New products


84% of Brits say Scotch whisky tax is unfair

An overwhelming majority of the British public (84%) find the rate of tax on Scotch whisky – which is 78% – unfair, according to new research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of the Scotch Whisky Association. The survey polled 1,129 people across the UK and found that one in three people buy Scotch as a […]

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Innovation themes for juice

A new report on juice drink innovation from specialist food and drink consultancy Zenith International has highlighted nine themes driving new product development and innovation worldwide: functionality, low sugar/calorie, child orientated, new flavour/variety, origin and provenance, limited edition, innovative packaging, new proposition/concept and cross category. The report covers 100% fruit juice, 24-99% juice content nectars […]

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Poster presentations invited for Vitafoods 2015

Experts from the world of the functional food and beverages industry and academia are invited to present their research findings and current projects to the international functional nutrition community and the broader nutraceutical industry at Vitafoods Europe 2015. The Vitafoods Europe Executive Advisory Board (EAB) have issued a call for poster presentations for the event, […]


Concept test helps NPD

uSamp, a market research technology company which provides global panels and insight solutions, has announced the roll-out of the Concept Test in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, following a successful launch in the US earlier this year. lets brand managers and retailers test product concepts using online research panels, giving them […]


Innovation themes for flavoured water

A new report on flavoured water innovation from food and drink industry consultancy Zenith International has identified five key areas of focus for new product launches globally in the last three years – children, adults, local ingredients, herb or flower essences and packaging. “These appear to be the main drivers for current product development and […]

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New flavour

As part of its recent re-launch, kids’ cereal bar brand Harvest Cheweee has launched its first new flavour in three years – Strawberry Crush. The new flavour was launched after consumer research revealed 58 per cent of cereal bar shoppers said that new flavours would be the biggest incentive to purchase Harvest Cheweee bars more […]

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PACKAGING: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Packaging news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at With just one month remaining until the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) are due to come into effect in […]

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Bottled water packaging report

A new report on Bottled Water Packaging Innovation from food and drink consultancy Zenith International has highlighted four key themes driving new product development worldwide. “Continuous cost reduction has been a primary focus for many recent innovations in bottled water packaging,” comments Zenith chairman, Richard Hall. “These stretch right through production to storage and transport, […]

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Alcoholic olives

Just in time for the festive season, and perfect as a stocking stuffer, Olives Et Al has introduced the world’s first, over-18 alcoholic olives. Preserved in naturally infused gin or vodka, the olives should be served direct from the freezer and added to cocktails, gin and tonics or simply eaten icy cold. To create the […]


Animal rennet range

Chr Hansen has upgraded its Naturen animal rennet product portfolio with new product offerings including products with no added benzoate, together with a variety of different concentration (strength), composition (chymosin and pepsin ratios) and packaging sizes. In the last decades, the use of animal rennet has declined as more and more cheese producers have converted […]

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UK ethnic foods report

Research and Markets has added the Ethnic Foods Market Report Plus 2014 report to its offering. It examines the market for ethnic foods (including rice) in the UK. In 2013, the market grew by 3.2% from 2012, representing the fourth consecutive year of growth in the five-year review period analysed in this report. This growth […]

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