Manufacturers

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.

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...

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).

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.

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,...

The acquisition of Dot's and Pretzels Inc. will help Hershey Company grow its permissible salty snacks portfolio and create new snacking occasions. Pic: GettyImages/AbbieImages

Hershey knots up two pretzel majors in $1.2bn deal

By Gill Hyslop

The confectionery giant is expanding its footprint in the salty snacks scene with the acquisition of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels and contract manufacturer Pretzels Inc, in a deal worth $1.2bn.

Hershey has 48.1% gender diversity around the world. Pic: The Hershey Company

Inclusivity

Hershey’s ‘female forward policy’ puts it top of the list

By Anthony Myers

The Hershey Company’s DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) agenda has been acknowledge in a survey by Forbes magazine, which has ranked it #1 on its list of the ‘World's Top Female Friendly Companies’, spearheading a roster of 300 honourees.

BFF Limited produces around 150 million Christmas mince pies annually. Pic: BFF

The Christmas mince pie trends of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

While the rest of the UK enjoyed the summer, ambient cake and dessert manufacturer BBF Limited (BBF) were gearing up and preparing around 150 million mince pies for the upcoming festivities.

Calbee has warned of a snack price hike next year. Pic: GettyImages

Calbee announces snack price hike for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The Japanese snack giant has warned of a price rise next year, thanks to a poor potato harvest, a sharp increase in production costs raw material and logistics costs, and a weight reduction of some of its signature snacks.

All the winners of the BIA 2021 awards. Pic: British Baker

Bakery Oscars: The BIA winners of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

From the UK’s best bakes, we reveal the winners that took the cake at the dazzling events ceremony hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London on 21 October.

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