highlights from across Europe.

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Future Thinking: How are UK consumers shopping and eating in 2019?

By Flora Southey

A survey conducted by insights and analytics company Future Thinking has investigated UK consumers’ buying and eating habits with regards to convenience foods, cooking from scratch in the home, snacking, and attitudes towards sugar and fat intake.

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Barb Stuckey: 'When you talk about cells, you leave the realm of deliciousness...”

‘Cultivated’ meat could be the most-consumer-friendly term for cell-cultured meat, suggests Mattson/GFI research

By Elaine Watson

The term ‘clean meat’ is confusing (and carries the tacit implication that regular meat is 'dirty’), while ‘cell-based meat’ – a more neutral term favored by some startups – doesn’t poll well with shoppers. ‘Lab-grown’ is a food marketer’s nightmare....

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4 myths about plant-based diet trend debunked

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based trend is no fashion craze. It is well and truly here to stay, according to market research firm Kantar. What’s more, brands and businesses that make false assumptions about this market risk losing out on a growing slice of plant-based...

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Food tech investment data: VeganNation and Lezzoo

By Katy Askew

Investments in European food tech cooled as the mercury rose in Europe this August. But app-based delivery firm Lezzoo and vegan marketplace concept VeganNation were still able to whet the appetite of investors.

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Sustainable brands must embrace ‘net positive’: Euromonitor

By Katy Askew

The importance of sustainability continues to rise up the agenda for food brands. A new report from Euromonitor stresses that food makers can’t offset harm done in one area with progress in another. Sustainability leaders are increasingly adopting a ‘net...

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