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Reserveage Organics founder credits Gelita with firming up science supporting beauty-from-within

Reserveage Organics, a company built first upon the benefits of the antioxidants found in wine grapes, is expanding rapidly into the beauty-from-within category, which founder Naomi Whittel says is finally...


Open book: The future of probiotic marketing in Europe

‘Openness’ and ‘better dialogue’ between industry, scientists and regulators were themes of the day as the newly minted European chapter of the International Probiotics Association (IPA-Europe) launched itself with a...

School milk programmes reach 140m children worldwide: FAO, IDF survey

Around 140m children worldwide currently benefit from school milk programmes, according to a survey conducted by the FAO and the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

‘The rare case of an ancient food that has found a place in modern food processing’: Mintel predicts big things for lucuma

Lucuma, a caramel-flavoured fruit from Peru, is tipped to be the next superfood used in chocolate, ice-cream, snacks and more – and Europe is leading the way in product innovation, says...

Herbalife launches sports drink with Cristiano Ronaldo

Nutrition company Herbalife has developed a sports drink for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, with the beverage described as a ‘contemporary take on a traditional sports drink.’

Dispatches from Drinkpreneur Live 2015, London

'It’s not as simple as putting liquid into a bottle and then selling it to Tesco!' Top tips for entrepreneurs

It’s an exciting time for beverage entrepreneurs, with small start-ups successfully challenging the big established brands with new ideas and innovations. Drinkpreneur Live was held in London this week to enable...

‘No success model’ for new protein ingredients

Novel protein ingredients face a difficult future with too many barriers to entry to make success likely – but there are brighter prospects for Quorn and some potential for insect...


Number cruncher: Europe’s key supplement markets, brands & opportunities revealed

The sale of dietary supplements is estimated to be worth worth around €7.2 billion to the European economy in 2015, but which markets are the biggest, and where is future...

2016 event to fill 4 halls

Expanded Vitafoods gets a content makeover

Refined sector content will define Vitafoods Europe in Geneva next year as the continent’s premier healthy ingredients and nutraceuticals show approaches its 20th birthday.

‘Problems abound’ for protein ingredients, says report

Protein ingredients are facing major challenges in developed markets, with stagnation in technical applications and uncertainty over health and sports markets, according to a report from Giract.


Chef Dave Pigram on integrating superfoods into menus

With superfoods predicted to be a growing trend for menus  BigHospitality speaks to Dave Pigram, head chef at The Waterleaf Restaurant at Reynolds Retreat in Kent, about how he is using them...

Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

Q&A: Industry bodies lay down the law on key European issues

European food supplement groups share insights from the law to distribution to marketing and science in this Q&A on the €7bn European supplements sector, according to Euromonitor International.

Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplement markets

How much do you really know about the European supplements market?

Does bone health attract the most supplement sales in Eastern Europe? Who laid off 1000+ workers this month? How many reports of adverse effects has the French food authority had about...

Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

The decline of sports supplement contamination

Doped athletes continue blaming contaminated food supplements as a convenient alibi, but it’s a thin excuse getting thinner as the mainstream supplements industry moves even higher up the quality chain,...

ESSNA: “Thousands of people engaging in sport and activity at all levels use and benefit from legal sports nutrition products."

Euro sports nutrition sector: Supplements no gateway to doping

Consuming sports supplements is not a step on the slippery slope to doping, the European sports nutrition sector has said in response to a US sports coach turned whistle blower...

Zooming into protein trends region by region

Protein has been topping the ‘hottest ingredient’ lists for a while now - but how does demand break down region by region?Has the sugar backlash...

European dietary survey reveals alarming rate of confusion and misinformation

A new survey reveals people in the UK, Germany and the US may not be eating as healthily as they believe, with 72% of respondents claiming to have a good...

How can companies clear up confusion over the healthiness of free-from foods?

One fifth of Brits believes free-from foods are healthier than normal foods while the same number believes they are higher in fat, salt and sugar. But why is this and what...

Frutarom acquires 79% of Nutrafur

Frutarom has acquired 79% of Spanish firm Nutrafur in a €10.3 m sale which will help the company develop its portfolio of natural plant extracts for food preservation, says Frutarom.

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure.  But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making...

Guest article

Back to school – but not for Ribena as retailer rings sugary drink recess

Return to school can be an abundant time for food and drink makers, but stakeholder actions are rupturing market safeholds as health concerns rise, says Euromonitor analyst Lauren Bandy in...

‘Digestive health and tea are big markets; putting the two together just makes sense.’ Former Clipper Teas executives launch Daily Cultures

Tea offers a convenient and ‘everyday’ way to take probiotics, say two former Clipper Teas and Tropicana executives as they launch their Daily Cultures tea brand.

Arla boosts West African 'distribution backbone' with JVs in Nigeria and Senegal

Arla Foods has partnered with companies in Nigeria and Senegal to boost its "distribution backbone" in West Africa. 

‘Tough’ dairy industry hits Arla’s revenue

Arla Foods’s revenue has dropped 3.8% to £3.78bn (€5.12bn) during the first half of this year as a result of the globally declining milk prices creating a “tough” situation for...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

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