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Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Craig Simpson

EU food law expert - Steptoe & Johnson

The way sports foods are regulated in the EU is set to change. But how? Craig Simpson, EU food law expert with Steptoe & Johnson in the UK, gives his view likely outcomes and industry impacts.

Published: 13-Jan-2016

Marketing to the ‘elderly’: Overcoming the taboo of getting old

Marketing to the ‘elderly'

There is a need for public health strategies and products to address Europe's rapidly ageing population – but how easy is it to market such products when nobody wants to admit that they’re getting old?

Published: 21-Dec-2015

What opportunities does the backlash against sugar create?

What opportunities does the backlash against sugar create?

From links with obesity and type 2 diabetes to government taxes, sugar is currently experiencing a backlash. FoodNavigator met up with experts in the field at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) to ask what this means for industry – is the future sugar-free?

Published: 21-Dec-2015

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

The digital age has changed everything – fragmenting both consumer taste and industry response to it. Is your business tuned in to a shift that is pushing start-ups front and centre like never before or are you soon to be swept away?

Published: 16-Dec-2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Published: 14-Dec-2015

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy food product, based on work by their colleagues at New Nutrition Business.   

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Top snacking trends

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

Published: 29-Oct-2015

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing two new players to the plant-based protein market

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing LENTEIN Plus and mankai

Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants. But do they have what it takes to give more established players in the plant-based protein category a run for their money?

Published: 03-Aug-2015

Flavour tourism: On the trail of Europe's future trends

Flavour tourism: On the trail of Europe's future trends

What will the next flavour trends be, where does inspiration come from and how can you make sure a trend has some sticking power? FoodNavigator met up with Mintel at IFT to find out.

Published: 22-Jul-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

Outsourcing. It's no secret it can bring big financial and logistical gains. But in an age when traceability and accountability carry increasing value, are we now seeing a shift towards a new concept of insourcing?

Published: 21-May-2015

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 – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to experts speaking on the side lines of Food Vision in Cannes.

Published: 08-Apr-2015

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Radek Sali, CEO,Swisse Wellness;

François Scheffler, head, BASF human nutrition; - Loren Israelsen, president, United Natural Products Association (UNPA); Mandy Saven, head, food, beverage and hospitality, Stylus

Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping us healthy and out of hospitals. Are converging technologies about to deliver on its promise?

Published: 07-Apr-2015

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Dr Ralf Jäger

Co-founder and partner - Increnovo

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

Published: 18-Feb-2015

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

Published: 17-Feb-2015

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth

‘Wine world is under attack, and needs to up its game’, Wine Economist

Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.

Published: 26-Nov-2014

‘Bringing movie magic to the wine world will win new drinkers’: Direct Wines CEO

Bringing movie magic to wine world will win new drinkers: Direct Wines

Simon McMurtrie

CEO - Direct Wines

Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtrie insists that bringing ‘some of the magic’ associated with movie and perfume launches into the wine world will entice a new generation of wine drinkers.

Published: 25-Nov-2014

Step change in food firms’ environmental initiatives

Step change for environmental initiatives

Food and drink manufacturers are transforming their impact on the environment and the entries for this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect this, according to food industry consultant Jean Feord.

Published: 31-Oct-2014

'PowerPoint can be painful!’ Tesco soft drinks buyer warns entrepreneurs

Tesco soft drinks buyer warns brands PowerPoint can be painful

The head of Tesco’s soft drinks buying team David Beardmore has urged aspiring brands not to turn up at the retailer’s HQ with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation but to do something different.

Published: 11-Jul-2014

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

Breakfast cereal decline: Mintel talks opportunities, challenges

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?

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Beauty chocolate: Algatechnologies touts red seaweed for functional confectionery

Beauty chocolate: Astaxanthin in functional confectionery

Efrat Kat

Director of marketing and sales - Algatechnologies

Algatechnologies sees potential for red seaweed derivative astaxanthin in chocolate coins promoting beauty for the US market.

Published: 17-Jun-2014

French supplements market set for return to 10%+ growth after a ‘not very good’ year

French supplements market set for return to 10%+ growth after a ‘not very good’ year

Alban Maggiar

Chairman - Synadiet

The French food supplements market is set for double digit growth this year as the sector adapts to changing EU regulations around health claims, according to the chairman of the country’s biggest trade group.

Published: 10-Jun-2014

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Antoine Bily, Naturex global R&D director

Christian Artaria, Indena marketing director - Holger Riemensperger, Frutarom general manager, Health Business Unit

Botanical adulteration, like doping in sports, is a problem that can be controlled but never totally resolved, but what is being done about it? Here the world’s biggest botanical players debate their attacks on the problem.

Published: 03-Jun-2014

Which big player will be first on functional confectionery scene?

Functional confectionery: What does the future hold?

Adrian Sagman

Vice president of international sales and marketing - Carmit Candy

The functional confectionery market is awaiting a big player and private label maker Carmit Candy gives its tip on which it’s likely to be.

Published: 27-May-2014

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