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How is the food industry tackling salt reduction? GettyImages/AJ Paulsen

How is the food industry tackling salt reduction?

By Donna Eastlake

High levels of salt in food is becoming an increasing concern for healthcare professionals and consumers as the dangers of a high-salt diet becomes more widely understood. So how is the food industry tackling this issue?

From the Superbowl to malnutrion and regenerative ag: PepsiCo’s global head of Social Impact talks trends in the social impact space

From exploiting the SuperBowl to fighting malnutrition in Guatamala and scaling up Black smallholder farmers in South Africa: PepsiCo’s global head of Social Impact talks trends in the social impact space

By Gill Hyslop

It’s bizarre to think that like fashion or food, there are emerging trends in the social impact and philanthropy spaces, but as C.D. Glin, global head of Social Impact at PepsiCo and president of the PepsiCo Foundation says, it’s the pointedness and emphasis...

Bakers Basco was set up to manage an industry-standard bread basket for the bakery industry. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco reports a drop in bakery equipment attrition rates

By Gill Hyslop

Omega bread baskets and dolly equipment play a vital role in the supply chain to ensure the continuous daily supply of bread and associated products from bakeries to supermarket shop floors across the UK. Yet they’re often taken unlawfully and used by...

Children will discover for themselves how Real Bread starts in a field, not a factory. Pic: Real Bread Campaign

Real Bread Campaign advocates growing your own loaf

By Gill Hyslop

UK food and farming charity Sustain and the Real Bread Campaign have published ‘Bake Your Lawn’ – just in time for spring wheat sowing and planning ahead for winter wheat planting – to inspire breadmakers (be they budding ones or professionals) to grow...

Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss. GettyImages/RealPeopleGroup

Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss

By Donna Eastlake

We’ve all heard of the rallying World War Two cry, ‘Dig for Victory’, urging citizens to combat food shortages by growing fruits and vegetable in their allotments and gardens. Well, now people are being urged to make food swaps to stop biodiversity loss....

The salty snack sector has witnessed positive growth, largely due to the vast array of products available in Europe and their relative affordability GettyImages/Moyo Studio

Salty snack supply set to grow and diversify in 2024

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

Affordable, better-for-you and flavourful salty snacks lead producers’ formulation considerations in 2024, while creating resilient crops and exploring the metaverse landscape drive the wider value chain.

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ABA updates bylaws

By Gill Hyslop

The updated organizational governance underscores the American Bakers Association’s (ABA) commitment to advancing the interests of its members through procedural best practices and transparent processes.

Délifrance's latest Prove It report takes a deep dive into consumer attitudes to bread. Pic: Délifrance

How to tap into the £7.8bn UK bread market

By Gill Hyslop

Brits’ love of bread shows no sign of slowing down and with the market forecast to rise 15% in value in the next two years, there’s a huge opportunity for bakers, foodservice operators and retailers to take a slice of this growth.

From 'swicy' to sour and fermentation, Puratos predicts an exciting year for the baked goods sector. Pic: GettyImages/Willie B. Thomas

On the rise: The top bakery trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Gut health, fermentation, plants and the classics will dominate the headlines this year, according to Puratos’ proprietary Taste Tomorrow ‘always-on’ research program. But there’s more in store, too.

Shark Tank star Daymond John is among the lineup. Pic: SNAC International/GettyImages

Pulling out all the stops to address the hottest topics in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Industry veteran Martin Otto and founder of FUBU and star of Shark Tank Daymond John are among the SNX 2024 speakers who will focus on industry trends, how to make it in an increasingly crowded space, artificial intelligence, the regulatory landscape...

Digital buying is central to how Gen Zers, people born between the mid-to-late 1990s and the early 2010s, are approaching food purchasing. GettyImages/Klaus Vedfelt

‘Glocal’-loving Gen Zers seek brand reliability in 2024

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

Falling into loyalists and reluctants, Generation Z consumers value reliability and brand experience, remaining avid trendwatchers, looking for products on social channels that appeal to their price and quality expectations.

High levels of a 'dangerous' agricultural chemical has been found in breakfast products marketed to children. Pic: GettyImages/bymuratedniz

How much chlormequat does your breakfast cereal contain?

By Gill Hyslop

A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has brought a lesser-known chemical into the spotlight – used by the agricultural industry to optimise yield and harvest – but it comes with a warning.

Every year, the National Football League, halftime performers, advertisers and snack producers make millions from the Super Bowl. Pic: GettyImages/Arseniy45

Moneytalks: All the $$$$ generated by Super Bowl 2024

By Gill Hyslop

With a record-breaking 123.7 million tuning in to watch Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday, consumer spend was estimated to increase by nearly a billion dollars over last year.

Artificial intelligence is very quickly finding its space within the bakery industry. Pic: GettyImages

What do bread, romance and cancer have in common?

By Gill Hyslop

The launch of a range of AI-developed breads in flavors that invoke the feelings associated with love prompted an deeper search to find out what impact artificial intelligence is having on the bakery sector.

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