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Product round-up: Dairy and vegan cheese

By Teodora Lyubomirova

From robust cheddars and lactose-free cottage cheese to the latest developments in dairy-free and plant-based formulations, DairyReporter rounds up some of the latest products from around the world.

Booja Booja plant-based ice cream / Pic: Booja Booja

Will plant-based ice cream hit the sweet spot?

By Natasha Spencer

As ice cream shoppers seek to balance environmental awareness with quality, taste and health and wellness, vegan ice cream varieties are proving popular, with brands, big and small, expanding their ranges for mass appeal.

Els Zeeuwen, Director Branding & Communications at FrieslandCampina Ingredients, discusses how brands can meet rising expectations around environmental sustainability  / Pic: GettyImages-sergeyryzhov

Guest article

Sustainable shopping: Four ways you can help consumers navigate environmental claims

By Els Zeeuwen, Director Branding & Communications at FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Growing demand for environmentally responsible food and drink has been accompanied by increased concern over greenwashed claims and rising confusion over what they actually mean. Els Zeeuwen, Director Branding & Communications at FrieslandCampina...

PARIVA's three product flavors.  Pic: PARIVA

YogiBalls rebrands and changes name to PARIVA

By Jim Cornall

YogiBalls - maker of small orbs of strained, whole milk yogurt immersed in organic extra virgin olive oil, organic sunflower oil, herbs and spices - has completed a rebranding effort, including a new name, PARIVA.

Grow With Aldi is a UK competition to discover and stock new products from small and medium food and drink businesses. Pic: Aldi

Aldi contest looks for new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched Grow With Aldi, a UK competition to discover and ultimately stock new products from the UK’s best small and medium food and drink businesses.

Sigep runs from March 12 to 16 in Rimini, Italy.

Sigep 2022 puts gelato center stage

By Jim Cornall

Two years since the last edition, the Italian Exhibition Group event dedicated to out-of-home dolce foodservice supply chains is set to open its doors at Rimini Expo Centre from March 12-16, inaugurating a new season of business, particularly for artisan...

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

The survey is available until February 27.  Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

GCA looking for input from UK dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Groceries Code Adjudicator Mark White is seeking information from UK dairy producers about their experience of working with the large retailers.

IFIC recent surveys show consumers are looking for positive food attributes like whole grains and fiber, and are exploring immune health more than previously.  Pic: Getty Images/Kwangmoozaa

IFIC points to 2022 food trends

By Jim Cornall

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) — drawing on its staff and consumer survey data — has published its forecast of food trends for the upcoming year.

Exotic citrus flavors are one of the 2022 trends outlined by Flavorchem. Pic: Getty Images/Serhii Tychynyski

Flavorchem issues 2022 flavor and trend forecast

By Jim Cornall

The pandemic transformed the food industry and placed a renewed emphasis on holistic wellness that will shape the future of food and beverage trends. At the same time, the ongoing challenges regarding supply chain disruptions and food inflation have compounded...

Aftre missing a year through the pandemic, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show returns to Harrogate in February, 2022. Pic: Ice Cream Alliance

UK ice cream show returns

By Jim Cornall

The only UK trade event for the ice cream sector, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show, will welcome visitors again from February 8 to 10, 2022, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.

There are many different flavors of ice cream, but one clearly comes out on top.  Pic: Getty Images/artJazz

Top 10 most searched ice cream flavors revealed

By Jim Cornall

UK specialist insurance company Lexham Insurance insures ice cream vans, leading it to look into the most popular ice cream flavors, both in the UK and worldwide, by analyzing the monthly search volume of popular ice cream flavors in 121 different countries.

Euromonitor International predicts lab-grown dairy could be the most popular choice within 10 years. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

New research shows scale of milk alternative acceleration

By Jim Cornall

New figures released by global market research company Euromonitor International show the milk alternatives sector other than soy is the fastest growing category in the dairy products and alternatives industry, and is worth $10bn globally, an increase...

The winning entries (left to right): Frico Pesto Melt (Brian Mullins), Mexi-Cali Shrimp Scampi (Mary Grace Viado), and Skipjack & Cheesy Mac (Carrie Baird). Pics: CMAB

CADairy2Go competition winners announced

By Jim Cornall

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the three chefs who each took home a prize of $5,000 in the inaugural CADairy2GO competition cook-off in Napa.

Dill ice cream, anyone? Pic: Restaurant Džiaugsmas, Robertas Daskevičius

Lithuania tempting tourists – with smoked mackerel ice cream?

By Jim Cornall

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, is hoping in a post-Covid world tourists will be attracted to the Baltic country to experience some of its, shall we say, more unusual cuisine, which includes some ice cream flavors many might...