All news articles for May 2020

EU-UK trade talks are set to resume next month after disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Pic: European Union

Brexit

CAOBISCO calls on EU and UK to extend FTA talks

By Anthony Myers

CAOBISCO, the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuits & Confectionery Industries of Europe, has called on the EU and UK authorities to extend free trade agreement (FTA) talks fearing a balanced trade agreement could be jeopardised because of the COVID-19...

PeaTos is hoping to increase its ecommerce share with a new D2C website. Pic: PeaTos

PeaTos follows PepsiCo with D2C snack site

By Gill Hyslop

Upstart snack producer PeaTos has jumped into the ecommerce fray with a direct-to-consumer website a week after PepsiCo Frito-Lay launched its own D2C websites.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

GMOs 101: FDA launches GMO consumer education initiative

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The FDA, USDA and EPA have launched ‘Feed Your Mind’, a new Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that aims to increase consumer awareness and understanding of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label sodium-reduction powder. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Ontrend umami powder cuts salt in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label plant-based powder that slashes the salt content in snacks but maintains the desired savoury taste that consumers crave.

‘Snack delivery’ searches have increased by 83%, mirroring the increased needs of those working from home and in isolation. Pics: GettyImages/choochart choochaikupt/Polyudova_Yulia

Guest article

Gauging the online ‘snacking’ search trends during coronavirus

By Gill Hyslop

Under ‘normal’ conditions, consumer habits shift at a rapid pace, but factor in a global pandemic and things change really quickly. Keeping on top of these changes is a challenging conundrum for brands to solve. Rhys Owen-Johnson, a marketer at Salience,...

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