UK consumers sceptical of diet foods, says Mintel

UK consumers sceptical of diet foods, says Mintel

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

January is typically seen as a boon time for manufacturers of foods marketed as diet-friendly – but a majority of UK consumers actively distrust foods labelled as diet, low fat or low calorie, according to market research organisation Mintel.

Deo Perfume Candy is manufactured by Bulgarian confectioner Alpi

Deo Perfume Candy enters Europe

By Oliver Nieburg

Body fragrance candy has hit stores shelves in Europe after DG Imports reached an exclusive sales and distribution deal with Deo Perfume Candy over the Christmas period.

EU food industry competitiveness ‘lagging behind’: Report

EU food industry competitiveness ‘lagging behind’: Report

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Union’s food industry is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of competitiveness, according to a new report from FoodDrinkEurope, which outlines priorities for new EU-wide industrial policy.

Could size reductions lead to reduced energy intake?

Can reduced portions reduce consumption? IGD reviews the evidence

By Hannah Arnold, nutrition and scientific affairs executive, IGD

Many food companies are promoting smaller portions and reducing the size of existing products as part of a plan to reduce overall calorie intake – but is this the most effective approach?

Special edition: Free-from foods

Consumers equate ‘free-from’ with health: EUFIC

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

‘Free-from’ has become synonymous with healthy food for a large number of consumers – but how that affects shopping habits remains uncertain, according to EUFIC’s Dr Sophie Hieke.

Innovation strategies have changed, says de Reynal

How food companies are innovating to beat the financial crisis

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The financial crisis has also led to a consumer crisis of confidence – but nearly nine out of ten French shoppers see the economic slump as an opportunity to revise consumption habits, according to Nutrimarketing’s Sophie de Reynal.

Tan says there is 'no key to the door' for outgrowers

Independent grower highlights flaws in RSPO system

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

If the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is serious about making the entire palm oil supply chain sustainable, it needs to address flaws in the system for plantation owners who do not own their own mills, according to one such grower, Daniel...

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