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Will HFSS promotion bans lead to soaring business costs? Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Government proposals could see sweeping bans across HFSS promotions. But will it happen, and can businesses cope?


Is wellness worth it? Cereals category report 2019 Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Rob Brown

Healthy breakfasts are booming. But it’s not the traditional low-fat, low-calorie options

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McCain Lighter Home Chips

McCain adds Lighter Home Chips with 30% less fat Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The result of more than three years’ development, the NPD contains 2.8g of fat per 100g when frozen

Avara Foods Telford

Poultry giant Avara reports solid results but warns of Brexit fears Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The supplier has warned Brexit could have a ’significant’ impact on its business 

Snaffling Pig gammon

The Snaffling Pig links with Tulip for fresh meat debut

18 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The brand has launched a range of British gammon steaks

mr kipling dragon slices

Mr Kipling rolls out 'on-trend' Dragon Slices Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The slices are a follow-up to the brand’s Flamingo Slices and Unicorn Fancies

Tresemmé Colour Shineplex

Tresemmé expands Pro Collection with sulphate-free range

18 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The range includes shampoo, conditioner and Shine Lock Serum

McCoy's Muchos

McCoy’s adds Muchos as ‘biggest-ever’ NPD Subscription

17 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Expected to achieve £15m of value sales in its first full year, Muchos is a folded, crescent-shaped tortilla crisp


Cut meat consumption to save lives and planet, urges report

17 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

A new study by the Eat-Lancet Commission is advocating a radical shift towards plant-based foods

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'Sea blind' government must act now to save oceans: MPs

17 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The Commons Environmental Audit Commitee’s Sustainable Seas report also called for an independent review of the MSC 

Game of Thrones whisky

Game of Thrones whisky range gets February release date

16 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

The packaging is based on the warring houses of Westeros and their mottos from the hit HBO fantasy drama

sainsburys la boulangere vegan croissants

Sainsbury's adds vegan croissants to plant-based range Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The products from French supplier La Boulangère are designed to taste as buttery and flaky as regular versions

Cheddar cheese

Irish food exports grow despite uncertainty over Brexit Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Dairy was the strongest performer in terms of export and volume growth, with volumes up 5% compared with 2017

Quorn Fishless

Quorn kicks off innovation push with vegan fish range

15 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Its fishless product lineup has been in development for five years

Crave dogfood

Mars Petcare unveils ‘ancestral’ Crave petfood brand Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Inspired by the diets of wolves and wildcats, Crave’s grain-free meals and treats have a meat content of 60% to 65%

Punk A.F

BrewDog to release alcohol-free version of Punk IPA Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

It will join Nanny State and Raspberry Blitz in the brand’s catalogue of virtuous brews

Iceland milk

Iceland looks to raise sepsis awareness with milk carton campaign Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Helen Gilbert

The move was announced by the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation as it awarded a five-figure grant to the UK Sepsis Trust

Lacaze Web

Naked Wines to send 'flat' bottles to potential customers

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes as part of a major marketing drive by Naked Wines parent company Majestic to draw in new customers

Finnebrogue vegan burger

Finnebrogue opens new vegan and vegetarian factory in County Down Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The £3m facility would allow the meat processor to significally upscale meat-free production, and create up to 90 new jobs

Trebor Cool Drops

Trebor adds sugar-free Cool Drops hard-boiled sweets Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The two variants of the brand’s first sugar-free hard-boiled candy provide 66 calories per 28g pack

Earlybirds breakfast drinks

Earlybirds to debut breakfast drink in bio-plastic bottle Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

A duo of HPP plant-based breakfast drinks will be available from March

sainsburys wasabi ready meals

Sainsbury's to stock ready meals from restaurant Wasabi Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The new lines will be available in Sainsbury’s supermarkets and online from 30 January

Drink 420

Drink 420 to bring ‘highest’ CBD content to soft drink aisle Subscription

14 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Created by Simplee Aloe co-founder Alex Lai, the new drink’s two variants contain 15mg of cannabidiol per 250ml can

arla protein yoghurt

Arla creates global product and innovation branch to accelerate NPD

14 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It claims its new products will now be ‘more experimental’ and faster to market

Squeaky Bean

Winterbotham Darby unveils new 'dirty vegan' brand

14 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The new brand will initially comprise three SKUs

Larabar UK range

Lärabar secures Sainsbury’s listing for UK supermarket debut Subscription

14 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The plant-based US brand will land this month in Apple Cinnamon, Banana Choc Chip and Peanut Butter Choc Chip


Love Drinks to distribute beer from Icelandic brewery Einstök

14 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Einstök accounts for some 80% of the Iceland’s beer exports

Mizkan snaps up Premier Foods' pickles and sauces business

Branston pickle batch 'safe to eat' after customer complaints Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier reportedly received almost 500 complaints about a ‘rogue’ batch of Branston

Daring Foods

Vegan meat brand Daring Foods targets £7m turnover

11 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The brand has enlisted ambassadors Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashi-hen - who happen to be chickens

Pepsi ad

Pepsi makes 'For the Love of It' marketing pledge

10 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi this week revealed its global marketing tagline for 2019

Sophie's kitchen vegan prawns

Sainsbury's adds Sophie's Kitchen vegan prawns to plant-based lineup

10 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

They also come alongside Sophie’s Kitchen Smoked Salmon

Heinz soup microwaveable pot

Heinz pours core soups into microwaveable pot Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The new format joins other resealable plastic pots by Heinz, including Big Soup microwaveable pots unveiled in 2011

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Government must accelerate hiring of food envoys, Efra hears Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Not enough had been done by the government to support food and drink exporters, trade bodies told the committee 

Morrisons Counted ready meal

Morrisons ramps up healthy ready meals as mults boost own label ranges Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Tesco has added The Free From Kitchen Co to its tertiary brands across confectionery and wrapped bakery

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Icelandic sole fishery wins MSC certification Subscription

09 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The fishery lands about 1,000 tonnes of lemon sole each year

Raspberry and Strawberry Coca-Cola

Coke adds more fruit variants to Diet and Zero Sugar ranges Subscription

08 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The two sugar-free ranges will be backed by a £7m investment in 2019

Tony's Chocolonely

Anti-slavery chocolate Tony’s Chocolonely arrives in UK Subscription

08 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The Dutch confectionery sensation was founded with the aim of eliminating slavery from the chocolate supply chain

Nim's Edible Teas

Snack brand Nim’s moves into hot drinks with Edible Teas Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The loose, air-dried fruit and veg infusions can become a hot brew or eaten as a snack

Mirabeau pret a porter

Canned rosé wine brand wins major Waitrose deal Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

The drink itself is made with a combination of Syrah and Grenache grapes “blended for pretty aromas of lush red fruit”

Plant Kitchen

M&S under fire over allergy labelling on new vegan range

07 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Some of the retailer’s Plant Kitchen range is produced in factories which also handle animal products

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Waitrose follows Morrisons and Sainsbury's with milk price hike Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The retailer said it had increased its retail price for milk to reflect a farmgate price hike 

Real Handful Bundlz

Snack startup Real Handful unveils Bundlz range for kids Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Bundlz’s two variants comprise oats, cereal and raisins in clusters covered with fruit yoghurt



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