Latest Food & Drink Industry News

  • 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…)

  • Friday, October 10th, 2014, (3:30 pm)

    Olives Et Al launches alcohol infused Olives

    Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 19.03.02Just in time for the festive season, Olives Et Al has introduced the world’s first, over-18 properly alcoholic olives -designed to create the perfect martini.

    Preserved in naturally infused Gin or Vodka, the olives should be served direct from the freezer and added to cocktails, gin and tonics or simply eaten icy cold.

    To create Neat & Dirty Olives, Olives Et Al selected the Sicilian Nocellara olive because of its creamy flavour and low-salt content, which works with the gin or vodka. (more…)

  • Friday, October 10th, 2014, (1:14 pm)

    Aldi unveils new Christmas wine range

    Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 19.01.51Aldi has revealed its new wine range  for the Christmas season offering ‘quality wines at just a fraction of the usual cost.’

    The new range contains a champagne and a sherry as well as a new range of wines:

    Champagne Veuve Monsigny by Philizot & Fils (£11.99, 75cl), The Exquisite Collection Limoux (£6.99), Toro Loco Reserva (£4.99), Fletcher’s Ruby Port (£6.29) and Caversham Cream Sherry (£5.25). (more…)

  • Friday, October 10th, 2014, (11:07 am)

    New one-litre dairy free Coconut Milk from CHI

    Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 18.54.35New to shelves this October is the Chi 100% Natural Coconut Milk.

    The new one-litre format milk, made from all natural ingredients, is suitable for vegans and is lactose, dairy, soya and gluten free.

    The versatile Chi 100% Natural Coconut Milk can be used in all the same ways as traditional milk, including for pouring on cereal, in hot drinks, on its own and even in cooking. (more…)

  • Friday, October 10th, 2014, (9:00 am)

    Nairn’s Oatcakes unveils two new products

    Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 18.50.35Scottish oatcake producer Nairn’s Oatcakes has launched two new oaty products to encourage children and adults alike to swap to a healthier snack with less sugar.

    Nairn’s Astrobites and Nairn’s Snackers provide a high fibre snacking alternative suitable for on-the-go, lunchtime and at home occasions.

    A healthier treat for active kids, Astrobites are little pieces of inter-galactic goodness, designed for lunchboxes or snacks on the go. (more…)

  • Friday, October 10th, 2014, (7:00 am)

    Corkers Crisps launches Gressingham Duck and Hoisin Sauce flavour

    Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 18.44.21Corkers Crisps has introduced a brand new Gressingham Duck and Hoisin Sauce flavour to their quintessentially British range of hand cooked crisps.

    Gressingham Duck is an East Anglian based company making the new range in 40g and 150g an entirely British made product.

    Rod Garnham, Director of Corkers Crisps said:  “For 15 years we have been one of the Gressingham Duck farmers, rearing 48,000 ducks every 7 weeks. Working with William and Geoffrey Buchanan, it made perfect sense to combine our natural British crunch with their remarkable duck. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014, (3:45 pm)

    Funkin launches new Piña Colada cocktail

    unnamedFollowing the on-trade success of Funkin’s 1-litre the cocktail brand is launching the next phase of its cross-channel partnership with Malibu coconut rum with a co-branded 750ml Piña Colada pack for the off-trade.

    This new launch featuring the Malibu logo and a ‘best served with Malibu’ communication is especially designed so consumers can enjoy bar quality cocktails at home.

    Priced at £3 and available initially in over 50 Tesco stores this month, the cocktail mixer is merchandised in a joint display and offered to consumers with a 35cl bottle of Malibu, enough for seven perfect Piña Coladas at a special price of £9. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014, (1:14 pm)

    Verve Clicquot launches competition to re-design pack

    Screen shot 2014-10-06 at 20.15.34Veuve Clicquot is launching “The Re-Creation Awards”, a new competition with an international judging panel including renowned designer Tom Dixon OBE.

    Hosted in ten countries, including Australia, Brazil and Japan, the contest invites young designers and members of the public to create a limited edition of the Veuve Clicquot Mailbox.

    The gift box, styled like a vintage American mailbox, is inspired by Madame Clicquot’s archive letters to her clients, agents and suppliers. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014, (11:15 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…)

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014, (9:09 am)

    Nākd launches new Bakewell Tart bar

    Screen shot 2014-10-06 at 20.09.24Natural Balance Foods, manufacturer of the wholefood brand Nākd, is extending its bar range by introducing a new flavour – a Great British dessert inspired Bakewell Tart.

    Following the success of recent NPD launches such as Nakd Crunch, Rhubarb & Custard and Nakd Bits, worth £2.9m combined since launch, 17% of all UK sales.

    Nakd are launching a new flavour to appeal to the 43% of UK adults that want snack bars inspired by dessert flavours. (more…)

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014, (7:00 am)

    Normadic Dairy launches Oat Clusters and Natural Yogurt Pots

    Screen shot 2014-10-06 at 19.43.23Two established dairy brands have joined forces to create a new entity that aims to tap into consumers evermore international taste buds.

    NOMADIC dairy offers consumers a dairy taste with a range of products that are a little different in more ways than one.

    With the core of its range focusing on the brands’ international heritage and a signature yogurt base to its yogurts, NOMADIC dairy is entirely unique. (more…)

  • Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, (3:29 pm)

    New Marshmallow Bars from Barú

    Screen shot 2014-10-06 at 19.39.03Barú showcased their new marshmallow bars on stand 574 at the Speciality Chocolate Fair alongside signature marshmallows, chocolate hippo’s contemporary chocolate gifts and swirly drinks powders.

    Individually wrapped, the new marshmallow bars are coated in milk or dark Belgian chocolate and topped with a choice of four flavours:

    Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Milk Chocolate Chai Latte, Milk Chocolate Crunchy Cashew, Dark Chocolate Peppermint – that includes a layer of soft, peppermint fudge. (more…)

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