Innovation in Action – End of year round up

Innovation in action: the insider’s guide to the insights and ideas impacting your world. Spotted by the people who...

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Innovation in Action October

Your monthly round up of the latest trends and innovations to hit the market, spotted by the people who...

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What’s Driving the Change in Dietary Alternatives?

Connecting like-minded peers in food & drink innovation, Food Matters Live is back 20th – 22nd November! We’ll be...

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“We set out to unjunk our favourite snacks”

Sara Trechman, Co-Founder of healthy snack brand Well&Truly, explains what innovation means to her and what it means to...

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Packaging design built on innovation insight

How Happen’s packaging innovation specialists helped For Goodness Shakes stand out in the crowded market for protein drinks. Made...

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Innovation beyond disruption

David Walker, Happen Founder and Group CEO shares some key insights from his recent presentation at the Cranfield School...

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“You have to hold true to your vision”

We spoke to April Preston, Executive Head of Food Innovation at Harrods, about innovation, experiential shopping, and the store’s...

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When fishing for insights, you need to know how deep to dive

When it comes to innovation, everyone’s looking for a breakthrough. Or at least, they think they are. In reality,...

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Is surprise dead?

Recent research we’ve done with Generation Z has highlighted quite a different attitude to food compared to previous generations....

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“We’re reinventing what soft drinks look like”

We met with start-up entrepreneur, Hugh Thomas, CEO and co-founder of Ugly Drinks, to learn about how they innovate,...

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Let’s go grab a sandwich

In the past couple of years, M&S’s Food on the Move business has reversed a decline, and moved to...

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How FreeFrom brands can appeal to different generations

Every major supermarket now has a section for products that are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, nuts, meat...

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Generation Z:  The new kids on the block have arrived

As they move from childhood to adolescence the decisions Gen Z make will have a massive impact on us...

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packaging innovation
Top 5 packaging innovation take-outs from FDIN conference

At the end of June, Happen chaired the FDIN Packaging conference: Unwrapping Packaging and Putting it at the Heart...

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BBC Business Live
Happen shares FMCG innovation secrets with BBC World News

On Thursday 9th March, our very own David Walker appeared on BBC Business Live to discuss Happen’s views on...

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snacking innovation
Snacking Snippets: Happen’s Top 5 most curious food innovation spots at the ISM Sweets & Snacking trade fare

This month, Happen attended ISM in Cologne – the world’s largest trade fare for sweets and snacks. With almost...

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M&S FMCG Innovation
Our secret for getting food-on-the-move to fly-off-the-shelf

As innovation specialists for brands in crowded markets, our work with M&S and their food on the move (FOTM)...

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