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Overcoming the taboo of vaginal health – the next frontier of probiotics

A paradigm shift is needed to force delicate women’s health issues like vaginal infections and discharge out into the open, says industry microbiologist.

Food Vision 2016 preview

Sustainable sourcing: Start-up looks to Africa and baobab for next superfood

A start-up firm has found a way of sustainably sourcing the African fruit baobab whilst supporting rural economies and empowering growers in a region that has been described as an...

Food Vision 2016 preview

Child nutrition NPD needed to avoid crippling cost of obesity, says expert

New product development (NPD) is essential to address the nutritional needs of a child during its first 1000 days if health systems are to avoid the crippling cost of treating...

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Hovis Limited brings chia loaf to UK's ailing bread market

Bread manufacturer Hovis Limited has teamed with supplier The Chia Co to launch a chia seed loaf in the UK.

A new era of sports drinks: health-conscious consumers, functional beverages & entrepreneurial brands

While functional sports drinks have been used by athletes for decades, a wider range of consumers are now turning to the beverages, according to a report from MyDrink Beverages. 

Europe fish oil market worth €630m in 2014

The European fish oil market accounted for $0.69bn (€0.63bn) of the global $2.25bn (€2.04bn) market in 2014, according to a market report from Grand View Research.

'Health driven consumers are passionate, conflicted and disrupting your business': The Hartman Group

Consumers are in conflict – they want food that is indulgent, healthy and convenient. But this conflict also opens up big opportunities to companies who know where to look for the...

FOOD VISION 2016: How to get your innovative company centre stage

Is your company an innovative trailblazer in food and nutrition? Unilever Foundry is looking for the brightest company to take part in Food Vision's innovation panel and share insights alongside big...

Nutraceuticals and regulation: 'Please sir, can we have some more', say consumers

Consumers want more regulation on food and further limits on the use of additives and preservatives, but are keen to embrace functional products and nutraceuticals, according to extensive research carried...

Exclusive interview with DSM president André Bos

Made in China: DSM talks vitamin C price pressures

Increasingly strict environmental rules and rising manufacturing wages in China coupled with declining prices is sending ripples across the vitamin and mineral industry. We ask the president of Dutch multinational...

What's driving supplement growth? Ageing, fitness & self-care

Recent years have seen an upsurge in supplement use. Products that were only available in specialist health food stores have gone mainstream, available alongside groceries in the supermarket and online. ...

Infant formula drives profits at a2 Milk

The a2 Milk Company has posted its financial results for the six months ending December 31, 2015.

Big firms suffer from ‘store cupboard NPD’: Consultant

Start-ups are more open-minded when it comes to new ingredients and flavours, while big players tend to stick with what’s in the store cupboard, says new product development (NPD) veteran....

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

Protein-enhanced chocolate pieces unveiled

A new range of organic chocolate pieces with low glycaemic and protein-enhanced benefits has been introduced by German firm Herza.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

Omega-3s suffering from believability gap, GOED's Ismail tell attendees

The omega-3 sector is in the midst of a believability crisis, GOED executive director told conference attendees last week in the Canary Islands.

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and...

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

Traceability, a big topic at recent GOED Exchange meeting, to be covered in impending online Transparency Forum

Traceability and verifiability were big topics at the GOED Exchange meeting that took place last week in the Canary Islands. These topics will be addressed in an online forum later...

Drinkable yogurt global market to grow by $13bn over next four years

The drinkable yogurt market is set to expand by approximately $13bn by 2020, according to a recent analysis by Technavio.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

'Noisy,' 'anxious' language dilutes message of omega-3s, analysts say

Omega-3s messages are “noisy” and “anxious” according to consumer insights shared during the GOED Exchange meeting taking place this week in Tenerife, Spain.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Do YOU have the guts to take our microbiome quiz?

You may still not be able to put the ‘term’ probiotic on pack in Europe – but there has been plenty to say about the microbiome, what influences it and...

Food Vision 2016 programme unveiled

Food Vision 2016 will bring together senior-level thought leaders to discuss how the global food industry can harness scientific innovation to meet the demands of the health conscious consumer.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Market research company estimates sports supplement market to surpass $10 billion in 2020

A new market report published by Persistence Market Research projects the global sports supplements market to reach an estimated value of $12.4 billion in 2020.