Innovation and NPD

Why traditional dairy should have a stake in next gen production / Pic: GettyImages olhakozachenko

Will next generation animal-free technology disrupt dairy?

By Katy Askew

From fermented dairy proteins to cellular agriculture and molecular farming, Spanish dairy major Pascual has its finger on the pulse when it comes to innovation in next generation dairy. But why should a traditional dairy processor invest in this space?

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NPD Trend Tracker: From frozen soup cubes to ‘mini’ Oatly Barista

By Flora Southey

We’ve observed a shake-up in alt dairy this month, with Oatly going ‘mini’ with its Barista offering. At the same time, the oat major is expanding its Barista product into supermarket chillers for the first time. Minor Figures is also making its foray...

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Special K Granola to dark chocolate Maltesers

By Flora Southey

In this edition of our new product development trend tracker, we welcome Dark Maltesers: a flavour Mars says consumers have been ‘requesting for years’. Kellogg’s is launching Special K granola in two flavours – mixed berries and dark chocolate – and...

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Cargill opens House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site

By Anthony Myers

Cargill has unveiled its new 6,200-square-metre House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site in Belgium, which will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant with sensory expertise, and creative workspace for the company’s...

Fonterra's innovation efforts look to nutrition and wellness / Pic: GettyImages-fizkes

Fonterra focuses on innovation in ‘cognition, sight and stress’

By Katy Askew

Dairy cooperative Fonterra outlined its strategic innovation priorities – with a focus on nutritional benefits such as ‘cognition, sight and stress’ – as it noted higher milk prices were squeezing the margins of dairy processing business.

Full carcass utilisation can drive innovation in seafood, Iceland shows us how / Pic: GettyImages OKRAD

Notes from Iceland: How the blue economy can drive value and cut waste

By Katy Askew

Iceland is forging a model for the ‘blue economy’ that has driven down waste and enhanced the value of fish. Supported by a vibrant innovation ecosystem, the seafood sector is working towards a zero-waste model that is better for both business and the...

Reb M expands the toolbox for F&B reformulation / Pic: GettyImages-Nitiphonphat

Sweegen wins stevia Reb M patent battle… but Ingredion set to appeal

By Katy Askew

Ingredient supplier Sweegen hailed its victory against PureCircle in a stevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) patent battle as opening the door to ‘major expansion’ opportunities. However, FoodNavigator understands PureCircle owner Ingredion is already preparing...

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