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NPD trend tracker: From sustainable trout to regional specialties

By Katy Askew

European consumers are increasingly favouring locally sourced and manufactured food products - a trend that German manufacturer Settele has responded to with a line of organic regional specialties. Elsewhere, France's Supermarché Match rolled out...

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NPD trend tracker: From local snacking to super cereals

By Katy Askew

From locally sourced snacking innovation to functional muesli that aims to reinvigorate a declining category, FoodNavigator brings you a weekly round-up of on-trend innovations hitting the shelves across Europe.

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Healy leverages cocoa shells for natural sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

Healy Group, the Ireland-based ingredient supplier, has developed a process to turn cocoa shells – an otherwise under-utilised by-product of cocoa production – into a micronised cocoa fibre that can help with sugar reduction in chocolate.

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Could 2020 be year of the baobab?

By Oliver Morrison

Nestlé is just one of the large food and beverage firms investigating the potential of the African 'superfruit', according to an ingredients supplier.

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Ingredients sector tops food and drink M&A

By Flora Southey

An average of 15 food and drink acquisitions were recorded every week of 2019, according to Zenith Global. The ingredients sector was the most active, with 65 transactions listed worldwide.

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‘Strongest link yet’ between nitrates and cancer

By Katy Askew

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have uncovered what they describe as the ‘strongest link yet’ between nitrates in processed meat products and cancer risk. However, they also stressed, ‘not all processed meat has the same risk’.

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

Relax… CBD will hit the big time, says Bravura Foods’ boss

By Oliver Morrison

CBD innovation is in a bottleneck and poised to burst onto the mainstream, believes the Co-owner and Managing Director of Bravura Foods, Lisa Gawthorne. The only delay, she tells FoodNavigator, is a reluctance on the part of big retailers to make the...

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Cultured meat: Challenges and opportunities on the long road to market

By Katy Askew

Cultured meat has seen a surge in interest thanks, primarily, to the mounting realisation that the current system of animal agriculture cannot feed the growing world population sustainably. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain as the sector works...

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Nexira eyes carbon-neutral footprint for new Inavea brand

By Flora Southey

French ingredients supplier Nexira is launching a new ingredients brand, Inavea, dedicated to organic ingredients with a strong sustainability message, managing director Mathieu Dondain tells FoodNavigator.

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Consumer trends to watch for in 2020

By Oliver Morrison

Trends towards health and wellness, plant-based and clean label will continue next year, but the need for food businesses to innovate is greater than ever, says consumer research.

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Kerry’s clean label answer to acrylamide

By Katy Askew

Acrylamide is a hot topic for food makers. It has been a year since the European Commission regulation obliging food business operators to apply acrylamide mitigation measures came into force. Kerry Group aims to help manufacturers step up to the mark...

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