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Prinova releases megatrends report

By Danielle Masterson

From gut health to a healthier planet, ingredient firm Prinova is hoping to use its latest megatrends report to showcase the opportunities available to leverage its ingredient portfolio, vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities and other in-house...

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Holland and Barrett predicts health trends for 2024

By Olivia Brown

Following strong trends in protein and immunity throughout 2023, Holland and Barrett predicts new consumer demands for natural energy alternatives, cognitive care, personalised hormonal support, and optimised hydration in 2024.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

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Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

November 2023: NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

November new product launches feature on-the-go innovative proteins, nootropic productivity drinks for a natural brain-boost, and convenient lifestyle solutions for holistic health.

September NPD Launchpad

September NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

As we enter autumn, powdered drinks enabling for convenient holistic health dominate new product launches, whilst gummy innovation continues.

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AI meal image analysis software under scrutiny

By Nikki Hancocks

Research from the University of Bern, Switzerland, backs the usability of 'goFOODLite' software to provide nutritional analysis of meals from a single image but suggests advancements for improved accuracy.

Headline news roundup: August 2023

Headline news roundup: August 2023

By Olivia Haslam

During August, the industry was inspired by reports on consumer trends, welcomed a next step in probiotic harmonisation, discovered further AI technology advances, and encountered regulatory clarity issues.

August NPD launchpad

August NPD launchpad

By Olivia Brown

End of summer launches include pre- and probiotics targeting women’s health and immunity ahead of the approaching winter, whilst the hydration category continues to see innovation.

Startup Stars: Prevess pioneering personalised nutrition with AI

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Startup Stars: Prevess pioneering personalised nutrition with AI

By Olivia Haslam

Founded by Timo Spring, a former professional swimmer, Prevess (Prevention Effortless) is harnessing the power of AI technology to provide in-the-moment science-backed personalised nutrition guidance to athletes.

July NPD Launchpad

July NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

Mid-summer launches have seen substantial additions to the plant-based category, with supplements to support women’s and cardiovascular health, whilst the consumer demand for novel protein sources continues.

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Personalised nutrition: Exciting opportunity or costly distraction?

By Nikki Hancocks

We are yet to see clear evidence that personalised diets based on omics provide better outcomes than generic healthy diets, and these cutting-edge and expensive services could be distracting us from dealing with the "nutrition elephant in the room"....

Supplements launchpad: Cognitive health, hydration, immunity and protein

June 2023 Launch pad

By Olivia Brown

Nootropics and natural energy alternatives to support cognition have dominated product launches throughout June, whilst players in protein and immunity categories hold strong.

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March 2023 Launch Pad

By Nikki Hancocks

This month's new product launches include a vitamins and minerals range for women, a partnership between sports nutrition and confectionery giants, and omega-3 supplements for all ages.

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Get skin in the game: How to innovate in esports

By Nikki Hancocks

The gaming market is a diverse one, with a wide range of demands and need states for nutrition brands to tap into, meaning innovation opportunities going far beyond energy.

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September Launch Pad

By Danielle Masterson

From gut-brain axis to heart health to hydration, there's a new product suited for a variety of lifestyles this fall.

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Roquette launches ready-to-use veggie softgel solution

By Nikki Hancocks

Global plant-based ingredient pioneer Roquette has announced the launch of its ready-to-use, pharmaceutical grade solution for vegetarian softgel capsule formulation, named LYCAGEL Premix.

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Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

Top trends driving innovation: Want to join the slumber party?

By Nikki Hancocks

The desire for functional food and supplements has become more specific and more holistic at the same time, leading to a wide range of opportunities for startups tapping into the interest in immunity, mood and sleep.

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Marketing-minded lads shake-up the stagnant prenatal space

By Nikki Hancocks

Two young rugby-loving lads with a shared passion for health have become the unlikely duo behind a prenatal supplements startup which aims to shake up the category with fresh tech and a modern business model.

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New solutions showcased at Vitafoods 2021

By Nikki Hancocks

With Vitafoods only a few weeks away (October 5-7), some of the biggest firms in the health and nutrition industry are preparing to showcase their newest solutions.

How 3D printing is revolutionising health and nutrition innovation

How 3D printing is revolutionising health and nutrition innovation

By Nikki Hancocks

A successful serial entrepreneur who runs a 3D-printed personalised supplements firm will join NutraIngredients' Sports and Active Nutrition Summit in October to discuss the huge opportunity that this new tech brings to the health and nutrition industry.

Arla reveals new concept for creamy, nutty protein bars

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Arla reveals new concept for creamy, nutty protein bars

By Nikki Hancocks

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new concept to help manufacturers create protein bars that tap into the demand for creamy nut butter fillings without compromising on texture, taste or functionality.

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SiS optimises carb intake with new Beta Fuel range

By Nikki Hancocks

Science in Sport (SiS) has launched a new enhanced Beta Fuel range designed to allow endurance athletes to increase their carb intake through optimised maltodextrin and fructose ratios.

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