Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

3 predictions for food producers in 2018

3 things for food producers to think about in 2018

Posted by Melanie Loades on 8 December 2017

As 2017 ends, we hope you get to stop and think about what you want to achieve next year. Here’s what we think food producers should be pondering for 2018.

What you need to know about the forthcoming sugar tax

Posted by Melanie Loades on 13 November 2017

The UK Sugar Tax on drinks comes into force in April 2018. What it will mean for food producers and what are your options?

Food-on-the-go: Lunch! 2017

New food-on-the-go: Our favourites from Lunch! 2017

Posted by Jo Povey on 30 October 2017

Food-on-the-go is a dynamic category and we saw lots of interesting trends at Lunch! 2017. Check the products that caught our eye and tickled our tastebuds.

Alternative proteins: trends, challenges and opportunities

Alternative proteins: demand is rising but will bugs ever be mainstream?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 30 September 2017

The market for alternative proteins is growing, driving innovation and attracting investment. It also presents opportunities and challenges for producers.

What does natural mean for food?

What does natural mean for food producers?

Posted by Froghop on 30 August 2017

A preference for ‘natural’ foods is a key recent trend in the food sector. But what does natural mean for when applied to food product development?

What does fresh mean in food product development?

Food Claims: What does fresh mean in food?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 30 June 2017

Presenting claims about your product can make a big difference to sales. However, it’s vital that the words you don’t mislead the consumer.

New product development (NPD) dominates food industry research

Automation, Brexit and New Product Development dominate latest food industry research

Posted by Froghop on 26 May 2017

The 2017 Food and Drink Report from BDO paints a mixed picture of the food industry but Brexit, automation and new product development clearly dominate.

Why it's a great time to start a functional food business or launch an innovative new product

Why it’s a great time to start a functional food business

Posted by Froghop on 26 April 2017

Consumers are demanding healthy innovation and investors want a piece of the pie. Find out why it’s a great time to start a functional food business.

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 March 2017

Recent research into clean label products suggests that a majority of people are prepared to pay more for food or drink made with ingredients they trust.

Top food events for producers in 2017

What food events should you be attending in 2017?

Posted by Froghop on 15 February 2017

If you want to learn more about production, trends, regulation and supply options or even just want to get your product tasted, food events are essential. Here are Froghop’s pick for 2017.