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New products - Lotus Bakeries to take ice cream to more markets; Perdue's Chicken Plus range with veg; Unilever trials wrapper-less Solero packs; Mars' Galaxy, Bounty biscuits

13 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Mondelez launching a lower-in-sugar Cadbury product in India and Premier Foods rolling out baking mixes in the UK.

Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 May 2019

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Mars links up with Jerusalem Venture Partners on Israel food-tech project

15 May 2019

US confectionery giant Mars has joined forces with a venture capital group on a food-tech project in the Middle East.

"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator

11 Apr 2019

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

Mars latest food giant to launch accelerator

5 Mar 2019

Another of the world's largest food companies has launched an accelerator in which it aims to work with fledgling companies.

New products - Califia Farms launches Ubermilks oat drinks; Kashi expands Kashi by Kids line; The Jackfruit Company unveils Complete Jackfruit Meals; Cereal "straight from the box"

22 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Nestlé launching its KitKat Senses in a bar format and organic yogurts from Arla Foods.

Mike Barkley to replace John Leahy as Kind president, COO

24 Jan 2019

Kind, the US-based snacks business in which confectionery giant Mars holds a minority stake, announced its president and COO is to retire.

Mars 'eyes health, wellness space with Mars Edge incubator'

23 Jan 2019

US food giant Mars has reportedly become the latest major global food manufacturer to launch an incubator programme. 

Mars ploughs more investment into M&M's plant in France

12 Dec 2018

US-based confectionery giant Mars is ploughing more investment into a manufacturing plant in eastern France. 

Mars to discontinue Goodnessknows snack bar brand in UK

12 Dec 2018

US-based confectionery giant Mars plans to axe one of its brands in the UK, a little more than a year after launch.

UK local authorities told to prepare for Brexit food issues

3 Dec 2018

Local authorities have been given advice on what they should do to prepare for Brexit by an organisation made up of food experts and environmental health specialists.

Danone, Mars among founding members of food innovation platform for start-ups

3 Dec 2018

A number of global food industry manufacturers have joined a new innovation platform for start-up enterprises to be based in the US.

Nestle, Unilever among FMCG giants to sign plastics pledge

29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.

Alibaba's Tmall eyes faster product innovation in market research deal

17 Oct 2018

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.

Mars invests in US plant to support launch of M&M's Hazelnut Spread

15 Oct 2018

Mars is investing US$142m in a plant in Tennessee to accommodate the planned launch of a product under its M&M's brand - Hazelnut Spread.

New products - Symington's takes Mug Shot into soups; Mars Milk Snacks chilled desserts roll out; Hershey's puts namesake bar with Reese's candy; HKScan launches Kariniemen poultry products

12 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features sweet gyoza in the UK, a range of Sara Lee frozen desserts in Australia, a "super-hot" lifrom Seabrook Crisps, and meat-free meals from Pinnacle Foods' Gardein.

Greenpeace names and shames food giants in throwaway plastic report

10 Oct 2018

UK-based environmental pressure group Greenpeace has cited household-name food producers in a list of the top ten worst offenders when it comes to throwaway plastic.

New Products - Vivera launches plant-based 'hamburger' in UK; Bel debuts Boursin Velvety in the UK; Jack Link's rolls out new on-the-go snacks; Genius adds to range in UK

5 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features Mars' plans to shake up some of its chocolate ranges in the UK and Nestle's move to roll out a line of organic Herta products in France.

New Products - Danone launches another organic yogurt range in France; Nestle unveils gluten-free snack bar Yes!; Mars to introduce M&M's chocolate bars; Barilla debuts legume pastas

28 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Arla Foods' organic fruit yogurts debut roll out in Germany, a collaboration between Germany's Dr Oetker and UK-based Quorn in pizza, and Nestle introducing the Maggi noodles brand to yogurt dips in India, along with a new snack brand in the UK and Ireland.

Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods

26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.

Mars ramps up sustainability drive within supply chain

18 Sep 2018

Mars is "changing how it does business" in relation to supply chains and will invest US$1bn in its Sustainable in a Generation plan launched a year ago with a key objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

New Products - Mondelez launches Joyfills biscuits; Unilever's Hellmann's links up with Tabasco; Kind rolls out granola bars for children; Nestle unveils A+ milk in Sri Lanka

3 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Food giants unite in US to launch sustainability action group

12 Jul 2018

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.

New products - Delamere Dairy launches plant-based drinks range; Mars unveils new texture variants of Skittles, Starburst; PepsiCo takes Quaker into UK breakfast drinks; Nestle enters India breakfast cereal market with Nesplus

6 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Plastic pledges - reason to be positive or time to panic?

29 May 2018

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurry of food companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.

Mars extends Maltesers brand in UK; Nestle brings Garden Gourmet meat-free range to UK; Pladis takes Why Nut to US; Kez's Kitchen takes its cookies into dairy with ice cream debut

29 May 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Food giants to trial new nutrition labelling scheme in EU member states

7 May 2018

Food and drink industry powerhouses Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International and PepsiCo are planning trials of their Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) scheme in a number of unnamed EU member states.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part one - what's fuelling the growth?

11 Apr 2018

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market.

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