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58% of global consumers chose immune system support as the most important benefit of healthy eating. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Healthy snacking

What today’s health-conscious consumer wants from a snack

By Gill Hyslop

The snacking sector has seen an especially strong spike over the past two years, with more consumers turning to snacks as a moment of indulgence, to allay current tensions or to boost their overall health.

US black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8bn over the past three decades compared to predominantly white counterparts. Pic: GettyImages/Amand Burger

Clif Bar commits $1 million to boost black equity in organic agriculture

By Gill Hyslop

The Californian better-for-you snack producer has made a $1m endowment to Tuskegee University in Alabama – a Historically Black College and University – to support the advancement of organic farming practices through the University’s College of Agriculture,...

PepsiCo is pumping in a major investment into is Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces Sun Chips. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo shines a brighter light on Ethiopian snack market

By Gill Hyslop

The Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos snacking giant believes the East African country is an ‘important growth market’, putting money where its mouth is by investing ETB 2bn ($40m) in its Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces the Sun...

EverGrain's EverPro takes functional snacking to the next level. Pic: EverGrain

Upcycled barley is so much more than just beer

By Gill Hyslop

AB Inbev’s EverGrain has launched the Upcycled Barley Nutrition Compendium, which provides an indepth review of the world’s first upcycled barley protein, detailing how it shapes up compared to other plant and animal proteins available at scale today.

Kröner-Stärke's new developmental kitchen is a celebration of ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/Yuji Sakai

Kröner-Stärke celebrates new ingredients hub

By Gill Hyslop

Kröner-Stärke has inaugurated it brand-new development kitchen and meeting space at its headquarters in Ibbenbüren, Germany, designed to not only advance its own R&D, but also to work hand-in-hand with customers onsite.

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

By Gill Hyslop

The all-day breakfast surged in popularity during the pandemic as consumers sought out comfort. Now, with 95% maintaining this trend, why should product developers limit these flavours to the morning-only occasion?

Almonds are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, and make an excellent base or inclusion for functional plant-based snacks. Pic: kaanates

Capitalising on the functional power of almonds

By Gill Hyslop

Using plant-based, vegan ingredients that offer added health benefits – such as increased protein or fibre – are quickly becoming a priority among health-conscious snackers, says CJ McClellan, senior strategic marketing manager for Blue Diamond.

Lay's has set up a hat trick of fun for fans of FIFA World Cup 2022. Pic: GettyImages/cynthzl

Frito-Lay kicks off FIFA World Cup campaign

By Gill Hyslop

North America’s largest food company is capitalising on one of the most popular sporting events around the globe with an interactive online fan experience and three limited-time varieties inspired by teams playing in the final – but best off all, a trip...

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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...

Pic: Kazoo Snacks Tortilla Chips are not only the eco-friendlier choice, but also a guilt-free snack packed with better-for-you properties. Pic: Kazoo Snacks

Water-saving upcycled tortilla chips voted best new product of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The eco-friendly, better-for-you corn tortilla chips from Kazoo Snacks are certainly not ‘chips off the old block’, but are packed with healthy fats and nutrients and have even enabled the Texan startup to save almost a million gallons of water to-date.

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