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What trends will shape flavour innovation in 2021?

By Katy Askew

The seismic events of 2020 have shaped consumer behaviours and expectations. The COVID-19 pandemic has reached every part of our lives – and the flavours we crave are no exception. Here’s our round-up of the flavour trends we can expect to tickle out...

Rice starch is a unique ingrediant that can allow manufacturers to tap current consumer trends. Image: Beneo

Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.

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COVID: Smell, taste and the lessons for the food industry

By Oliver Morrison

Almost a year since the start of the pandemic in Europe, many of those infected who reported losing their sense of smell and consequently taste -- even without displaying other symptoms -- still haven’t recovered these senses. What implications could...

The app promises to save congestion in supermarkets by navigating shoppers to products via the fastest route, Pic: Ubamarket

The retail tech set to shine in the Covid-hit world

By Oliver Morrison

Tech companies have long been developing methods for a faster and more efficient shopping experience for consumers. These are all gaining traction in a new world of social distancing and sanitation, says Will Broome, CEO of retail tech app Ubamarket.

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Most consumers ‘unlikely’ to adopt plant-based diet

By Oliver Morrison

As a host of food manufacturers attempt to take advantage of Veganuary, which encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January, research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has revealed over 60% of people say they are unlikely...

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Food futurology part 2: How will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

By the year 2030, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts much will have changed in terms of how food is consumed: supermarkets will be forced to diversify, urban areas will be transformed by biodiversity legislation, and we will be on our to using...

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Food futurology: What will we be eating 10 years from now?

By Flora Southey

Within the next decade, trend forecaster Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts we will have moved beyond the current protein craze, be eating food made from ‘the biggest ingredient of the future’, and variety will play a greater role in all things fruit and veg.

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Crumpet makers defend salt levels in UK comfort food favourite

By Oliver Morrison

British bakers have defended the salt levels in one of the nation’s favourite afternoon teatime treats after health campaigners took aim at what they called the unnecessary levels of salt found in some of the UK’s best-selling crumpets.

Mondelez International cracker brand NoCOé developed by SnackFutures / Pic: Mondelez International

Meet NoCOé: Mondelez’s first carbon neutral snack brand

By Katy Askew

Mondelez International’s innovation hub, SnackFutures, has developed NoCOé – a French cracker brand that the company says is both carbon neutral and nutritious. “Snackers, especially the younger generation, are looking for values or purpose in brands,”...

Fat is shedding its unhealthy image, according to a report from New Nutrition Business / Pic: GettyImages-jenifoto

Fats in fashion: ‘Fat is the product developers’ friend’

By Katy Askew

For decades fat has been the dieter’s demon. But new analysis suggests that younger consumers are shedding their fear of fat – a shift that opens ‘huge new opportunities’ for product developers across multiple categories.

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Nestlé’s net zero roadmap: ‘We have no time to lose’

By Katy Askew

Swiss food giant Nestlé wants to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. “We have no time to lose,” CEO Mark Schneider told journalists at an event detailing how the company plans to get there.

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