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What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

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?

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.

The UK artisanal bakery sector is facing a barrage of challenges, but many owners are confident of their ability to survive the storm. Pic: GettyImages/Todor Tsvetkov

Report: State of the UK’s artisan bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

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.

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.

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

By Gill Hyslop

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...

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’.

Pics: GettyImages/Dan Brownsword/yenwen

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.

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