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UK distributor Salutivia opens NPD lab

By Niamh Michail

UK distributor Salutivia has invested in a new food and nutrition laboratory to ensure product innovation - "a key factor to wealth creation during the Brexit years", it says.

Spain’s OSI ‘improves product development’ capabilities

Spain’s OSI ‘improves product development’ capabilities

By Katy Askew

US-based protein group OSI Food Solutions has “doubled” its chicken production capacity in Spain and expanded its product development capabilities in the country as it looks to expand in the Iberian retail and foodservice space.

Tate & Lyle Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany, was unveiled last week at a media event to showcase upgrades at the facility.

Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded innovation center

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany. 

Mintel suggested gum products that offer solutions may prove to be profitable.  Photo: iStock/belchonock

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

By Douglas Yu

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent blog post penned by Mintel’s director of insight on food and...

'The adoption of these technologies will take place at an increasingly rapid rate, particularly in the case of food.' © iStock/Pepsikan

Is your firm ready for 3 waves of disruptive food innovation?

By Niamh Michail

In the next 10 years, the food industry will be profoundly changed by a series of disruptive innovations in three waves. "Some say these entrepreneurs will save the planet, others believe they will destroy our relationship with food. I believe it...

Munday returns to FDF as chief science officer

Munday returns to FDF as chief science officer

By Niamh Michail

The UK's Food and Drink Federation has appointed Helen Munday as new chief scientific officer where the focus for growth will be on 'sound science and innovation', say says.

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