Manufacturers

BBU's bakeries perform in the top 25% for energy efficiency among similar facilities in the US. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo rocks for its ethicality and energy efficiency ethos

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has been recognised for the sixth time by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, while Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has been honoured by the EPA for its energy usage at 20 of its facilities, setting the bar for the...

Fox's and Burton's have merged. Pic: FBC UK

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FBC UK is the new kid on the biscuit block

By Gill Hyslop

Burton’s Biscuits and Fox’s Biscuits (as of 28 March 2022) have merged to form Fox’s Burton’s Companies (FBC) UK, led by CEO Simon Browne.

The rules speak for themselves. Pic: Rule Breaker Snacks

Bimbo-backed Rule Breaker sets its sights on $2.2m in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Rule Breaker Snacks – a Grupo Bimbo-backed brand of allergen-free plant-based brownies and blondies – has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to meet runaway demand sparked by a Shark Tank appearance last year.

Miss Macaroon is on a mission to bake a brighter future, reinvesting 100% of profits into helping unemployed young people gain skills. Pic: GettyImages/Charday Penn

Macaroons make the difference in surmounting stigmas

By Gill Hyslop

The power of macaroons in helping to overcome social barriers was again highlighted at the graduation of 28 exceptional individuals who successfully completed the pioneering MacsMAD programme.

Two Magpies knew it could raise funds in a short space of time from its best-seller. Pic: Two Magpies

The art of craft

Two Magpies raises dough for Ukraine

By Gill Hyslop

The artisan bakery group has joined businesses across the UK to raise funds to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Campbell's Goldfish crackers grew 9% in Q2 2022. Pic: Campbell Soup Co.

Snacks bring small ray of light to Campbell's Q2 FY22 results

By Gill Hyslop

Despite another lackluster fiscal quarter – organic net sales were down 2%, primarily driven by industry-wide labour and supply challenges – Campbell Soup Co. believes its Snacks power brands continued to fuel performance, with particular standouts being...

There's a humanitarian crisis growing in both Ukraine and Russia. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco

The cost of war on the food front

By Gill Hyslop

The list of companies shutting operations in Russia grows daily, however, dozens remain to help out with a different, but no less severe, humanitarian crisis.

Jean-François Honoré shares his name with the patron saint of bakers. Pic: Eurogerm

Eurogerm appoints new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The acknowledged expert in crispy, soft, taste and texture for the bread and pastry space has appointed Jean-François Honoré as president and CEO of the group.

The next class of CoLab is poised to learn how to set the snacking space on fire. Pic: GettyImages/HADAII POLIASHENKO

The 10 better-for-you snack start-up disruptors to watch in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Ten US-based, mission-driven brands have won a coveted spot in Mondelēz International’s CoLab engagement programme (now in its second year), each supported with a $20,000 grant, mentorship and hands-on collaboration with industry experts.