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The second annual Cake Week - a time to revel in the indulgent sweet treat - is just around the corner. Pic: GettyImages/Image Source

A slice of what’s to come for 2021 Cake Week

By Gill Hyslop

It’s that time of the year again when ‘you can have your cake and eat it, too’ – unlike the admonishment that Thomas, Duke of Norfolk gave to Thomas Cromwell back in 1538. After its inaugural success last year, the second Cake Week is scheduled to take...

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

The key bread trends for 2021 and beyond

By Gill Hyslop

Délifrance partnered with trend consultants Harris & Hayes and commission Nielsen to conduct a UK-wide retail study to find out what Brits want from bread and pastry, both at home and out of the home, when they want it and what will encourage them...

Pic: National Honey Board

Beyond sweetness: The functionality of formulating with honey

By Gill Hyslop

The complex nature of honey provides countless benefits to bakeries in the form of functionalities such as binding and natural shelf life extension. But more importantly to today’s consumers, all of this functionality comes from an ingredient made by...

Nutrition bars can deliver on today's demands to help fuel consumers in the game of life. Pic: GettyImages/MurzikNata

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The low-down on great action-packed snacks for the everyday athlete

By Gill Hyslop

Nutrition bars offer the portable, ready-to-eat convenience and a high level of personalisation – like sustained energy, weight management and immune function support – that consumers are looking for, says Mike Medina, category marketing director, Specialised...

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