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Prioritising mental health, personalised nutrition and clean labels are some of the leading consumer trends expected for 2024. Pic: GettyImages

FMCG Gurus’ top trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Markets have been shaped by a prevailing theme of uncertainty and worry - war, pandemic, price inflation and growing pressures on food systems - resulting in a sharper consumer focus on protecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

For the love of bread. Pic: GettyImages

Mad about better-for-you bread

By Gill Hyslop

The UK Government backs the Superloaf entrepreneur to help tackle obesity problem; Equii expands its portfolio to allow consumers to have ‘the best of both worlds’; Sourhouse encourages home bakers ‘to sourdough’; Real Bread Campaign wants to put some...

South Africa has been labelled the worst place to be gluten- or lactose-free. Pic: GettyImages

The high price of dietary intolerance

By Gill Hyslop

New research by Compare the Market Australia has revealed that gluten-free products across seven prominent markets are more than triple the unit price of the original products on average.

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What’s trending for Pancake Day 2023?

By Gill Hyslop

Forget the fancy filling, topping and titbits, Brits still prefer their pancakes the traditional English way – with just a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar.

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

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