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Häagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry Ice Cream Bars: acid test Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Häagen-Dazs put its ice cream on to sticks early last year, launching the product exclusively into convenience

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M&S Spirit of Summer Chocolate Fruit & Nut Salami: acid test Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

With confectionery still under pressure from the health agenda, suppliers have to be increasingly novel with their NPD

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McCain Nacho Cheese Flavour Ridged Wedges: acid test Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

McCain launched its two-strong range of ridge-cut potato wedges last autumn

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Acid test: Mary Berry's Mango, Lime & Chilli Dressing Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Mary Berry’s latest fruit-based dressings landed on shelf in May to attract younger shoppers to the condiments range

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Savoursmiths Champers & Serrano Chilli Potato Crisps: acid test Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Potato supplier Russell Smith Farms entered the bagged snacks category last autumn with Savoursmiths

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Hipp Organic Apple, Banana & Blackcurrant babyfood: acid test Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

In April, Hipp Organic unveiled a major overhaul for its babyfood

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Claudi & Fin Greek Style Frozen Yoghurt Lollies: acid test Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Claudi & Fin set out to make lollies with fewer calories than an apple

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Rude Health Brown Rice Drink: Acid Test Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

The market has never been better for dairy alternatives

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Rich Ale & Thyme cook-in sauce: acid test Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Cooking sauces plummeted last year. Value sales fell 4.8% (£30.3m) to £600m, on volumes down 4.7%

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Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Cereal Bar: acid test Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Category leader Nature Valley saw value sales increase by 4.2% in 2016 to £39m

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CoYo Coconut Milk Yoghurt Alternative: Acid Test Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Dairy alternative yoghurts are flying out of chillers

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Alpro Go On yoghurt: Plain - acid test Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

As the demand for dairy alternatives has grown, so has Alpro, with the free-from brand last year achieving an extra £26.7m

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Asda Apple, Asparagus and Lime Smoothie: acid test Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Smoothie value sales are up a whopping 18.5%, adding £24.4m to the category over the past year

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Young's Crispy Prawns - Asian Style Soy & Ginger: acid test Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Frozen fish outperformed the rest of the frozen category last year

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Hula Hoops Golden Hoops - Sour Cream & Chive: acid test Subscription

30 Mar 2017

While fried potato crisps are not in quite as poor a state as is sometimes held, alternative savoury snacks continue to prove popular

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Waitrose 1 Honey, Cashew & Toasted Coconut Muesli: acid test Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

It’s a tough time for cereal. The category has seen £51.8m wiped off sales

golden oreo

Golden Oreo: acid test Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Despite a decline in everyday biscuit consumption, American giant Oreo gained £11.8m in UK sales last year

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Batchelors Smokey Spanish Bean Casserole: acid test Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Brands across numerous categories continue to innovate to satisfy consumer demand for protein-rich options

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Napolina Stir Through Pasta Sauce - Marinara: acid test Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

With more Brits opting for freshness and avoiding options high in sugar and salt, ambient cooking sauces have lost 4.8%

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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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Pepsi Max Ginger: Acid Test Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi unveiled Max Ginger in March, eyeing “huge” sales opportunities by tapping demand for ginger-flavoured drinks

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Taylors of Harrogate - Praline Especial Brazil: acid test Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

This product is designed to tap shoppers’ desire for posh ground coffees offering “new and exciting flavours”

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Shloer Celebration - Pink Bubbly: acid test Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

SHS Drinks relaunched its Shloer portfolio this year, reformulated to avoid the impending soft drinks levy

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Nairn's Astro Bites - Berry: acid test Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Free-from is booming. Once a niche category reserved for those with medical conditions, it is now bought by 78% of shopper

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How Unilever is changing the way it’s bringing new products to market Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

In an update on its first-half results, Paul Polman and co shared insights on how the new Connected 4 Growth programme is changing NPD processes worldwide

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The British are coming. But not just yet

05 Jul 2017 | By Chris Blythe

New York’s Fancy Food Show is a prime opportunity for UK food & drink to showcase its wares. But this year’s British presence was underwhelming, says Chris Blythe of The Brand Nursery

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Candy Kittens plans to make its portfolio vegan-friendly Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The adult confectionery brand has changed manufacturer to take out the beef gelatine in its high-end sweets

Grocer Own Label Awards 2017: The three overall winners celebrate their success

The Grocer's Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2017: category champions and top innovators Video

17 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The Grocer’s Own Label Food & Drink Awards were rejigged this year to better reward innovation. Here’s who won what and why

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Lucozade discovers the perils of reformulation Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Rather than marvelling at how the drink could contain less sugar and still taste so good, shoppers have taken to Twitter to express their distaste 

Sainsbury's April Fools' Day joke 2017: Poodles veg

April Fool! Sainsbury’s is top joker as it all goes wrong in Turkey Subscription

03 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

From Poodles to PuppyProtein, we round up the best food & drink April Fool’s gags

Claridge's ultra premium ambient tea

Claridge’s ultra-premium take on 'cold' tea offers food for thought Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Claridge’s is serving a new range of ultra-premium ambient teas in its Fera restaurant

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Why an innovation drought is about to hit fmcg - video Video

21 Mar 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains why NPD is becoming ever harder for brands

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The best of NPD from Natural Products Expo West

20 Mar 2017 | By Claire Nuttall

Claire Nuttall reviews the best innnovation from this year’s expo, including plant milks - and skinless popcorn

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