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How social media is raising the artisanal bakery game

By Rachel Truman

The renewed appreciation for slower, traditional bread-making and bakery techniques is a rapidly rising trend. However, it’s the use of social media by savvy bakers that is really bolstering the segment.

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Smart Sweets unveils new formula across portfolio at Sweets & Snacks

By Deniz Ataman

Better-for-you gummy maker, Smart Sweets, launched its new and improved formula across its portfolio, including five new SKUs, catering to consumers seeking healthier candy for nearly any type of occasion, Katrina Hahn, Smart Sweets’ co-CEO, told FoodNavigator-USA...

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The trending treats for Fourth of July: From swicy to the pretzel bun

By Gill Hyslop

Inflation has been running hot and while some relief is evident, consumers are exhausted by high food prices. That’s not to say that Americans are eating fewer burgers (they consume more than 50 billion every year), but forced to trade down to save pennies,...

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Why are people with celiac disease suffering more at the tills?

By Gill Hyslop

Research by Coeliac UK into the cost of gluten free (GF) food shows that while overall food inflation has reduced over the past two years, Brits with celiac disease are still facing a huge additional burden both in terms of cost and availability.

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NPD: How to ramp up your baking skills

By Gill Hyslop

Spurred on by popular baking shows like The Great British Bake Off, there has been a notable increase in the number of independent bakeries opening in the UK in the past year – while Brits of all ages are seriously engaging in the hobby at home.

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NPD: What’s sweetening the bakery aisle?

By Gill Hyslop

Globally, teatime continues to maintain its relevance in modern society, providing an opportunity to socialize with family and friends, foster a sense of community and relaxation. And as consumers get more adventurous with their tastebuds, bakery producers...

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Bringing the snacks industry up to date on acrylamide

By Gill Hyslop

Acrylamide – the naturally occurring chemical compound that forms in carb-rich foods like potato chips and pretzels during high-temperature cooking processes such as frying, baking and roasting – is an ongoing concern for the salty snacks sector.

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How Nestlé is making its cocoa more traceable

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Nestlé is striving to make its cocoa traceable right back to the farm. Can the multinational give consumers confidence they’re eating sustainable cocoa?

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Plant-based egg separates yolk and white

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Already producing a plant-based egg alternative with separated yolk and white, Neggst plans to develop a raw egg for retail which may, eventually, have a shell.

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How brands are capitalising on gut health

By Donna Eastlake

Gut health is proving to be hugely popular with consumers and enormously profitable for food and beverage manufacturers. In financial terms, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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How healthy are baked snacks?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Baked snacks, from baked fruit to baked crisps, are a key part of modern snacking. But how healthy are they, really?

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NPD: The viral Snackle Box and how to fill it

By Gill Hyslop

From trending bachelorette-inspired boxes on TikTok to Amazon’s new take of the traditional woven picnic basket, the portable snack box has gone overboard. But there’s an art to filling it.

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