Innovation and NPD

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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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Meat analogues: A ‘big opportunity’ for improved quality

By Katy Askew

Growing demand for meat-free products that suit consumers who are adopting vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian diets has resulted in a proliferation of meat analogues hitting the market. However, the taste, texture and nutritional profile of these products...

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

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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Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

International entrepreneur reveals top tips to startup success

By Nikki Cutler

A startup founder who battled to bring his brand from near failure to international success in just three years has revealed his insight into the world of health food and drink entrepreneurship.

An example of snack made with masa flour. Pic: GoodMills Innovation

Snackex 2019

The future of snacking revealed

By Gill Hyslop

GoodMills Innovation has invested extensively in cereal ingredients that provide snacks with additional health benefits to enable producers to keep ahead of the rapidly changing snacking scenario.