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There is a rising demand for better-for-you bakery treats. Pic: GettyImages/lucielang

The three key criteria to meet the better-for-you bakery trend

By Gill Hyslop

While the health trend has been gaining momentum for several years, it has certainly been given impetus by the pandemic. Today’s consumer is increasingly moving away from considering food as simply a caloric need to something that could add functional...

The UK's recently inked trade deal with Australia will boost export opportunities for the savoury snacks sector. Pic: Gettyimages/Oleksii Liskonih/Rimma_Bondarenko

Selling UK snacks down under giving welcome boost

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the government’s trade deal with Australia, which will undoubtedly reopen vast opportunities for the snacks sector.

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'Do we really need another snack bar?' asks Rabobank

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Does the market need another snack bar? In short, probably not, but it may be time for a reset of the bellwether category, says Nicholas Fereday, senior analyst, consumer foods at Rabobank.

The future of beauty is ... beige. Pic: AHDB

AHDB drills home the beauty of beige whole grains

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a consumer marketing campaign that features a striking piece of art made entirely from whole grains that run the gamut from 'brown' to 'ecru'.

Chicago 2019: 'The Largest Confectionery, Sweets & Snacks Trade Event in North America' returns in June. Pic: NCA

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021

Sweets & Snacks Expo revs up and heads to Indianapolis

By Anthony Myers

This year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, one of the world’s largest confectionery trade fairs, is set to take place in Indianapolis next month when more than 400 candy and snack companies converge on the city to celebrate the industry’s most innovative products.

Brits have crowned the Victoria Sponge as their favourite bake. Pic: The Silver Spoon

Baking Mad reveals the UK’s most loved bakes

By Gill Hyslop

Ahead of World Baking Day on 17 May, the consumer-centric site run by baking ingredients provider The Silver Spoon has delved into the nation’s most beloved bakes and found that the humble Victoria sponge came out on top in a close-run survey.

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‘Plant-based’ claims under-exploited by food brands, report claims

By Oliver Morrison

Flexitarians, or carnivores wishing to cut their meat and dairy intake for ethical, environmental and health reasons, are driving innovation in the vegan and vegetarian space, reveals a new report from Euromonitor, which is why more brands should embrace...

Snack bar trends: What's next for the category?

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Snack bar trends: What's next for the category?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With so many emerging bar brands vying for space in a crowded market dominated by large CPG -- Clif Bar, KIND (Mars), RXBAR (Kellogg's) -- and retail sales still down in 2021, what's the future of the bar set, and how can brands punch above...

Too much of the reusable bread baskets and dollies is sucked into unecessary plastic recycling. Pic: Bakers Basco

Global Recycling Day

Bakers Basco shines a light on ‘the dark side’ of plastic recycling

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day 2021 (18 March), Bakers Basco has revealed the results of a YouGov survey to uncover what the UK public thinks of the recycling of products designed to be used multiple times rather than being disposed of after a single use.

Companies that prioritise a move toward a ‘circular economy’ model could better recover from the financial impact of the pandemic. Pic: GettyImages/JNemchinova

Global Recycling Day

Investing in circular economy principles will drive post-pandemic recovery

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), Bureau Veritas is reminding UK bakery and snack producers to put a circular economy business model at the heart of their coronavirus recovery plan. This is especially important ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change...