All news articles for January 2023

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

Rise: Stacy’s Pita Chips starts the year on a high note for women

By Gill Hyslop

The female-founded snack brand – now a PepsiCo brand – furthers its legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs with a new cohort of Project winners and showcasing Rise – created in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine and...

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

By Gill Hyslop

The Baking Forum – endorsed by the Federation of Bakers and the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), along with companies like AB Mauri, Frank Roberts, Zeelandia and Fine Lady Bakeries – is taking place on 19 May at the Queens Hotel...

Although consumers have placed a greater emphasis on snacks that offer functional benefits, they still want a bit of indulgence. Pic: GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

FMCG Gurus’ snacking trends for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

It’s widely known that snacking habits have increased over the past several years, spiking during the darker days of the pandemic as consumers turned to comfort eating. While the snackification trend continues to dominate, what has changed is the way...

The pathway to health through food will take on a different narrative in 2023. Pic: SVZ

Hottest snack trends for 2023

The new snacking landscape: 3 alternative routes to guilt-free indulgence in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...

Flour is one of the world’s most important staples as the defining ingredient in most types of breads. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ted

Flour advancements in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

German flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie is placing a spotlight on scientific work into wheat flour alternatives, while US biotech firm Energis has garnered the green light for its pathogen reduction tech.

Partake Foods has official become a B Corporation company. Pic: Partake Foods

Partake Foods expands social impact in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The Black-owned and woman-founded vegan and allergy-friendly producer has officially become a Certified B Corporation, hot on the heels of its partnerships with Eat. Learn. Play., The Birthday Project and #HashtagLunchbag in 2023.

Is your product ready to rock the world stage? Pic: GettyImages/victorplusb/loops7

Great Taste bursary tailored to root out disruptive UK startups

By Gill Hyslop

The Guild of Fine Food has launched a new bursary that will see 50 micro F&B producers – including the world’s most innovative bakery and snack startups – punt their products to an expert panel of judges for Great Taste 2023 for free.

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Could reframing ‘shrinkflation’ as portion-control boost sales?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Many packaged food and beverage manufacturers that have trimmed serving sizes without lowering cost in recent years to mitigate inflation have tried to do so in stealth mode for fear of losing value-seeking shoppers, but new research suggests if they...

The UK bakery sector is on the brink of crumbling under the pressure of rising energy costs, among other challenges. Pic: GettyImages/Maren Caruso

UK bakery coalition voices concern over possible closures

By Gill Hyslop

Scottish Bakers, Federation of Bakers, Craft Bakers Association, ABIM and UKAPY have sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, urging him to review his ‘new’ Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

Calling all bread bakers, loaf lovers and artisan aficionados! Showcase your skills and grab a slice of fame. Enter Britain's Best Loaf 2023 and see how far your loaf can take you. Pic: GettyImages/Douglas Waters

The search for Britain’s Best Loaf 2023 is on

By Gill Hyslop

Do you believe your cob is a crust above others? Do your English muffins move people to tears? Ready to laud about your lardy cake? Time to find out in the search for Britain’s Best Loaf.