How is the food industry stacked up for 2023? Will the inflationary environment cripple the sector? Is supply chain back up and running or will we still see shortages? What is trending and what will hit shelves?
A new report by the Open University Business School reveals the number of small bakery businesses in the UK has increased in recent years, rising to the COVID challenge, but now facing an uncertain future.
In the latest edition of Current Developments in Nutrition, a study backed by Clif Bar puts forward the first-of-its-kind set of guiding principles to define sustainable, nutritious packaged foods (SNPFs).
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.
IRI reports consumers are displaying signs of severe ‘inflation fatigue’ that is forcing a range of coping behaviours not seen since the austere late 70s and early 80s, with staying in becoming the new going out.
At the International Bakery Industry Exposition (IBIE) held in Las Vegas, US, last month, Dawn Foods unveiled its 2023 global bakery trends reports and showcased it’s game-changing non-sticky doughnut glaze. BakeryandSnacks also used the opportunity to...
The forward-thinking Japanese snack producers have done it again: this time from Koikeya, with its 濃いじゃが koijaga (literally ‘dense potato’) anchovy and olive flavoured chips that are sure to be an attention-grabber.
EU legislation on acrylamide is set to be renewed next year, meaning its crunch time for a number of manufacturers who are still producing biscuits and cookies with acrylamide levels above the 350 ppb benchmark level (BML).
The Ding Dong, Twinkies and Donettes maker has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to turn the spotlight on mental health within its organisation, embracing NAMI’s StigmaFree approach.
While a rare silver lining of the pandemic was America’s newfound love of sitting down together to share a meal, a new survey by General Mills reveals parents are worried they no longer can afford a healthy breakfast for their kids.
With distribution and household penetration doubling in the past year alone, refrigerated Greek yoghurt bar producer Clio Snacks believes it is well placed to make a real dent in the $135bn handheld bar category, particularly as the pandemic and inflationary...
Ingredion explores how producers can deliver on taste, texture and nutrition while proactively providing front-of-pack labels like the EU’s Nutri-Score, and within parameters of the UK’s soon-to-be implemented HFSS (high in fat, sugar and salt) initiative.
Kellogg Company raised its forecast for full-year earnings, as a price hike for its Special K, Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, among others, offset an environment ‘as challenging as we’ve ever seen it’ – CEO and chairman.
The CEO of Crops For the Future is advocating a ‘complete transformation of agrifood’ after the Odesa strike by Russia puts an historic hours-old grain deal in peril – viewed as a ‘beacon of hope’ to break the back of runaway inflation, critical in today’s...
The teams at Sysco's operating companies in Great Britain - Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group (SSG) - maintain careful oversight of the lifecycle of stock, ensuring that any surplus gets into the hands of vulnerable people through its partnership...
If COVID wasn’t crippling enough, the post-pandemic strain on the supply chain; the war raging literally on the European Union’s doorstep; sky-rocketing energy prices and inflation; and the threat of a global food crisis have certainly had a substantial...
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...
The brand from PepsiCo – Australia’s largest snack food company – has partnered with mental health non-profit ReachOut to encourage young people to have a judgement-free conversation about how they’re feeling.
UK foodservice wholesaler Brakes has pledged another £500,000 over the next five years to support Meals & More in its ongoing fight to end holiday hunger, bringing its total contribution to the charity to over £1m.
The UK bakery group’s FY2021 record results defied what was then considered one of the toughest markets in living history, and has continued to demonstrate ‘resilience and a strategic focus’ despite an even rougher environment this year.
The UK’s Federation of Bakers (FoB) has published its 2022 Annual Report, which looks at the extraordinary challenges the bakery sector is currently facing, but also its role in helping it to provide continuity and food security at a price that all Brits...
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) UK has published a cross-government approach to ensure the sector continues to deliver consumer choice, affordability and tangible gains for the economy, while FDF Scotland applauds the sector's steps towards health.
The price of Cereals and Bakery Products jumped 11.6% year-over-year, marking the biggest jump since July of 1981, likely impacted by the soaring prices of fats and oils, up 16.9% compared to a year ago, with butter and margarine up 20.2%.
The multilateral development finance institution’s unprecedented Emergency Food Production Facility will help 20 million African farmers to rapidly produce enough cereals to prevent a looming disaster.
Shoppers around the globe are feeling the pressure of runaway inflation – to the point where some are even foregoing heat to eat – however, that doesn’t mean they’re prepared to give up quality for a bargain.
Délifrance’s newest ‘Prove It’ market analysis examines the changes the breakfast market has gone through over the past few years and how bakeries should adapt now OOH (out of home) is picking up speed.
Scotland, Wales and the northeast of England are showing the fastest rebound from challenges caused by COVID and Brexit, with local manufacturers taking advantage of new trading relationships around the world, according to research by the Food and Drink...
Less than four years after acquiring Bantam, Lancaster Colony food company has made the decision to exit the business, based on its financial underperformance, but compounded by a raft of current challenges that dented Lancaster’s bottom line.
The days of British icons like Victoria sponge could be numbered, with research by The Delicious Dessert Company revealing that 86% of Brits under the age of 35 consider many of the country’s legendary tea cakes as ‘boring’.
Beneo welcomes this year’s theme for World Heath Day (7 April) – highlighting the innate relationship between the consumer’s wellbeing and that of the Earth – noting it aligns with its recent research that found flexitarians are driving the demand for...