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…

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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…

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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

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

LoveRaw founder Rimi Thapar

LoveRaw rejects £50k Dragon offer in favour of private cash Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand’s founder Rimi Thapar appeared in last night’s Dragons’ Den seeking investment in return for a 5% stake

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Bahlsen adds free-from Zoo Imagination kids’ biscuits Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new snack is free from lactose and gluten, and made from corn and teff flour

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Coldpress targets on-the-go with nut-based dairy-alternative milk shakes Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

New flavours Strawberry Oat Cashew, Raspberry Beetroot Almond and Spiced Almond will roll into Waitrose stores nationwide…

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Communication must be high-quality to communicate quality

19 Jan 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Because we make dairy-free drinks, some of our consumers assume we are anti-dairy, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health. Not so

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Alpro begins 'year of plant power' with first chilled coffees Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Alpro Caffè will go on sale next week in Sainsbury’s in coffee & hazelnut and coffee & soya caramel flavours

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Taking Tacon down the farm was never going to wash Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It’s easy to see why the likes of the NFU and a variety of other farm campaign groups were attracted to the idea of the Adjudicator’s role being expanded. Sadly, they have been strung along by successive governments 

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‘Ultra-processed’ study could have ramifications for the vegan revolution Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The meat and dairy industries need to take a more proactive stance when it comes to defending the reputation of their products, in light of these latest findings

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Labour makes waves with detailed animal welfare proposals Subscription

14 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Labour is at pains to outline its intention to design post-Brexit farm subsidies that move away from intensive “factory farming” and bad environmental practices

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Diet Coke’s new flavours are here – but CCEP is keeping its cards close to its chest Subscription

13 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Coca-Cola European Partners has yet to make an official launch announcement about the new flavours – or how they fit into its wider plans for Diet Coke in this country

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Could a Tesco discounter offer really frighten Aldi and Lidl? Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco needs to tread very carefully if it goes down such a path, remember Sainsbury’s decision to pull the plug on its Netto venture at a cost of tens of millions?

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