New Product Development

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NPD trend tracker: From Meyer's meal boxes to vegan cheddar

By Katy Askew

As the coronavirus crisis continues to play havoc with planned product releases, FoodNavigator brings you an update on the noteworthy innovation that continues to hit the shelves across Europe. This week, we hear of Danish chef Claus Meyer's decision...


NPD trend tracker: From Brexit hampers to kombucha energy drinks

By Flora Southey

From an Italian 'Brexit Box' full of non-perishables for UK shoppers, to a kombucha and apple cider vinegar energy drink, and a 300th-year anniversary Jubilee cheese in Liechtenstein, FoodNavigator brings you the last new product development...

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. 

Arla Foods says that sales of cream over the Christmas period in the UK increased more than fivefold. Pic: ©iStock/ThitareeSarmkasat

Boost in Arla Christmas cream sales

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods UK, a farmer-owned dairy company, produced and sent out nearly five times more cream than average in the week running up to Christmas.

The right software solutions means companies can 'successfully manage the special and complex aspects of product development in the global competition for attractive products,' says SpecPage. © iStock

How can you streamline your NPD process?

By Niamh Michail

From recipe reformulations to changing regulations, there are multiple factors to take into account during new product development (NPD). One company is offering a master data capturing service to streamline the process for firms that don't have the...

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Special edition: Food for kids

Healthy NPD should be the starting point for kids' food

By Niamh Michail

The ‘good for you’ trend in children’s food is growing, and small companies would do well to focus on healthy new product development in order to compete with big players who have the money to reformulate and rebrand, says one analyst.

Campden BRI opens consumer test centre

Campden BRI opens consumer test centre

By Jenny Eagle

Campden BRI has opened a consumer test centre in Leamington Spa, UK, to support new product development and provide consumer research on food and drink products.

What can company founders tell us about successful product development?

How do start-ups approach new product development?


Some of the best and brightest innovation in the food and drink industry comes from start-ups – so how do they approach NPD? And what can companies of all sizes learn from their approach?

Leatherhead Food Research hopes its new leadership team will increase its support for the food industry

Leatherhead creates new leadership team

By Laurence Gibbons

Leatherhead Food Research has created a new leadership team in a bid to increase its support for the food industry and add investment in resources and customer communications.

Understanding the neuroscience of shopping could boost food and drink sales

Neuroscience could boost food sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Food businesses need to tap into neuroscience and understand how consumers make fast and unconscious decisions, if they are to improve their sales, says a marketing expert.

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Ingredients supplier prepares for NPD push

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Jardox has recruited innovations talent from Premier Foods to spearhead a new product development (NPD) push after opening a £3M new plant.

Unilever is looking for innovative ways to meet its sustainability targets, said Hamet

Unilever: Taking sustainability into new product development

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sustainability is something that has to be approached holistically and built into new product development, Unilever's Prof Dr Rob Hamer told delegates at the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) conference in Montpellier, France...

Symrise opens Latin America facility

Symrise opens Latin America facility

By Rod Addy

Symrise has opened a €12m flavours and fragrances centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil, marking the completion of its roll out of such sites in emerging markets, according to the company.

How can social media fit into the NPD process?

Special edition: The new product development process

How can social media fit into the NPD process?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Social media allows companies to feel out consumer perceptions of ingredients and concepts at the beginning of the product development process – and combines well with more traditional consumer research, says social media research firm Loudpixel.

UK own label influence to rise in 2012-2013

UK own label influence to rise in 2012-2013

By Rod Addy

Cash strapped UK consumers will focus on retailers’ own label food and drink rather than branded sales as the recession continues to bite, according to market analyst Mintel.

Hampstead Farm sauces are designed to appeal to consumers worried about salt intake

Salt-free sauce: the start of a new category?

By Rod Addy

Brighton-based firm Hampstead Farm aims to woo health-conscious consumers with a four-strong range of salt-free cooking sauces the firm's founder believes could establish a new sub-category within 'free-from' retail offerings.


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