Foodology by Univar Solutions has forecast the trends that will likely shape the food industry's overall outlook for the year and provide a first-mover advantage for new product introductions throughout the marketplace.
No longer a lumbering giant when it comes to R&D, Nestlé significantly increased its number of new product launches and number of patents in priority areas by simplifying its innovation process, fostering an entrepreneurial culture and collaborating...
Swisse has launched its first set of sports nutrition products designed for the general public’s active lifestyle needs – a move that it sees as expanding the category largely catered to elite athletes.
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...
Highlights from FoodNavigator's line-up of new products being launched in Europe include a new natural energy brand alongside fresh ways to promote gut health and enjoy international flavours from home.
This week’s new product development gallery brings you an R&D partnership between The Meatless Farm Co and Orchard Pig, a new flavour from energy drink challenger brand Tinzing, and the launch of a new vegan gummy company in the UK.
From an organic tomato passata from French e-commerce start-up Kazidomi, to Unilever's latest premium ice cream flavour: white chocolate & cookies. FoodNavigator brings you some of the most exciting new product developments across the bloc.
From fudge flavours inspired by the school tuck shop, to turmeric and mango muesli, and exotic ice cream championing Australian macadamia and salted caramel. FoodNavigator brings you the latest new product development trends in Europe.
Nestlé launches its first ever Milkybar milk and white chocolate offering, cricket-based crackers hit UK shelves, and Red Date superfruits get a dark chocolate makeover. FoodNavigator brings you the latest new product development trends in Europe.
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...
Oat-based Cheerios for people who don't like the taste or texture of porridge; sugar-free baking mixes made with wood-derived xylitol and premium sea salt with seaweed feature in this week's snapshot of new product launches across Europe.
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.
The first serious pause in price promotions in the UK could be good news for manufacturers across Europe, stemming a rising trend that will allow more investment for new product development, says market research firm IRI.
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...
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.
Harmonising flavours with general food trends may be a better approach to flavour innovation than trying to tap into taste trends touted as ‘the next big thing’, says research director at RTS Resource Jamie Rice.
Retail buyers, as every food and beverage manufacturer knows, want it all. Cleaner labels, an improved nutritional profile (lower fat, sugar and salt), great taste and texture - and an even keener price.
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...
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.
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.
Investment in research and development, including new product development, is a key growth strategy in the food industry, but how does the current investment in research compare to investments in advertising current products.