New products


New trend in adult soft drink sector

Flavour company Wild has used cider as the inspiration for a range of new products in the ‘adult soft drinks’ sector. With flavours such as blackcurrant and bitter orange, the firm says its non-alcoholic, cider-mix beverages ‘with a tart, tangy, fruity note’ offer ‘a perfect match for the palates of adult consumers, and a refreshing […]

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Spearmint Treatt from flavour firm

Ingredients firm Treatt has unveiled its latest innovation – a spearmint flavour which it claims offers ‘leafy green flavours and imparts distinct Mojito-like topnotes’. Spearmint Treattarome 9764, says the manufacturer, provides flavourists and manufacturers with a sweeter alternative to conventional spearmint oil. Wholly distilled from Mentha spicata, the ingredients is a 100% natural FTNF (From […]

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Safeline’s liquid asset

Mettler Toledo Safeline says it has made a significant breakthrough in the detection of contaminants in fluids with the launch of its FluidCheK x-ray inspection system. Developed primarily to meet the needs of manufacturers and packers of beverages and other liquids, the manufacturer says the system is equipped with advanced image-scanning software and employs x-ray […]


Bold move for Martek

Global omega-3 DHA leader Martek Biosciences Corporation has moved into product manufacture with the £123 million (£141m) acquisition of Amerifit Brands, a company that specialises in women’s and digestive health products. The all-cash deal means Martek is now the owner of brands such as the probiotic supplement Culturelle, AZO for urinary tract infections and Estroven […]

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Tesco sales weaker than expected

Despite posting a rise in third-quarter sales, Tesco’s latest performance is weaker than analysts had expected. Britain’s biggest supermarket chain reported that UK like-for-like sales rose by 2.8% (excluding petrol and adjusted for lower VAT) in the 13 weeks to 28 November. However, analysts were forecasting around 3%. Overall, group sales were up by 8.8% […]


Burnt sugar flavour breakthrough

Specialist food colouring company DD Williamson has developed a breakthrough natural acid-stable burnt sugar flavour which, it says, responds to demand for clean-label flavours. Applications include beverages and sauces, with the non-GM product offering stability in phosphoric acid, citric acid, alcohol (60%) and salt (15%). “Class one (plain) caramel colours and burnt sugars are not […]

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Beer sales fall flat

Cash-strapped consumers shunning bars, pubs and restaurants has led to beer sales across West Europe falling by more than four per cent in the first half of 2009 – the equivalent of 580 million litres, or more than a billion less UK pints of beer – according to leading beverage research agency Canadean’s Quarterly Beverage […]

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Super-strength beer slammed

Health campaigners have reacted furiously to the launch of a new beer containing 18.2 per cent alcohol. Tokyo, launched by Scottish brewery BrewDog, has been declared Britain’s strongest beer, with a single pint containing 12 units. The brewery defended its latest offering, saying that it is ‘priced in a way that encourages responsible consumption and […]

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New number one nut

Almonds have knocked peanuts off the top spot to become the number one nut ingredient for new product releases, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database. Even though the global food market has declined by six per cent over the past year, almond sales have remained stable, accounting for 29 per cent of all new […]

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