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There is a rising demand for better-for-you bakery treats. Pic: GettyImages/lucielang

The three key criteria to meet the better-for-you bakery trend

By Gill Hyslop

While the health trend has been gaining momentum for several years, it has certainly been given impetus by the pandemic. Today’s consumer is increasingly moving away from considering food as simply a caloric need to something that could add functional...

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Collaborate to accelerate a circular economy for plastics: CGF

By Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum

There are times when the challenge of plastic waste seems so immense and so intractable that solutions feel difficult to find. More than 60 percent of plastics end up in a landfill or the natural environment. Millions of tonnes of plastic waste spill...

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What are the challenges of environmental labelling in food?

By Flora Southey

The European Commission is planning to propose a sustainable food labelling network, yet must first address several key challenges, suggests Professor Matthias Finkbeiner, Chair of Sustainable Engineering at Technical University Berlin.

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Huel protein powder to Marmite-glazed burgers

By Flora Southey

In our latest new product development trend tracker, the ‘world’s first’ nutritionally complete vegan protein powder is rolling out in the UK, recipe box company Gousto is partnering with Marmite, ManiLife and Hellmann’s, and ‘natural’ energy drink challenger...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From 'clean' cold brew to yellow pea alt milk

By Flora Southey

In this week's coverage of new product development across Europe, we look at a Berlin start-up's 'dairy of the future': alt milk made from yellow split pea protein. Over in Romania, a new line of plant-based fish alternatives - mimicking...

Délifrance has a product portfolio that is either classed as ‘clean’ or ‘cleaner’. Pic: Délifrance

Clean label

Clean label is fast becoming the expectation, not the exception

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers are increasingly reading product labels and searching out ‘clean’ ingredients lists that are shorter and feature recognisable ingredients that are sourced from nature. Artificial or chemical ingredients are the main undesirables, while there...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From 3D-printed gummies to smoky bacon ‘nooch’

By Flora Southey

What is ‘nooch’, you ask? The term is short for nutritional yeast, and UK brand Notorious Nooch Co has just released two new flavours of it. Elsewhere in this week’s new product development photo gallery, we look at Nourished’s expansion into personalised...

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