Manufacturers

Some of of the brands recognised as clean label frontrunners in 2022. Pic: AA

The world’s leading clean label trendsetters for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Belgium’s Lotus Biscoff Spread, Ladurée biscuits from France, the UK’s Walkers Shortbread Fingers and Snyder’s of Hanover (US) are among the swathes of winners recognised by the 2022 A.A. Taste Awards.

Dina Foods' founders - brothers Suheil (MD), Fadi and Samir Haddad. Pic: Dina Foods

Dina Foods celebrates 30th anniversary

By Gill Hyslop

The supplier of Mediterranean breads, snacks and confectionery is marking its major milestone at International Food & Drink (IFE), but while the scale of the company may have changed, it claims its family values and focus on quality, service and integrity...

Quinn has recently added gluten-free Maple Almond Filled Pretzel Nuggets and Plant-Based Cheezy Filled Pretzel Nuggets to its expanding 100% natural product lineup. Pic: Quinn

Quinn shuffles executive team

By Gill Hyslop

The Colorado-based snack producer has appointed Mike Kewon as its new chief executive officer, allowing Kristy Lewis’ to step up as chief vision officer to get back into why she started Quinn in the first place: to challenge the status quo in the food...

A selection of exquisite confections handcrafted by Just Desserts. Pic: Regal Food Products Group

Regal gets (its) Just Desserts

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based Regal Food Products Group has acquired premium desserts producer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Sigep - The Dolce World Expo will now take place March 12 to 16.

Current covid situation sees Sigep postponed until March

By Jim Cornall

Due to increased numbers of omicron Covid-19 infections, and the subsequent reduction in travel, organizers of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, scheduled for January, have postponed the event to March 12 to 16.

Puratos has set a €5bn turnover target by 2030. Pic: Puratos

Appointments

Puratos appoints new CEO and Chairman of the Board

By Anthony Myers

Puratos, the ingredients and services supplier for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry, has announced the appointment of Pierre Tossut as CEO and Cédric van Belle as Chairman of the Board, effective 1 January 2022.

Pic: Lay's

News in brief

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.

Brice-Audren Riché is taking over the reigns as Lesaffre's CEO on 1 January 2022. Pic: Lesaffre

Lesaffre appoints new head

By Gill Hyslop

The French fermentation specialist has appointed Brice-Audren Riché as chief executive officer, succeeding Antoine Baule, who has reached the end of his mandate.