This week, FoodNavigator brings you new product development with a sweet touch: premium Ecuadorian chocolate that serves as a ‘catalyst for change’, Barry Callabaut’s 100% wholefruit chocolate, and Tangerine Confectionery’s nostalgic sweets.
Dairy cooperative to ingredients manufacturer FrieslandCampina recently set out its innovation priorities for its ingredients arm: gut health, personalised nutrition and protein. Divisional head Kathy Fortmann tells FoodNavigator more.
Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life sustainability program aims to strengthen the company’s supply chain and the Cadbury maker’s on-pack claims are only to signal brands contain sustainable cocoa, says Cathy Pieters, the director of the program.
Tesco has launched a new own-brand range of plant-based foods under the Plant Chef label, which the retailer’s head of plant-based innovation, Derek Sarno, says responds to a ‘clear opportunity’ for ‘affordable, more familiar dishes’.
The food tech scene is booming in Israel, where its start-up ecosystem is striving to be ‘number one’ in the game. So what makes this country a hotbed for food tech innovation? FoodNavigator hears from a food manufacturer, a start-up incubator and a venture...
Food artificial intelligence company Spoonshot has today emerged from an intensive 18-month R&D process to launch a new tool that it says will ‘raise the bar for insight-led innovation’ in the food and beverage sector.
The Rainforest Alliance Network (RAN) has published a report alleging a raft of FMCG giants and secondary traders continue to use palm oil grown illegally in the Aceh region of Indonesia, in contravention of their own deforestation policies.
Significant investment is required to get innovative protein start-ups off the ground. So what are investors looking for when deciding to bankroll new talent? And what do they predict for the future of protein? Cargill and S2G Ventures weigh in.