Convenience

'After all we are navigating through what I think you would all agree continues to be an extremely challenging operating environment,' said Steve Cahillane, CEO of Kellogg Company. Pic: GettyImages/BBuilder/Kellogg

Kellogg CEO hints at inevitable price increases

By Gill Hyslop

Steve Cahillane said the breakfast cereal giant – which so far has essentially avoided hiking prices – is finally expecting to crumple amid worsening inflation, lingering supply chain disruptions, a workers’ strike, a plant fire and the war in Ukraine.

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’.

Edlong embarked on the next leg of its Global Tasting Tour with plant-based cookies. Pic: GettyImages/Paper Boat Creative

Edlong's grand cookie tour

By Gill Hyslop

The US dairy flavour specialist has completed the most recent leg of its Global Tasting Tour (GTT), delivering regionally-distinct plant-based cookies to F&B decisionmakers around the globe.

Eaglestone’s new conveyor maintains product orientation while small diameter discharge rollers allow for tight transfers. Pic: Eaglestone Equipment

Advances in bakery and snack processing

Eaglestone keeps cookie and bar lines moving

By Gill Hyslop

Eaglestone Equipment has developed a new conveyor to help bakery and snack processors speed up production of small products like cookies and snack bars.

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.

Visitors to CFIA will receive bags of granola featuring shades from across the whole rainbow. Pic: GNT Group

Clean label

How to create clean label snacks in pop out colours

By Gill Hyslop

The GNT Group – a specialist of future-proof products from only natural ingredients – will demonstrate how its plant-based colour platform can deliver flamboyant colour while maintaining a 100% clean label at CFIA Rennes 2022.

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

Trendspotting

2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.

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