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NPD trend tracker: From discount fusion to 'healthy' treats

By Katy Askew

This week's round-up of innovation from across Europe sees the opening of a meatless butcher and the launch of some unusual 'fusion' cuisine from discounter Aldi. Healthier options are also on display, with the introduction of 'better-for-you'...

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Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

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BEVERAGE FORUM 2019

How big soda is taking an ‘honest’ approach to consumer health habits

By Beth Newhart

PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and other major soda brands are still learning to grapple with the health and wellness wave that’s causing consumers to drop their sugary drinks for something ‘better-for-you’. Executives spoke at the 2019 Beverage Forum...

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Nine trends driving flavour innovation

By Oliver Morrison

The ‘Instagram effect’ means consumers are more open than ever to new flavours. International Taste Solutions (ITS), which manufactures and supplies natural flavourings to the baking, snacks, dairy and active lifestyle sectors, teamed up with market research...

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Food for thought

Why the food industry can’t ignore the bioeconomy boom

By David Burrows

Publication of the European Commission’s new bioeconomy strategy last October may have passed many in the food sector by. However, the agri-food chain lies at the heart of the concept.

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