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Plastic-free private label: UK retailer Iceland praised for packaging target - but will others follow?

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:20
Iceland has pledged to remove plastic packaging from all its own brand products by 2023. Will other food industry players follow its lead?

Europe launches plastics strategy but implementation key

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:07
The first Europe-wide strategy to reduce plastic pollution was adopted by the European Commission yesterday as part of its efforts to promote a circular economy model in the bloc.

Nestlé sells US confectionery arm to Ferrero in £2.03bn deal

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:10
Nestlà has sold its US confectionery arm â including well-known brands Crunch, Nerds and Butterfinger â to Ferrero, in a deal worth $2.8bn (Â2.03bn).

What categories will win as free-from foods gain popularity?

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 09:56
Demand for free-from foods has jumped in Europe as consumers buy into the concept as part of a broader understanding of what constitutes a âhealthy lifestyleâ. FoodNavigator examines the categories that will be the biggest winners.

Calorie caps in processed food: Industry welcomes ‘focus beyond sugar’

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 09:13
Calories in processed foods such as pizzas and readymade sandwiches could be capped in the UK, according to recommendations in an upcoming report by advisory body Public Health England (PHE).

CO2 emissions cut by half as food firms step up on sustainability: FDF

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 06:00
Sustainability efforts made by some of Europeâs leading food manufacturers slashed CO2 emissions from manufacturing operations by more than half in 2016 compared to a 1990 baseline, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Nutella owner Ferrero acquires Nestlé’s US candy business for $2.8bn

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:08
Nestlà has sold its US candy business ($924m in 2016 sales), which includes Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Raisinets, to Nutella maker Ferrero for $2.8bn in cash.

Northern lights out? Chocolate sees big sugar tax hike in Norway

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 15:31
Industry players and a market researcher speculate how Norwayâs 83% increased duty on chocolate and sugar products, which took effect on January 1 this year, will affect sales.

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 13:31
New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous â and sometimes contradictory â messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development of mass brands.

New CEO for Tate & Lyle

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 13:31
Nick Hampton, the companyâs current chief financial officer, will take over as CEO of ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle in April.

It’s Fresh tech extending produce life to cut food waste

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 12:44
Itâs Fresh has secured fresh investment as it works to increase use of âgroundbreakingâ technology that, it says, extends the shelf life, quality, freshness and flavour of produce.

Mosa Meat CEO on clean meat, competition and disrupting a $1 trillion market

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 12:21
In 2013, Mosa Meat showed the world what clean meat looks like; 'Burger 2.0' will now be ready in under 2 years. But it's not a case of being first, the CEO says. âThe global meat market is worth over one trillion dollars. Four companies in a shared field is not an issue."

Lindt continues to grow, but Russell Stover drags down US sales

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:21
Lindt & SprÃngli has reported sales growth above the chocolate industry average in 2017, but faces headwinds in the US.

Scots face reality of obesity’s effects as survey backs firm action

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 06:00
Firm limits on salt, fat and sugar, a tax on sugary drinks and a ban on the use of cartoon characters in food advertisements received strong support in a survey carried out by NHS Health Scotland.

Fit Kitchen talks nutrition, diversification and growth

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 14:42
UK start-up Fit Kitchen launched in January last year. Today, its low-calorie, high-protein ready meals are available in Sainsburyâs, Waitrose, Ocado and Booths. FoodNavigator caught up with co-founder and managing director Phil Pinnell to find out how the company is performing one year on.

Food industry influence a 'risk' for health policy

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 13:00
Engaging with the food and drink industry in the development of policy to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) raises the risk of âreal or perceived conflicts of interestâ that could undermine public policy initiatives, United Nationsâ policy specialists warn.

Avoid the ‘V’ word, and other tips to boost meat-free and dairy-free sales

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 12:45
Plant-based proteins may be booming but if sustainable eating is to become mainstream â and companies are to maximise sales â they should avoid vegan or vegetarian labels, says the executive director of the Good Food Institute (GFI).

Meet barus, the newest nut in town, says healthy snacking start-up Kinomi

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 11:16
Kinomi blends exotic flavours like Indian green mango and kombu seaweed with nuts including baru - a nutritious but little-known nut from Brazil. âI season lightly so the hero flavour is always the nut," the company's founder says.

Coeliacs at ‘an unnecessary disadvantage’ with Starbucks' oat milk, say UK charity

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 06:00
Coeliac UK believe those afflicted with the condition have been overlooked by Starbucks' recent decision to introduce oat milk to their beverage offerings in the UK.

How do we taste? New study could ‘change the dogma of taste science’

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 14:48
New research has been released that challenges conventional understandings of how we perceive taste.

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