All news articles for July 2022

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Snacking behavior holds strong in face of inflation, says Mondelēz

By Mary Ellen Shoup

In the face of inflation and consumer price sensitivity, Mondelēz International saw positive volume growth and price resiliency across its snacking portfolio especially in its core areas of snacking and chocolate, reported chairman and CEO Dirk Van de...

Steve Jones has been appointed to head the retail sales and category team at Bimbo UK. Pic: Bimbo UK

Bimbo UK appoints Hovis alum as head of retail

By Gill Hyslop

The UK arm of the Mexican bakery conglomerate - and world's biggest bakery manufacturer - has appointed Steve Jones as head of Retail to further drive the growth of Bimbo in the UK.

Lecoq is famed for its croissants. Pic: Lecoq Cuisine

Le Duff snaps up Lecoq to boost Bridor

By Gill Hyslop

Groupe Le Duff – a leader in the global bakery-pastry, café bakery and pizza-pasta sector – has acquired North American producer of Viennese and French-style pastries Lecoq Cuisine Corporation; a move that emphasises the focus of Le Duff on accelerating...

The Real Bread Campaign is urging bakers to think of all communities during Sourdough September. Pic: GettyImages/aristotoo/Mediterranean

Real Bread Campaign’s call for support

By Gill Hyslop

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakers, retailers, caterers and passionate bread advocates to underscore its mission to get Defra to consider its Honest Crust Act, as well as to consider everyone in the upcoming month-long ‘bread for all’ event.

ofi is shooting to achieve Bee Friendly certification across 100% of its almond orchards. Pic: GettyImages/maexico

ofi sets new benchmark for the almond industry

By Gill Hyslop

The nut arm of global ingredients specialist has announced its first sustainability targets for its 50,000 acres of almond orchards and farming operations in Australia, the US and Vietnam.

We all need a little relief these days. Pic: GettyImages/Chev Wilkinson

Brakes revives Help for Hospitality to counteract cost pressures

By Gill Hyslop

The UK wholesaler has resuscitated its Help for Hospitality campaign, launched in 2021 to help foodservice operators recover from COVID lockdowns. The initiative generated around £2m in cashback, which was returned to customers in rewards and donated...