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TrustWorks Global helps companies, including food and beverage companies, operate in conflict-sensitive areas. Image Source: Getty Images/Frank Rossoto Stocktrek

How should food businesses operate in areas of conflict?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Many key commodities in the food industry are sourced from conflict areas. What role can a social enterprise play in helping businesses operate in these areas without exacerbating harm?

How the EU elections are expected to impact snack producers

How the EU elections are expected to impact snack producers

By Gill Hyslop

We catch up with Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA) to find out why he is excited about the upcoming elections for the new European Parliament. He also talks about the Green Deal and SNACKEX 2024: an event not to...

Tech is helping transform bakery and snack businesses. Pic: GettyImages

What advances is AI making in bakery and snacks?

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Hint: The evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) is less to do with glossy marketing campaigns and packaging visuals and more about uncovering the mystery of algorithms and getting a better handle on supply chain data.

Biscuits are big business and a favourite consumer snack choice. Pic:getty/gingagi

What’s next in biscuits?

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Exciting trends to watch emerge as the much-loved treats evolve to match environmental and health-led consumer demands.

Consumer trust in the food industry is declining, why? GettyImages/Drazen Zigic

Trust in food industry declining

By Donna Eastlake

As consumers become increasingly engaged in understanding the contents of the foods they’re consuming, it appears that trust in the food industry is plummeting. But can that trust be restored?

The commercialization of gene-edited wheat in China will secure its food security. Pic: GettyImages/Ackert Bueckert

China approves safety of gene-edited wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Chinese government has granted approval for the production of the country’s inaugural gene-edited wheat variety, a significant step towards the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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Should bread be tarnished with the derogatory UPF brush?

By Gill Hyslop

Ultra processed foods (UPFs) are a hot topic, especially on Capitol Hill, which is following the popular stance that they are typically low in nutritional quality, more prevalent in low income societies and associated with a slightly higher mortality...

Dan Dye has announced his retirement. Pic: Ardent Mills

What legacy will Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye leave behind?

By Gill Hyslop

Under Dye’s stewardship, the US’ biggest flour miller has enjoyed significant growth, making numerous acquisitions, expanding its capacity and building out its Emerging Nutrition alternative grains business and regenerative agriculture program.

White bread is getting a nutritional makeover by a team of Welsh scientists. Pic: GettyImages/sakai000

How Welsh scientists aim to boost white bread’s nutritional value

By Gill Hyslop

Researchers from Aberystwyth University are hoping to rechart the nutritional benefits of the nation’s much-loved white bread, which has traditionally received a bad rap because of its ‘poorer’ nutritional profile compared to whole grain or whole wheat...

All set for Indianapolis: 1,000 exhibitors are confirmed for this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: CN

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024

Sweets & Snacks Expo prepares for new Indy experience

By Anthony Myers

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo convenes thousands of confectionery and snack industry professionals and hundreds of chocolate and candy companies for the largest trade event in North America. After 25 years in Chicago, it is moving on to a new home...

Adverse weather conditions in the UK has hampered wheat crops, which could drive up the bread price. Pic: Getty/Natalya Zankina

UK millers warn of rising bread prices

By Gill Hyslop

Months of torrential rain has left UK millers in a soggy situation, with a waterlogged wheat harvest predicted to be down by 30%, which could force millers to rely on imports and ultimately spike the price of bread.

Consumers do not want to compromise on the quality or health benefits of the products they are eating, but they do want to reduce their carbon footprint. Pic: GettyImages/mrPliskin

RegAg and bakery: A match made in heaven?

By Gill Hyslop

This groundswell movement has been gaining popularity, not only with farmers, but also with policymakers, scientists and the public as the consequences of over-farming have become apparent and the need to be more sustainable come to light. What does it...

Puratos is encouraging bakers and their suppliers to source power ingredients gained through RegAg practices. Pic: Puratos

Is it possible for the bakery sector to reach net zero?

By Gill Hyslop

The food industry is – unsurprisingly – responsible for 26% of the global CO2-eq emissions [Poore & Nemecek 2018: UN FAO; UN AQUASTAT; Bar-On, et al]. However, compared to other processed food, bread and bakery products have a relatively low impact...

ABA's 2024-26 Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders. Pic: GettyImages/Annasmithphoto

The heavyweight industry veterans who make up the ABA’s new Board

By Gill Hyslop

The American Baking Association’s (ABA) new Board of Directors is comprised of industry veterans from the many facets of the baking business – including BBU, Flower Foods, Richmond Baking, H-E-B and others – positioning it in a strength of power to grow,...

Daniel Servitje has been working for the family business since 1984. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Daniel Servitje steps down as CEO of Grupo Bimbo

By Gill Hyslop

After more than four decades with his family-owned business, Daniel Javier Servijte Montull is passing on the CEO baton, having built up an impressive legacy: Bimbo today is 8x larger than when he became CEO in 1997, has completed 93 acquisitions and...

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Upcycled snacks clinch top spot in SNAC Tank Pitch Competition

By Gill Hyslop

Confetti Snacks wowed the judges at the coveted event held at SNAC International’s SNX 2024 in Dallas, Texas, last week. This is just the beginning of an exciting journey, which sees Mickey Mouse, a featurette in an Emmy-award doccie and a dip on the...

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