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Retailers miss £5.2M Easter sales opportunity

Major food retailers missed a £5.2M sales opportunity this year because of poor Easter egg availability, according to market intelligence firm IRI.

Junk food ads and brand placement: Joint use increases effect on children

The combined use of TV brand placements with advertising could increase the effect on children's brand awareness and behaviour towards junk food, a new study has said.

EU companies must get ready for ‘bio-piracy’ law now

Global and EU regulation aims to stop companies using indigenous bio knowledge and material to make profits without filtering any of the benefits back.

Nestle selling Davigel to push higher value growth, says analyst

Nestlé could net up to €300m from the sale of Davigel, as the world’s biggest food company continues to refocus its business activities in to higher value areas, an industry analyst has said.

European trans fat report 'could lead to ban'

The European Commission will consider action on industrially produced trans fats in foods following a high-level debate, said a spokesperson at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

IFOAM: Organic must innovate to break out of niche status

Organic sales are growing but the sector remains niche with market share in single figures, says one industry group – but innovative practice and partnerships could change this.

EFSA reviews chemicals in food and drink

EFSA has published an overview of its most recent data on chemical contamination of food and drink aimed at the general public.

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United Cacao faces deforestation claims
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Did United Cacao destroy Amazon rainforest to clear path for world’s largest cocoa plantation?

United Cacao is accused of clearing primary forest in the Peruvian Amazon and usurping local farmers to...

Sports supplements hit for six in BBC contamination investigation

Sports supplements hit for six in BBC contamination investigation

Banned steroids and stimulants have been found in muscle building and fat burning sports supplements in the...

Better than veggie: Eat chicken to fight climate change

Better than veggie: Eat chicken to fight climate change

We have vegetarian, pescetarian, fruitatarian, vegan… and pollo-tarian? Ditching beef and dairy for poultry products is the...

Look-O-Look: Candy pizza to provide international sales topping

Candy pizza: Look-O-Look seeks bigger slice of export markets with takeaway concept

Perfetti Van Melle subsidiary Look-O-Look is hoping to enter new markets as it builds on its new...

How has social media changed food marketing?

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands...

Surging interest in edible insects prompts safety review

Surging interest in edible insects prompts safety review

A pan-European list outlining the pros and cons of different insect species, their nutritional content and environmental...

ESSNA kicks out Protein World as compliance campaign cranked u

ESSNA kicks out Protein World as compliance campaign cranked up

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has kicked out Protein World just one week after the...

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