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Plant-based fish and seafood launches around the world

Plant-based fish and seafood launches around the world

11 Jan 2023

From pea protein-based prawns to microalgae-based tuna alternatives, plant-based alternatives to fish and seafood are on the rise around the world.

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Mondelēz sells gum business; focuses on snacking in developed markets

Mondelēz sells gum business; focuses on snacking in developed markets

10 Jan 2023

Mondelēz’s plan to sell its gum business for $1.35bn, announced last month, reflects a strategy to reshape its portfolio, placing greater focus on its core chocolate, biscuit and baked snacks categories.

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Sustainable shift: The rise of aluminium-free containers

Sustainable shift: The rise of aluminium-free containers

9 Jan 2023

The packaging industry is looking to improve the sustainability of carton products by developing aluminium alternatives using fibre-based materials.

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Plastic packaging reduction requires industry rethink

Plastic packaging reduction requires industry rethink

6 Jan 2023

The food and beverage sector is calling for industry-wide collaboration and business model updates to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging.

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Misleading nutrition claims mask true sugar levels in baby food

Misleading nutrition claims mask true sugar levels in baby food

5 Jan 2023

Some baby and toddler food and drink products, sweetened with fruit concentrate, contain up to four teaspoons of sugar per serving yet are marketed as having ‘no added sugar’, according to a survey by Action on Sugar.

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Asian beverage brands deal with rising costs

Asian beverage brands deal with rising costs

4 Jan 2023

Decreasing bottle sizes or increasing prices? Asian beverage brands are finding “creative approaches” to manage rising costs, according to industry analysts.

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Preserving the freshness of food to fight waste

Preserving the freshness of food to fight waste

3 Jan 2023

Several companies are producing products that absorb ethylene, the hormone that causes food to ripen, in attempt to reduce food waste.

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Value-seeking US consumers cut back on food spending

Value-seeking US consumers cut back on food spending

2 Jan 2023

Cheaper items, smaller sizes, and shorter grocery lists: inflationary effects coupled with a global long-term recession are set to continue shaping food spending habits, according to a recent Rabobank report.

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Opportunities grow for lower-caffeine coffee

Opportunities grow for lower-caffeine coffee

23 Dec 2022

Many consumers want the mental focus of caffeine without the jitters, prompting a wave of product development such as “half caffeine” ground coffee or ready-to-drink (RTD) cold brew blended with relaxing botanicals.

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Superfrau upcycles liquid whey for energy drinks

Superfrau upcycles liquid whey for energy drinks

22 Dec 2022

US company Superfrau turns surplus whey into sustainable, upcycled-certified dairy products for the recovery drinks market.

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Malaysian brand Nanka brings jackfruit range to Europe

Malaysian brand Nanka brings jackfruit range to Europe

21 Dec 2022

Malaysian brand Nanka is expanding to new Asian and European markets with its fast and ready-to-eat plant-based products based on jackfruit.

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Is the UK on target to meet its 2025 Plastics Pact?

Is the UK on target to meet its 2025 Plastics Pact?

20 Dec 2022

Major food industry players, including Arla, Kerry, PepsiCo and TerraCycle, have signed the UK’s voluntary Plastic Pact to reduce plastic from the supply chain – but are they on track to meet their targets?

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