Weight management has ‘untapped potential’, says Euromonitor
Manufacturers are hungry for ingredients that can aid weight management, says a new report from Euromonitor, but long-term advantages will only come with legislative approval and consumer education.
Russia's bullish food supplements market
Investment from local, Western and Chinese companies as well as wealthier, increasingly well-educated consumers are driving rapid growth in the Russian food supplements market.
Benecol targets overweight Indonesians
Raisio has entered its second Asian market by launching Benecol, in Indonesia, as it makes Asia a “region of focus” for its cholesterol-lowering brand.
EFSA to judge almost 3000 health claims by 2010
Pan-European health and nutrition claims moved a step closer to reality after 2870 claims were delivered to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for assessment by January, 2010.
Evgen invests in functional food fast-track
A UK start-up has launched with the aim of fast-tracking the process by which novel ingredients and technologies migrate from the academic arena to fully-branded, on-market, functional food status.
Muller quits '1 a Day' yoghurt range in UK
The UK arm of German dairy giant Muller has canned its '1 a Day' healthy yoghurt line after only 12 months, citing retailer disappointment with sales levels and downward pressure on its premiums as fundamental reasons.
France attracting overseas investment in functional foods, report
The functional foods industry in France is booming, according to a
report from Invest In France that claims the sector attracted 7 per
cent of all new foreign investment projects in the country between
2002 and 2007.
Oat cholesterol claim woos Kraft in the Netherlands
Swiss-based CreaNutrition is demonstrating the value of approved
health claims by inking a deal with Kraft on the back of recently
approved oat-based cholesterol-lowering claims in the Netherlands.
NZTE is a government-backed scheme that has helped Kiwi ingredients start-ups compete with companies with much deeper pockets around the globe. Andrew Easdale, business development manager at NZTE's UK office, explains the benefits.
The soy ingredients market has grown up a lot in 20 years. Solbar vice president of marketing and development Gary Brenner casts an eye over a mature ingredients sector.
Pepsi invests in UK aquaceuticals
PepsiCo has beefed up its presence in the European functional
waters market by acquiring three-year-old UK start-up V Water for
an undisclosed fee.
Unilever plucks UK soy drink from shelves
Unilever has withdrawn its soy juice - AdeZ - in the UK, after
little more than 18 months on market after consumers failed to
connect with its health messaging.
UK agency issues fortified foods guidance
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued guidance to assist
companies understand European Union rules regarding the addition of
vitamins and minerals to foods.
Cola copy-catting may foil Red Bull
Red Bull GmbH's recent move into the cola market is unlikely to
mimic the success of their pioneering energy drink, according to an
German Anglo alliance to tap medical foods market
German flavour and fragrance house Symrise has built on its interest in the food supplements area by entering a strategic partnership with UK-based Cambridge Theranostics.