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Plastic alternatives: The future of food packaging?

Plastic alternatives: The future of food packaging?

16 Apr 2024

With the retailers Carrefour and U-Group in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg set to package some private label yoghurt, juice and cheese products in cellulose-based packaging, Ingredients Network looks at the most promising food-grade alternatives to pl...

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Retailers must do more to promote healthy eating

Retailers must do more to promote healthy eating

12 Apr 2024

UK retailers could play an even bigger role in helping consumers to make healthier food choices, according to Nesta, an innovation agency targeting social good.

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R3PACK Consortium backs BPA ban

R3PACK Consortium backs BPA ban

9 Apr 2024

The EU-funded research project, R3PACK, urges a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) and calls for rigorous rules, promoting transparency and prioritising health and the environment.

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MeliBio’s ‘bee-free’ honey to hit the European market

MeliBio’s ‘bee-free’ honey to hit the European market

8 Apr 2024

MeliBio, a startup developing honey without bees, rolls out its first plant-based sweetener products to the European market in partnership with Slovenian food maker Narayan.

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Beyond Burger’s clean-label recipe revamp

Beyond Burger’s clean-label recipe revamp

2 Apr 2024

Following annual revenue and profit losses, plant-based leader Beyond Burger has updated its ingredient list, adding avocado oil for a healthier fat profile and removing “unnecessary” ingredients.

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KoRo’s limited edition pistachio-packed waffle delivers balanced indulgence

KoRo’s limited edition pistachio-packed waffle delivers balanced indulgence

26 Mar 2024

Natural food brand KoRo’s special edition vegan waffle crafted with 45% pistachios, stands as a healthy yet indulgent snack, embracing the nutritious appeal of nuts.

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Exploring the future of health and wellness retail at Vitafoods Europe

Exploring the future of health and wellness retail at Vitafoods Europe

14 Mar 2024

With retail-focussed content sessions, buyer networking, and finished product tasting sessions, this year’s Vitafoods Europe offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity for retailers to up their health and wellness game.

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As Gen Z shies away from alcoholic drinks exotic flavours are the big draw

As Gen Z shies away from alcoholic drinks exotic flavours are the big draw

11 Mar 2024

With Gen Z drinkers proving to be the driving force behind the sober curious movement, we spoke to Bax Botanics, an artisanal distiller of zero-alcohol botanical beverages, to find out what appeals to its younger drinkers.

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Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

1 Mar 2024

Producers and researchers consider the rainforest-friendly credentials of Macauba palm oil and whether its sustainability credentials offer an opportunity to replace palm oil.

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SEE launches first biobased compostable protein trays

SEE launches first biobased compostable protein trays

23 Feb 2024

Sustainable packaging solutions for perishable food products have proved to be a big challenge for food manufacturers, but US packaging provider SEE (formerly Sealed Air) has launched a composable protein packaging tray.

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How Holland & Barrett has responded to the evolving retail landscape

How Holland & Barrett has responded to the evolving retail landscape

21 Feb 2024

Putting consumers first and anticipating changes to the retail landscape are critical factors in the success of Europe’s leading health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett, says Alex Glover, nutrition development lead for R&D at Holland & Barrett.

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Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

26 Jan 2024

The term ‘ultra-processed’ is gaining traction – and notoriety. But does it help consumers make healthier food choices or encourage manufacturers to make their ultra-processed products healthier? Food industry stakeholders explored the term’s usefulnes...

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