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  • Global research group Innova Market Insights has released its latest report on global flavour trends within the food and drink sector, highlighting a key pattern of flavour being increasingly used to ...
  • A survey of Britain’s dessert-loving consumers has found that sticky toffee pudding, profiteroles, red velvet cake an tiramisu have been placed as having ‘godlike status’ in a new chart offering the l ...
  • Cotton candy is having a moment on menus.

    20 Apr 2020 Rebekah Schouten
    New menu items from Steak ‘n Shake, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen
  • Consumers aren’t only attracted to a tortilla’s filling; rather, the wrap must also speak for itself. New flavor cravings and a demand for healthier ingredients have become an “in” for companies that ...
  • Foodservice establishments are at a crossroads. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has forced many to close or shift their business models to accommodate food delivery and curbside takeout. An import ...
  • Global Chocolate Market To Exceed $145B By 2026

    17 Apr 2020 Candy & Snack Today
    Pune, India — Worldwide sales for chocolate are expected to hit $145.17 billion by 2026, representing a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent during the forecast period, according to Fortune Busi ...
  • It's a way for customers to support restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic
  • “After the pandemic is considered over, 38% of consumers say that they will support local businesses more in the future, 32% say they plan on making more home cooked meals, and 35% say they will spend ...
  • A large majority of the younger generation of Brits say they are really embracing the quality time they are now spending with friends and family as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. According to r ...
  • Chocolate company outlines ways it’s finding to comfort the world during the pandemic.
  • UK-based food processing equipment company Baker Perkins has developed a twin-screw extrusion technology to process high moisture-fibrated, texturized vegetable protein (TVP) in various forms. Speakin ...
  • The snack sector in the Middle East is soaring as consumers become increasingly time poor, with more healthy options also becoming increasingly popular, albeit from a low base. Read full article on: h ...
  • US meat processor Tyson Foods has pledged $13m to support local communities where the company operates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  
  • Sales of yeast and flour are surging as Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic by baking bread and other goods. 
  • SinnoVita uses microwave-assisted technology to extract protein-packed polyphenols from otherwise unwanted fruits and vegetables. They are sold under the Ripe Revival brand, which US grocery chain Kro ...
  • Mondelēz International has joined forces with engineering company 3P Innovation to help produce thousands of medical visors to protect front line NHS staff during the global Covid-19 crisis. Mondelēz  ...
  • Homegrown Asian restaurant brand The Noodle House has teamed up with UAE-based agri-technology start-up VeggiTech to deliver nutritional care packages to healthcare and hospital workers in Dubai. Anyo ...
  • UAE food delivery apps introduce “contactless deliveries”

    17 Mar 2020 Mariam M. Al Serkal, Associate Editor, GulfNews
    Food delivery companies are taking precautions by dropping off meals by the door.   A number of restrictions have been put into place across restaurants in the UAE, in a bid to prevent the spread of t ...
  • Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Government on Thursday presented a Dh1.5 billion  ...
  • Homegrown brand Careem NOW is looking to support local restaurants across Dubai and has reduced its commission by 15 per cent. This change will allow Careem NOW to offer the necessary support to local ...
  • We talk to Vasco Valenca de Sousa, Chief Innovation Officer at Jelly Belly (established by JB Brands Management), where beans are expanding flavour horizons.
  • Founded in 2008, Al Nassma is the first and finest camel milk chocolate manufacturer with its products retailing in Dubai as well as Europe, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  • Mohammad El Durr, Managing Director at Mondelez, one of the world's largest snack companies explores smart snacking.
  • Protein bars: A financial godsend?
  • 25 September 2019 marked history as Hazzaa AlMansoori became the first Arab astronaut to take off into space.
  • New show features enhance meetings and knowledge exposure
  • Company buys out local partner following last year's law change allowing complete ownership of onshore firms 
  • The date industry has huge market potential with higher innovation 
  • Effective immediately, the joint venture – named Fergulf Kuwait General Trading WLL – will see both parties combine forces to directly distribute Ferrero products across the Kuwaiti market.
  • Augmented reality and holographic imagery are at the centre of the latest Toblerone digital engagement retail programme.
  • Snacking is the most popular trend among consumers due to rising consumer class, urban population and income growth.
  • Nestle announces foray in organic food category

    29 May 2019 Business Today India
    The food and drink company will launch three products in the organic food category which comprises an organic variant of Ceregrow (Nestle's cereals brand for children).
  • The world’s largest food company Nestle SA is expanding its ruby chocolate range a year after the pink Kitkat became a viral sensation in Asia.
  • In the MENA region, rapid industrialization and urbanisation have resulted in a significant shift towards western food cultures.
  • There are more than 50 flavours, all of which are inspired by the company's trademark jelly beans, and include favourites such as Very Cherry, Tutti Frutti and Triple Chocolate.
  • International agribusiness and food management consulting firm Farrelly & Mitchell highlighted opportunities for Health & Wellness food and beverage to match the Kingdom's demographic needs.

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