What solutions exist to reduce the amount of plastic in food and beverage packaging? How can they be sustainably disposed of? And are consumers ready to adopt them? FoodNavigator hears from Great Wrap, Huhtamaki, and Foodbytes! by Rabobank.
SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.
The Israeli biodegradable plastic packaging specialist has unveiled an innovative compostable film – which acts as a laminate for the so-called ‘caustic’ properties of salty snacks – at London Packaging Week.
The Pepperidge Farm brand owner has opened applications for 100 positions at its Willard site, affectionately dubbed the ‘Goldfish capital’, producing 50 million of the iconic cheddar-flavoured crackers daily.
For most bakery producers, the clean label concept involves making use of as few ingredients as possible that consumers recognise as wholesome and natural. But today, clean also means green, highlighting opportunities for ingredients and products that...
Drive-thru diners at two of Panera Bread café in greater Rochester, NY, will be greeted by a proprietary voice ordering AI tech called Tori, which has been developed by OpenCity to maximise efficiency and increase speed of orders.
Grupo Bimbo’s sustainably baked Supán & OroWeat 100% Whole Grain Organic Bread, Dawn Foods’ Women’s Leadership Development Programme and Apex Motion Control’s Baker-Bot are among the raft of recipients to receive the coveted Best in Baking Awards...
Driven by consumer perception and political pressure – especially as climate change makes itself felt like it has never done so before – the biggest trends in the packaging industry today revolve around a circular economy.
The implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in the UK has been delayed until 2024, but packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is cautioning producers to not be complacent and to start making plans now.
The UK snack producer is ramping up efforts to slash plastic packaging across its brands, with an additional 25% reduction for its premium potato chip Tyrrells range, with new packs rolling out on supermarket shelves this month.
EIT Food has launched its latest Europe-wide Open Innovation Call for pioneering tech responses to the biggest challenges in the agrifood sector, such as better-for-you snacks and a net zero footprint.
With Brits devouring more than four billion toasties a year, Country Choice has introduced bake-in-pack toasties for foodservice operators; the sharp tang of dill pickle blends perfectly with Wenzel’s naturally handcrafted smoked meat sticks; and Boundless...
French mission-driven agritech company Ÿnsect is addressing one of the biggest challenges of our time – providing a farm-to-fork concept, with no waste, that will help feed an exploding global population while also preserving an increasingly at-risk planet.
TerraCycle has created a range of Zero Waste Boxes, designed to allow manufacturers to recycle once ‘unrecyclable’ items used in food-contact environments, giving them a ‘second’ life and saving thousands of pieces of plastic from landfill.
The UK’s Federation of Bakers (FoB) has published its 2022 Annual Report, which looks at the extraordinary challenges the bakery sector is currently facing, but also its role in helping it to provide continuity and food security at a price that all Brits...
Mondelēz International has launched of a new pilot in the UK that includes QR codes on confectionery packs, to provide consumers with information on the company’s sustainability initiatives, including recycling and mindful snacking to help consumers ‘snack...
The membership scheme set up by Allied Bakeries, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis and Warburtons to manage a bakery equipment service has recruited a former police officer as its new National Investigations Manager.
The web-based tool is designed to help producers stand out in a competitive marketplace by demonstrating how the right clean label solution can provide stability while meeting a brand’s goals for clean, simple labels.
The adoption of automation, the cheekily named Bruce Banner (nod to the Incredible Hulk) and Redzone has enabled Companion Baking to cement its role as a mid-size bread distributor, producing 150 SKUs daily despite its limited floor space.
Turnkey equipment manufacturers CPM Wolverine Proctor has acquired UK specialist engineer Planet Dryers Ltd., best known for its triple-pass dryer that has set the industry standard for the snacks market.
A new report by EIT Food – one of eight communities to boost innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe – reveals only 47% of Europeans trust the food sector. French consumers lead the pack in scepticism.
PepsiCo has developed groundbreaking tech for condensing and treating the steam evaporated from its fryers to recover more than 50% of the water used in potato chip manufacturing lines, an approach that could save 60 million litres of water a year.
The legacy of the past two years is expected to have a long lasting impact on the craft bakery sector, with the link between diet and overall wellbeing coming more sharply into focus driving the increased use of ‘real’ ingredients and tried-and-tested...
Women entrepreneurs Julie Koch Fahler and Ida Boesen stepped up as market disruptors with a commodity trading platform for Danish farmers in 2018 – evolving it into one of Europe’s first international accredited certification programmes in soil carbon...
Following an extension of its partnership with the snack giant, Grup Serban Holding (GSH) is investing in a state-of-the-art irrigation system that slashes water and energy consumption, along with the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
A new study has gauged growing support for edible packaging, however, it also revealed that Brits are unlikely to make drastic changes to their consumption – like ditching meat – to help save the planet.
The Lay’s, Cheetos and Quaker Oats maker is rolling out the use of UBQ material developed by Israeli startup UBQ Materials from household waste, which has significant impact in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Sirha Europain puts the French bakery sector in the spotlight next month, celebrating the country’s know-how in all things baguette and beyond, with rising ingredient prices, production methods, standardisation and deep-freezing being the hot topics.