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ADM predicts ramped up colours and flavours for 2024. Pic: ADM

Defiant consumer choice drives flavour and colour trends in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

The flavours and colours that ADM forecasts to trend in 2024 break with tradition and represent the consumer resolve to boldly choose products that appeal to their personal values - with an unapologetic abandon for the flavours they deem tasty and the...

Fedima looks at its achievements over the past year in the bakery ingredients market in Europe.

Fedima releases Baking Europe Ingredients Market Report 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The report - the third annual collab between the association and Media Energy - includes Fedima’s Annual Industry Update, with pieces on Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling, responsible sourcing and communication trends.

Prioritising mental health, personalised nutrition and clean labels are some of the leading consumer trends expected for 2024. Pic: GettyImages

FMCG Gurus’ top trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Markets have been shaped by a prevailing theme of uncertainty and worry - war, pandemic, price inflation and growing pressures on food systems - resulting in a sharper consumer focus on protecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Bertie's Bakery has gone from strength to strength after being launched in the shadow of COVID. Pic: Bertie's Bakery

Bertie’s Bakery lands £2m contract

By Gill Hyslop

The Northern Ireland bakery - launched amidst COVID in 2020, but capitalising on a 50-year baking heritage - is creating 12 new jobs at its based near Magherafelt following a significant win to supply Tesco.

JNCK Bakery's non-HFSS protein chocolate cookies replace sugar with a unique sweetness technology. Pic: JNCK Bakery

Bringing free from into the light

By Gill Hyslop

It has been 20 years since Tesco launched its free from brand - pioneering the way UK supermarkets cater for customers with food allergies - and the food landscape has dramatically changed since then.

US consumers will still have plenty of candy treats on hand this Halloween. Pic: Getty Images

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Reality bites? US Halloween candy sales unspooked by inflation

By Anthony Myers

Scary monsters (and super creeps) with false teeth may not be the only ones to bite this Halloween as inflation is also hitting households across the United States, forcing many families to keep tight control of the purse strings.

Consumers are increasingly opting for cashews and hazelnuts for their taste and perceived nutritional benefits, yet the farmers producing these nuts don’t always have the means to meet their own health and nutrition needs. Pic: ofi

ofi ticks up the milestones in first Nuts Trails impact report

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients supplier provided health and nutrition support for 105,000 people in its cashew and hazelnut supply chains last year - one of several achievements listed in its impact report that looks back over the past 12 months.

The tool helps hospitality sector retain staff and customers and reduce food waste. Image Source: Hispanolistic/Getty Images

ePOS tool aims to reduce food waste and retain staff in hospitality

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Hospitality accounts for 10% of UK administrations, the fourth highest out of the country’s different sectors. However, a new ePOS tool aims to help the hospitality sector by increasing staff retention, reducing food waste and retaining customer loyalty....

Frito-Lay has a long history of helping others and creating a brighter future for those in the many communities it serves. Pic: GettyImages

Frito-Lay is making a real impact in real communities

By Gill Hyslop

The Texas-based snack giant has earmarked $100k in scholarship funding for college students who are uplifting and leading their communities; kicked off the third year of Building the Future Together, which serves nearly 1,000 disadvantaged families each...

The Federation of Bakers has been working to advocate the UK's bread and bakery sectors since 1942. Pic: GettyImages

Allied Bakeries and Grupo Bimbo UK join Federation of Bakers

By Gill Hyslop

Two of the UK’s largest bakery manufacturers have joined the Federation of Bakers (FOB), the trade association representing the UK bread and bakery industry that offers professional services to members from advice in health & safety and technical...

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