Rapid urbanization and rising demand for convenient and gluten-free foods foods has been tipped to drive more than $3bn growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bread and rolls market over the next five years.
UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the past three years.
United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.
Italian bakery Bauli is launching what it claims is the US’s first gluten-free panettone bread.
Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.