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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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Growing single origin trend to ‘transform Colombia through chocolate’

By Flora Southey

Single origin chocolate is attracting strong sales and high product satisfaction among consumers. For ingredient suppliers, this presents an opportunity to give back to the rural communities growing the commodity. FoodNavigator caught up with an analyst,...

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NPD trend tracker: From Brexit hampers to kombucha energy drinks

By Flora Southey

From an Italian 'Brexit Box' full of non-perishables for UK shoppers, to a kombucha and apple cider vinegar energy drink, and a 300th-year anniversary Jubilee cheese in Liechtenstein, FoodNavigator brings you the last new product development...

Michel Arrion, executive director at ICCO, opens the debate at Chocoa 2019 in Amsterdam

Chocoa Conference 2019

Chocoa 2019: The economics and politics of cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The seventh Chocoa Conference in Amsterdam got straight down to business on the opening day, with discussions ranging from deforestation, child labor and famer incomes.

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NPD trend tracker: From vegan butter to 'wonky' veg crisps

By Flora Southey

From a functional, on-the-go apple cider vinegar juice, to a two-ingredient vegan butter, and gluten-free Japanese rice flour for French bakers. FoodNavigator looks at what is trending in Europe's new product development space.

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Few UK consumers recognise RSPO logo, but does it matter?

By Flora Southey

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is ‘not surprised’ by findings that just 5% of consumers in the UK recognise its logo, noting that as a voluntary label, “not all companies want to draw attention to an ingredient that is one of many”....

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'An open trading zone covering one-third of global GDP'

EU vote puts EU-Japan trade deal on track to enter into force

By EU-Japan trade deal to enter in force following EU vote

The EU Japan trade deal is set to enter into force on 1 February 2019 after receiving the backing of EU politicians yesterday.

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Sustainable vanilla by Takasago

Sustainable vanilla by Takasago

La Vanille T® is a comprehensive brand born out of the combination of Madagascar‘s traditions and Takasago’s exclusive technologies to provide versatile...