Younger generations appeared more willing to accept animal-free dairy alternatives, the study suggested. Image: Getty/Drazen Zigic

How keen are consumers on animal-free dairy? Not so much, research finds

By Teodora Lyubomirova

An experimental study on consumer perceptions found that European shoppers have little appetite for animal-free dairy alternatives, though positive associations with the products’ perceived environmental benefits can enable manufacturers and retailers...


Plant power: Could hybrid dairy offer the best of both worlds?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

A study that compared the nutritional properties of dairy and plant-based yogurts sold in the US has found that almond- and oat-based alternatives were ‘similar or better’ than dairy yogurts - but there's room for innovation in bridging the nutritional...

How will the next generation of innovators win over consumers, and what hurdles will they need to jump to get there? GettyImages/snapphoto

How next-gen protein innovators plan to win over consumers

By Flora Southey

The taste and texture of meat and dairy analogues have come a long way. But according to alternative protein experts, ‘there is still room for improvement’. How will the next generation of innovators win over consumers, and what hurdles will they need...

Clockwise from top-left: Julienne Bruno's Burrella, siggi's guava skyr, Enlightened's frozen yogurt bars, Better Butter's Steakhouse butter, Ben & Jerry's Churray for Churros, and Jude's Salted Caramel Collection

NPD: From churros ice cream to creamy vegan burrata

By Teodora Lyubomirova

New ice cream releases have started to roll out at pace as we approach the summer, but there are several other notable new product releases that we highlight in our April 2023 round-up.