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World food & drink

Diverse drinks demand

THE UK is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, says James Logan, commercial director at Refresco UK. And he says that makes it a natural …

Healthy demand for quinoa

NEW cuisines to look out for are Hawaiian, Scandinavian and plant-based, according to Merchant Gourmet. It also said that, with sales of quinoa growing in the …

Authentic delight from Turkey

AS a result of consumers travelling more, they have become more adventurous with food and drink, says Zeynap Turudi of Truede. That, she says, means they want …

The world on your plate

Rice is a key ingredient in world food because it is used  in so many different global cuisines, from middle eastern and Indian to Caribbean, Korean and …

Polish food grows in UK

DEMAND for Polish food in the UK has been growing at a double-digit rate for a number of years and recorded 15% growth in the 52 weeks to 25 March, says global …

Yanks for sharing

It’s US Independence Day next month and there are now many American treats available in the UK AMERICAN confectionery has been growing in popularity in the …

Relish the Stateside opportunities

AS the world food market has opened up, people have become more adventurous and are no longer content with standard tomato ketchup or mayonnaise for their …

Packaging up the globe

FOREIGN travel, world cuisine and simple curiosity  encourage interest in beers from around the world and UK distributors are continuing to develop a series …

Sauce adds more free choice

PESTO brand Sacla has added Free From Wild Mushroom Risotto sauce to its range. It is gluten, wheat and dairy-free and is the eighth free-from product …

Now one rice doesn’t fit all

SCOTS, and others in the UK, appear to be eating from a much wider range of international food and looking to retailers to provide a more diverse product range …

A taste for adventure

ONCE an exotic treat, Chinese and Indian meals are pretty much a staple part of the average UK family’s home menus these days, but adventurous shoppers are …

Is mango the new coconut?

World foods have shown sales growth in the UK for some time. Is there now also a growing market for world drinks? According to Refresco Gerber, Mango juice is …

Euro growth

POLISH shoppers looking for a taste of home and British shoppers looking for new flavours helped grow the world foods category in the UK by 20% in the past …

Stars from the east

BIRDS Eye is looking east with two new Indian ready meals. Chicken Balti and Chicken Tikka Masala are based on restaurant favourites, and come in revamped …

Twin-track appeal sees sales grow

THERE are two key consumers for Polish meats, according to speciality supplier Smithfield Foods: Polish-born shoppers who want to buy familiar brands and …

The nation’s thirst for fizz – Soft drinks

AS Mark Thomson’s analysis on page 40 pointed out, Scottish consumers are very keen on soft drinks. And soft drinks is certainly a category where the home …