All news articles for November 2022

What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

How is the food industry stacked up for 2023? Will the inflationary environment cripple the sector? Is supply chain back up and running or will we still see shortages? What is trending and what will hit shelves?

Ourput of West African cocoa beans fell last month. Pic: CN

Commodities

Uncertain supply and demand undercuts cocoa prices

By Anthony Myers

Recent flash flooding in West and Central Africa has hindered Cote d’Ivoire’s transportation of cocoa beans from the farms to the ports and could be the reason for the reduction of cocoa arrivals seen during the first few weeks of the main 2022-23 season...

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

Brands will have 365 healthy opportunities to appeal to consumers in 2023. Pic: GettyImages/anyaivanova

Healthy snacking

What will drive the healthy snack space in 2023?

By Gill Hyslop

While snacking has long been associated with indulgence and fulfilling a guilty craving, a raft of new offers are popping up on the market that more closely align with consumers’ holistic wellness goals.

58% of global consumers chose immune system support as the most important benefit of healthy eating. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Healthy snacking

What today’s health-conscious consumer wants from a snack

By Gill Hyslop

The snacking sector has seen an especially strong spike over the past two years, with more consumers turning to snacks as a moment of indulgence, to allay current tensions or to boost their overall health.

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Mintel: What will we be eating and drinking in 2023 and beyond?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearing 2023, consumers are increasingly demanding more from food and beverages, seeking out products that provide a personal functional health benefit and added value, according to Mintel's 2023 Global Food & Drink Trends report.

Jonathan Warburton celebrates the UK bakery manufacturer's one millionth donation with the children of Church Road Primary School in Bolton. Pic: Warburtons

Warburtons celebrates one millionth donation milestone

By Gill Hyslop

Jonathan Warburton, chairman of the UK’s largest bakery brand, visited a local Bolton school to deliver Toastie Loaf and Crumpets to children and staff – reaching the bakery’s target of donating one million products to community groups this year.

Industry has expressed disappointment in the UK's Autumn Statement, which failed to raise hope for a brighter future. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

UK's Autumn Statement fails to raise industry enthusiasm

By Gill Hyslop

While the government’s plans to further support businesses have been welcomed, the Craft Bakers Association is disappointed by the lack of clarity, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and FDF Scotland would have liked to have seen more measures and Scottish...

US black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8bn over the past three decades compared to predominantly white counterparts. Pic: GettyImages/Amand Burger

Clif Bar commits $1 million to boost black equity in organic agriculture

By Gill Hyslop

The Californian better-for-you snack producer has made a $1m endowment to Tuskegee University in Alabama – a Historically Black College and University – to support the advancement of organic farming practices through the University’s College of Agriculture,...

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