Innovation and NPD

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NPD trend tracker: From UN chocolate to retro candy

By Flora Southey

This week, FoodNavigator brings you new product development with a sweet touch: premium Ecuadorian chocolate that serves as a ‘catalyst for change’, Barry Callabaut’s 100% wholefruit chocolate, and Tangerine Confectionery’s nostalgic sweets.

Does lab meat answer our changing attitudes to animal protein?

Are our attitudes to meat changing?

By Natasha Spencer

As we see a shift towards ‘clean’, ‘cultured’ and ‘lab-grown’ meat, what does this mean for the popularity of traditional meat consumption? Has the new meat revolution really taken off? And is it the end of meat as we know it today? We take a look with...

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NPD trend tracker: From dairy-free cheesecake to CBD snacks

By Katy Askew

This week, FoodNavigator's roundup of innovative product launches includes details on new CBD snack bars, dairy-free cheesecake and a new look for the classic Quality Street brand. Here are the NPD highlights from across Europe.

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4 myths about plant-based diet trend debunked

By Oliver Morrison

The plant-based trend is no fashion craze. It is well and truly here to stay, according to market research firm Kantar. What’s more, brands and businesses that make false assumptions about this market risk losing out on a growing slice of plant-based...

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Food tech investment data: VeganNation and Lezzoo

By Katy Askew

Investments in European food tech cooled as the mercury rose in Europe this August. But app-based delivery firm Lezzoo and vegan marketplace concept VeganNation were still able to whet the appetite of investors.

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NPD trend tracker: From algae drinks to KitKat innovation

By Flora Southey

As we bid farewell to summer and step into autumn, FoodNavigator brings you new product developments from across Europe. Scroll through the gallery for the latest launches, including an algae protein drink, new Kit Kat and Yorkie bars, and HPP green juice...

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