The world has been building a digital reality for years, but now it will really kick in, according to consumer behaviourist Ken Hughes. Market researcher IRI concurs, noting that engaging with consumers will be more important than ever.
The breakfast cereal giant has launched #RaiseYourBowl, a social media campaign aimed to raise awareness of its pledge to donate food to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) staff and other key workers.
According to Philip Bull, MD of Eurostar Commodities, the company is expecting to see shortages of certain types of rice in the European market in the future, which, in turn, could lead to shortages of rice flour.
Contaminant detection and materials sorting specialist Sesotec is hosting a virtual exhibition in lieu of its presence at interpack, which has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the current crisis, Sealpac wants to reassure customers it continues to project manage bespoke, full line site installations, is respond to emergency call outs and can provide quotes for new orders across it product range.
Messe Düsseldorf has rescheduled the interpack international trade fair for February 25-March 3, 2021, following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to mitigate the risk of further spreading coronavirus.
Bühler is hosting its interpack presentation in digital format, following the postponement of the important tradeshow planned to be staged in Düsseldorf, Germany, in order to mitigate the risk of the spread of coronavirus.
The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has addressed concerns raised by bakers of the potential for temporary unavailability of personal protective equipment (PPEs) used to protect workers from food ingredient dusts.
The environmental impact is unlikely to be at the forefront of some consumers’ minds at the moment, but the pandemic has had a huge impact on food waste in the UK, according to packaging experts We Seal.
Jacob's Mini Cheddars heads to Mexico for flavour inspiration, PepsiCo is launching Doritos in a tin and the dietitian created functional food brand rolls out gut-healthy prebiotic cookies. Meanwhile, UK Lola's Cupcakes has expanded its home...
Researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and the West are now trialling omega-3, honey, and even potato resistant starch, on top of vitamins and zinc, as they race to find products that could contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and its symptoms.
Mondelēz, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Original Biscuit Bakers, Fairfield Farm and General Mills have stepped up efforts, as the world faces a mounting food insecurity crisis amid the spread of novel coronavirus.
Baking has become one of the nation’s biggest boredom breakers to fill the days in lockdown – but this has resulted in shortages of flour and yeast – leading the Real Bread Campaign to weigh in with recipes and tips to overcome the challenge.
During these unprecedented times, bakers particularly need to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the consumers and keep their businesses going, says Lee Burnside, sales director for the Artisan, Distributor & Industrial channel, Puratos UK.
The US flour miller and ingredients provider has been deemed part of the nation’s critical infrastructure in providing food and has a crisis team that kicked into gear to cope with the pandemic to ensure that product continues to appear on grocery shelves.
Nutrition businesses such as Fonterra and Danone are devoting resources into making hygiene products, such as ethanol and face masks, to help meet the exceptionally high demand in light of COVID-19 spread.
Globally, the home baking trend has seen a revival as the sudden explosion of stress, boredom and need for comfort has changed consumer habits. So, how better to embrace your inner baker than with a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies?
Most people won’t be spending this Easter with important family and friends – thanks to the coronavirus crisis – but that’s not going to stop them from being more tempted than usual to bake up an aromatic batch of steaming hot cross buns, says Mintel.
Turmeric, pumpkin seeds and probiotics will be the new ingredient kids on the block – especially during these uncertain times when focus is on health and snacking has become more prevalent than ever – according to Cargill’s research to find out consumer...
Determined not to let the ongoing COVID-19 crisis shelve plans, BakeryandSnacks virtually hosted the debate on snackification, originally scheduled to take place on stage at The Ingredients Show in Birmingham, UK.
PeaTos, Nestlé and Panera are going the extra mile to support people facing hardship and uncertainty to get through the coronavirus outbreak with a welcome meals, some fun for the kiddies and a measure of laughter.
Consumers around the world are self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t stop them from craving a delicious distraction. Here’s a selection of healthy shelf-stable snacks that are available online from smaller entrepreneurs...
PepsiCo has announced the closure of its Frito-Lay site in California, along with some Quaker Oat production lines in Iowa after employees contracted the virus; India’s largest Parle Biscuits is donating biscuits to people in need and Campbell has reported...
IT and operational technology (OT) cybersecurity is even more critical in the ‘new normal’ of remote workforces, which create an additional burden on chief information security officers to remotely secure their production environments, according to Claroty...
Namib Mills Groups – one of Namibia’s biggest food producers – is concerned about the effect that coronavirus is having on the purchasing power of the Namibian dollar, just days after it inaugurated its N$135m ($7.8m) state-of-the-art bread factory.