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Free'ist Sugar Free Caramel Crunch Popcorn: acid test Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Launched in 2013, the Free’ist brand set out to make products suitable for diabetics

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Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine: acid test Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Vegetable-based carb replacements are popping up everywhere

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Tesco Frozen Smoothie - Apple, Pear & Kiwi: acid test Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The range includes Strawberry, Mango & Banana, and Strawberry, Raspberry & Blackcurrant variants

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Mornflake Go! High Protein Porridge - Chocolate: acid test Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Breakfast is once again appealing to Brits, but the cereal category is missing out

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Shreddies Max Protein: Cranberry & Oat Granola: acid test Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Nestlé is hoping to compete with rivals Weetabix and Fuel10k

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Co-op Loved By Us Crunchy Mexican Nut Mix: acid test Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

With their high protein content and healthier credentials than some other snacking options, nuts are flying off the shelves

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Soreen Squidgy Cake Minis Toffee: Acid Test Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Brands are looking to create single-portion packs to reduce calorie and sugar content

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Graze: Our Version of a Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart: acid test Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Volume sales of chocolates are down 1.9%, and sugar sweeties have fallen 1.6%

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Waitrose Alphonso Mango, Chilli & Pineapple Dressing Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Sales of chilli sauces were up 6.7% this year as consumers, inspired by world cuisine, craved a fiery kick

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Spoon Granola: Peanut & Apple: acid test Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Spoon Cereals began as a pop-up stand in London in 2013, and later secured investment on Dragons’ Den

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Uncle Ben's Rice Medley: acid test Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Pouched is the only part of the rice & noodles category that has seen significant growth this year

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Spicy BBQ Pork Rib Rack: acid test Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Barbecue season may be over but this microwaveable pack is still likely to spark consumer interest

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Purdey's Edge Multivitamin Fruit Drink: acid test Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Purdey’s was the original ‘energy’ drink, popular on film sets to revive flagging thespians

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Dandelion, Fennel & Ginger Infusion with Liquorice Root Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Tea sales have fallen 4.7% in value in the past year to £619.8m

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Toffee Whole Nut: acid test Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Despite Brits being mindful of their sugar consumption, the confectionery market is holding strong

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Patak's Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice: acid test Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

This product is part of a six-strong lineup of meals for one

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Tesco Finest Mango & Chilli Popcorn: acid test Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

British shoppers are in love with popcorn. Value sales were up a whopping 25.4% last year

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Bells of Lazonby Raspberry Macaroon Slices: acid test Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The free-from category just keeps growing as more and more people choose to give up gluten and other allergens

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Scrubbys Vegetable Crisps with Character: acid test Subscription

24 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Scrubbys has made a move to revive the crisps category by creating a three-potato blend

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Hipp Organic Apple & Peach Porridge: acid test Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Hipp Organic extended its baby breakfast portfolio in June with two new ranges

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Milk Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites: acid test Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

The biscuit category has seen £25.5m wiped off its value sales over the past year

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Co-op Goats Cheese & Beetroot Chutney Pizza: acid test Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supermarkets have sold an extra £19.2m worth of pizza in the past year

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Soffle's Rosemary & Thyme Pitta Chips: acid test Subscription

09 Feb 2017

Soffle’s Pitta Chips secured its first listing in the mults last summer

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Wahaca Soft Taco Kit - Mojo Tomato & Garlic: acid test Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Street food is hitting the spot with British consumers in line with increasing hunger for spicy flavours

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PepsiCo joins a popcorn party fit to burst Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

NPD in popcorn has defied the general NPD slowdown but does PepsiCo’s debut stand a chance given the glut of players?

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Leading food & drink brands must drive innovation Subscription

22 Sep 2016

Retailers are increasingly looking for big brands to help expand and add value to categories

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Expanding dairy horizons: from quark spread to donkey milk

16 Sep 2016

Here is our pick of some of the most exotic and exciting dairy products from afar

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Online success begins with Favourites Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Gilad Simhony

Brands looking to launch NPD have to prioritise online Favourites lists, says MySupermarket’s Gilad Simhony

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016: key trends

08 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Fine food producers experiment with smoking, booze and ethics in our round-up of key trends from the show

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Stoking the NPD fires: there is good work being done

18 Aug 2016

Sir, I read with interest your report regarding research from IRI showing a 13% fall in the number of new launches between

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NPD is crying out for long-term retailer support Subscription

11 Aug 2016

Sir, True NPD needs to be given significant time and financial support to become really established

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The food and drink industry needs innovation more than ever Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

This competitive industry needs innovation now more than ever

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What to do when you have something genuinely new Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Claire Nuttall

Launching something genuinely new into a category is a seriously high stakes proposition

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