Innovation and NPD

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Diageo acquires flavor matching tech company Vivanda

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has acquired Vivanda, the owner of the technology behind Diageo’s digital ‘What’s Your Whisky’ online platform as well as the ‘Journey of Flavour’ experience at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh.

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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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