Manufacturers

A close up of EverPro. Pic: EverGrain

EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

Visitors to CFIA will receive bags of granola featuring shades from across the whole rainbow. Pic: GNT Group

Clean label

How to create clean label snacks in pop out colours

By Gill Hyslop

The GNT Group – a specialist of future-proof products from only natural ingredients – will demonstrate how its plant-based colour platform can deliver flamboyant colour while maintaining a 100% clean label at CFIA Rennes 2022.

Americans consumed the equivalent of 270 jumbo jets-worth of snacks on Super Bowl Sunday. Pic: GettyImages/Lew Robertson

Super Bowl Sunday snacking was more serious than ever before

By Gill Hyslop

While Americans forked out $30.5bn for snacks in 2021, according to Chicago-based market researcher IRI, the event that really got them tucking in was this year’s Super Bowl Sunday, with SNAC International data showing a whopping 112 million pounds of...

Steve Lyons, Managing Director, BFP. Pic: BFP

Wholesale

Confectionery and bakery supplier BFP bounces back

By Anthony Myers

BFP, leading ingredients to the bakery industry in the UK, has undergone a major overhaul, unveiling a new management team, several significant investments and a rebrand - after spending several years under the radar.

The FDF has launched a Skills Toolkit to help employers find the right staff. Pic: GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia

FDF helps producers to recruit next generation of workers

By Gill Hyslop

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a Skills Toolkit, which gives producers access to resources and info to find jobseekers of all ages from every part of the UK.

PepsiCo jacks up the heat for Super Bowl Sunday

PepsiCo jacks up the heat for Super Bowl Sunday

By Gill Hyslop

Frito-Lay has teamed up with Grammy-award winner Megan Thee Stallion to release ‘Flamin’ Hottie’, which offers a fresh and reimagined spin of Salt-N-Pepa’s classic ‘Push It’.

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

Trendspotting

2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.