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Anuga 2023: The comeback we were all waiting for!

After recent years of Anuga being quiet affairs due to the pandemic and Brexit, it is fair to say that it is now back with a bang, with 14 bustling halls filled with a wide array of brands and products!  One week on from our trip, we have pulled together…

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The Future of Food and Drink M&A: Trends and Opportunities

Considering our experience working on recent buy and sell side transactions over the last 18 months, we would like to share a few clear trends in food and drink M&A.   Deal acceleration – Locally here in the UK, with a change of government looming if current opinion polls are to…

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Grenade: From Carb Killa, To Mondelez Winner. What Went Right?

Following the Mondelez’ acquisition of Grenade on the 22nd March for an estimated £200milion, Just Food’s Andy Coyne interviewed our very own Hamish Renton to ask about what he thinks this means for the future of the growing health snack category. Turning over £51.6m in 2019 (Companies House, 2019), Grenade…

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A Fast Buck? What is Chrononutrition and Why Should Food, Tech and Health Brands Care?

For years, mainstream nutrition advice has held that ‘a calorie is just a calorie’ and that it doesn’t matter if that calorie comes from fat, carbohydrate or protein. As long as total calories burnt by the body each day exceeds total calories consumed, broadly all is good.  I remember phrases…

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Ethics Part 2 – Trust Issues – 2020 Trend Report Extract

Read Ethics Part 1 – Trust Issues – 2020 Trend Report Extract here. Ethics Part 2 – Trust Issues Plant Based Plastic Nestle and Danone’s NaturALL bottle alliance intends to launch its own PET made from bio-based materials. This alliance was founded in 2017, with PepsiCo, joining in late 2018.…

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Another Award For HRA Global Research

It’s been a busy couple of months for our research team. After months of preparation, CPD and interviews, I was delighted to be awarded Certified Member Status from the Market Research Society. While a personal award, it is also recognition for Kim, Chloe and the team and a huge endorsement…

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The Inside Scoop on Co-Packing

We hope you are enjoying the start of autumn, it’s always a spectacular time of year in nature with the leaves turning colour and the seasons shifting gear. Of course, this is no ordinary September, as with Brexit on the horizon at the end of next month, so much is…

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