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23 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

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

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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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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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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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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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16 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

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

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09 Feb 2017

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

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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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02 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Beetroot looks likely to be a top flavour of 2017

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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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19 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Vegetable-based carb replacements are popping up everywhere

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12 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

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

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06 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

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

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08 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Nestlé is hoping to compete with rivals Weetabix and Fuel10k

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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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17 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

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

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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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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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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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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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25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Dairy alternative yoghurts are flying out of chillers

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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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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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06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Frozen fish outperformed the rest of the frozen category last year

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21 Mar 2017

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

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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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20 Mar 2017 | By David Sables

Brand manufacturers are finding it harder to square retailer and consumer needs

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17 Mar 2017 | By Alex Wright

IFE 2017 is a chance to gauge the export market post Brexit vote, and to check out all the best NPD

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17 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

If you believed the newspapers you would be forgiven for thinking food innovation was limited to either ‘shrinkflation’ or ‘clean eating’

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13 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Two new rival “free-range milk” brands are imminent…

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05 Jan 2017 | By Chris Blythe

It’s important we seek out new ways to expand our brand portfolio, and that we do so in a planned and thoughtful manner

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20 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

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