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No and low alcohol drinks projected to increase 31% by 2024

By Rachel Arthur

The global no/low alcohol market is projected to continue growing as consumers seek to reduce their alcohol consumption. “What we’re seeing is a moderation trend that’s sweeping across key global markets, and that’s bringing with it increased demand for...

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Chocoa21

Is data the currency of success in cocoa supply chain transparency?

By Anthony Myers

Following recent news that The European Union will contribute €25m to boost the sustainability of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon, the first session at this year’s Chocoa21 conference, held online from Amsterdam, could turn...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From A2 protein formula to Katsu Curry noodles

By Flora Southey

As February draws to a close, what food innovation are we seeing on-shelf? In this week’s new product development photo gallery, we look at Danone-owned Cow & Gate’s launch of A2 protein milks, The Collective’s new Plant range of dairy-free yoghurt...

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NPD Trend Tracker: Nestlé confirms vegan KitKat ‘coming soon’

By Flora Southey

In exciting news for KitKat-loving vegans, Nestlé has confirmed plans to roll out a plant-based version of the chocolate favourite this year. Elsewhere in new product development across Europe, vegetarian chicken salt crisps are coming to the UK, Bauer...

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What does 2021 and the ‘new normal’ have in store for seafood?

By Flora Southey

In the UK, 2020 saw frozen fish sales surge in retail, while premium seafood struggled to find its way onto restaurant diners’ plates. What do experts predict for the post-COVID ‘new normal’? And how can brands make the most of this changing retail landscape?...

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