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The Most Innovative Packaging

The Most Innovative Packaging

15 Sep 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 was an exciting day. Not just for me, but for the finalists and the jury of the Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2014. The ten finalists came to Gouda to try to convince the jury that their packaging is the most ...

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Cutting Food Waste: a Dream?

Cutting Food Waste: a Dream?

15 Sep 2014

Isn’t it frustrating for you, dear reader, as an executive, an important cog in the food industry, to see between 20 and 75% of what you stand for being wasted? The purpose of the food and beverage industry is to meet the needs of the consumer. It is b...

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What is Smart Packaging?

What is Smart Packaging?

12 Nov 2013

Smart packaging has been a trending topic for years now. It comes with many names – it can also be called intelligent packaging, interactive packaging or active packaging – or combinations of these. Smart packaging is about clever ways to package...

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Dairy: Protein, Flavour and Blurring Category Lines

Dairy: Protein, Flavour and Blurring Category Lines

29 Oct 2013

The pace of change and real innovation in dairy keeps us on our toes here at FoodBev Media and makes for interesting reading on FoodBev.com and in Dairy Innovation magazine. Protein has stolen many of the headlines in the past year and while much atten...

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The Next Generation of Sodium and Calorie Reduction Innovations

The Next Generation of Sodium and Calorie Reduction Innovations

29 Oct 2013

There is no doubt that health and wellness has been a macro trend of the last 10 years, if not longer, and it is now routine activity for a product developer to consider. In 2012, Leatherhead Food Research undertook an industry survey as part of our on...

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Better-For-You Food and Drink – Where is it All Going?

Better-For-You Food and Drink – Where is it All Going?

22 Oct 2013

Far from being a tired concept of yesteryear, better-for-you (BFY) foods and beverages are maintaining a steady growth trajectory. Euromonitor International’s latest data show that BFY products are heading for global value sales of almost US$161 billio...

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Spotlight on Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction

Spotlight on Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction

22 Oct 2013

Watching the obesity rate tick slowly upward year by year, it becomes apparent that consumers struggle with controlling their weight. The health consequences of obesity, and the direct impact it has on health care costs, has seen government and health ...

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Sweetness From Nature – Megatrend Versus Mainstream Business

Sweetness From Nature – Megatrend Versus Mainstream Business

22 Oct 2013

“All natural” is a megatrend in the ingredient industry these days. Many new innovations are taking place throughout the whole ingredient value chain – from farming and manufacturing through to the product formulators and the FMCG marketers. The trend ...

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Protein Fever Continues to Spread

Protein Fever Continues to Spread

15 Oct 2013

Protein appears to be well established in the US and is very much poised for global growth as manufacturers educate consumers on the many nutritional benefits this macronutrient has to offer. Protein is increasingly sought out by American consumers as ...

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Why the Dairy Protein Boom is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Why the Dairy Protein Boom is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

15 Oct 2013

Demand for high quality dairy proteins is rising dramatically. Manufacturers and consumers are beginning to realise their full potential and, as a result, the appeal of protein as an ingredient has broadened significantly. Once the domain of hardcore s...

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Performance Positioning for Dairy Drinks Develops

Performance Positioning for Dairy Drinks Develops

15 Oct 2013

A key trend in the food and drinks market in recent years has been the rising interest in high-protein lines, despite the fact that most European and North American consumers already get enough protein in their diets.  This has been driven by increasin...

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Dairy Investing in Derivatives

Dairy Investing in Derivatives

11 Oct 2013

No longer is it enough to just produce dairy products – it turns out that the whey offshoots are as valuable as the original milk itself, and with processing, can turn into a new revenue stream. The industry has changed dramatically over the last sever...

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