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Kellogg's Coco Pops Crispy Granola: acid test Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Kellogg’s launched Coco Pops Crispy Granola early this year to tap demand for healthier breakfasts

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Philadelphia Flip & Dip - Mexican Salsa: acid test Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The chilled dips category is buoyant – worth £246m, having added 6.1% in value sales year on year…

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Slabs - Mature Cheddar & Onion: Acid Test Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Slabs’ potato crisps are on average four times thicker than a typical crisp

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What A Melon Watermelon Water: acid test Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Our shoppers welcomed the “eye-catching” packaging for its “summery” appearance

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KP Fruit & Energy Mix: acid test Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

KP launched this combination of roasted peanuts and almonds, raw hazelnuts and raisins in May

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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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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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07 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

McCoy’s has been buoyant of late, adding £8.4m extra value sales last year

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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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18 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

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

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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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Gosh Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa Burgers with Mint: acid test Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

UK web searches for vegan-related topics shot up by 50% in 2017

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Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Crostini: acid test Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The savoury biscuits category suffered a dip last year, seeing value sales fall 1.9% to £426.8m on volumes down 2.9%

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25 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Aunt Bessie’s launched this product a little under a year ago

Nature Valley Nut Butter Biscuits - Peanut

Nature Valley Nut Butter Biscuits - Peanut: acid test Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Nature Valley enjoyed a spectacular 2017. The brand increased its value sales by 12.8% to £44.6m

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Three Asian ingredients set to storm the ready meals market

23 Jan 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

As Eastern flavours fuel growth in the soup and ready meals market, what’s next on the menu?

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Can plant-based products sustain momentum beyond Veganuary?

19 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

With nearly two weeks left in January, you’d be forgiven for feeling some serious Veganuary fatigue

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It's time for Britain to get serious about plant-based innovation

17 Jan 2018 | By Derek Sarno

The odd falafel wrap won’t do anymore. It’s time for suppliers and retailers to up their game, says Tesco’s Derek Sarno

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14 new vegan food and drink products hitting supermarket shelves

09 Jan 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

It’s been a very busy start to the new year for plant-based food innovation

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07 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

As recent launches have shown, crossover booze is on the rise…

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Mystery of the disappearing avocado spreads Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

After much initial hype, Tesco and Asda have dropped their own-label versions and Starbucks is discontinuing its avo spread. What’s going on?

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31 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

In recent months we’ve been asking branding agencies to come up with hypothetical solutions to real problems

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11 Oct 2017 | By Warren Ackerman

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