New products

 

Thirst for soft drinks continues, says latest Britvic report

In tough economic times, sales of soft drinks have demonstrated their continued resilience – grow to £9.7 billion (€11.6bn), according to the 2012 Britvic Soft Drinks Report. Key findings from the report, based on independent Nielsen and CGA market data, reveal that take-home sales were up seven per cent in value and one per cent […]

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Appetite for snack foods soars

New product activity in the global snack foods industry is defying worldwide economic problems, according to a market research analyst. Launch numbers recorded by Innova Market Insights showed a strong double-digit increase last year, with savory and salty snacks accounting for just under two-thirds of the total, and snack nuts and seeds the remainder. Asia […]

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Taking the heat out of chilli

Flavour firm Treatt has developed a new pepper ingredient to ‘enhance savoury flavours without adding the fiery sensation of chilli pepper’. Jalapeno Treattarome 9816 is a companion product to Habanero Treattarome 9815 but, like the natural fruit, it carries a greener, bell pepper-like note, differentiating it from the hot, tangy habanero chilli, says Treatt. “The […]

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Vitafoods Europe plans 15th anniversary celebration

Nutraceuticals, raw materials and functional food and drink ingredients show Vitafoods Europe is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary at Palexpo, Geneva, later this year. The event, from 22-24 May, is co-located with Finished Products Expo, a leading dietary supplements event. And, for the first time, the the newly-created Vitafoods Europe Conference Executive Advisory Board […]

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Provexis wades in with GB rowing team

Provexis, the life-science business that develops, licenses and markets functional food and sports nutrition technologies, has signed a new five-year deal to continue as the official supplier of sports drinks and sports nutrition for the Great Britain rowing team. The partnership, through the newly acquired Science in Sport (SiS) division, renews SiS’s commitment to the […]

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Coffee market chilled out

While the ready-to-drink or iced coffee market is relatively mature and showing only modest growth in much of Asia, levels of interest elsewhere in the world appear to be growing, according to Innova Market Insights. This is not only in the relatively well-established US market, which is the number two global market after Japan, but […]

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UK food and drink exports soar

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion (€6.7bn) in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13 per cent on the same period in 2010, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion (€5.1bn) with the […]

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Wild about exotic fruits

Capitalising on current consumer interest in exotic fruits, Wild has introduced a new product range. The four different varieties in the range include the African mix, with exotic marula and pink guava from; the Asian mix, featuring Alphonso mangos from India, with lychees, tamarinds and coconut water; a Caribbean medley of red grapefruit from Cuba […]

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