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Covid sweetens China interest in functional candy

That Covid-19 has increased demand for healthier products is being seen in markets worldwide. In China, the trend is creating opportunities...

Why has Mondelez reached for Grenade?

Andy Coyne asks what Mondelez International's purchase of UK sports-nutrition business Grenade tells us about its strategic thinking and con...

Plant-based meat's health challenges

Meat-alternative companies are facing scrutiny over the health credentials of their products. Simon Harvey looks at the questions being aske...

How one China start-up is riding protein wave

Interest in protein-packed food is growing in China, as is demand for meal-replacement products. GlobalData reports on how one Beijing-based...

Latest Interviews

Health central to breakfast cereal's future – Cereal Partners Worldwide's Gharry Eccles on reformulation drive 17 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with Gharry Eccles of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, on the challenges ahead for the breakfast-cereal business.


Chocolate maker Landbase eyes China's interest in low-sugar treats – interview 4 Jan 2021

Wang Fangqing

Landbase is a fledgling Chinese firm building a business to cater for interest in healthier options for chocolate products in China in the country. We speak to CEO Ethan Zhou.

Latest News

Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food 16 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages.


Germany tightens up rules around advertising 'junk food' to children 12 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

Germany's government has instigated further changes to rules surrounding the advertising of unhealthy food products to children.


Irish nutrition body questions alt-meat products' protein content 1 Apr 21

Andy Coyne

A new report from an Irish nutrition and food safety body has looked at the protein claims linked to some meat-substitute products.


UK 'to drop plans for online junk-food ad ban' 29 Mar 21

Dean Best

A report suggests the UK government could be set to make a fresh announcement on its proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.


Private-equity backed RoadRunner snaps up US firm JoJe Bar 24 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

RoadRunner Holdings, a holding company set up by a US private-equity firm, has made an acquisition in the health bar area.


Tesco makes "healthy, sustainable diets" pledge 5 Mar 21

Dean Best

The UK's largest grocer has found itself under shareholder pressure over the make-up of food it sells and today (5 March) announced "ambitious new commitments".



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