Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

Cut calories by 20 per cent says PHE - what can food producers do?

Cut calories by 20 per cent? What producers can do

Posted by Froghop on 31 March 2018

Public Health England has laid down the gauntlet to food producers: cut calories by 20 per cent by 2024. What does it mean and what can you do?

Food industry events for 2018

The pick of food industry events for 2018

Posted by Froghop on 27 February 2018

Food industry events are a great way to boost your knowledge and network or get your product noticed. Here’s our selection of the best events for 2018.

Making existing food products healthier: challenge or opportunity?

Posted by Froghop on 31 January 2018

Multiple factors are creating demand for healthy alternatives. However, making existing food products healthier is an opportunity as well as a challenge.

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.