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  • Friday, January 30th, 2015, (3:20 pm)

    Echo Falls adds alcohol-free Sparkling Infusion to its range

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 16.41.33Echo Falls and Dave Pahl, founder of alcopop two Dogs, have teamed up to launch a new alcohol-free wine.

    Sparkling Infusion is a zero percent alcohol drink, made from a combination of fermented grape juice and green tea infusion, known as ‘Tisane’.

    With its fruity taste and the fizz of sparkling wine, Echo Falls Sparkling Infusion is packaged in a Champagne-style bottle an contains 26 calories per 100ml glass. (more…)

  • Friday, January 30th, 2015, (1:27 pm)

    Robinsons Squash unveils new no-added sugar kids range

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 16.35.48Britvic is extending its Robinsons squash range with a new no-added-sugar range aimed at children.

    Rolling out this month, Robinsons Kids included three fruit flavoured single-concentrate variants – Tropical Twister, Apple Berry Blitzer and Toffee Apple Tangle.

    All three flavours are developed for children’s palates, RSP £1.59. (more…)

  • Friday, January 30th, 2015, (11:00 am)

    Tetley launches new Super Green Teas

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 16.22.38 Tetley has launched a range of ‘super green teas’ that are the first functional green teas in the UK with proven health benefits.

    Tetley’s four new Super Green Teas are supported by European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) approved health claims, relating to supporting your immune system and helping reduce tiredness and fatigue.

    For immune system support, Tetley is launching Tetley Super Green Tea Immune which contains Vitamin C and comes in two flavours – Tropical or Lemon and Honey. (more…)

  • Friday, January 30th, 2015, (9:01 am)

    Pizza Hut USA launches gluten-free pizzas

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 16.18.41Pizza Hut is offering gluten-free pizzas, available as cheese-only or pepperoni, starting Jan. 26 at select restaurants nationwide.

    Udi’s Gluten Free will provide the crust.

    Pricing for the 10-inch pizzas will start at $9.99. (more…)

  • Friday, January 30th, 2015, (7:00 am)

    Kepak announces new Rustlers products

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 11.09.50Kepak Convenience Foods has announced a multimillion-pound investment to double sales in the convenience channel in the next three years.

    The micro snacks supplier has targeted annual sales in convenience of £66 million by 2018.

    The move follows the launch last year of Rustlers Super 6 – a range of Rustlers top-selling SKUs all price-marked at £1.99 which already accounts for more than 40% of all sales within the micro-snacking market of 60 SKUs. (more…)

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015, (3:20 pm)

    Hancocks unveils Kingsway Fizz Chews

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 11.07.53Confectionery wholesaler Hancocks has introduced a new five-strong range called Fizz Chews under its Kingsway range in order to fuel the market.

    Wholesaled in bulk 2kg bags, ready for pick and mix displays or re-packaging, Fizz Chews are colourful sweets with smooth coats as the fizz is inside.

    The chewy sweet creates a fizzy explosion in your mouth upon eating, combined with the fruity flavour of the sweet. (more…)

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015, (1:09 pm)


    fdin_logo_smallish1-299x300Last year’s nutrition event sold out with 200 attending and this year’s might too. As ever, our Nutrition Guru, Dr Carrie Ruxton, has brought together Industry thought leaders to help us grasp the big nutrition and wellness trends coming up and make the most of them.

    As ever, this will be another marvellous opportunity for you to spend a day networking with your Nutrition and Wellness peers in the food and drink industry.

    Nutrition and Wellness Summit conference date : Thursday the 12th March. (more…)

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015, (11:09 am)

    Kokoa Collection unveils new Hot Chocolate range

    Screen shot 2015-01-18 at 11.00.47This month sees the launch of the new Kokoa Collection hot chocolate into Ocado.

    All five varieties of the hot chocolates from around the world are available.

    With simple to follow recipe on the packs, the pre-portioned tablets of pure chocolate melt into a smooth paste finishing in a hot chocolate mixed with hot milk, RRP £5.99 each per 210g. (more…)

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015, (9:09 am)

    Oppo healthy ice cream launches in the UK

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 19.08.44Oppo is a new ice cream that has less calories than an apple.

    Created by two, young travelling brothers, and derived from their love of nature’s exotic offerings, Oppo’s ethos is – natural ingredients with no compromise on indulgent taste.

    Oppo replaces sugar and cream, with virgin coconut oil and stevia leaf (sweet, natural, zero calorie) and boosts each flavour with super foods such Baobab and Lucuma, to craft ice cream, minus the hidden nasties and dodgy additives. (more…)

  • Thursday, January 29th, 2015, (7:00 am)

    Doisy & Dam launches new Coconut & Lucuma Chocolate

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 19.01.19Doisy & DamChocolate brand, Doisy & Dam has announced a brand new addition to its range, Coconut & Lucuma.

    Due to launch this week, the new flavour brings together Doisy & Dam’s trademark 74% cocoa organic chocolate, with the health-boosting attributes of coconut and lucuma.

    The new flavour will bring the number in the range up to five. (more…)

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, (3:30 pm)

    Dhaniya launches new range of Indian pastes and rubs

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.54.42Dhaniya is a new food brand, launching in the UK with a range of authentic Indian pastes and rubs.

    Owners Roy and Usha use bespoke family methods to create their range of products for consumers to use at home.

    The pastes and rubs are made with spices and other ingredients which have been ground and blended, so the hard work has already been done – and would otherwise be very costly to produce, if buying the individual ingredients. (more…)

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, (1:19 pm)

    Wenlock Spring unveils new slim bottle

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.51.35Wenlock Spring has always been sugar-free – and now the bottle has slimmed down too.

    The same amount of water, the same size bottle – but lightweight glass means the 330ml bottle has lost 18% of its weight and the 750ml bottle is 17% lighter.

    Wenlock Spring were looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint to benefit the environment. (more…)

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, (11:11 am)

    Ten Acre launches new Popcorn range

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.48.05Creators of Ten Acre premium hand cooked crisps have unveiled a new addition from Ten Acre village.

    The new range is gluten, dairy and MSG free as well as vegan and vegetarian.

    Ten Acre have created the popcorn in five new varieties – Cornelius Popperley’s Sour Cream & Chive, Captain Theodore’s Lime & Sea Salt, Cousin Maisie’s Fennel & Lemon, Ambrose Popperley’s Wasabi and Aunty Winifred’s Sweet & Salty. (more…)

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, (9:03 am)

    What’s hot right now in the foodie world

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.44.03Contrast is king with sweet and spicy flavour combinations tipped for food fame.

    Research carried out by Warburtons reveals the new food experiences, flavours and the diverse options we can expect to be eating in and out in this year.

    With the rise of generation Z, technology will also take centre stage for all things food related.


  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, (7:00 am)

    Patchwork Pâté launches Mushroom Marmalade collection

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.36.33Patchwork Pâté, the British producer of handmade foods from the Welsh countryside, has launched its new collection of Mushroom Marmalade.

    Mushroom Marmalade is a relish packed with mushrooms, caramelised onions and shiitake.

    This range of mushroom relishes are designed to be suited to enhance any burger, whether vegetarian or meat. (more…)

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, (3:27 pm)

    Pusser’s adds two new rums to its range

    Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 18.33.01Heritage rum maker Pusser’s is spicing up the market with two new rums.

    Pusser’s is launching a new lower-alcohol (40% ABV) blend, as well as a Spiced blend, whilst its original Old Blue (54.5% ABV) will be rebranded as Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof.

    Pusser’s New Blue (40% ABV) has all of the quality and flavour of Pusser’s Old Blue and is made in the same way, but it is the only rum whose flavour is distinctive enough to be savoured through the ingredients a cocktail. (more…)

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, (1:03 pm)


    fdin_logo_smallish1-299x300The ‘Fuzzy Front End’ is all about getting the company and brand strategy right before embarking on product development.

    So, to help you do this, and sail effortlessly through 2015, we’ve brought together a team of industry heavy-hitters who will inspire you and help you create and deliver on some killer plans.

    The event will be held on Tuesday 10th February, 2015. (more…)

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, (11:09 am)

    Unsweet lemonade launches in Harvey Nichols UK

    unnamedUnsweet Drinks launches their Unsweet lightweight lemonade in Harvey Nichols this month.

    The drinks are unsweetened, 100% natural and have only eight calories per 275ml bottle.

    They are produced in the UK and made with three key ingredients: lightly sparkling water, Sicilian Lemon and Mexican Lime. Retail price is £1.39. (more…)

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, (9:03 am)

    Belton Cheese unveils White Fox

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.36.04Shropshire-based cheesemakers Belton Cheese has added to its Belton Fox range with White Fox, a creamy and nutty cheese with a “cunning crunch”.

    Available nationwide via wholesalers, White Fox is a cheese four years in the making.

    Alison Taylor of Belton Cheese said: “We knew we had something special very early on in the development process of our Red Fox cheese. (more…)

  • Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, (7:00 am)

    The latest release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.29.48Glenmorangie Tùsail, the sixth release in the Private Edition collection, draws on the taste of Maris Otter barley, almost lost to the world but for the efforts of a few loyal proponents.

    Every year since 2010, Glenmorangie has released a rare Single Malt crafted and designed to inspire whisky connoisseurs and collectors.

    The latest release, Glenmorangie Tùsail, invites aficionados to explore a variety of barley’s influence on Glenmorangie Single Malt. (more…)

  • Monday, January 26th, 2015, (3:26 pm)

    Heinz Salad Cream unveils healthy eating radio campaign

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.26.26Heinz Salad Cream is set to launch a new radio campaign this January targeting health conscious consumers.

    The campaign, first broadcast on 5 January, will run for the duration of the month across Radio networks Bauer, Heart and Capital.

    January is notoriously a period when the public look for easy options to make their diet healthier following the indulgent Christmas period. (more…)

  • Monday, January 26th, 2015, (1:11 pm)

    Sunmagic launches healthy drinks range for kids

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.24.30Sunmagic, which produces a range of 100% pure fruit juice, smoothies and juice drinks, is launching a three-strong range of colour-coded kids’ juice drinks.

    The new drinks are the first of their kind to be deemed healthy or ‘school-compliant’ by new government regulations about what kids food and drink can and cannot contain.

    Sunmagic’s 45% Fruit Juice range is packaged in 330ml PET bottles coloured to indicate the flavour of the drink. (more…)

  • Monday, January 26th, 2015, (11:00 am)

    New TV campaign from Alpro

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.21.36Alpro is kick-starting the New Year with a heavyweight TV campaign to support its Almond Unsweetened alternative to milk.

    The new campaign breaks in the second week of January 2015 and will run through to March, representing a significant investment by the brand.

    Designed to drive brand awareness and inspire usage at breakfast time among new and existing consumers, the campaign continues the successful themes developed in 2014 and features Alpro Almond mascot Ally the squirrel. (more…)

  • Monday, January 26th, 2015, (9:00 am)

    Maltesers Teasers launches Chocolate Spread

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 20.19.11Following the success of the Maltesers Teasers Bars, the malty, chocolate treat can now be enjoyed as a spread.

    Designed to be enjoyed on warm toast, bread, or as an ingredient, the spread hopes to appeal to a range of consumers.

    The chocolatey Maltesers Teasers Spread contains malty, crunchy pieces and is available from Tesco, RRP £2. (more…)

  • Monday, January 26th, 2015, (7:00 am)

    Casual Dining previews new innovations for 2015

    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 08.38.53Casual Dining – the trade event for the UK’s casual dining sector, has released its first preview of some of the new products being showcased this year.

    Returning to the Business Design Centre in London on 25-26 February, the show caters specifically to the business needs of casual dining operators (including multiple and independent pubs, bars, and restaurants).

    Thanks to a 45% increase in space for 2015, taking the show up to the venue’s upper feature level for the first time, there will now be over 170 exhibiting companies showcasing an innovative choice of food and drink, to equipment, interior design, furniture, technology and table top. (more…)

  • Friday, January 23rd, 2015, (3:30 pm)

    Luc Belaire launches new Rosé Fantôme

    Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 20.56.01Luc Belaire has announced the launches of the new Belaire Rosé Fantôme, the latest addition to the brand’s “black bottle” Belaire Rosé line.

    Belaire Rosé Fantôme (French for “phantom”) is Luc Belaire’s limited-production edition of its Rosé, featuring a luminescent label that makes a glowing statement after dark.

    The soon-to-be released Fantôme bottle contains the signature effervescent Belaire Rosé blend, produced by 5th and 6th generation winemakers in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the south of France. (more…)

  • Friday, January 23rd, 2015, (1:11 pm)

    Elite Healthy Foods unveils new look for Yu! snacks

    Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 20.51.00Elite Healthy Foods is set to unveil a brand new look and raft of products to its range of Yu!-branded fruity snacks, as the company continues its drive to reenergise the healthy snacking sector.

    Tapping into growing consumer demand for healthy, convenient lunchbox options, the firm is introducing a brand new selection of mini, star and heart-shaped 100% fruit chews with no added sugar .

    It has also revamped its range of fruit pieces with a lighter yogurt coating and an increased fruit content. (more…)

  • Friday, January 23rd, 2015, (11:09 am)

    Ocado Christmas sales jump 14.8 per cent

    Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 20.48.18Online grocery retailer Ocado has posted strong Christmas trading figures, with gross retail sales for December up 14.8% on last year.

    Ocado chief executive officer Tim Steiner said: “We continued the solid growth performance from Quarter four into the run up to Christmas.

    “On our biggest day leading up to Christmas, sales were nearly £6m, up over 15% on the previous year. In the seven days to Christmas, our CFCs processed nearly 40% more items for and than over the same period last year, demonstrating the capabilities of our facilities.” (more…)

  • Friday, January 23rd, 2015, (9:00 am)

    Morrisons launches new range of low fat yogurts

    Screen shot 2015-01-14 at 20.44.37Packed with calcium, protein and friendly bacteria, yogurt is one of the best foods you can eat to kick off your morning. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and keeps you full until lunchtime.

    That’s why Morrisons has launched a new selection of low fat yogurts in a variety of flavours – from Forest Fruits and Strawberry to Apricot and Peach.

    Packaged in outers that show pictures of yogurts and fruit, Morrisons aims to attract health conscious consumers to the range. (more…)

  • Friday, January 23rd, 2015, (7:00 am)

    Fudge Kitchen unveils new Delectables range

    fudge kitchenFudge Kitchen continues to push boundaries and to spread their sugar confectionery wings with an entirely new range of caramels and  toffees.

    Delectables is an entirely new range for 2015, launching with a trio of classic confectionery reinvented in the great Fudge Kitchen tradition.

    Peanut Brittle, Fruit Caramels and Pecan Turtles get gourmet-ed. (more…)

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