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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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NPD Trend Tracker: From vegan jerk chicken to upcycled strawberry gin

By Flora Southey

In this latest edition of our new product development photo gallery, we look at new vegan convenient snacks hitting the supermarket aisle – notably a meatless jerk chicken style flatbread and a madras chicken style flatbread. Elsewhere, we cover a gin...

Think beyond the burger to drive plant-based sales, data suggests / Pic: GettyImages-Barmalini

Promoting plant-based: What motivates people to eat less meat?

By Katy Askew

Environmental concerns don’t motivate consumers to replace meat products with plant-based alternatives, new research suggests. So, what does prompt people to make the swap? And how can the food industry tap into this to support growth in the plant-based...

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