Cakes & Pastries

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...

Chipita's 7Days brand comprises a range of single serve and mini croissants, biscuits, cakes, savoury Bake Rolls, Pizzeti and Fruit & Nuts. Pic: Chipita

Mondelez snaps up Greek croissant and baked snacks major for $2bn

By Gill Hyslop

The latest conquest in Mondelez International’s aggressive acquisition journey is Chipita S.A., an Athens-headquartered food conglomerate that primarily caters to the central and eastern European markets, but also sells its products in more than 50 countries...

Kamut Brand khorasan wheat is an ancient and organic grain that has proven to add functional properties to baked goods. Pic: GettyImages/R. Tsubin

Kamut pushes the beach body-ready message

By Gill Hyslop

With the pandemic resulting in weight gain for many, Kamut International is taking the opportunity to highlight the benefits that its khorasan wheat can add.

Ancient grains and seeds are a wholesome clean addition to breads. Pic: GettyImages/Proformabooks

Guest article

Powering the hunt for better-for-you clean label snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Today’s consumers are proactively seeking foods that are good for them and good for the world. Clean label is more than a trend; it’s becoming a mainstream expectation in all areas of the food industry. John Powers, marketing director, Snacking &...

Nothing Bundt Cakes' speciality products are handcrafted. Pic: GettyImages/ehaurylik

Nothing Bundt Cakes gets new owner

By Gill Hyslop

Los Angeles-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has sold NBC Holdings to Roark Capital for an undisclosed amount.

Paradise Fruits by Jahncke are inviting producers to take a big slice of the clean label category. Pic: Paradise Fruits by Jahncke

Clean label

Freeze dried fruits ramp up clean eating trend

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze dried fruits are helping manufacturers meet consumer demand for clean label baked goods and snacks, says Claus Christiansen, sales manager at natural ingredients supplier Paradise Fruits by Jahncke.

Brits have crowned the Victoria Sponge as their favourite bake. Pic: The Silver Spoon

Baking Mad reveals the UK’s most loved bakes

By Gill Hyslop

Ahead of World Baking Day on 17 May, the consumer-centric site run by baking ingredients provider The Silver Spoon has delved into the nation’s most beloved bakes and found that the humble Victoria sponge came out on top in a close-run survey.

Jaffa Jonuts demonstrates just how far the McVitie's brand can go when it comes to innovation in biscuits. Pic: pladis

New bakery hybrid to hit UK biscuit aisles

By Gill Hyslop

To keep the £2bn UK biscuit market relevant, pladis has launched a first-to-market fusion of its bestselling McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes with a doughnut.

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.

Mondelēz said it has seen continued improvement across emerging markets. Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Cadbury and Oreo brands boost Mondelēz’s revenue in first quarter

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has posted 7.9% revenue growth in the first quarter with improving performance in its emerging markets – after achieving double-digit growth in Cadbury Dairy Milk along with high-single growth in Oreo.