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Fedima looks at its achievements over the past year in the bakery ingredients market in Europe.

Fedima releases Baking Europe Ingredients Market Report 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The report - the third annual collab between the association and Media Energy - includes Fedima’s Annual Industry Update, with pieces on Front-of-Pack nutrition labelling, responsible sourcing and communication trends.

Prioritising mental health, personalised nutrition and clean labels are some of the leading consumer trends expected for 2024. Pic: GettyImages

FMCG Gurus’ top trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Markets have been shaped by a prevailing theme of uncertainty and worry - war, pandemic, price inflation and growing pressures on food systems - resulting in a sharper consumer focus on protecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

Bertie's Bakery has gone from strength to strength after being launched in the shadow of COVID. Pic: Bertie's Bakery

Bertie’s Bakery lands £2m contract

By Gill Hyslop

The Northern Ireland bakery - launched amidst COVID in 2020, but capitalising on a 50-year baking heritage - is creating 12 new jobs at its based near Magherafelt following a significant win to supply Tesco.

For the love of bread. Pic: GettyImages

Mad about better-for-you bread

By Gill Hyslop

The UK Government backs the Superloaf entrepreneur to help tackle obesity problem; Equii expands its portfolio to allow consumers to have ‘the best of both worlds’; Sourhouse encourages home bakers ‘to sourdough’; Real Bread Campaign wants to put some...

Generation Africa's agripreneurs are a testament to Africa’s innovative vision in action. Pic: Generation Africa

The groundbreaking innovations coming out of Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Kraken’ - the world’s most advanced palm nut de-sheller; scaling up Madagascar’s spice and herb value chains to benefit poor households; and a disease-free potato strain to combat Africa’s potato shortage are among the winners of Generation Africa’s...

Today's product developers have a range of options to incorporate into their tech-stack to make their product stand out from the competition. Pic: GettyImages

Ramping up the future of food innovation

By Gill Hyslop

The ability to quickly adapt to customer demands and embrace new technologies are what separate global food and beverage leaders from the rest of the pack.

Today's shopper has an entire world of information at their fingertips to find out the history and benefits of the ingredients used within a product in an instant. Pic: GettyImages

The rise of the digital snacker

By Gill Hyslop

Technological advancements have opened seemingly infinite possibilities for innovation within the snack and bakery industry. We’re in a new era of food manufacturing with the ability to create a more connected experience for consumers and more efficient...

Flavour will make or break a product, involving the senses of taste, smell and touch (mouthfeel). Pic: GettyImages

The flavour makers ramping up their innovation capabilities

By Gill Hyslop

ofi (olam food ingredients) has opened a herb processing facility in Egypt, culinary-centric Griffith Foods has renewed its contract as a Worldchefs Global Partner; and Univar Solutions and Kalsec have strengthened their collaboration in Europe.

Chrissy Teigen is married to singer John Legend, a mother of four, an award winning cookbook author and founder of a lifestyle and bakery brand. Pic: GettyImages

Supermodel’s baking mix company gets new lead

By Gill Hyslop

Cravings - the baking mix and lifestyle brand born from Chrissy Teigen’s award-winning cookbooks - has tapped CPG veteran, foodie and mom Danyel O’Connor to serve as CEO, tasked to grow its focus areas of crave-worthy content, community and commerce.

NatureBox has provided more than 3.5 million consumers with snacks at home. Pic: NatureBox

NatureBox is betting on big flavours to boost the snacks scene

By Gill Hyslop

From pickled strawberries to black tahini and the complex heat of ethic spices, the subscription-based healthy snack producer contends that staying on top of flavour trends will be key in grabbing a piece of the $100bn action.

Since its inception, the WSF has invested over $100m to help shape the lives of millions of girls and women excel in sports. Pic: GettyImages

Frito-Lay goes ‘all-in’ with women’s sports

By Gill Hyslop

The global snacking giant has expanded its ‘All-In with Frito-Lay’ initiative through a $400,000 contribution to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), a US non-profit that expands access and opportunities for girls and women in sports.

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