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Nutella defies the conventional wisdom

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Friday, March 8th, 2019
Author:
Julian Mellentin

Sugar reduction is one of the most powerful trends, so you would imagine that a brand that’s 56% sugar and comes from a ‘Big Food’ company – and includes palm oil as an ingredient – would be in trouble. But if you did, you’d be wrong. In fact, people can’t get enough of it. Nutella […]

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Start-ups are more successful than “Big Food”, but only just

Posted on:
Friday, February 8th, 2019
Author:
Julian Mellentin

Investors and consultants alike are full of excitement about the success potential of start-ups. Phrases like “there’s never been a better time to launch a start-up” pop up frequently. “But the reality is that although start-ups are doing better than established companies, they are only doing a little bit better,” says food industry analyst Julian […]

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Wellness in one aisle

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Author:
Julian Mellentin

In an attempt to capitalise on the wellness trend, major UK retailer Sainsbury’s announced that it is introducing what they call ‘wellness hubs’ in stores this winter. The supermarket chain will double its range of wellness-oriented products, while bringing in new specialist brands. The aim is to help health-conscious customers fuel their healthy lifestyle quickly […]

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