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Energy products & clean labels will not drive sales in 2015, NNB predicts

The absence of clean labels and fast energy from New Nutrition Business’ list of top 10 food, nutrition and health trends for 2015 is just as important as what made the cut. 

GLG Life Tech unveils new stevia variety with higher natural Reb A content

GLG Life Tech Corporation has announced another milestone in its effort to breed new cultivars of the stevia plant. The company has developed a variety that expresses higher levels of Rebaudioside A, or Reb A, the most commercially important stevia fraction in the marketplace today.

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Game-changing natural stabilization process protects nutritional punch of fruit & veggie powders in processed foods, says NutriFusion

Fruit & veg powders can make snacks and prepared foods appear more nutritious, but owing to the rigors of the production process, by the time we eat them, they have lost most of their nutritional punch, says South Carolina-based NutriFusion, which claims it can change this equation.

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic consumers, according to Synergy Flavors and market research. 

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

Palm oil modelling study may offer benefits for producers

A new oil palm cultivation model published by Australian researchers could help maximise yields while reducing environmental impacts.

Is low GI too complicated for consumers?

As pressure on the food industry to reduce sugar in products increases, is the science behind that reduction getting lost?

Health claim game changers of 2014

A health claim approval can spell good business for some, while rejections disaster for firms who have invested big to collect their supporting dossier only to be told their evidence is insufficient. So it's no wonder food firms keep one eye firmly on the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) register...

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Supermarket loyalty cards are not delivering, says TABS Group

Supermarket loyalty cards are not delivering, says promotions expert

Whether supermarket loyalty cards actually drive loyalty, or provide retailers with killer consumer insights that give them...

2015 food trends with Mintel, Euromonitor, Rabobank,Trailblazer Foods
Trendwatching with Mintel, Euromonitor, Rabobank & Trailblazer Foods

From private label as a ‘strategic weapon’ to health, wellness and wearable technology: Four trendwatchers look ahead to 2015 in food culture

From the 'astounding' reinvention of popcorn as "Millennial friendly, cool and healthy", to the proliferation of apps &...

Veggies will appear in unexpected places in 2015
Innovation in action

2015 will see veggies appearing in unexpected places & more demand for healthy foods

Eating all your vegetables might be easier in 2015 than in recent years as they increasingly show...

Mintel food trends label claims gluten-free, kosher, vegan, natural
The biggest rise was in products making non-GMO or GMO-free claims

Non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, all-natural… What can we learn from claims made on new products in the US in 2014?

Non-GMO, Kosher, gluten-free, ethical, environmentally-friendly, lactose-free, vegan, no additives/preservatives, and on-the-go claims are all gaining more traction...

Monsanto in Intelligence Squared debate, GMOs not the Holy Grail

Monsanto exec: GMOs are not the Holy Grail. What they are is an important tool if used properly

Genetically engineered crops are not a magic bullet and some weeds have become resistant to the herbicide...

Just Mayo maker Hampton Creek Foods raises $90m in financing round

Hampton Creek Foods raises $90m to support ‘massive’ growth: ‘Just Mayo has gone from zero to 15,000 locations in a little over a year’

A high-profile lawsuit*  filed by Unilever accusing Hampton Creek Foods of falsely advertising its flagship product ‘Just Mayo’ has not, it...

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