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…

Emma Cockerill - Holland & Barrett

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

Gluten free Christmas pud

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

Sweden: Raw Ice Cream

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

Violife Christmas Dairy Free Cheese Platter

Violife launches festive vegan cheeseboard in to Sainsbury’s Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The platter features Cranberry After Dinner, Blu and Mature variants, which are free from dairy, lactose, soya, nuts and gluten

Bernard Deryckere

Bernard Deryckere to step down as CEO of Alpro after 16 years

20 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Deryckere will be raplaced by Sven Lamote in a new general manager role

bounce energy balls

Protein energy brand Bounce seeks buyer to drive global growth Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Protein energy ball brand Bounce Foods is seeking external investment to help continue its international rollout

Warburtons Gluten Free range

Warburtons ditches Newburn in rebrand for gluten-free range Subscription

11 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Distinctive orange and black packs featuring the new logo will roll out from 15 January

Benefit prune juice

Benefit prune juice listed by Tesco Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Benefit’s prune juice is made with prunes sourced from the Agen region of Bordeaux blended with vitamins A, C and E


Ranjit Singh Efra Committee

Time for a new approach to food assurance Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Five years on from ’Horsegate’, we are dealing with yet another meat industry scandal and no one is any safer

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Cheers, chancellor! Duty freeze is a step in the right direction for the drinks trade Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association estimates the move will save Britain’s drinks industry approximately £247m

sainsbury's apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships can help cultivate young skilled workers – but the levy is not delivering so far Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Various food industry bodies have previously outlined ambitions to attract 140,000 apprentices by 2020, but that ambition currently seems a million miles away …

Meat Carcass

Consumers want facts, not fluff, when it comes to meat Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Julia Glotz

At a time when standards in in the meat industry are once again under heavy scrutiny, it’s good to remember that facts, openness and transparency are essential


Check out this Mexican wave: from posh restaurants to retail, it’s a growing crowdpleaser Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Hold on to your sombreros. Mexican food has been voted Brits’ favourite cuisine this year



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