Innovation and NPD

FutureBridge highlights innovation cutting the cost of low cal sweeteners / Pic: iStock Elmik

Three innovations set to shake up sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

With sugar reduction in the spotlight, Netherlands-based consultancy FutureBridge shares its predictions for three new bioprocesses ‘set to rattle the low-calorie sweetener market’.

HelloFresh CEO Dominik Richter

HelloFresh sweeps away supermarket competition in meal-kit space

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh raised its guidance for the year for the third time, illustrating strong demand for meal-kit among consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The recipe box company also hinted at plans to expand in the ready-meal category, and said it was unconcerned...

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Using blockchain to boost traceability in the CBD market

By Oliver Morrison

The Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands (CAN), a consortium of Dutch CBD producers, is harnessing blockchain technology with the hope of improving transparency, accountability and traceability in the CBD market.

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NPD Trend Tracker: From Halo Top to Pimp My Salad

By Katy Askew

In this week's NPD trend tracker we hear how US ice cream sensation Halo Top is expanding in France, Unearthed is rolling out Middle Eastern flavours with a new mezze range, and Australia's Pimp My Salad is working to replicate its domestic...

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Scotland’s haggis makers heartened at prospect of US breakthrough

By Oliver Morrison

The UK’s international trade secretary, Liz Truss, is pressing the US to end its ban on haggis imports as the two countries negotiate the terms of a trade deal. It’s a big if, but should the ban be lifted it presents exciting opportunities for a product...

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Fig extract can benefit diabetic treatment: study

By Oliver Morrison

Botanical ingredients supplier Euromed claims a study shows that its fig extract product, called ABAlife, can lower the glycaemic index of foods, and could potentially be a treatment for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, while also help to make products...

Oatly is still thinking like a challenger, it tells FoodNavigator

Oatly: ‘Now we want to challenge the whole dairy industry’

By Oliver Morrison

Plant-based drink disruptor Oatly says it is planning to take on the overall dairy category after securing $200 million in new equity from an investment group led by private equity giant Blackstone and a group of celebrities.