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Fi Europe’s New Product Zone elevates the nutrition of everyday indulgences

Fi Europe’s New Product Zone elevates the nutrition of everyday indulgences

22 Dec 2023

At Fi Europe 2023's New Product Zone, eight health ingredients, each offering an enhanced nutritional profile of various products, were on display. These ingredients address the evolving needs of the food and beverage industry and cater to consumers se...

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Fi Europe’s New Product Zone explores fresh possibilities with five natural ingredients

Fi Europe’s New Product Zone explores fresh possibilities with five natural ingredients

20 Dec 2023

Fi Europe 2023's New Product Zone unveils five natural ingredients, each catering to the growing demand for clean products and embodying ethical and sustainable choices for today's conscious consumers.

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South-East Asia: Renewed interest in sports nutrition products

South-East Asia: Renewed interest in sports nutrition products

19 Dec 2023

South-East Asia’s renewed focus on the elderly has also given rise to an emerging sports nutrition sector that serves to address similar health issues such as immune support and bone and joint health.

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Insect protein market heats up in APAC region

Insect protein market heats up in APAC region

12 Jun 2023

Packed with superfood-level nutritional benefits and with a neutral taste, Asian brands are using insect protein in finished products, such as Thailand’s Proothie, which makes cricket protein granola bars.

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Plant-based could be the way forward in pet food

Plant-based could be the way forward in pet food

25 May 2023

Growing numbers of pet owners are choosing plant-based food for their pets for health and sustainability reasons, according to ProVeg, with many products containing healthy wholefood ingredients like kale, chia, beetroot, and broccoli.

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Position snacks as affordable staples, says Euromonitor

Position snacks as affordable staples, says Euromonitor

13 Mar 2023

With snack sales impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, war, and inflation, 2023 could see a slowdown in growth with a consumer focus on value, says Euromonitor. Where are the opportunities for food and beverage brands?

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Plant-based food maker Alpha Foods launches DTC platform

Plant-based food maker Alpha Foods launches DTC platform

10 Nov 2020

California-based Alpha Foods launched its direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform in the U.S. to take advantage of the growing market for plant-based and e-commerce delivery options. The company's products will also continue to be sold at brick and mortar re...

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Whole Foods releases Top 10 food trends for 2021

Whole Foods releases Top 10 food trends for 2021

9 Nov 2020

This year marks the sixth year that Whole Foods has released its annual trend predictions for food and beverage. While some trends look familiar and are an extension of years past, 2021’s list of up-and-coming products has also been heavily influenced ...

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Tesco’s new incubator program heavily features plant-based companies

Tesco’s new incubator program heavily features plant-based companies

30 Oct 2020

Tesco is in its fourth year of hosting an incubator program for startup consumer packaged brands, and this year, the cohort features a substantial list of plant-based brands that will receive institutional support from the supermarket chain and its pan...

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myAir delivers stress reduction through nutrition

myAir delivers stress reduction through nutrition

19 Oct 2020

Israeli-based myAir is a new startup that is focusing on controlling stress through nutrition. The brand, which produces plant-based snack bars, has six functional blends that were developed using AI to combat a number of the most prevalent physiologic...

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Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood files for $40M IPO

Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood files for $40M IPO

17 Sep 2020

Laird Superfood, a company founded by the surfer Laird Hamilton, is riding the IPO wave and filed for a $40 million fundraise from investors to appear on the New York Stock Exchange. The company indicated it will use the symbol “LSF.”

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Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

Scientists discover the key to garlicy-ness

26 Aug 2020

Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biological process in garlic that creates allicin and that may lead to the creation of bulbs with differing levels of pungency. The scientists also said this discovery can contribute to farmers having be...

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