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  • Monday, October 20th, 2014, (3:10 pm)

    Nomadic launches new Mango Lassi drink

    Screen shot 2014-10-19 at 16.42.27Nomadic, the new dairy brand, has launched a new mango Lassi drink, a modern twist on the traditional refreshment will be available nationwide with an RRP of £1.49.

    Stocked in Tesco and through Ocado from mid-October, this drink comes out in time for the Hindu festival Diwali, which this year falls on the 23rd of October.

    Available in a 330ml bottle this new product will join the current brands portfolio, which includes Nomadic Oats and Yogurt Pots, launched last month. (more…)

  • Monday, October 20th, 2014, (1:12 pm)

    TOTAL Greek Yoghurt launches first cookbook

    Screen shot 2014-10-19 at 16.37.55TOTAL Greek Yoghurt, the Greek yoghurt brand in the UK, has launched its first cookbook featuring over 120 recipes by Britain’s youngest female Executive Chef Sophie Michell.

    Published by Kyle Books, with a RRP of £19.99, the TOTAL Greek Yoghurt Cookbook shows how the ingredient can be used in a range of healthier recipes from sauces and marinades to baking and desserts.

    TOTAL Greek Yoghurt is growing through a combination of product innovation, trade investment and marketing investment. (more…)

  • Monday, October 20th, 2014, (11:00 am)


    fdin_logo_smallish1-299x300As you know The Provision Of Food Information To Consumers legislation is nearly upon us and while a lot of branded and manufacturer products on the shelves now comply, we are seeing some important enforcement actions under the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims.

    So just to be sure we’re all singing off the same hymn sheet, we’re running a briefing day called Marketing Food & Drink in The New Regulatory Environment.

    It’s on Wednesday 10th December 2014 in central London at The Holiday Inn, Coram Street, London WC1. (more…)

  • Monday, October 20th, 2014, (9:00 am)

    BrewDog launches new Pumpkin Head Ale

    unnamed-1Scottish craft brewers BrewDog, is set to launch a new BrewDog Pumpkin Head Ale.

    The brewers is launching the new ale as a accompaniment for any Halloween parties or seasonal drinks.

    This pumpkin ale is available now on the BrewDog online shop and in all UK BrewDog bars. (more…)

  • Monday, October 20th, 2014, (7:12 am)

    Eat Natural unveils new cereal pouch

    Screen shot 2014-10-17 at 11.22.53Eat Natural is to launch its new Toasted Muesli with Buckwheat in a single serve sachet.

    The sachet is an individual 65g serving of the naturally gluten free muesli.

    It has been designed specifically with the ‘breakfast on the go’ market in mind and will be available from October in Tesco, priced 79p. (more…)

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014, (3:16 pm)

    Mornflake launches new instant porridge pots range

    Screen shot 2014-10-17 at 10.58.26Mornflake is setting another precedent in the cereal category with its latest instant porridge pots range – co-branding with Nutella and Lyles Golden Syrup.

    A category exclusive, new ‘Mornflake Top Porridge’ pots feature Mornflake instant porridge oats with a top hat lid, containing either the single portion pack of Nutella hazelnut spread or the sachet of Lyles Golden Syrup.

    Commenting on the range, Mornflake Marketing Manager, Richard Jones, said: “We are delighted to announce Mornflake’s partnerships with these iconic household brands and, as the fastest growing brand in total cereals, it’s the right time for us to take this step. (more…)

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014, (1:11 pm)

    Henry Westons launches bag-in-box Mulled Cider

    Screen shot 2014-10-17 at 10.49.09Cider brand Henry Westons is adding breadth to the winter drinks market with the launch of the UK’s first bag-in-box Mulled Cider for the take-home market.

    Henry Westons bag-in-box Mulled Cider contains 2.25 litres of cider.

    The new bag-in-box format will keep for six weeks once opened, so single serves can be poured without consumer concern for waste. (more…)

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014, (11:10 am)

    The Wensleydale Creamery partners with Yorkshire Provender Soup

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.54.19The Wensleydale Creamery, makers of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, has secured an exclusive supply and brand partnership with Yorkshire Provender Soup.

    The Creamery will supply its cheese to the North Yorkshire-based soup experts, for its Yorkshire Provender Tomato and Red Pepper with Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese soup, which features new packaging, highlighting the provenance of the cheese with the Wensleydale Creamery logo.

    The new soup packaging is being rolled out through Waitrose, Co-op, Budgens, Ocado, Tesco (north of England), Booths and Nisa stores from 14th October 2014. (more…)

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014, (11:10 am)

    Sharwood’s launches new Pastry Bakes

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.57.07South Wales pastry manufacturer Peter’s Food Service has struck a licensing deal with Asian cuisine brand Sharwood’s to launch a new range of Sharwood’s chilled pastry bakes.

    Working in partnership with Sharwood’s brand owner Premier Foods, Peter’s will manufacture, market and sell a new range of naan-shaped pastry bakes so that consumers can ‘serve up some excitement’ to their day with a new way to enjoy their favourite Sharwood’s curry sauces at any time, in any place.

    Filled with the Sharwood’s flavours, the new range of 150g pastry bakes will be available in Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Madras, Chicken Balti and Chicken Korma. (more…)

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014, (7:00 am)

    Magners Orchard Berries introduces new price marked packs

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.39.52Magners, the Irish cider, has unveiled a new Magners Orchard Berries 4x500ml PMP can for the impulse channel in response to consumers increased demand for price marked packs in the UK.

    The new-look Magners Orchard Berries 4x500ml PMP (ABV 4%) will be available from November and is in response to the growing trend for the easy-to-carry PMP can format in the impulse channel.

    Price marked packs are relatively new to the alcohol market and since their introduction have become increasingly popular, up 15 per cent in the impulse channel from 2012 to 2013. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 16th, 2014, (3:36 pm)

    New range of Sponge Puddings from Cadbury

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.35.52Premier Foods is hoping to drive growth within the Ambient Desserts aisle this October with the launch of Cadbury Sponge Puddings

    The new quick and convenient Cadbury desserts aim to bring innovation to the category and will be available in two flavours; Cadbury Milk Chocolate Sticky Puds and Cadbury Fudge Sticky Puds.

    To support the launch, the supplier will also extend its Mr. Kipling Sponge Pudding range with the addition of a brand new Cherry Bakewell flavour. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 16th, 2014, (11:08 am)


    fdin_logo_smallish1-299x300With a great line-up of industry thought-leaders for our 6th Annual Food & Drink Packaging Innovation Summit in Central London, we’ve made sure the sequence of the day follows the classic NPD process from strategy to launch.

    Delegates will also get some great case studies to illustrate the point.

    Arla’s slow churn butter dish, Coca Cola with it’s unique names campaign, and NoshDetox … unbelievably fresh result with high pressure packaging. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 16th, 2014, (11:04 am)

    Knorr launches Gluten-free Vegetable Stocks Pots

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.31.43It’s no secret that more and more people are making the switch to a gluten-free diet, whether they have an allergy or simply their preference.

    Knorr is launching a new range of Chicken, Rich Beef, Beef and Vegetable Stock Pots that are gluten-free and are designed to enrich any dish.

    Consumers pop one in any gluten-free dish and taste the difference. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 16th, 2014, (9:01 am)

    Biscuiteers joins with The Conran Shop

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 20.03.14Biscuiteers, the hand-iced biscuit company, has partnered with The Conran Shop to create an exclusive tin of specially designed hand-iced biscuits.

    The Conran Shop was involved in every step of the design process for the new collection.

    The inspiration for each of the eight handmade biscuit designs is linked to iconic images associated with The Conran Shop such as the historic Michelin House building on Fulham Road – home of the Conran flagship Chelsea store – and Tower Bridge which is minutes from the Conran head office. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 16th, 2014, (7:00 am)

    Green Saffron Spices unveils Christmas range

    Screen shot 2014-10-14 at 19.54.42Green Saffron Spices Ltd is a multi-award winning family business started by Arun Kapil, 2007 based in Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland attending Farmers Markets selling fresh and authentic spice blends to an intrigued audience.

    Green Saffron has developed a reputation throughout Ireland as a spice specialist, with a premium range of spice blends, ambient sauces and seasonal Christmas products.

    Arun’s cook-book will launch into the UK, Ireland and the US in October 2014 through UK publishers ‘Pavilion Books’. (more…)

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, (3:30 pm)

    Carling launches Sky Sports Day Passes promotion

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.39.28Molson Coors is offering five million free Now TV Sky Sports Day Passes with selected packs of Carling.

    For the second year in a row, Carling has teamed up with Now TV – Sky’s internet TV service – to give consumers a free Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass.

    The offer gives Carling customers free access to all seven live Sky Sports channels for 24 hours through Now TV. (more…)

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, (1:20 pm)

    Nestlé unveils limited edition Yorkie Peanut

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.37.43Nestlé Confectionery chocolate brand Yorkie has announced the launch of a new limited edition – Yorkie Peanut.

    The chunky chocolate bar has been crammed with roasted peanuts, creating a limited edition bar set to appeal to the brand’s target audience of 25-34 year old men.

    The new bar will be available from 13th October and has an RRP 60p. (more…)

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, (9:03 am)

    Ginsters launches limited edition festive specials

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.28.02Ginsters has announced its festive offerings launching from the end of October in selected stores.

    One of the company’s best-selling limited edition lines, the consumer favourite, is made with British Turkey & Smoked Bacon with cranberries, potato and onion in a creamy Westcountry sauce wrapped in light puff pastry.

    With Ginsters’ reputation for only using quality British ingredients and an RRP of £1.99. (more…)

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, (7:12 am)

    Heinz unveils new Farley’s Rusks

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.25.24Heinz has unveiled new re-designed packaging for Farley’s Rusks, with the aim of reigniting nostalgia and warmth towards it’s infant snacks.

    As well as an overall retro feel, key changes to the packaging include a stronger emphasis on the nutritional value, as parents become increasingly health conscious and concerned about their childrens’ diets.

    The front of the packaging highlights that each rusk is packed with seven key vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium, bringing the message to the front of parents’ minds. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (3:14 pm)

    Nestlé launches new Rolo marketing campaign

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.20.59Nestlé Confectionery chocolate brand Rolo is launching a new marketing campaign, which once again asks the nation the iconic question ‘Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?’

    Five very different and unique short videos have been created by the brand, each aiming to capture the tension of a person who loves the indulgence of their Rolo and whether or not they are prepared to share their last Rolo with a loved one.

    Featuring on the brand’s YouTube channel, the videos are part of wider social media activity from the brand, which will also include the renovation and refreshment of its Facebook and Twitter pages. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (1:18 pm)

    Philadelphia unveils two new flavours

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.14.18Philadelphia is bringing more variety to the range this October with two new flavours, Mediterranean Tomato and Smoked Ham.

    The launch builds upon the success of previous flavour combinations in the brand’s savoury range, including Garlic & Herb and Salmon & Dill.

    The launch is aimed to bring new consumers to the category and drive growth. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (11:10 am)

    The Fruit Factory launches new products

    Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 19.34.21Humdinger, a UK producer of family snacks, has further boosted the distribution of its Fruit Factory range in Tesco stores nationwide from September 2014.

    On the back of the new ASDA listing in May, this continues to enhance the brands presence in all the major multiples across the UK.

    In addition, Humdinger has also introduced four new product lines, due to hit Tesco shelves at the same time. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (11:00 am)


    fdin_logo_smallish1-299x300Our annual ‘foodie’ conference is happening on Tuesday 11th November in Bloomsbury, Central London, and it’s called Food & Drink Trends 2015 and beyond.

    This year we’re totally thrilled to have Michael Whiteman as our chair. Michael is worshipped as one of the big food gurus of our time.

    He has a massive career span and there ain’t much he don’t know about food & drink trends. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (9:06 am)

    Perfect World launches UK’s first no added sugar non-dairy ice cream

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 18.07.32Brand new Perfect World from the Perfect World Ice Cream Company is a new ice cream to hit the market.

    The UK’s very first non-dairy and no added sugar ice cream alternative uses a blend of nuts instead of dairy, providing all the creaminess of ice-cream yet from unsaturated fats.

    It’s designed to taste as good as real dairy ice cream but with fewer calories and none of the downsides often associated with dairy and added sugar. (more…)

  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, (7:02 am)

    New festive turkey flavour from Fairfields Farm Crisps

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 18.01.34Christmas is all about the turkey, so one brand has launched a new snack snack that celebrates the festive bird.

    To give consumers a taste of Christmas ahead of the celebrations, Fairfields Farm Crisps has joined forces with turkey aficionado, Kelly Bronze turkeys, to produce its new Turkey, Sage & Onion flavour.

    Promising a combination of high-quality potatoes, herbs, onion and the flavour of Kelly Bronze turkey, these crisps offer the taste of Christmas in every bite. (more…)

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014, (1:29 pm)

    Mr. Filbert’s unveils new range of nuts

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 17.58.56Mr Filbert’s is launching a new rage of nut snacks to the market.

    Following the success of the brand’s nut selection, the new gourmet roasted pocket snacks from Mr Filbert’s come in three new flavours: Honey & Peppercorn, Sea Salt & Herb and Chilli & Fennel Mixed Nuts.

    The new 50g grab bags are designed for popping in your bag as a mid-morning pick me up, or as a little evening treat in front of the TV. (more…)

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014, (1:15 pm)

    Jägermeister launches new Spice variant

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 17.53.31Jägermeister is set to spice up the spirits market with the UK launch of the brand’s first extension in its 80 year history.

    Crafted by the traditional methods used to create the original, Jägermeister Spice is made from the same secret recipe of 56 hand selected herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits combined with added cinnamon and vanilla.

    With an ABV of 25%, Jägermeister Spice provides a smooth and warm taste profile with a spicy flavour. (more…)

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014, (11:09 am)

    TIANA launches Omega-3 Spreadable

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 17.49.16TIANA Fair Trade Organics has launched TIANA Organic Exquisite Omega-3 Spreadable – a premium quality, dairy free, unsalted butter alternative.

    TIANA Organic Exquisite Omega 3 Spreadable is made with TIANA Fair Trade Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in a formulation cold pressed organic olive oil and cold pressed flaxseed oil, which is a natural source of Omega 3.

    Omega 3 essential fatty acids contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and normal functioning of the heart, when included as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle. (more…)

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014, (9:12 am)

    Trek launches new flavours

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 17.43.34Natural Balance Foods has announced the launch of an updated range of TrekProtein Energy Bars featuring four flavours and a packaging transformation, featuring bright splashes of colour as well as scenery from across Europe.

    Reporting growth of 553%, Trek has strengthened its position in the market with the recent re-launch of its Trek Flapjacks, which helped add £1.2m value to the brand and drive it from 35th in the Healthy biscuits singles category to 14th.

    With strong momentum behind the brand, the new Trek Protein range is set for a launch this Autumn, with Supermarkets & High Street retailers including Tesco & Boots already agreeing to list the range. (more…)

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014, (7:00 am)

    GLORIOUS! launches new Skinny range into Tesco

    Screen shot 2014-10-12 at 17.41.35GLORIOUS! customers will soon be able to purchase an exclusive line of flavours in Tesco stores.

    Available in-store from 11th October, all five flavours will be in the brand’s SkinnyLicious format, meaning that all products contain less than 150 calories per 300g serving, with no compromise on taste.

    Sun Kissed in Sicily is a rustic pomodoro tomato and balsamic soup with roast garlic and fennel. (more…)

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