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The FoodNavigator editors have picked their top six trends to look out for in 2015. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

By Nathan Gray and Caroline Scott-Thomas

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?

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

By Elizabeth Crawford

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...

The 'bad carbs' trend is manifesting mostly in wheat, says New Nutrition Business director

Good carbs, bad carbs to play into 2015

By Kacey CULLINEY

The steer away from carbs will continue into 2015 but if industry is clever, the shift presents plenty of opportunities, says a healthy foods expert.

Mudd+Wyeth's YaffBars take the nutrition bar category in new direction

Mudd+Wyeth take the nutrition bar category off-leash with YaffBars

By Elizabeth Crawford

To make it in the crowded energy and nutrition bar category, a company needs a great tasting product, top-notch packaging, persistence, fortitude and differentiation, says Mark Brooks, founder of Mudd+Wyeth, a lifestyle company for dogs and their owners. 

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

By Elizabeth Crawford

An organization supporting “family-scale” farming accuses the makers of Dannon, Yoplait and other yogurt manufacturers of misleading parents to believe their yogurts are healthy, even though some products include sugar and “myriad questionably safe artificial...

The biggest driver behind unhealthy snacking? A special occasion... finds research

What drives unhealthy snacking?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Enjoying a special occasion, opportunistic eating and social pressures are just some of the drivers behind unhealthy snacking – factors that could be used to drive change, researchers claim.

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

By Elizabeth Crawford

The higher cost and lack of familiarity with whole grains are complicating some schools’ efforts to comply with requirements to serve 100% whole grains that went into effect last July, according to school dietitians.

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