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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Scotland NDNS results published

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) results for Scotland have been published. This report provides combined results covering the period from 2008 to 2012 and allows key comparisons with the UK NDNS results which were published in May 2014. The Scotland report covers the same topics as the main UK report, including food and […]

Cracking the nuts market

EHL Ingredients is experiencing a boost in sales of nuts in the run up to National Nut Day. The celebratory day, dedicated to the taste, versatility and nutritious value of nuts, will be held on 22 October. EHL Ingredients supplies 22 types of nuts including brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and pine […]


Coca-Cola Great Britain accepts voluntary labelling scheme

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) today announced it is adopting the UK government’s voluntary front of pack nutrition labelling scheme, which combines nutrient amounts and percentage Reference Intakes (RIs) with colour-coding to show how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product. Having gauged British consumers’ views on the scheme, the […]

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Sense and sensibility

I have just received an invitation to tour a sensory testing lab next month and I am looking forward to it already – I will learn if I have the sensory acuity to be a sensory taste panelist.


Opportunity for popcorn progress in Europe

While popped snacks are gaining considerable attention as one of the up-and-coming sectors of the bagged snacks market, there still appears to be some mileage in the traditional popcorn market, both in the US and Europe. Gourmet lines, already established in the US, are starting to make their way across the Atlantic, bringing a raft […]

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Food additives market accelerating

As the worst effects of the worldwide economic downturn have passed, there are signs that the global food additives market is returning to growth. The processed foods industry continues to expand within the developing world in particular. In turn, this is driving demand for many types of food additives. Another trend influencing the market at […]


Labelling study reveals mixed readiness for FIC

With the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) due to come into effect in less than 7 months’ time, a snapshot analysis of the industry’s journey toward compliance has revealed some common labelling issues and misconceptions in the products tested. GS1 UK commissioned Camden BRI to provide a snapshot […]

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SaltLife scientist wins prestigious award

Kirsten Kastberg Moeller, development scientist at Chr Hansen, has won the Dutch Pieter Walstra Award which acknowledges her ‘outstanding scientific publication related to dairy science’. Moeller was handed the award for her PhD thesis on ‘Salt reduction in Cheddar cheese: Exploring the potential of lactic acid bacteria and coagulants in restoring flavour and texture.’ The […]


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