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Shark Tank star Daymond John is among the lineup. Pic: SNAC International/GettyImages

Pulling out all the stops to address the hottest topics in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Industry veteran Martin Otto and founder of FUBU and star of Shark Tank Daymond John are among the SNX 2024 speakers who will focus on industry trends, how to make it in an increasingly crowded space, artificial intelligence, the regulatory landscape...

Artificial intelligence is very quickly finding its space within the bakery industry. Pic: GettyImages

What do bread, romance and cancer have in common?

By Gill Hyslop

The launch of a range of AI-developed breads in flavors that invoke the feelings associated with love prompted an deeper search to find out what impact artificial intelligence is having on the bakery sector.

Pic: Eddie is designed to print directly onto cookies, macarons and confections. Pic: Primera Technology

Eddie takes cookie decoration to the next level

By Gill Hyslop

Eddie by Primera Technology is the world’s first GMP and NSF certified edible ink printer that uses food colouring to print logos, pictures and celebratory messages directly onto cookies, macarons and confections.

Bakers need to add another dimension to their business to stay relevant. Pic: GettyImages/George Peters

Better than sliced bread: The evolution of bakery catering

By Gill Hyslop

More affordable than restaurant and most fast-food offerings – and arguably a better quality and healthier option than what’s found in supermarket – the snacking category in the bakery sector is fast becoming a class of its own.

Lay's is further reducing the sodium content in its Classic Potato Chips by 15%. Pic: GettyImages

The changing taste profile of Frito-Lay snacks

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is reducing the sodium content in Lay’s Classic Potato Chips by 15% but aims to maintain – and even ramp up – the taste by using natural seasonings, potato varieties and playing around with the shapes and sizes of salt crystals to optimise flavour...

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Trendspotting in 2023: Be Kind, help others and have fun this Christmas

By Gill Hyslop

Proceeds from the Kind x Little Words Project Live Kind bracelet bundle go to FoodCorps; 10p from the sale of every Pukka Christmas Dinner pie goes to the Trussell Trust; Christmas pud is still on the menu for the majority of Brits; the Cookie Shot ‘glass’...

Tate & Lyle delves into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the European bakery market today. Pic: GettyImages

What is driving growth in bakery?

By Gill Hyslop

Consumer research by Tate & Lyle reveals almost half of 18-34-year-olds across the UK and Europe tuck into a sweet or savoury baked treat daily. A third of consumers aged 34 and above are doing the same.

The 'humble Scots pie’ in all its forms - containing traditional meats or fish, haggis or veggies - is the pride of Scotland. Pic: Scottish Bakers

Elevating the ‘humble’ Scotch Pie onto the world stage

By Gill Hyslop

Peering, scratching, sniffing, tasting, debating - that was our job for the day and what the entries in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards had to undergo during the judging process held in Dunfermline, Scotland, last week.