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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...

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...

Join our free-to-attend Healthy Snacking in 2023 webinar to find out what is shaping our snacking behaviour in 2023. Pic: GettyImages

Has indulgence taken a backseat to healthy snacking?

By Gill Hyslop

#healthandwellness, #better-for-you and #better-for-all – that is both people and the planet – have become familiar trigger words in the bakery and snacks sectors. But what is behind the consumer preference towards more natural, more nutritious, function...

The Wheat Foods Council is ramping up its strategy to increase the use of wheat foods among consumers, foodservice operators and manufacturers. Pic: GettyImages/GMVozd

Wheat Foods Councils ramps up its ‘all things wheat’ message

By Gill Hyslop

Did you know there are six official classes of wheat? That each tiny wheat berry seed (the kernel) contains three distinct parts that are separated during the milling process to produce flour? That wheat made into fortified flour is subjected up to 21...

The pathway to health through food will take on a different narrative in 2023. Pic: SVZ

Hottest snack trends for 2023

The new snacking landscape: 3 alternative routes to guilt-free indulgence in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...

Flour is one of the world’s most important staples as the defining ingredient in most types of breads. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ted

Flour advancements in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

German flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie is placing a spotlight on scientific work into wheat flour alternatives, while US biotech firm Energis has garnered the green light for its pathogen reduction tech.

Is your product ready to rock the world stage? Pic: GettyImages/victorplusb/loops7

Great Taste bursary tailored to root out disruptive UK startups

By Gill Hyslop

The Guild of Fine Food has launched a new bursary that will see 50 micro F&B producers – including the world’s most innovative bakery and snack startups – punt their products to an expert panel of judges for Great Taste 2023 for free.