Six key characteristics indicate the future of Italy’s bakery, confectionery and gelato sectors – quality, innovation, expertise, design, passion and last, but not least, Italian spirit – all evident at Sigep, held in Rimini last month.
BakeryandSnacks spoke to several ingredients suppliers at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) – held last month in Paris, France – to discover what they see as the biggest trends in the bakery and snacks sectors and the challenges these present.
German-based ingredients provider Beneo says there's a growing desire for its low-glycaemic sweetener Palatinose among the video gaming community, who are keen to use the product’s slow energy release to stay focused.
Consumers are demanding more than just indulgence – they want a treat that’s healthy but still tasty; sustainable yet comes with an extended shelf life; is portable and size proportioned; is Instagrammable; and comes with a story or purpose.
Malt Products Corporation (MPC) is on a mission to educate bakers and snack makers about the surprisingly little known yet massively on trend benefits of an ingredient that is pretty much ubiquitous in the bakery industry.
The bakery category continues to be a top driver of consumer grocery store trips, however, the industry is increasingly feeling the pressure of costly government overreach, while trying to build and retain the talent pool of skilled workers.
Manufacturers in the carton industry are concerned that confusion remains over the compostability of cartons, MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons) and MOAH (Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons) and the SUP (Single-Use Plastics) directive on coated...