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Love Taste Co. on ‘explosion’ in demand for veggie smoothies

By Katy Askew

Love Taste Co. started as a smoothie stall in London’s Borough Market. Today, it generates retail sales approaching £40m a year. Founder Richard Canterbury talks growth, flavour trends and the “explosion” in demand for vegetable-based smoothies.

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Flavour pairing with plant proteins: What’s best for your product?

By Niamh Michail

Plant proteins such as hemp, brown rice and pea have complex taste profiles that work best with tailor-made flavours. But it's not always obvious that sulphur pairs well with strawberry...which is why it helps to have a flavourist on board to explain.

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Europe leads in innovation as meat-free demand grows

By Katy Askew

Demand for alternative proteins – beyond traditional meat, fish and dairy sources – is expanding across Europe as consumers turn to products they view as healthier and more environmentally friendly and food makers work to drive excitement through innovation.

Quorn CEO talks growth, investment and innovation

Quorn CEO talks growth, investment and innovation

By Katy Askew

Quorn has been using a mix of R&D and marketing to ferment growth and capitalise on rising demand for meat-free products at home and overseas, CEO Kevin Brennan tells FoodNavigator.

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