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Central Europe supplements market to grow 7.6% a year until 2020

Poland occupies 46% of central Europe’s supplements markets that will grow collectively at 7.6% annually until 2020 with improved economic indicators, analyst PMR has said.

COP21: Sustainability in focus

More headaches for "less meat" messaging

Want to promote products with less meat or meat alternatives? Steer clear of environmental messages and focus on health, say researchers.

Innova's top ten trend predictions for 2016

Extra security at FiE in wake of Paris terror attacks

Extra security measures will be taken at a major food ingredients trade show in Paris next week, as the city shows defiance in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks.

‘Europe needs innovation’: Kerry

Irish dairy giant Kerry has called for more innovation in the dairy sector, saying Europe needs it more than ever to counter a flat macroeconomic environment and dropping milk prices.

A carbon tax on meat is not a complete turn-off to consumers: report

Consumers are more receptive to a carbon tax on meat or the removal of subsidies for livestock farmers than politicians believe, according to new research.

Gelatine is more than just a texturiser: Rousselot

Gelatine should be seen as a functional ingredient for use in ‘better for you’ products, according to gelatine supplier Rousselot.

Consumers getting to know their carbs: BENEO study

Consumers are starting to differentiate between carbohydrate types as more than 50% of participants making a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbs in a 5000-strong study shows – with important implications for industry....

‘Doing it for the kids’ drives desire for natural nutrition

Parents are more likely to seek out ‘natural’ food and drinks than consumers without children highlighting a growing opportunity for formulating with natural ingredients, suggests study.

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Are chocolate bars really getting smaller? Researchers compare historic packaging

An online marketing company has analyzed scans of vintage bars to discover if the most popular chocolates in the Western World have been shrinking.

Trading up: can a shift from quantity to quality lift meat market malaise?

Whilst seafood sales are going swimmingly, the chilled processed meat category is under pressure globally, although volume declines could be tempered by value gains, says Euromonitor International.

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report.

Stevia extraction is no barrier to scalability: PureCircle

Stevia extracted from the leaf can be scaled up to compete with other methods – and is more in line with consumer perceptions of stevia’s naturalness, say researchers and industry....

The camera never lies: Micro-cameras improve dietary reporting accuracy

Equipping participants with micro-cameras would improve the accuracy of dietary intake assessments and strengthen confidence in results, researchers behind a pilot study have said. 

ScenoProt project will boost local protein production for real sustainability

ScenoProt, a six year Finnish project will bring together scientists, consumer specialists and product developers with one aim: developing self-sufficiency in protein production for global sustainability.

Older consumers need tailored food products, say researchers

It's not just taste and texture perceptions that change for older consumers but their social experience of food too - yet research is lacking and food manufacturers are missing out...

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads the way in innovation, according to a food trend expert.

Mars to source 100% of its rice sustainably

Food giant Mars has said it will sustainably source 100% of its rice by 2020.

Savoury ice cream flavours tipped to be big

Olive oil, black pepper, bread and cheese - restaurants and artisan ice cream makers are finding success with savoury flavours but will European manufacturers and retailers follow?

What the Swedish eat: 1740-strong dietary survey

People in Sweden fall into one of three dietary camps - a ‘healthy dietary’, ‘Swedish traditional’ or 'light-meal' pattern - a national dietary survey of 1740 adults has found.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

Old-time favourites or one-time fads: Which specialty oils are trending in Europe?

With consumer interest in health and specialty oils growing, FoodNavigator takes a look at the positioning of superfood newcomers and well-established favourites in Europe.

Partially hydrogenated and fully confused: How to protect Europeans from trans fats?

Seven European countries are capping industrially-produced trans fatty acids in food – but if they are so harmful why not ban them outright?

Italy and France show promise for organic packaged food

Both France and Italy have strong culinary traditions and consumers want quality food but have less and less time to cook – could this be why organic packaged food shows such promise?...

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