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Breakthrough buckwheat brands promote brain health claims

Breakthrough buckwheat brands promote brain health claims

25 Aug 2023

As buckwheat emerges as a superfood ingredient on the plant-based scene, attention is turning to its brain health claims and the research behind buckwheat’s ability to enhance cognitive function.

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Unilever reduces plastic in Pot Noodle packaging

Unilever reduces plastic in Pot Noodle packaging

21 Aug 2023

Unilever is trialling new packaging for its Pot Noodle brand in the UK that is 90% paper and will reduce the use of virgin plastic, it says.

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Make prices clearer for consumers, UK competition watchdog tells supermarkets

Make prices clearer for consumers, UK competition watchdog tells supermarkets

10 Aug 2023

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told UK supermarkets to make their prices more transparent to aid shoppers during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Healthy acquisition: Mars buys keto and paleo brand

Healthy acquisition: Mars buys keto and paleo brand

2 Aug 2023

US-based global manufacturer Mars has acquired healthy keto and paleo meal brand Kevin’s Natural Foods, whose products include healthy sous-vide meals, sides, and sauces.

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Coca-Cola trials delivery of refillable glass bottles in London

Coca-Cola trials delivery of refillable glass bottles in London

1 Aug 2023

In an effort to make good on commitments to cut back its plastic pollution, Coca-Cola is testing out a new system of delivering, collecting and reusing glass bottles of Coke Zero directly with customers.

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Food sector pushes unhealthy choices on consumers, new report shows

Food sector pushes unhealthy choices on consumers, new report shows

7 Jul 2023

Regulators and retailers must take action to prevent European consumers from being led to make unhealthy food choices, experts say.

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UK consumer trust in supermarkets falls to nine-year-low

UK consumer trust in supermarkets falls to nine-year-low

5 Jul 2023

Research by UK consumer review organisation, Which?, reports decreasing levels of trust in the food industry, with two-thirds of shoppers feeling ripped off.

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UK retailers flout unhealthy product regulation

UK retailers flout unhealthy product regulation

4 Jul 2023

UK retailers are continuing to promote unhealthy products that are high in fat, salt, and sugar (HFSS) despite recent regulation that bans such practices.

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Are Dutch supermarkets committed to human rights?

Are Dutch supermarkets committed to human rights?

3 Jul 2023

Dutch supermarkets lack widespread measures to respect human rights in supply chains, research project Superlist Social's inaugural report finds.

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E-gaming growth influences food and drink collaborations

E-gaming growth influences food and drink collaborations

26 Jun 2023

Food and drink brands are increasingly appealing to e-gamers with special edition launches, such as Coca Cola’s League of Legends product or Swedish ice cream brand N!ck’s Minecraft-inspired flavours.

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Absolut Vodka’s (plastic lined) paper bottle sparks greenwashing accusations

Absolut Vodka’s (plastic lined) paper bottle sparks greenwashing accusations

21 Jun 2023

Social media users have called out Absolut Vodka over greenwashing following its trial of a single-mould paper bottle that contains an integrated barrier of recyclable plastic.

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Catering to the ‘new’ Vietnamese consumer

Catering to the ‘new’ Vietnamese consumer

20 Jun 2023

Vietnam’s food industry is evolving to meet the needs of “the new face of the Vietnamese consumer” after shifts in consumer class, demographics, and digitalisation, says McKinsey.

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