All news articles for June 2021

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

By Gill Hyslop

Délifrance partnered with trend consultants Harris & Hayes and commission Nielsen to conduct a UK-wide retail study to find out what Brits want from bread and pastry, both at home and out of the home, when they want it and what will encourage them...

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Will the UK’s junk food marketing clampdown combat childhood obesity?

By Katy Askew

The UK Government announced plans to limit the advertising of unhealthy foods last week. The food and advertising industries expressed ‘disappointment’ at ‘draconian’ measures, while health campaigners welcomed the news but voiced concern over possible...

Lily's expanded line of bars, baking chips and other confections can be found across the US at key retailers. Pic: Lily's

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Hershey buys Lily’s confectionery brand for $425m

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company has completed its acquisition of Lily's, the high-growth maker of low-sugar, better-for-you (BFY) confectionery products, for a purchase price of $425m.

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Beyond sweetness: The functionality of formulating with honey

By Gill Hyslop

The complex nature of honey provides countless benefits to bakeries in the form of functionalities such as binding and natural shelf life extension. But more importantly to today’s consumers, all of this functionality comes from an ingredient made by...

Nutrition bars can deliver on today's demands to help fuel consumers in the game of life. Pic: GettyImages/MurzikNata

Guest article

The low-down on great action-packed snacks for the everyday athlete

By Gill Hyslop

Nutrition bars offer the portable, ready-to-eat convenience and a high level of personalisation – like sustained energy, weight management and immune function support – that consumers are looking for, says Mike Medina, category marketing director, Specialised...

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