Unhealthy foods are being promoted to children in everyday children’s television programmes, new research published in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Fortified chewing gums that go beyond dental could reinvigorate the stagnant global chewing gum market, according to a Datamonitor analyst.
Instant hot cereal is rising in Russia as urban consumers seek healthy, convenient options, but beware - indulgence remains top of mind, says an analyst from Canadean.
The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said it will seek to opt out of a proposed pan-EU ban on driftnet fishing.
The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?
Snacks - particularly those using ancient grains – and baking mixes have been pushing the gluten-free sector forward, according to market research firm Mintel.
The market for gluten-free children’s food will be a big area for growth, predicts market research firm Mintel – but mainstream brands are yet to capitalize on the opportunity.
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members including Mondelēz International have signed up to a 250 calorie cap on single-serve confectionery sold in the UK.
Global food and drink manufacturers should exploit the ‘superfood’ potential of ancient ingredients such as prickly pear cactus and chia seeds, known for their rich nutrient content and health-giving properties, says Mintel...
The personalized confectionery market reached an estimated worth of over $12bn in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean.
France's health minister has put forward plans for the country’s own ‘traffic light’ nutrition labelling system; meanwhile a UK Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has defended the UK’s debated...
There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...
Snacks have the power to drive positive emotional shopping behavior, but too much focus on health and a lack of in-store innovation could kill the joy factor, says the VP...
Peanuts, wheat and egg are among several allergens that continue to be a global public health issue, and so industry must act with caution when developing allergen-free products, warns a...
Manufacturers must understand the difference between consumers and shoppers, tailoring marketing accordingly to secure purchases, says Saatchi & Saatchi X’s VP of shopper psychology.
The British Dietetics Association and the Nutrition Society are both backing the Food Manufacture Group’s free one-hour obesity webinar to be broadcast at 11am GMT on Thursday July 3.
UK-based Quest Vitamins says its plant-based probiotic encapsulation, DRcaps Capsules, taps into consumer interest in ‘clean label’.
Breakfast biscuit makers should reduce sugar and calorie content and develop healthier variants if they want to secure continued growth, says Euromonitor International.
Healthier products remain a top consumer demand, interpreting and communicating health claims is an ongoing challenge, and food safety is top of mind amid eco-friendly advances, according to Leatherhead Food...
Football fans travelling to Brazil have been warned that foodborne outbreaks could occur during the tournament, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Poland’s confectionery market survived the recessionary storm virtually unscathed and continues to buck the trend despite its shrinking population, according to Leatherhead Foods, principal market analyst, Jonathan Thomas.
US bakery, snack and cereal manufacturers should look to Europe for lessons on clean label and better-for-you products that don’t scream health, says Mintel’s innovation head.
A rejuvenated private label market in Finland will address price concerns and demand for quality home-grown products, says Pasi Hannonen, senior research analyst at Euromonitor.
Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.
The Federation of Bakers has designed ‘breakfast boots’ to hold toast as part of an on-going campaign to promote bread as part of a healthy, balanced diet, its director says.