Ingredients

Comet predicts gut health will play a major role in consumer behaviour in 2024. Pic: GettyImages/Tijana87

Ozempic makes an impact on the gut health trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Prebiotic dietary fibre maker Comet believes that offering an Ozempic alternative, bringing Gen Zers onboard, giving woman a bigger focus and driving home the value of a product are the most robust opportunities for microbiome-enhancing snacks in the...

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.

It's going to be a happy Christmas for JF Renshaw's 200-strong workforce, whose jobs have been saved after the company was acquired by British Bakels. Pic: GettyImages

125-year-old UK icing and marzipan producer saved from administration

By Gill Hyslop

The future of JF Renshaw – which has been supplying the UK and international bakery sector with ready to roll icing, marzipan, frostings, caramel and mallows since 1898 – has been secured following a sale of the business and its assets to British Bakels...

Lay's is further reducing the sodium content in its Classic Potato Chips by 15%. Pic: GettyImages

The changing taste profile of Frito-Lay snacks

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is reducing the sodium content in Lay’s Classic Potato Chips by 15% but aims to maintain – and even ramp up – the taste by using natural seasonings, potato varieties and playing around with the shapes and sizes of salt crystals to optimise flavour...

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.

The 'humble Scots pie’ in all its forms - containing traditional meats or fish, haggis or veggies - is the pride of Scotland. Pic: Scottish Bakers

Elevating the ‘humble’ Scotch Pie onto the world stage

By Gill Hyslop

Peering, scratching, sniffing, tasting, debating - that was our job for the day and what the entries in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards had to undergo during the judging process held in Dunfermline, Scotland, last week.

ADM predicts ramped up colours and flavours for 2024. Pic: ADM

Defiant consumer choice drives flavour and colour trends in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

The flavours and colours that ADM forecasts to trend in 2024 break with tradition and represent the consumer resolve to boldly choose products that appeal to their personal values - with an unapologetic abandon for the flavours they deem tasty and the...