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These are all the posts that have been tagged with food.

‘Tis the season

Last year, the largest contributor to chocolate NPD was seasonal launches, accounting for 25 per cent. More than one quarter of those seasonal launches (28 per cent) were positioned for Easter, highlighting the popularity of chocolate eggs and bunnies – I certainly indulged in some Easter chocolate over the weekend, and I’m sure many of you did the same.

Round-Up: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of ingredients news. Next week’s round-up will focus on packaging news.

Fat soluble flavourings

Sensient Flavors has introduced fat soluble flavours for fillings in bakery, confectionery and dairy applications.

Weetabix to be sold for £1.4bn

The Weetabix Food Company is set to be acquired by Post Holdings, a US consumer packaged goods holding company, for £1.4 billion.

Natural sweetener breakthrough

Food technology company Unavoo, in partnership with its investor ED&F Man, is launching a new product that will fully eliminate added sugar and artificial sweeteners from food and drinks.

PepsiCo supports emerging health and wellness brands

PepsiCo has announced an open call for entrepreneurs to take part in the PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse, a collaborative incubator programme designed to nurture the growth of emerging nutrition and health and wellness brands in the food and beverage sector.

Collaborative approach to tackling litter

While packaging is often penalised for its contribution to the waste issue, industry has long been championing it as part of the solution to food waste, rather than part of the problem – so it’s pleasing to see UK government recognising the role of packaging in protecting both products and human health, as well as preventing food waste, in its new anti littering strategy.

Round-Up: Shelf Life

Here is your weekly round-up of Shelf Life news. Next week’s round-up will focus on ingredients news.

“Anyone can be successful if they work hard enough”

The PFF Packaging Group, which was established in 1993, employs a total of 240 people and is the UK’s largest independent producer of thermoformed plastic food packaging. Here, managing director Andy Bairstow predicts that owner managed companies are the ones to watch as they are able to react more quickly and more flexibly to customers’ needs.

Opportunity for healthy soft drinks

As global consumers’ attitudes towards soft drinks grow increasingly negative due to their high levels of sugar, calories and ‘artificial’ ingredients, new opportunities are arising for companies to diversify their portfolios, according to GlobalData.

Yes, ve-gan

No longer a category sought only by consumers who avoid animal products for ethical reasons, the popularity of vegan has been expanding across all categories. In food and drink, the rise of vegan was evident at The Natural Food Show, held earlier this week in London.