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EIT Food has announced its programmes for 2023, calling for applications. Pic: GettyImages/jacoblund

EIT Food opens entrepreneurship applications for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

EIT Food has launched its 2023 Entrepreneurship Programmes, designed to offer support to entrepreneurs to scale up their agrifood startups working to solve global food system challenges and deliver new innovations worldwide.

On the whole, the industry has welcomed the new UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. Pic: GettyImages/Phil Boorman

Mixed industry reactions to the UK’s new sourdough Code of Practice

By Gill Hyslop

Trade groups like Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and Federation of Bakers have welcomed the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. The Real Bread Campaign, on the other hand, remains highly...

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

By Gill Hyslop

The female-founded snack brand – now a PepsiCo brand – furthers its legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs with a new cohort of Project winners and showcasing Rise – created in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine and...

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

By Gill Hyslop

The Baking Forum – endorsed by the Federation of Bakers and the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), along with companies like AB Mauri, Frank Roberts, Zeelandia and Fine Lady Bakeries – is taking place on 19 May at the Queens Hotel...

Although consumers have placed a greater emphasis on snacks that offer functional benefits, they still want a bit of indulgence. Pic: GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

FMCG Gurus’ snacking trends for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

It’s widely known that snacking habits have increased over the past several years, spiking during the darker days of the pandemic as consumers turned to comfort eating. While the snackification trend continues to dominate, what has changed is the way...

The pathway to health through food will take on a different narrative in 2023. Pic: SVZ

Hottest snack trends for 2023

The new snacking landscape: 3 alternative routes to guilt-free indulgence in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...

Flour is one of the world’s most important staples as the defining ingredient in most types of breads. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ted

Flour advancements in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

German flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie is placing a spotlight on scientific work into wheat flour alternatives, while US biotech firm Energis has garnered the green light for its pathogen reduction tech.

Partake Foods has official become a B Corporation company. Pic: Partake Foods

Partake Foods expands social impact in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The Black-owned and woman-founded vegan and allergy-friendly producer has officially become a Certified B Corporation, hot on the heels of its partnerships with Eat. Learn. Play., The Birthday Project and #HashtagLunchbag in 2023.

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Great Taste bursary tailored to root out disruptive UK startups

By Gill Hyslop

The Guild of Fine Food has launched a new bursary that will see 50 micro F&B producers – including the world’s most innovative bakery and snack startups – punt their products to an expert panel of judges for Great Taste 2023 for free.

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Could reframing ‘shrinkflation’ as portion-control boost sales?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Many packaged food and beverage manufacturers that have trimmed serving sizes without lowering cost in recent years to mitigate inflation have tried to do so in stealth mode for fear of losing value-seeking shoppers, but new research suggests if they...