News in brief: snippets of news from NPN

Big Tom
Big Tom

Aiming to spice up the sauce and condiments market is Big Tom Spiced Tomato Ketchup. Made with Portuguese tomatoes, the ketchup has a significantly lower sugar content (13.4g per 100g) to other leading brands and up to 50% fewer calories.

TREK has expanded its range of flapjacks with a Salted Caramel flavour, packed with 9g of plant-based protein, naturally gluten-free oats and covered in a layer of caramel flavoured topping with a touch of sea salt.

The Free From Skincare Awards – which feature 15 categories, including a new category for this year, Body Oils – are now open and accepting entries until 22 March.

In new independent research conducted by the GOED, Wiley’s Finest Omega-3 oils has surpassed all its competitors in terms of freshness, according to the company.

A new report by Preen.Me has revealed the growing popularity of clean beauty, drawing parallels to the cruelty-free movement, and stressing that factors such as sustainability and ethical sourcing should be a key focus for brands.

Vegan confectionery brand Free From Fellows has secured a deal with Next retail that will see its Wine Gums and Pear Drops merchandised in 492 of the 500 of the high street retailer’s stores in the UK this spring.

Leading Greek dairy company DODONI has announced its Feta and Halloumi are now available in over 200 Marks & Spencer’s stores across the UK.

Google-backed British retail technology start-up NearSt, a that to drive more people into the high street, has raised £2 million in seed funding to drive more footfall into bricks and mortar stores.

The Viridian Nutrition team was on hand at the Live Well, Be Well summit to support fashion model welfare during London Fashion Week. The team helped highlight the importance of nutrition and its link to skin health and overall mental wellbeing as well as offering one-to-one support to industry professionals.