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All you need to know about Britain's Brussels blow

A dummies' guide to Brexit

Confused about all this talk about Brexit in that far-away rainy country of crumpets and Beatles? Not quite sure who Nigel Farage is? (Lucky you.) Well we’re here to guide...

News in brief

British campaign takes astaxanthin to the people

Swedish-Japanese astaxanthin specialist AstaReal is working with its UK brand partners to push awareness of the carotenoid’s skin health benefits – even in the absence of approved health claims.

Vitafoods Asia to grow education sessions and knowledge sharing

Expanded education programmes and networking opportunities at Vitafoods Asia 2016 will help businesses share knowledge and grow new partnerships, say event organisers.

Nestlé appoints new CEO

Food giant Nestlé has appointed Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, effective from the start of next year.

Easy-to-open: German firm seeks to open lid on senior supplement market

The German firm Sanner has developed senior-friendly supplement packaging, which it says will secure shopping loyalty from happy elderly customers.

News in brief

New GOED report summarizes global market for EPA and DHA finished products

The Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) noted that the finished products market size for 2015 was $31.4 billion.

Brexit impact

Brexit: first sign of a ‘hit to jobs’: IoD survey

The first signs of Brexit’s short-term impact on the UK economy were highlighted in a survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD), which revealed nearly two-thirds (64%) of IoD members...

Special Edition: Antioxidants, polyphenols & carotenoids

Pint of polyphenols? Culture shift needed to find value in brewery waste

The EU has offered up big money for a project to get high value polyphenol compounds from brewing industry waste. Yet the leader of the project says a business culture...

Project set to bring nutrient-dense baobab to mass market

Baobab is set to become a significant and sustainable food source for Africa as international project Baofood harnesses its economic value to benefit the local population.

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based...

opinion poll

Brexit vs Bremain: How would you vote?

The moment has come. After much debate the UK will have its EU referendum this Thursday. The question: 'Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?'...

Not so fast: First fasting supplement takes cautious approach to claims

Start-up Nowrish has launched the first fasting supplement - a mix of vitamins, minerals and herbs formulated to support the body’s cleansing, immune, digestive and energy production systems during periods...

'When the price is low you should be suspicious.'

Action needed to curb boswellia adulteration: QC analyst

Boswellia serrata adulteration remains a major problem in the EU and elsewhere and responsible players need to do more to identify fraudulent material and actors, an expert has said.

Why Holland & Barrett has seen 27.5% online sales growth in a year

Online sales for Holland & Barrett grew by 27.5% last year, which the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) says is thanks to its omni-channel strategy during exponential global expansion.

Sector to grow 40% by 2020

The world’s unquenchable thirst for energy drinks

Global sales of energy drinks hit €38.2 billion last year and will be worth €53.4bn in 2020 according to Euromonitor International, even as regulatory winds blow ill beneath the sector's wings. 

How to foster a buzzing edible insects industry

A Finnish project is to investigate the main hurdles and opportunities for the edible insect industry by linking up input from multidisciplinary players from relevant sectors. 

Guest article

Busted trust? What we didn’t see at Vitafoods Europe 2016

Yesterday the Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) outlined impressive innovation  at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva. Here HMT founder & expert consultant Peter Wennström outlines what was missing from Europe’s biggest healthy ingredients, supplements...

‘A key part of our expansion is the reach to universities’: Naka’s ‘drink to think’ approach

Swedish functional beverage brand Naka (formerly Akuō) is dubbed as a ‘drink to think’, and its reach to universities has been one of the keys to its success so far....

Japanese consumption, Chinese growth spur global demand for probiotics

Probiotics manufacturers are increasingly witnessing the rising importance of Asia-Pacific as growing awareness of the health benefits of “good” bacteria continue to drive global growth.

Guest article

What we saw at Vitafoods Europe 2016

The Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) were impressed – mostly – by what they saw at the 20th year of Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last month from probiotics to novel powders to...

‘Functional water is predicted to grow very fast’: Euromonitor on functional beverage trends

Energy drinks, sports drinks, and functional bottled water are among the functional and fortified beverage categories to watch, according to Euromonitor International.

7000-strong DSM survey reveals top consumer health concerns

Weight is the top health concern for adults overall, while Russians have their eye on age-related loss of vision, a DSM survey of 7,000 people across Europe, the Middle East...

Young urban males keenest to experiment

Germans give insect food a definite ‘maybe’

More safety data is needed for insects as a food and feed source a symposium  organised by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has heard, with Germans more likely to...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

How to make supplement packaging sexier

Supplement players need to make their packaging sexier if they are to bat off competition from encroaching healthy food and drink products, says marketing expert.

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.