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The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

By Gill Hyslop

By now, the coronavirus’ impact on consumer needs is evident, with both consumers and retailers prioritising a safe and transparent food system. But how has the rush to meet the overwhelming shift to ecommerce and food delivery affected packaging demands...

How an eating occasion is labelled influences other food choices an individual makes on the same day and may even affect satiety after eating, but today, there still is no clear cut definition of what a snack is. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Some of the science behind our snacking habit

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘snackification’ trend is at an all-time high with 25% of Americans confessing to snacking multiple times a day and 40% even admitting to replace a traditional sit-down meal with a snack.

FMCG Gurus says consumers will actively seek out snacks that cut back the sugar. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Consumers continue the war on sugar in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

The pandemic has brought the topic of health to the fore of consumer minds, prompting many to make changes to help boost their overall wellbeing. Will Cowling, marketing manager of FMCG Gurus examines what steps they will take to avoid sugar in 2021.

Real Bread Week is a celebration of additive-free breads that are healthy, help the community and the planet. Pic: GettyImages/EmiliaU

Real Bread Week gears up for annual celebration

By Gill Hyslop

It’s that time of the year again when the artisanal bakery sector around the globe gets together to celebrate all things additive-free when it comes to baking bread.

The Movie Night Sweet & Salty Snack Bundle is just one of the curated packs available on BBU's new D2C platform.

Bimbo Bakeries launches D2C shopping site

By Gill Hyslop

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) – a subsidiary of the Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV – has launched a direct-to-consumer platform that delivers BBU brands to the doorsteps of consumers.

Griffith Foods specialises in food ingredients to help customers create better-for-you products in more sustainable world. Pic: GettyImages/Alex Raths

Snacking trends

Griffith Foods poised to help snack producers capitalise on snacking trends

By Gill Hyslop

Scientific research has proved that, as an activity, healthy snacking is calming and even helpful to wellbeing. And although the trend towards healthier snacking is not new, Griffith Foods says there has been a substantial lean towards more natural seasonings...