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Global consumers continue to purchase frozen food as segment thaws

Global consumers continue to purchase frozen food as segment thaws

23 Mar 2022

Across the globe, frozen food is increasingly growing its market share and beginning to make headway as a viable alternative for dinner when, for many years, it was viewed as a lesser alternative to fresh food.

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EU consumer group praises Unilever’s recent healthy food targets

EU consumer group praises Unilever’s recent healthy food targets

22 Mar 2022

European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, welcomed Unilever’s recent pledge to publicly measure its product portfolio’s nutrition scores against at least six key health targets and hopes more companies will “follow suit,” said Nelleke Polderman, the group’...

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Despite pushes for alternatives, plastic packaging to remain a future solution

Despite pushes for alternatives, plastic packaging to remain a future solution

21 Mar 2022

As governments move to reduce the use of plastic (both single-use and packaging) through legislation and consumers push for fewer options that harm the environment, companies have progressively moved away from this versatile, flexible packaging op...

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CJ CheilJedang capitalises on Korean culture boom with new European StartLife partnership

CJ CheilJedang capitalises on Korean culture boom with new European StartLife partnership

17 Mar 2022

Seizing on growing demand for Korean cultural exports including “Squid Game, kimchi and Korean barbeque,” Korean food and bio company CJ CheilJedang has partnered Europe’s agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife to expand the worldwide presence of Korean fo...

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Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

16 Mar 2022

Fungi fermentation has stepped into the ring in a big way in recent years, and the number of companies that are looking to mycoprotein as a method to manufacture plant-based alternatives has proliferated.

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Does the home baking boom have longevity?

Does the home baking boom have longevity?

15 Mar 2022

After years of decline, home baking mixes experienced a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the right positioning and claims, such as clean label and plant-based, brands can continue to leverage the trend for home baking.

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French government survey reveals cases of vanilla fraud

French government survey reveals cases of vanilla fraud

14 Mar 2022

Vanilla is a prized flavouring whose high price has prompted the production of fraudulent substitutes throughout the supply chain. Recently, a French investigation revealed examples of retailers and manufacturers using artificial vanillin and frau...

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War in Ukraine: Growing number of brands exit Russia in protest

War in Ukraine: Growing number of brands exit Russia in protest

11 Mar 2022

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, many Western multinationals responded by pausing their operations in Russia. However, although the list of major companies exiting the country is growing, not all enterprises have elected to sever ...

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Plant proteins' next evolution: Lupin beans

Plant proteins' next evolution: Lupin beans

7 Mar 2022

Delivering on taste, texture and health benefits, lupin beans are emerging as a viable contender in the race to dominate the plant-based protein industry. We look at some innovative startups using this ingredient.

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Enhanced ingredients: Using biotech to create highly functional food

Enhanced ingredients: Using biotech to create highly functional food

4 Mar 2022

Through acquisitions, investments and internal R&D, ingredient companies are harnessing biotechnology to create healthier ingredients and more functional additives.

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Snacking's zeitgeist: nostalgia and childhood memories

Snacking's zeitgeist: nostalgia and childhood memories

2 Mar 2022

Snack time has become any time. Although the trend toward eating mini-meals has been growing over the last several years, the pandemic accelerated this transformation. Now 64% of consumers say they prefer snacking to consuming traditional meals, with 8...

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Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

21 Feb 2022

Over the last 30 years, the distribution of buying power in the US has shifted, and the Hispanic population has expanded particularly quickly becoming the largest minority market and influencing food and beverage offerings.

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