All news articles for September 2016

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What does Greenpeace's palm oil report mean for IOI & RSPO?

By Niamh Michail

Greenpeace's damning report on Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI, just one month after its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was renewed, could be damaging for the certifier, according to one sustainability consultant.

Uk popcorn sales have grown 13.6% year on year Pic: © iStock/ko_orn

How NPD is helping to drive the popcorn boom

By Vince Bamford

New product development has played a key role in growing the UK popcorn category while some other parts of the snacks market have struggled, according to analysts.

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Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

By Rachel ARTHUR

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

'Regular food or ‘real’ food that tastes good and is nutrient-rich will have much stronger appeal than anything that is perceived as functional or medical.' ©iStock

Beta-glucan & fibre: Golden oldies in 2016?

By Kacey Culliney

Simple, recognisable nutrients like beta-glucan and fibre should be on the menu when targeting a new wave of active and positive seniors, say experts.