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St Pierre research has found that 46% of Brits have opted for a breakfast or brunch date. Pic: St Pierre

Breakfast lies at the heart of romance in the UK

By Gill Hyslop

Two thirds of Brits believe that a first date should always include food, with 25% choosing to romance their partners at a food festival. This is confirmed by the rise of street food experiences in the UK regularly attended by 27% of the nation.

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

By Gill Hyslop

Délifrance partnered with trend consultants Harris & Hayes and commission Nielsen to conduct a UK-wide retail study to find out what Brits want from bread and pastry, both at home and out of the home, when they want it and what will encourage them...

Europeans are increasingly seeking out snacks with functional benefits. Pic: GettyImages/Ridofranz

Post-pandemic weight gain drives protein snacks in Europe

By Gill Hyslop

The demand for protein snacks has significantly increased over the past two years with FMCG Gurus insights showing a jump from 10% to 38% of European consumers admitting to veering toward that option when looking to quell a craving.

With the growth in at home baking, there is a growing appreciation for the craft of artisan baking and this is expected to continue to spark demand in elevated breads, especially as life gets back to normal. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Growing demand for ‘better-for-you’ bakery

By Gill Hyslop

Weston Foods’ first ever Bakeology Report reveals what we all know by now – that the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of food choices among consumers – but it also highlights the relevance that bakery continues to play in Americans’ lives.

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