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Global Food and Drink Trends 2019

This article is a summary of a report from Mintel about the important trends in the food and drink industry in 2019. It gives pointers to manufacturers about how to make the most of these trends.  Below is a summary of the key points of the report. Who is Mintel? Mintel is one of the […]

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Biscuit Manufacturer Reduces Plastic by 90%

This article will be of interest to any manufacturers who are currently considering changing from plastic to cartons or sleeves. It is a summary of a report on the Confectionery Production website about the massive reduction in single-use plastics by the biscuit manufacturer, Border Biscuits. Border Biscuits who are based in Lanark, UK, are a […]

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

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Snack Pack Trends

In this article, we summarise a post from the Packaging Innovation website which discusses 3 trends in snack packaging. We have added a fourth trend regarding sustainability. Pure Ingredients, Clean Label As more and more consumers demand pure food, food manufacturers are getting rid of artificial ingredients and striving to use only natural ingredients. This […]

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Weight Watchers’ New Brand and Packaging

An article on the www.healthcarepackaging.com website reports that the Weight Watchers company announced in September 2018 that it was rebranding the company. The purpose of the rebrand was to reflect a shift in focus from weight loss to overall health and wellness. Weight Watchers is a global brand that was founded in the US in […]

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Friday, June 21st, 2019

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FSAI’s New DNA tool Detects Food Fraud

This article is a summary of an article from the Irish Times that reported on a new DNA tool, developed by the FSAI that will enhance the ability to fight food fraud. It enables the entire genetic content of a food to be revealed without any prior knowledge or suspicion of what may or may […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Easter Egg Packaging

In the UK alone, €250 million is spent on chocolate Easter Eggs in a year. While most of these eggs are packaged in cartons which is a sustainable form of packaging, there is still considerable debate about the waste created by Easter Egg packaging. This article is a summary of 3 articles on this topic. […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Food and Drink Consumer Research

Ingredion, a food ingredient manufacturer commissioned research to find out which food and drinks products consumers really want. The report is called “Food That Just Clicks”. This article gives a brief summary of key findings and link to the full report. The research was carried out by MMR on behalf of Ingredion in September 2017. […]

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

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How Robots will Shape the Food Industry

This is a summary of an article from the Bord Bia website which reports on the Food Loves Tech Conference in the US in November 2018 which had demos of how robots can be used in the foodservice industry. It reported on innovations such as how food businesses can grow salad greens in-house in water […]

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Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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10 Tasty Food Packaging Designs

This is an article from the How Design website written by Bryn Mooth. How Design was founded 1985 and is an industry resource for design tips and education, design dialogue and inspiration, profiles of leading design minds and everything in between. It’s stated mission to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers […]

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Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Is Taste Eligible for Copyright Protection?

European Court of Justice Ruling on Taste as Copyright for a Food Product Dutch Cheese Manufacturer Attempts to Protect Dip with Taste Copyright This article is a summary of an update on the Matheson website regarding the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the taste of food cannot be protected by copyright as it […]

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Monday, December 17th, 2018

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