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Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

Jonathan Warburton celebrates the UK bakery manufacturer's one millionth donation with the children of Church Road Primary School in Bolton. Pic: Warburtons

Warburtons celebrates one millionth donation milestone

By Gill Hyslop

Jonathan Warburton, chairman of the UK’s largest bakery brand, visited a local Bolton school to deliver Toastie Loaf and Crumpets to children and staff – reaching the bakery’s target of donating one million products to community groups this year.

US black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8bn over the past three decades compared to predominantly white counterparts. Pic: GettyImages/Amand Burger

Clif Bar commits $1 million to boost black equity in organic agriculture

By Gill Hyslop

The Californian better-for-you snack producer has made a $1m endowment to Tuskegee University in Alabama – a Historically Black College and University – to support the advancement of organic farming practices through the University’s College of Agriculture,...

The UK artisanal bakery sector is facing a barrage of challenges, but many owners are confident of their ability to survive the storm. Pic: GettyImages/Todor Tsvetkov

Report: State of the UK’s artisan bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

A new report by the Open University Business School reveals the number of small bakery businesses in the UK has increased in recent years, rising to the COVID challenge, but now facing an uncertain future.

Bertinet's range of everyday sourdough, with next-gen recipe and pack refresh. Pic: Bertinet Bakery

Bertinet Bakery champions Real Bread Campaign Sourdough mark

By Gill Hyslop

As part of a brand refresh, Bertinet Bakery has become the first major US bread brand to feature the mark on its packaging, which guarantees the nutrition and processing credentials of its range of sliced sourdough.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ingredion has completed one-third of its planned $160m capital investment into expanding capacity for its clean label specialty starches to improve its operational flexibility amid ongoing supply chain disruptions.

PepsiCo is pumping in a major investment into is Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces Sun Chips. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo shines a brighter light on Ethiopian snack market

By Gill Hyslop

The Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos snacking giant believes the East African country is an ‘important growth market’, putting money where its mouth is by investing ETB 2bn ($40m) in its Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces the Sun...

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