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Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

Easter shoppers are set to shell out nearly £4bn on food and gifts over the holiday

Easter shoppers are set to spend £3.9bn on food and gifts over the next few days, according to analyst GlobalData, as Mintel reveals the holiday is a key driver for chocolate innovation.

Disney's Frozen cake mixes and Pink Panther wafers lead our photogallery of new product development

New food product development – in pictures

Frozen desserts and halal sweets feature in this photogallery of product launches

Food and drink product launches – in pictures

The run up to Easter saw a number of launches by food and drink firms

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

Advances in food science are set to revolutionise the supply chain

Genetics and big data lead IFST spring conference

Campden BRI found that firms planned innovation nine to 12 months ahead

Range extension leads the way in food and drink innovation

Tasty winners: Introducing the winners and finalists in the new Chefs' Choice Awards

Chefs’ Choice Awards: meet the winners

Chefs' Choice Awards: tonight is the big night

Chefs’ Choice Awards: tonight is the big night

The Chefs’ Choice Awards take place tomorrow night

Chefs’ Choice Awards: tomorrow is the big night

Innovation will focus on extending product ranges, a Campden BRI survey claimed

Food firms boost innovation by extending ranges

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