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The UK artisanal bakery sector is facing a barrage of challenges, but many owners are confident of their ability to survive the storm. Pic: GettyImages/Todor Tsvetkov

Report: State of the UK’s artisan bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

A new report by the Open University Business School reveals the number of small bakery businesses in the UK has increased in recent years, rising to the COVID challenge, but now facing an uncertain future.

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Functionality: The next big frontier in beverage innovation...

By Rachel Arthur

Functional beverages are a thriving category – but what exactly are consumers looking for in their drinks? From cannabis beverages to ‘think drinks’, hear from a panel of experts as this free-to-attend webinar explores the potential of the category.

Bertinet's range of everyday sourdough, with next-gen recipe and pack refresh. Pic: Bertinet Bakery

Bertinet Bakery champions Real Bread Campaign Sourdough mark

By Gill Hyslop

As part of a brand refresh, Bertinet Bakery has become the first major US bread brand to feature the mark on its packaging, which guarantees the nutrition and processing credentials of its range of sliced sourdough.

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Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ingredion has completed one-third of its planned $160m capital investment into expanding capacity for its clean label specialty starches to improve its operational flexibility amid ongoing supply chain disruptions.

PepsiCo is pumping in a major investment into is Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces Sun Chips. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo shines a brighter light on Ethiopian snack market

By Gill Hyslop

The Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos snacking giant believes the East African country is an ‘important growth market’, putting money where its mouth is by investing ETB 2bn ($40m) in its Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces the Sun...

EverGrain's EverPro takes functional snacking to the next level. Pic: EverGrain

Upcycled barley is so much more than just beer

By Gill Hyslop

AB Inbev’s EverGrain has launched the Upcycled Barley Nutrition Compendium, which provides an indepth review of the world’s first upcycled barley protein, detailing how it shapes up compared to other plant and animal proteins available at scale today.

Kröner-Stärke's new developmental kitchen is a celebration of ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/Yuji Sakai

Kröner-Stärke celebrates new ingredients hub

By Gill Hyslop

Kröner-Stärke has inaugurated it brand-new development kitchen and meeting space at its headquarters in Ibbenbüren, Germany, designed to not only advance its own R&D, but also to work hand-in-hand with customers onsite.

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

By Gill Hyslop

The all-day breakfast surged in popularity during the pandemic as consumers sought out comfort. Now, with 95% maintaining this trend, why should product developers limit these flavours to the morning-only occasion?

Almonds are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, and make an excellent base or inclusion for functional plant-based snacks. Pic: kaanates

Capitalising on the functional power of almonds

By Gill Hyslop

Using plant-based, vegan ingredients that offer added health benefits – such as increased protein or fibre – are quickly becoming a priority among health-conscious snackers, says CJ McClellan, senior strategic marketing manager for Blue Diamond.

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