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Free-from sales benefit from 'health halo' - but can they maintain this reputation? ©iStock

What categories will win as free-from foods gain popularity?

By Katy Askew

Demand for free-from foods has jumped in Europe as consumers buy into the concept as part of a broader understanding of what constitutes a “healthy lifestyle”. FoodNavigator examines the categories that will be the biggest winners.

Consumers are looking online for insight but are confused by the answers they are finding ©iStock/ArtemSam

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

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New CEO for Tate & Lyle

By Niamh Michail

Nick Hampton, the company’s current chief financial officer, will take over as CEO of ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle in April.

Fit Kitchen is bringing better nutrition to the ready meals category

Fit Kitchen talks nutrition, diversification and growth

By Katy Askew

UK start-up Fit Kitchen launched in January last year. Today, its low-calorie, high-protein ready meals are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Booths. FoodNavigator caught up with co-founder and managing director Phil Pinnell to find out how...

Did the food industry response result in a 'softer' stance on sugar in the Montevideo Roadmap? ©iStock/OcusFocus

Food industry influence a 'risk' for health policy

By Katy Askew

Engaging with the food and drink industry in the development of policy to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) raises the risk of “real or perceived conflicts of interest” that could undermine public policy initiatives, United Nations’ policy specialists...

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