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NatureBox has provided more than 3.5 million consumers with snacks at home. Pic: NatureBox

NatureBox is betting on big flavours to boost the snacks scene

By Gill Hyslop

From pickled strawberries to black tahini and the complex heat of ethic spices, the subscription-based healthy snack producer contends that staying on top of flavour trends will be key in grabbing a piece of the $100bn action.

Since its inception, the WSF has invested over $100m to help shape the lives of millions of girls and women excel in sports. Pic: GettyImages

Frito-Lay goes ‘all-in’ with women’s sports

By Gill Hyslop

The global snacking giant has expanded its ‘All-In with Frito-Lay’ initiative through a $400,000 contribution to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), a US non-profit that expands access and opportunities for girls and women in sports.

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Calling all Aussie and Yankie cake creatives

By Gill Hyslop

To celebrate Culinary Arts Month, chocolate producer Yowie Group is invited bakers in the US and Australia - from professionals to home wizards - to showcase your baking passion and eye-popping talent in its first-ever Cake Decorating Contest.

Many of the UK's biggest industrial bakery manufacturers are stepping up to achieve net zero status. Pic: GettyImages

The UK bakery manufacturers aiming to hit that net zero target

By Gill Hyslop

UK government data shows that nearly a third of the UK’s largest businesses have pledged to tackle climate change by eliminating their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050, with several bakery operations standing up to be counted among them.

Visual inspection systems are essential in the food industry to ensure both consumer safety and brand trust. Pic: GettyImages

Are you 100% sure your sandwich-to-go consumers are safe?

By Gill Hyslop

Keeping food safe should be a straightforward task but in reality, it has become increasingly challenging for manufacturers to meet safety and authenticity targets. One major concern is verifying that food labels are accurate as they provide vital information...

Don’t get caught in the greenwashing trap

Don’t get caught in the greenwashing trap

By Gill Hyslop

Despite high inflation, the majority of consumers are happy to pay more for products with a sustainable backstory. So there’s money to be made from environmental credentials, which makes falling into the greenwashing trap a bigger temptation than ever...

Two Magpies continues its aggressive growth strategy with a new central bakery in Walpole. Pic: Two Magpies

Two Magpies ramps up production with new central bakery

By Gill Hyslop

While the closure of many high street retailers continues unabated, it’s been a busy year for Two Magpies, with the opening of two new Mini Magpie sites and the construction of a new central bakery, which will give it ‘so much more scope for upscaling...

Consumers are on the look out for alternative protein sources, which the bakery and snacks categories are perfectly aligned to provide. Pic: GettyImages

The four factors driving the alternative protein ecosystem

By Gill Hyslop

While food security, health and sustainability continue to shape the food landscape, consumers are still demanding a sensory experience, which means there is a growing need for expanded protein choices that can be incorporated into bakery and snacks....

Last day to apply for the Healthier Bakery Fund

Last day to apply for the Healthier Bakery Fund

By Gill Hyslop

In partnership with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has developed the Healthier Bakery Fund, which provides funding of up to £5,000 to support health reformulation of sweet and savoury bakery products. But to be...

The Craft Bakers Association 2023 Business Day was focused on futureproofing the sector. Pic: CBA

Futureproofing the craft bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

The Craft Bakers Association’s Business Day 2023 - held in London on 14 June - was hailed a ‘resounding’ success, with nearly 200 delegates in attendance, 15 exhibitors and a host of industry speakers sharing their insights.

CBA's most recent survey found 70% of Brits buy half or more of their total bakery needs from the high street. Pic: GettyImages

How to get consumers back in love with Britain’s high street bakers

By Gill Hyslop

A survey by the Craft Bakers Association (CBA) provides valuable insight in understanding bakery shoppers, what gets them across the threshold, what concerns them and ‘the issues that might help us understand a little bit more about what we, as an industry,...

Made For Drink creates bar snacks that resonate with Brits. Pic: Made For Drink

Made for Drink relishes in quintessentially British snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Beyond baked beans on toast and pork pies, there is (arguably) a no more quintessentially British snack than potato crisps - with the UK grazing (snackification) culture hardwired to tuck into more than six billion packs each year (around 150 bags per...