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Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision kicked off yesterday with insights from innovation specialists and trailblazing startups. Join our team of editors as we discuss the key take-away's and highlights from the first day.

First wave of food and nutrition experts confirmed for Food Vision Asia summit

A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the second Food Vision Asia summit being held in Singapore – while  food start-ups and entrepreneurs are being urged to enter...

Vitamin Shoppe's revenues flatten as company pursues 'reinvention' strategy

Vitamin Shoppe reported comparable store sales declines and a big drop in its contract manufacturing arm as the company continues to work on controlling costs and launching a new store...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

There is a huge focus on finding 'the next big thing' in terms of probiotic delivery formats. But which ones do our Probiota community think hold the most potential?

Ready meals can be more nutritious than home cooking, so how to convince a sceptical public?

Consumers still assume ready meals are low in nutrition, but wider use of slow cooking techniques such as sous vide can produce foods that's more nutritious than home-cooked equivalents. Can...

‘Risk averse’ EU industry shunning fermented food trend

Growing public interest in fermented foods in Spain and France is not being seized upon by European food companies and retailers because they are too “risk averse and conservative”, according...

The five market trends making APAC the world’s growth hotspot for nutraceuticals

The global nutraceuticals market is expected to reach a value of $302,306m by the year 2022, on the back of CAGR of 7.04%. But, according to new research, APAC is...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

We've seen hundreds of rejections in the past 10 years. But industry remains bullish that an EFSA-approved health claim is not only possible ... but getting very close. 

Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

Fitting ingredients that come out of traditional medical systems into the modern marketplace can be a fraught exercise, experts say.

SPECIAL EDITION: BOTANICALS

Celebrity superfood endorsements drive botanical demand

Social media-influenced superfood demand is driving botanicals sales in retailers, as independent health food shops fight to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, says UK NAHFS chair.

Special edition: Botanicals

Wellness teas are driving botanical beverage growth

Savvy product differentiation and strong consumer demand are driving growth in specialist tea sales, but botanical drinks such as tree waters have yet to find favour, according to retailers and...

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Hedonists more likely to believe food industry nutrition and marketing claims: APAC study

People in Asia-Pacific with ‘hedonistic values’ are more likely to place their trust in food industry sources of nutrition information and make greater use of fast food and convenience outlets.

Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says...

Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants?

Acacia gum is 100% natural, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and applicable in almost every area of the food industry. Why does it have a chequered past, and how can it obtain...

Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work...

Young men shun products with health claims, Spanish study suggests

Young, healthy men are more likely to actively avoid, rather than be attracted to, products with prominent health claims such as reduced-fat or high-fibre, according to new research in Spain.

Asian consumers more interested in nutrition and healthy eating than westerners: Survey

Asian consumers are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the West, according to a new survey of attitudes to diet and nutrition.

Mars to enter UK supplement space with cocoa flavanol pills

Confectionery giant Mars plans to launch its CocoaVia line of cocoa flavanol-based food supplements in the UK and Ireland later this month.

Revealed: The top five supplements taken by Chinese mothers…and why more needs to be done to increase their use

Dietary supplementation appears to be common among Chinese mothers during pregnancy, but intake of folic acid is well below the recommended national and global guidelines, while overall supplement use after...

Deal to develop microbiome analysis for clinical nutrition

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalised microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition

Gut microbiome analysis firm DayTwo will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson on personalised clinical nutrition for diabetes, and plans to open up its nutrition recommendation platform to new partners.

New Australian university centre eyes Asia opportunities for omega-3 and probiotics products

The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia is opening a $1m new Food Science Innovation Precinct to drive new products and research in probiotics, omega-3, functional foods and dairy.

News in brief

Vitamin Angels reached 51 million children and mothers in 2016

Vitamin Angels will host corporate supporters from the natural products industry at its annual reception in March, as the charity announced it reached more children and mothers than ever before.

Preaching to the converted? Only dieters are responsive to healthy eating adverts

Most people choose unhealthy snacks that are high in salt, fat and sugar regardless of whether they have watched adverts for healthy or unhealthy food, with only dieters choosing the...

Get your entries submitted by the 8th Feb ... or miss out!

Last chance saloon: NutraIngredients Awards 2017 deadline extended

The submission deadline for the NutraIngredients Awards 2017 has been extended until Wednesday 8th February due to high demand. There is still time to submit your products, research and services to of one...