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40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them said they would try insects of which 127 said they would be interested...

Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes...

Functional food success: Have you thought enough about targeted product design?

If functional food products are to be successful, they need to be designed for a very specific age group and address the particular circumstances of their target audience, according to...

Guest article

Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed sum to a private equity player. Analyst and author Julian Mellentin tracks the...

Neuroscience could boost food sales

Food businesses need to tap into neuroscience and understand how consumers make fast and unconscious decisions, if they are to improve their sales, says a marketing expert.

THE BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: CHRIS HANNAWAY, OVERLY SPORTS DRINK

Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly....

Brain health top of mind at Milan congress

Mounting epidemiological evidence suggests nutrient-rich but low-calorie diets and intake of B vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants stave off cognitive decline, experts gathered in Milan said last week.

Smooth transition: Yogurt is doing fine without digestive health claims

Sales of yogurt in the UK have remained healthy, despite ditching digestive health positioning, according to Euromonitor. 

Will the UK’s first superfood truffles hit the functional choc sweet spot?

As start-up food business Sweet Virtues claims to be launching the UK’s first hand-made ‘superfood’ truffles, one industry pundit questions whether confectionery with a health dimension will ever move beyond...

Camel milk company Desert Farms sees big potential

Camel milk chocolate, cheese and cosmetics – the future is bright for next ‘superfood’

Camel milk will be the next ‘superfood’ in the US, predicts the founder of Desert Farms, a company launched in January to offer the product to the American market.

Is functional chewing gum the answer to the category’s woes?

Fortified chewing gums that go beyond dental could reinvigorate the stagnant global chewing gum market, according to a Datamonitor analyst.

Ancient ingredients are the next ‘superfoods’, says analyst

Global food and drink manufacturers should exploit the ‘superfood’ potential of ancient ingredients such as prickly pear cactus and chia seeds, known for their rich nutrient content and health-giving properties, says Mintel...

Guest article

Brain-enhancing drinks: Green tea should be vehicle of choice

Green tea can drive brain-health drinks to new levels, writes Euromonitor International senior health and wellness analyst, Diana Cowland, in this guest article.

Serial killer’s creatine use no link to ‘roid rage’

The European sports nutrition sector has defended EU-backed creatine after a friend of Elliot Rodger, the Brit who killed six people at the weekend in California, said the 22-year-old was...

Which big player will be first on functional confectionery scene?

The functional confectionery market is awaiting a big player and private label maker Carmit Candy gives its tip on which it’s likely to be.

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

Game of spoons: France’s 144,000 tonne, €420 million probiotic yoghurt health claim hit

France’s formally buoyant multi-billion euro probiotic yoghurt market will shed €420m between now and 2018 directly because of tough EU health claim laws, according to new analysis that isolates ‘the health claims...

NutraIngredients-USA Cognitive Health Forum: Today!

Experts from Abbott Nutrition, Standard Process, Nawgan, and Euromonitor will join NutraIngredients-USA for a discussion of the cognitive health sector, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and key...

Personalised nutrition packs could dominate consumer market

Nutrition will become much more ‘personalised’ in the future, and consumers will want tailored products that meet their own dietary requirements, according to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Bread still rules high-fiber realm; Latin America rising fast

When it comes to fiber, baked goods are king. That might sound obvious, but in a world where the nutrient, its source and end application are often separated, it is...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Old age and HEALTHY old age, there’s a difference industry should address: Euromonitor

In 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, but there remains a 7-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Contamination concerns mean most athletic and sporting federations advise against them despite near-ubiquitous use among top athletes and sportspeople. Busted doped athletes continue to finger them. But sports nutrition products...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Gorgeous grub: We need to make insect consumption 'sexy' to consumers

Growing interest in the potential for insects as a source of healthy and sustainable protein was demonstrated again at Vitafoods Europe, where 4ento CEO Ana Day told us that insect...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Marketing whey protein to the elderly 'challenging': Davisco Foods

The role of doctors and dietitians in the education of the elderly on the benefits of protein for healthy ageing is key, US whey protein manufacturer Davisco Foods International told...

Guest Blog

Exploring novelties at Vitafoods Europe 2014

As part of our live coverage from Vitafoods 2014, industry consultant and analyst Virpi Varjonen of Invenire takes a look at innovation and novel ideas at the show.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

DSM has developed a stress-reducing chocolate that it says could allow manufacturers to take the relaxation category beyond drinks.

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