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Provenance: the rise of ‘somewhere’ in preference to ‘anywhere’

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Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

Globalisation has been a defining feature of the past forty years. But there are signs that more and more consumers prefer the local to the global. Increasingly even big, mainstream brands feel the need to re-assure customers about the provenance of their ingredients. One such is So Good – the biggest plant milk brand in […]

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Magnum goes vegan

Posted on:
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

In September 2018, Unilever-owned Magnum launched two vegan versions of the popular ice-cream in Sweden and Finland. Plant-based eaters there, estimated at around 6-9% of the population, are now able to enjoy Magnum Classic and Magnum Almond, based on pea protein. Vegan Magnum Classic contains 1.6g of protein per 100g and 28g of sugar, while […]

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The Empire strikes back – food giant creates new mini-meal brand

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Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Author:
Julian Mellentin

    Unilever’s latest product launch shows that “Big Food” is just as capable of innovation as entrepreneurial start-ups. As the UK market leader in mini-meals and owner of the No. 1 brand in instant pot products, Unilever clearly doesn’t intend to leave the reinvention of the category – growing at 20% annually – in […]

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