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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...

Meals and More Summer Lunch Club with Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean. Pic: Brakes

Brakes ramps up its attack on school holiday hunger

By Gill Hyslop

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.

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

By Gill Hyslop

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.

FDF UK and Scotland extend vital helping hands to the food and beverage sector. Pic: GettyImages/Kelvin Murray

FDF UK and Scotland rally to improve food affordability and health

By Gill Hyslop

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.

A growing number of young Brits want to jazz up traditional teatime treats. Pic: The Delicious Dessert Company

The young person’s guide to a cream tea

By Gill Hyslop

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’.

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Cereal calamity: The geopolitics of wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has again highlighted how puissant food is in war time, exacerbating an already critical food insecure environment.

Campbell's Goldfish crackers grew 9% in Q2 2022. Pic: Campbell Soup Co.

Snacks bring small ray of light to Campbell's Q2 FY22 results

By Gill Hyslop

Despite another lackluster fiscal quarter – organic net sales were down 2%, primarily driven by industry-wide labour and supply challenges – Campbell Soup Co. believes its Snacks power brands continued to fuel performance, with particular standouts being...

Sainsbury's is overhauling its instore bakery model. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Sainsbury’s to ‘simplify’ instore bakery service

By Gill Hyslop

The UK supermarket giant has announced plans to axe 200 cafes, end its hot food range in 34 stores and ‘re-evaluate’ its bakery counter setup in 54 stores – putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk.

Americans consumed the equivalent of 270 jumbo jets-worth of snacks on Super Bowl Sunday. Pic: GettyImages/Lew Robertson

Super Bowl Sunday snacking was more serious than ever before

By Gill Hyslop

While Americans forked out $30.5bn for snacks in 2021, according to Chicago-based market researcher IRI, the event that really got them tucking in was this year’s Super Bowl Sunday, with SNAC International data showing a whopping 112 million pounds of...