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Trendspotting in 2023: A glorious bouquet of Valentine snacks and bakes

By Gill Hyslop

$23.9bn was spent on gifting last year, with 53% of American planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day again in style in 2023 – and nine million of them choosing this event to pop the big question, according to stats gathered by GiftWrapper. That’s big business...

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Are you ready to set the bakery industry smouldering with CBD?

By Gill Hyslop

This year, the Vegas-based International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) hosted the Cannabis Central pavilion, which shone a light on the opportunities, highs and lows of infusing baked goods with the more mollifying CBD, as well as the more euphoric...

The UK Government HFSS regulations are guaranteed to set a pigeon among the bakery and snacks sectors. Pic: GettyImages/pearleye/Shana Tova

What to expect when the HFSS regulations come into effect on 1 October

By Gill Hyslop

The Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 come into force tomorrow, placing location restrictions on ‘less healthy’ products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) – however, these have once again been knocked as nothing more...