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10 things you need to know about... Free-from

20 Nov 2015 | By Rob Brown

We’ve quizzed consumers and retailers, trawled the world’s supermarkets to find the hottest new trends and much more. One thing’s clear: the future is free-from. It starts here…


Free-from is a lifestyle choice, say nearly one in three Brits

20 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

One fifth of Brits regularly shop the free-from section, rising to one third among young consumers, exclusive research for The Grocer reveals…

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Ask the buyers: 'Convenience will be key in gluten free'

20 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

We grill Holland & Barrett sales & procurement director Emma Cockerill on what’s next for the free-from sector…


Moove over soya, there’s a new cash cow in town

20 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

Brits have shelled out an extra £5.5m on coconut milk over the past year, more than tripling sales

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Christmas lunch can be gluten-free (and delicious) too...

20 Nov 2015

…and gluten-free brand No G shows us how a free-from festive season needn’t be fun-free. Tuck in here!

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Creative challenge: re-imagining the free-from aisle

20 Nov 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

We asked M Worldwide to give the free-from aisles a makeover. Enter Feel Good Foods…

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Contamination: breaking down allergen management

20 Nov 2015

Factory design and layout has evolved to avoid physical contaminations such as allergens

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Top 10 global innovations: raw ice cream to quinoa beer

20 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

We’ve scoured the globe, with the help of Mintel, to find the best free from innovations of the past year including grain-free granola and rooibos tea lollies

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On the go and convenience are next frontier for free-from

20 Nov 2015

With free-from flying in the supermarkets, c-stores are being left behind. It’s time for them to catch up, says Coeliac UK’s Kathryn Miller…

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Bloggers: we meet Becky Excell, Carly Talbot and Vicki Montague

20 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

Becky, Carly & Vicki on the importance of the blogosphere to free-from

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Alpro's fully behind PHE's war on sugar

15 Sep 2017 | By Vicky Upton

we at Alpro take great pride in now considering ourselves part of a wider ‘dairy’ and ‘dairy alternatives’ fixture

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Keeping it fresh in the dairy aisles Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Animal welfare concerns, healthier lifestyles and assurances about provenance are driving innovations in merchandising

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Flexible friends: The Dairymen dairy alternatives report 2017 Video Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

As consumers ditch dairy for lifestyle reasons and embrace flexitarianism, is there any stopping dairy alternatives?

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Delicious Alchemy adds gluten and dairy-free cake kit

14 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD will roll out in mid-September to 100 Tesco stores

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Goats milk supplier Delamere Dairy launches nut-based drinks Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

Nutty Drink is the supplier’s first branded dairy-free offering in the UK



For the food waste fight to succeed, we need transparency – urgently

20 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Wrap praises moves by the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s to publish their individual food waste data, so will all food retailers now follow suit?

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Sainsbury’s Snapchat venture is a smart way to target younger shoppers Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Remember the days when Snapchat was dismissed as an app for illicit affairs?

Pret A Manger has opened a second Veggie Pret in London

Celebrity vegans will boost diet popularity – but beware the whitewash Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

News that racing driver Lewis Hamilton has converted to veganism may have met with ridicule in some quarters, but he is part of a growing trend that appeals to those seeking a more healthy lifestyle

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Freddo fury shows just how much Brits are in the dark about food price increases Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Most shoppers are still blissfully unaware of what is coming … now it’s up to the industry to set the record straight

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Deposit return has its headaches. But there is a chance it could repeat the plastic bag success Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

There is no doubt there are huge technical issues to sort out with regards to how such a system for bottles work in practice

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