Snacks

Baker & Baker is ramping up its international footprint. Pic: GettyImages/Pekic

Baker & Baker’s international expansion gathers pace

By Gill Hyslop

The UK-based supplier of breads and baked treats – formerly CSM Bakery Solutions – has added an office in Poland to its expanding footprint, already operating across 12 sites in seven countries.

With a second location in London, more consumers can enjoy Charles Artisan Bread's daily baked offerings. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Charles Artisan Bread raises its game

By Gill Hyslop

The East London, UK, micro bakery has opened a second site to accommodate a growing demand for ‘simple, honest and no fuss’ baked goods.

Three Scottish companies have been shortlisted as the FDF's 2022 Award finalists. Pic: GettyImages/Andrew Brookes/Image Source

Nairn’s Oatcakes shortlisted for 2022 FDF Award

By Gill Hyslop

Nairn’s Oatcakes is one of three of Scotland’s leading producers to be nominated for the FDF Awards 2022 – to be announced in September – which celebrates exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the industry.

Clif Bars have become popular with cyclists and other hi-energy sports enthusiasts. Pic: GettyImages/kali9

Mondelēz finalises Clif Bar bolt-on

By Gill Hyslop

Mondelēz International has completed the acquisition of Clif Bar & Company, augmenting its position as a $1 billion global snack bar player.

We all need a little relief these days. Pic: GettyImages/Chev Wilkinson

Brakes revives Help for Hospitality to counteract cost pressures

By Gill Hyslop

The UK wholesaler has resuscitated its Help for Hospitality campaign, launched in 2021 to help foodservice operators recover from COVID lockdowns. The initiative generated around £2m in cashback, which was returned to customers in rewards and donated...

'Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it,' says Pringles. Pic: Pringles

Pringles shoots for spider history

By Gill Hyslop

The Kidney Garden Spider bears an uncanny resemblance to the Pringles logo – sparking a mission to get the arachnid community to officially recognise it as the Pringles Spider.

Research has found that consumers are still leaning towards treats that are higher in fat, salt and sugar, despite the proposed restrictions. Pic: GettyImages/Peter Cade

Gauging the consumer appetite for HFSS treats

By Gill Hyslop

Research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr around the National Food Strategy revealed 83% of consumers believe there is a need for new or reformulated food products that are healthier, however, the appetite for so-called ‘unhealthy’ food remains.

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

By Gill Hyslop

The Pringles, Special K and Eggo maker is making a bold move to separate into three independent companies, spinning off its US, Canadian and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales...

BARLEYmax has 15x the dietary fibre than conventional barley. Pic: Teijin Limited

High fibre super barley rolls out in the EU

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese conglomerate Teijin Limited has forged a partnership with Spanish distributor Emilio Peña SA (EPSA) to sell the highly nutritious BARLEYmax, which punches in with 15x more dietary fibre than rolled barley.

Despite the rising economic woes, people still crave small pops of pleasure from snacks. Pic: pfb1

Are snacks recession proof?

By Gill Hyslop

US retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° polled shoppers about their buying intentions ahead of the 25th edition of Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in Chicago in late May.