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Consumers willing to pay more for bioavailability enhancements, consultant says

Consumers willing to pay more for bioavailability enhancements, consultant says

There is an opportunity for companies to use bioavailability enhancement to differentiate their products, even if consumers don’t have a firm grasp of specific technologies, an expert says.

Published: 28-Mar-2016

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient superfood staying power? A re-think of the supply chain

What does it take to give a niche ingredient sustained consumer demand rather than a brief moment of superfood fame? A radical re-think of how you control the supply chain can help. FoodNavigator spoke to two companies that are doing just that.

Published: 22-Mar-2016

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

GreenOnyx on home-brewed mission to serve ‘missing nutrition’

Benny Shoham

Founder & CEO - GreenOnyx

How do you ensure nutrients are fresh? How about growing them in a ‘superfood machine’ in your kitchen? US start-up GreenOnyx has the technology, an Asian micro-vegetable called khai-nam and is set for launch on both sides of the Atlantic.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Dr Jorg Spieldenner, Nestlé Research Centre public health chief;

Jane Badham, managing director, JB Consultancy

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against exploitation.

Published: 10-Mar-2016

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are inventing the future & big business needs to partner now: Unilever Foundry creator

Start-ups are changing the food industry from trailblazing new ideas to providing new growth models, and both big businesses and small start-ups need to collaborate to innovate. The benefits are mutual, says Jeremy Basset, founder of Unilever’s incubator scheme.

Published: 08-Mar-2016

Food manufacturers’ role in delivering ‘a fitter future’

Food manufacturers must encourage healthy choices

Food and drink manufacturers must do more to encourage consumers to make healthy choices through promotional and marketing activities, according to nutritionist Susan Jebb.

Published: 14-Jan-2016

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Craig Simpson

EU food law expert - Steptoe & Johnson

The way sports foods are regulated in the EU is set to change. But how? Craig Simpson, EU food law expert with Steptoe & Johnson in the UK, gives his view likely outcomes and industry impacts.

Published: 13-Jan-2016

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to taste, it’s the fruit flavor that continues to appeal to a mass audience.

Published: 12-Jan-2016

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part of their diet, but how will the category evolve in 2016 and beyond?

Published: 08-Jan-2016

Marketing to the ‘elderly’: Overcoming the taboo of getting old

Marketing to the ‘elderly'

There is a need for public health strategies and products to address Europe's rapidly ageing population – but how easy is it to market such products when nobody wants to admit that they’re getting old?

Published: 21-Dec-2015

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Digitalisation, fragmentation and the new food landscape – will your firm survive?

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

The digital age has changed everything – fragmenting both consumer taste and industry response to it. Is your business tuned in to a shift that is pushing start-ups front and centre like never before or are you soon to be swept away?

Published: 16-Dec-2015

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy food product, based on work by their colleagues at New Nutrition Business.   

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Top snacking trends

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads the way in innovation, according to a food trend expert.

Published: 29-Oct-2015

Protein could give products for endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods Ingredients

Protein could give endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods

A new fast absorbing protein from Arla Foods Ingredients could help crack open the endurance sports sector, which has significant potential for growth but until now has been largely dominated by sports drinks with only carbohydrates and electrolytes. 

Published: 23-Oct-2015

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

A new-look International Probiotics Association is creating dialogue with key regulators around the world, and the regulators are starting to turn the corner on how they regulate the friendly bugs, says the association’s executive director.

Published: 16-Oct-2015

Dutch supplier unveils egg protein with pre-diabetic positioning

Dutch supplier unveils egg protein with pre-diabetic positioning

Dutch company Newtricious is bringing a new egg protein hydrosolate ingredient market with data backing its cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits.

Published: 14-Oct-2015

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

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 taking off in the US.

Published: 02-Oct-2015

Protein trends: Saturation point or just the tip of the iceberg?

Protein trends: Saturation point or just the tip of the iceberg?

Does the huge demand for protein have the legs to last? And if so, where will it take us in terms of new sources and consumer demands?

Published: 06-Aug-2015

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing two new players to the plant-based protein market

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing LENTEIN Plus and mankai

Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants. But do they have what it takes to give more established players in the plant-based protein category a run for their money?

Published: 03-Aug-2015

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one of the major components of the system, the gut microbiome.  But new models are being perfected that offer a more accurate and more detailed look at how the gut microbiome affects the overall organism, experts say.

Published: 24-Jun-2015

US market is faster, but not lower quality or less ethical than Europe, consultant says

US market is faster, but not lower quality or less ethical than Europe, consultant says

In the wake of the New York Attorney General affair, one question that has been raised is whether barriers to entry in the US market are too low, and give bad actors too much room to maneuver.  But an expert on the supplement trade in Europe says barriers to entry on not much different there, it is more a matter of differences in the entrepreneurial culture.

Published: 10-Jun-2015

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Richard Henfrey

Chief Operating Officer - Blackmores

Blackmores, the leading supplement brand in Australia, has taken the unusual step of sending a company representative on a two week-long trip to verify the sustainability practices of Aker BioMarine, the world’s largest harvester of krill used to supply krill oil for omega-3 supplements. A major shift in the worldwide omega-3s supply picture provided the impetus for this major undertaking, said Richard Henfrey,  Blackmores chief operating officer.

Published: 02-Jun-2015

Marine resources: Ireland looks for its whey powder of the sea

Marine resources: Ireland looks for its whey powder of the sea

The Irish government has invested €5.2m to capitalise on the country's untapped marine biodiversity. 

Published: 01-Jun-2015

Top three energy tips for food firms

How food firms could save energy

Food manufacturers could cut their energy costs by operating more energy efficiently, avoiding production during expensive peak demand periods and working more closely with their energy providers.

Published: 27-May-2015

Key trends in food and nutrition: Naturalness, NPD and more co-branding?

Key trends in food and nutrition: Naturalness, NPD and more co-branding?

After a few years of negativity, the industry has a spring in its step again. But with renewed optimism comes the question of where the future successes lie.

Published: 26-May-2015