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Little consumer choice in crisp category

Little consumer choice in crisp category

Consumer choice has been tainted by too few brands dominating the crisp category, the founder of a new crisp brand has claimed.

Published: 23-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Teatime tweets drive food manufacturers’ sales

Teatime tweets drive food manufacturers’ sales

Timing social media posts to reach customers at key times of the day – such as before teatime – is helping food manufacturers to boost sales and engage new customers, according a seminar at the Foodex trade event last week.

Published: 02-Apr-2014

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the next 12 months.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

The European food industry: Health claims, recession and global competition

We gave the European food industry a check-up at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), talking with some of the industry's top ingredients players about EU health claims, economic recovery and how to remain competitive on a global stage.

Published: 05-Dec-2013

Can an ingredients giant be a true innovator? Yes we can, says Beneo chief

Can an ingredients giant be a true innovator? Yes we can, says Beneo chief

Matthias Moser

CEO - Beneo

Beneo CEO Matthias Moser, PhD, shares his vision of how a European ingredients giant stays ahead of the innovation curve, built on a bedrock of age-specific nutrient solutions – even if rising obesity and diabetes rates suggest there remains much work to do.

Published: 04-Dec-2013

Leatherhead’s top 3 new products at FiE

Leatherhead’s top 3 new products at FiE

Steve Osborn

Business Innovation Manager - Leatherhead Food Research

Mushroom salt reduction, award-winning algal flour and musical taste buds, Leatherhead takes us through the top three new products at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE).

Published: 28-Nov-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research - Euromonitor International

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and Brazil. It has pushed beyond $150bn (€110m) in global sales this year (not including food supplements).

Published: 25-Nov-2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

Ruedi Duss

Global Business Manager - DSM Nutritional Products

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

Published: 25-Nov-2013

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

Frank Jaksch

CEO - Chromadex

New ‘suspect alkaloids’ are finding their way into the controversial pre-workout supplement sector, and potentially dangerous products will continue to flourish in the marketplace while there is wider support from the industry, according to the CEO of Chromadex.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

Richard Waycott

President & CEO - Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California talks pollination, global supply and Chinese demand at this year’s FiE event in Frankfurt.

Published: 22-Nov-2013

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Radek Sali

CEO - Swisse Wellness

Premium products, mega-spend marketing, and global ambitions are driving growth for Swisse Wellness, says its CEO, days after inking a ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare giving it access to over 50 countries.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

Chicken sector 'is benefiting from horsemeat crisis'

Chicken sector 'is benefiting from horsemeat crisis'

The UK poultry sector is proving to be one of the main beneficiaries of the horsemeat crisis, according to specialist food law firm Rollits.

Published: 14-Nov-2013

Bread’s riches to rags story: The villainous white loaf and heroic whole grain

Bread’s riches to rags story: The villainous white loaf and heroic whole grain

The bread sector has experienced a riches to rags story and is now in a state of decline with white bread demonized but industry has hope in whole grains, says ConAgra Mills.

Published: 22-Oct-2013

Norwegian family fishing firm seeking omega-3 cod catch

Norwegian family fishing firm seeking omega-3 cod catch

Geir Wilhelm Wold

Managing director - Vesteraalens

Geir Wilhelm Wold is a Norwegian fisherman, just like his father and his father before him. But when cod catch waste began to bother him Wold bought the Norwegian fish retail brand Vesteraalens, landing a new role as an omega-3 supplier and product maker.

Published: 03-Jun-2013

Consumer recycling key to carbon footprint: CCE

Consumer recycling key to carbon footprint: CCE

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a study with 10 British households to understand why recycling rates are so low despite people claiming they frequently recycle.

Published: 30-May-2013

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Olaf Häusler PhD

Pharmaceutical project and development manager - Roquette pharmaceutical and cosmetics business unit

French supplier Roquette is putting its R&D supplements facility up for rent by any party seeking to develop food supplements and food products – whether they are its own customers or not.

Published: 29-May-2013

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

Trend-spotter: The rise of slow-energy

David Jago

Director of innovation - Mintel

There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.

Published: 17-May-2013

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!

Published: 19-Dec-2012

Tetra Pak researches processing methods to tap ‘explosive’ coconut water trend

Tetra Pak researches processing methods to tap ‘explosive’ coconut water trend

Kit Lai, director of Tetra Pak’s Soya- and Coconut Knowledge Centers, discusses the global growth of coconut water and soya milks as categories, and the firm's latest formulation and processing innovations.

Published: 07-Dec-2012

Who can win an EU immunity claim? Yeast beta-glucan can?

Who can win an EU immunity claim? Yeast beta-glucan can?

Leiber

Business unit director in health and functional food - Eike Hagemen

German yeast specialist Leiber possesses the only immune health claim in the EU assessment system at the moment. But why should its beta-glucan yeast succeed when it has already failed once?

Published: 30-Nov-2012

NPD: The customer is always right – and first – says Danish dairy giant

NPD: The customer is always right – and first – says Danish dairy giant

Paul Cornillon

Senior vice president - Strategic Innovation Centre

Arla Foods used to be a Danish dairy with a Scandinavian bent. Now it is global-facing, upping its R&D spend and obsessed with finding out what consumers want, rather than delivering products it thinks they want.

Published: 23-Nov-2012

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