free-from report 2015

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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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Healthy snack bar supplier Squirrel Sisters reaches out for £185k investment Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Healthy snack bar business Squirrel Sisters is looking for £185k in investment to pump into increasing distribution, marketing and NPD

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Focus on Free From: 7 July

17 May 2018

All aboard the free from bandwagon! The category has enjoyed yet another bumper year, but the category is also being helped along by an increasing number of products making ‘free from’ claims when they are in fact naturally gluten- or dairy-free

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Gluten-free biscuit supplier Northumbrian Fine Foods bought by Biscuit International Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Northumbrian Fine Foods, the UK’s leading gluten and milk-free biscuit manufacturer, has been purchased by French giant Biscuit International.

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Impossible Foods eyes fish and chicken alternatives Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand said it had identified fish as its next priority in response to dwindling fish populations across the globe

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Vita Coco expands its Coconut Milk into ambient segment Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The one-litre Tetra Pak will roll out next month with an rsp of £2.49 – 50p less than the drink’s chilled version


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Sainsbury's-Asda: Remit extension for Adjudicator just not realistic Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MPs and suppliers still clinging on to the idea the Adjudicator is going to be able to stop the merger in its tracks may have to get real, says senior reporter Ian Quinn

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Wetherspoon’s ditching of champagne and other EU booze is canny Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Tim Martin’s move has all the subtlety of an axe to the face, but it could also be a very savvy decision for his business, says senior drinks reporter Daniel Woolfson

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Flurry of deals in petfood reflects category gentrification Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Deals like Mars’ acquisition of AniCura show the gentrification of the petcare category has truly begun in earnest, says food & drink editor Daniel Selwood

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Colin Graves: ‘legend’ will be vital in steering Co-op through an uncertain future Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

It was always inevitable the Costcutter founder would be back, says news editor Ronan Hegarty

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Expect Sainsbury’s digital offer to step up with Moriarty Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Moriarty will not only be tasked with keeping Sainsbury’s up to speed with online developments, but she will look to integrate its offering with Argos, Sainsbury’s Bank and Nectar, says food trends editor Emma Weinbren

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