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Snacks & food on-the-go

Sep 28th, 2018

UK consumers are now choosing snacks for 50% of all eating occasions. A majority of consumers are aiming to improve their diet and achieve a balanced lifestyle whilst not sacrificing taste.

Millennials and gen X are transforming the UK eating and drinking habits, consuming less meat and dairy and choosing more free-from options. The snack and food on-the-go category now has so much to offer in terms of healthy options and is set to offer so much more.

Snacks now cover sweet, savoury, hot and cold, liquid, biscuits, fruits, meats, vegetables and dairy.

Healthy is now the future of snacking and food on-the-go encompassing free-from, protein, vegan and lower-calorie. Protein snacks are immensely popular as they are favoured by the health conscious due to their high protein content, great taste and convenience. NPD now seeks authentic flavours with new proteins. Protein is no longer seen as the domain of the body-builder, it now is understood to be a foundation of a healthy diet, especially plant-based proteins.

Hot snacks are seeing some amazing flavour profiles with global street food themes.

If your business is looking to develop a snack/food on-the-go offer and are seeking an experienced and innovative NPD team who have an in-depth knowledge of meat and plant based proteins we would be delighted to have that initial chat.

 

Snacks & food on-the-go

Sep 28th, 2018

The UK’s largest retailers, food producers, manufacturers, and hospitality and food service companies have committed to ambitious milestones laid out in a new ground-breaking industry Food Waste Reduction Roadmap; developed with IGD and WRAP to further reduce the UK’s food waste problem.

The Roadmap encompasses the entire supply chain from field to fork, and clearly shows the actions large businesses will take to address food waste both in their own operations, and by working to support their suppliers. It also sets out how these businesses can engage with consumers to help reduce their food waste.

The Roadmap has the support of the UK’s largest food trade bodies, businesses across the supply chain and Defra, Welsh and Scottish Governments. Widespread adoption of Target, Measure, Act is vital to achieve national policy objectives and targets on food waste reduction.

This initiative equates to driving down the UK’s annual £20 billion food waste bill – £300 per UK citizen.

UK industry to halve food waste by 2030

Sep 27th, 2018

Roberts of Port Dinorwic are looking for all the ways to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics within the business at every opportunity. Recently we have seen a fantastic initiative in a leading UK retailer where pre-packed bananas are now wrapped in a recyclable paper band. It is estimated it will save 10 million plastic bags a year.

Commitment to reducing plastics in our industry

Sep 21st, 2018

One of our commitments to removing single-use plastics from our business is switching from single-use plastic cutlery to Forest Stewardship Council certified wooden versions when developing and producing dishes for the to-go meal category.

Not only do we embrace this change but our clients are now stating their customers require such positive moves.

 

Passionate about minimising plastic

Sep 14th, 2018

The number of people becoming vegan has increased drastically in recent years, with more than 3.5 million Brits now choosing to forego all animal by-products

According to a recent study conducted by YouGov for technology company ThoughtWorks, about one in five adults aged between 18 and 24 think that people will stop eating meat completely by 2030.

The researchers questioned a sample of 2,000 people to investigate how people’s shopping habits may change in the near future.

The study revealed that people are likely to start placing greater importance on the environmental impact of their purchases, with 32 per cent stating that they’ll feel more inclined to buy food that’s been ethically sourced from a sustainable supply chain.

On top of that, 62 per cent of the individuals polled said that in future they may prefer to purchase food products that have been packaged using recyclable materials.

While many of those questioned demonstrated their concern for the environment when revealing how their shopping habits may change in the upcoming years, others placed greater importance on expenditure.

57 per cent of those polled said that the price of food will become a more important factor for them in the next 12 years when doing their food shopping.

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