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Pic: Eddie is designed to print directly onto cookies, macarons and confections. Pic: Primera Technology

Eddie takes cookie decoration to the next level

By Gill Hyslop

Eddie by Primera Technology is the world’s first GMP and NSF certified edible ink printer that uses food colouring to print logos, pictures and celebratory messages directly onto cookies, macarons and confections.

Bakers need to add another dimension to their business to stay relevant. Pic: GettyImages/George Peters

Better than sliced bread: The evolution of bakery catering

By Gill Hyslop

More affordable than restaurant and most fast-food offerings – and arguably a better quality and healthier option than what’s found in supermarket – the snacking category in the bakery sector is fast becoming a class of its own.

Tate & Lyle delves into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the European bakery market today. Pic: GettyImages

What is driving growth in bakery?

By Gill Hyslop

Consumer research by Tate & Lyle reveals almost half of 18-34-year-olds across the UK and Europe tuck into a sweet or savoury baked treat daily. A third of consumers aged 34 and above are doing the same.

Fedima looks at its achievements over the past year in the bakery ingredients market in Europe.

Fedima releases Baking Europe Ingredients Market Report 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The report - the third annual collab between the association and Media Energy - includes Fedima’s Annual Industry Update, with pieces on Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling, responsible sourcing and communication trends.

Prioritising mental health, personalised nutrition and clean labels are some of the leading consumer trends expected for 2024. Pic: GettyImages

FMCG Gurus’ top trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Markets have been shaped by a prevailing theme of uncertainty and worry - war, pandemic, price inflation and growing pressures on food systems - resulting in a sharper consumer focus on protecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

For the love of bread. Pic: GettyImages

Mad about better-for-you bread

By Gill Hyslop

The UK Government backs the Superloaf entrepreneur to help tackle obesity problem; Equii expands its portfolio to allow consumers to have ‘the best of both worlds’; Sourhouse encourages home bakers ‘to sourdough’; Real Bread Campaign wants to put some...

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends salt reduction as one of the ‘Best Buys’ to reduce the risk of heart disease. Pic: GettyImages

Action on Salt denunciates UK government for failing consumers

By Gill Hyslop

The health watchdog has pointed a finger of blame at politicians for failing to reduce population salt intakes since 2014, the year the food industry was voluntarily encouraged to follow the Government’s previously successful salt reduction programme.

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