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Lay’s dives into a tipple

By Gill Hyslop

For decades, the PepsiCo-owned brand has been known for its potato chips. It has now debuted in a completely new category – just in time for the upcoming festivities.

Allegen-friendly Partake cookies are a great treat for any birthday. Pic: Partake Foods

Every child deserves a birthday treat

By Gill Hyslop

Kids are worth celebrating, but this year, around 2.5 million American youngsters who experienced homelessness missed out on having fun on their birthday – a status quo celebrity-backed Partake Foods wants to change.

'My Dog Charlie' by Ben (age 6) is one of the artworks to go on display. Pic: Post

Pebbles cereal sets the stage for kid’s creativity

By Gill Hyslop

When the world slowed down last year, kids didn’t, with many pumping out some inspired creations, even during the most challenging of times. Now, Pebbles wants to share these artworks with the world.

Parents want snacks that offer nutrition and satiety - along with the bonus of looking after the planet - for themselves and their kids. Pic: GettyImages/Sinenkiy

Plant-based eating is trending in snacks for kids

By Gill Hyslop

Human nutrition specialist ADM has unveiled the next big consumer trends for 2022, among them the dynamic growth of plant-based snacks that deliver nutrition and satiety for kids.

The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani

Ardent Mills completes acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills’ assets

By Gill Hyslop

Over the next several months, the Firebird Artisan Mills brand and products will be fully integrated into Ardent Mills, enabling the flour-milling and ingredients specialist to bolster its nutrition offerings to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse...

One of the original 'Cheetle' artworks by Lefty Out There that commanded a $2,500 price tag during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Pic: PepsiCo Frito-Lay

Lefty Out There ‘Cheetle’ originals sold for $2,500 each

By Gill Hyslop

Two original artworks made entirely of ‘Cheetos dust’ by pioneering multidisciplinary artist and illustrator Lefty Out There (aka Franco Campanella) commanded a price tag of $2,500 each during Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Recyclable paper will replace the plastic inner liner of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in Tesco partnership trial next year. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s UK to trial paper lining for Corn Flakes

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.

Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement, which will see more than 1,400 workers return to work. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg, strikers settle on tentative 3% wage increase

By Gill Hyslop

Kellogg’s has provisionally agreed to a five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM) Union that will finally see 1,400 cereal plant strikers return to work.

Peanuts are ticking a lot of consumer boxes. Pic: GettyImages

Why US peanut consumption has hit record highs

By Gill Hyslop

Peanut consumption in the US has hit record levels for the second year in a row – rising to an all-time high of 7.9 pounds (3.5kg) per American in 2021. However, the National Peanut Board (NPB) said the consistent rise of the nut’s popularity is not surprising,...

AlcoEats produces a lineup of eight varieties of better-for-you cashew snacks. Pic: AlcoEats

Better-for-you Indian snack startup receives Golden Ticket

By Gill Hyslop

AlcoEats – which produces Indian-style nuts, ready-to-cook sauces and spice pouches – was among the handful of Golden Tickets winners of KeHE Distributor’s Diversity TrendFinder event, with the spoils including a fast-tracking onto the company’s sought-after...

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Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo-backed Stacy’s Pita Chips is ramping up its support for female business owners on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), following the kickoff of the 2021 Stacy’s Rise Project, a grant and mentorship programme dedicated to helping women grow...

Best Alternativa is spearheading the gluten-free movement in the Ukraine. Pic: Best Alternativa

EBRD helps pioneer spearhead Ukraine’s gluten-free movement

By Gill Hyslop

Best Alternativa was creating rice-based products long before the gluten-free trend took root in Ukraine, spearheading the movement in the region with backing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The majority of consumers surveyed said macadamias are bang on the gifting mark. Pic: Australian Macadamia

Healthy snacking

New research shows macadamias are a gift worth giving

By Gill Hyslop

The relentless pandemic has exemplified the disconnect from friends and family for millions of consumers around the globe, which is why the upcoming holidays such as Hannukah (28 November-6 December), Christmas (25 December) and the Chinese New Year (1...

Chaucer Foods produces a range of freeze-dried ingredients that will catch the eye of health-conscious consumers. Pic: Chaucer Foods

Healthy snacking

Freezing out the competition with better-for-you treats

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze-drying is bang on trend today, helping producers to stay ahead of the demand for guilt-free snacks as the process retains the nutrients, colour, shape and flavour of the primary ingredient. They are also 100% natural and contain no added sugar.

Just because the pressure is piling on to cut back the sugar content of snacks doesn't mean to throw taste and indulgence out of the window. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Healthy snacking

Finding the sweet spot within the HFSS restrictions

By Gill Hyslop

To tackle the alarming rise in obesity, the UK government has placed restrictions on the instore promotion of snacks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022.

Fedima is hoping to stimulate conversation over the importance of incorporating wholegrains in bakery items. Pic: GettyImages/olgakr

Fedima sets its sights on wholegrains

By Gill Hyslop

To celebrate International Wholegrain Day (16 November), the Federation of European Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionary and Patisserie Industries (Fedima) has launched an interactive online campaign to promote the uptake...

Lesaffre has opened a new innovation technology facility in Dubai. Pic: GettyImages/Lacheev

Lesaffre inaugurates 48th Baking Center

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre continues its relentless push to expand its international expertise network with the opening of a new innovation technology centre in Dubai, UAE.

Kerry's naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient is designed to boost the fibre content of white bread products. Pic: GettyImages/mstwin

Kerry targets global popularity of white bread to close the fibre gap

By Gill Hyslop

Kerry Taste & Nutrition has developed a naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient – designed for use in the manufacture of white bread products – that ticks a number of boxes, including the nutritional and functional advantages of gum acacia,...

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