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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.

Chickpeas not only appeal to the plant-based trend, but also provides a high level of proteins that health-conscious consumers are looking for. Pic: GettyImages

Plant-based proteins high on the priority list for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Research commissioned by Atura Proteins reveals the majority of UK brand owners and producers surveyed are ‘most likely’ to plough their NPD budget into investigating the plant-based space next year.

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