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NPD Trend Tracker: From choc orange mayo to non-alcoholic bubbly

By Flora Southey

In this week’s new product development tracker, FoodNavigator profiles a mash-up between Heinz mayonnaise and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, as well as a plant-based ‘milk-alike’ chocolate out of Belgium. Other new offerings include a Millionaire’s Shortbread...

Air is linked with improving 3d products which is advancing manufacturers’ efforts to retexturize foods. Image: Getty: Marina_Skoropadskaya

The biggest ingredient of future food: air?

By Oliver Morrison

Rising commodity prices put an onus on food and beverage manufacturers to exploit the opportunities presented by air as an ingredient in products, believes ‘food futurologist’ Dr Morgaine Gaye.

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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.

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Why pollution is the next big food and beverage opportunity

By Oliver Morrison

Soil health and pollutant-free ingredients are now must-have environmental and health credentials that food and drink manufacturers should embrace, believes Mandy Saven, Director of Consumer Lifestyle at trends intelligence agency Stylus.

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Sugar reduction/reformulation special edition

Sugar in the time of COVID

By Anthony Myers

Four in 10 consumers in Innova Market Insights’ global Health and Nutrition Survey in 2020 claimed to have decreased their sugar consumption over the studied 12-month period, with prevention of health conditions the leading reason, followed by weight...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Viocreme to Quorn's alt ham and beef roasts

By Flora Southey

What new products are hitting shelves across Europe and the UK? In this edition of our NPD Trend Tracker, we look at pancakes for weaning-age kids, Quorn’s new alternatives to beef and ham roasts, a plant-based cream from Violife and more…

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Return to normal sees long-term frozen food growth slow

By Oliver Morrison

Frozen food sales have dipped in the UK as consumers have returned to pre-pandemic shopping habits, according to the latest 52-week Kantar data from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

What's hitting tables in Europe? FoodNavigator's latest NPD round-up / Pic: GettyImages-Yulia Gusterina

NPD Trend Tracker: From oat-based ice cream to Net Zero cereal

By Katy Askew

This week's new product gallery brings together some of the hottest product launches in Europe, from Oatly's new oat-based ice cream, to pea-based canned fish alternative Fish Peas, and 'porridge with provenance' - Alara Organic's...

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