All news articles for June 2022

Robb MacKie. Pic: ABA

ABA’s Robb MacKie to step down after 17 years at the helm

By Gill Hyslop

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has announced that Robb MacKie will step down as president and CEO at the end of 2022, after 17 years overseeing all aspects of ABA’s administration and operations, representing the interests of almost 800,000 skilled...

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

By Gill Hyslop

The runaway flour price – caused by the atrocious weather in North American wheat-growing areas in 2021, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising fuel costs – is expected to have a long-lasting impact on the bakery industry – meaning bakers need to...

UK manufacturers and importers of 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging are expected to submit their PPT return by end of July or face penalties. Pic: GettyImages/Rafmaster

Are you Plastic Packaging Tax return ready?

By Gill Hyslop

Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas has issued a reminder to UK businesses to be prepared to submit their Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) return before the end of July.

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Pic: GettyImages/ra2studios

EIT Food Accelerator Network welcomes high-impact class of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Green Spot Technologies – interviewed by BakeryandSnacks at the start of its journey in 2019 – was among the 61 standout startups selected by EIT Food to receive additional support and investment opportunities to accelerate their growth.

Research has found that consumers are still leaning towards treats that are higher in fat, salt and sugar, despite the proposed restrictions. Pic: GettyImages/Peter Cade

Gauging the consumer appetite for HFSS treats

By Gill Hyslop

Research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr around the National Food Strategy revealed 83% of consumers believe there is a need for new or reformulated food products that are healthier, however, the appetite for so-called ‘unhealthy’ food remains.

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

By Gill Hyslop

The Pringles, Special K and Eggo maker is making a bold move to separate into three independent companies, spinning off its US, Canadian and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales...

Pic: Dr Schär

Dr Schär’s artisan brand gains kosher recognition

By Gill Hyslop

Dr Schär USA’s Artisan Baker bread range has received kosher certification under the Orthodox Union (OU), validating the highest standards of kosher certification and food standards.

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

By Gill Hyslop

The UK bakery group’s FY2021 record results defied what was then considered one of the toughest markets in living history, and has continued to demonstrate ‘resilience and a strategic focus’ despite an even rougher environment this year.

BARLEYmax has 15x the dietary fibre than conventional barley. Pic: Teijin Limited

High fibre super barley rolls out in the EU

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese conglomerate Teijin Limited has forged a partnership with Spanish distributor Emilio Peña SA (EPSA) to sell the highly nutritious BARLEYmax, which punches in with 15x more dietary fibre than rolled barley.

FDF UK and Scotland extend vital helping hands to the food and beverage sector. Pic: GettyImages/Kelvin Murray

FDF UK and Scotland rally to improve food affordability and health

By Gill Hyslop

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) UK has published a cross-government approach to ensure the sector continues to deliver consumer choice, affordability and tangible gains for the economy, while FDF Scotland applauds the sector's steps towards health.

Despite the rising economic woes, people still crave small pops of pleasure from snacks. Pic: pfb1

Are snacks recession proof?

By Gill Hyslop

US retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° polled shoppers about their buying intentions ahead of the 25th edition of Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in Chicago in late May.

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