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Nestlé believes plant-based is a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to revive ready meals: ‘The story is beyond burgers’
Nestlé plans to ramp-up its innovation around plant-based products and is eyeing opportunities to grow its CHF12bn prepared dishes and cooking aides category. Lire la suite >>
From a cricket farm in Thailand to insect snacks in Europe: Meet the start-up making the ‘most accepted bug’ affordable
Having closed a funding round worth €1.9m, a group of entrepreneurs are working to boost the efficiency of insect protein production in Thailand and grow demand for their cricket flour… Lire la suite >>
Danone invests in food waste start-up Phenix: ‘We can reinvent tomorrow’s food system’
Danone Manifesto Ventures is investing in French waste reduction start-up Phenix in a move that will see the food waste pioneer expand its consumer and business-to-business reach. Lire la suite >>
Non-dairy yogurt is a ‘bright spot’ in fast-growing plant-based category, thanks to innovation, IRI says
Plant-based yogurt has been a bit slower off the starting line than other alternatives to animal-based products, but data from IRI shows that it is hitting its stride with double-digit… Lire la suite >>
Was the failure of Nestlé’s Milkybar Wowsomes down to poor demand or poor marketing?
Nestlé has pulled its reduced sugar Milkybar Wowsomes product after poor demand. But others believe big brands are scared to push their lower sugar products for fear of failure. Lire la suite >>
8 consumer trends to watch in the new decade
Mintel has released the trends that it expects will shape the global food and drink industry over the next 10 years. Lire la suite >>
From ‘the nichest’ start-up to British cocoa grower: The ‘perpetual evolution’ of Hotel Chocolat
From launching a niche start-up to purchasing a cocoa plantation in Saint Lucia, CEO Angus Thirlwell takes us through the ‘perpetual growing ambitions’ of Hotel Chocolat. Lire la suite >>
From blue tea to avocado coffee: AI tool to help firms launch new products ‘ahead of trend’
Kerry has teamed up with IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) arm Watson to develop a new AI-based tool aptly dubbed Trendspotter, which it claims can help F&B manufacturers to identify and… Lire la suite >>
Behind the scenes at Nestlé Packaging Science: A 5-step approach to the plastic problem
Swiss food giant Nestlé recently inaugurated its new research facility focused on tackling the problem of packaging waste. The company is taking a 5-step approach to this challenge. FoodNavigator goes… Lire la suite >>
(English) UK’s food supply at risk from climate change and imports: report
A fifth of Britain’s fresh produce is imported from countries at risk of climate breakdown, while 40% of UK’s food is currently imported from overseas, says a report warning of… Lire la suite >>
(English) CBD food and drink in the EU: The newest hot commodity or a regulatory headache?
Cannabidiol (‘CBD’) has burst onto the world stage in recent years, and the EU is no exception. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, looks at the ingredient’s legal status. Lire la suite >>
(English) What’s next beyond soy, pea, and wheat for plant-based meat? In conversation with ADM
Soy, wheat, and peas currently dominate the plant-based meat market, but what’s next? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Ana Ferrell (AF), VP of marketing, and Kurt Long (KL), commercial director of… Lire la suite >>