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‘Snack delivery’ searches have increased by 83%, mirroring the increased needs of those working from home and in isolation. Pics: GettyImages/choochart choochaikupt/Polyudova_Yulia

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Gauging the online ‘snacking’ search trends during coronavirus

By Gill Hyslop

Under ‘normal’ conditions, consumer habits shift at a rapid pace, but factor in a global pandemic and things change really quickly. Keeping on top of these changes is a challenging conundrum for brands to solve. Rhys Owen-Johnson, a marketer at Salience,...

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2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo

2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo cancelled

By Gill Hyslop

The management of Sweets & Snacks Expo decided to cancel the 2020 event – originally scheduled for May 18-21 in Chicago, US – due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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interpack 2020

Bühler invites customers to virtual interpack

By Gill Hyslop

Bühler is hosting its interpack presentation in digital format, following the postponement of the important tradeshow planned to be staged in Düsseldorf, Germany, in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus.

Empire shortbread sandwich cookie. Pic: GettyImages/KateSmirnova

Guest article

Coronavirus is opening a world of opportunities for Scottish bakers

By Gill Hyslop

During these unprecedented times, bakers particularly need to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the consumers and keep their businesses going, says Lee Burnside, sales director for the Artisan, Distributor & Industrial channel, Puratos UK.

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One quarter of consumers in Saudi Arabia look to avoid gluten

By Gill Hyslop

Research shows that the gluten-free trend that is well established in Saudi Arabia, with around one quarter of consumers claiming to eliminate gluten from their diet, writes Mike Hughes, director of Insights for FMCG Gurus.

The demand for modified starch is growing in the APAC region. Pic: GettyImages/Pawarun

Ingredion doubles APAC specialty starch capacity

By Gill Hyslop

The ingredients supplier is significantly expanding the production capacity of its integrated native and modified starch facility in Shandon, China, to meet growing customer demand from consumers looking for healthier and more diverse food options.

A California district court judge has denied the approval of a class-action settlement involving a Bimbo Bakeries USA labelling case. Pic: GettyImages/serggn

Court denies Bimbo settlement in alleged mislabelling case

By Gill Hyslop

A district court in California has repudiated a proposed class action settlement by Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) to two California residents who alleged the bakery giant had misbranded several of its baked goods.

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