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Délifrance has a product portfolio that is either classed as ‘clean’ or ‘cleaner’. Pic: Délifrance

Clean label

Clean label is fast becoming the expectation, not the exception

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers are increasingly reading product labels and searching out ‘clean’ ingredients lists that are shorter and feature recognisable ingredients that are sourced from nature. Artificial or chemical ingredients are the main undesirables, while there...

Ancient grains and seeds are a wholesome clean addition to breads. Pic: GettyImages/Proformabooks

Guest article

Powering the hunt for better-for-you clean label snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Today’s consumers are proactively seeking foods that are good for them and good for the world. Clean label is more than a trend; it’s becoming a mainstream expectation in all areas of the food industry. John Powers, marketing director, Snacking &...

Paradise Fruits by Jahncke are inviting producers to take a big slice of the clean label category. Pic: Paradise Fruits by Jahncke

Clean label

Freeze dried fruits ramp up clean eating trend

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze dried fruits are helping manufacturers meet consumer demand for clean label baked goods and snacks, says Claus Christiansen, sales manager at natural ingredients supplier Paradise Fruits by Jahncke.

Jaffa Jonuts demonstrates just how far the McVitie's brand can go when it comes to innovation in biscuits. Pic: pladis

New bakery hybrid to hit UK biscuit aisles

By Gill Hyslop

To keep the £2bn UK biscuit market relevant, pladis has launched a first-to-market fusion of its bestselling McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes with a doughnut.

PepsiCo Positive Agriculture agenda will improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people in its agricultural supply chain, including empowering women. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s ambitious agriculture plan

By Gill Hyslop

The snack giant has laid out its impressive Positive Agriculture agenda, designed to significantly shrink its carbon footprint, provide readily-available access to food for global population and improve the livelihoods for more people.

Asda is rethinking its instore bakery model to adapt to changing consumer demands. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco/stuartbur

Asda to change instore bakery model

By Gill Hyslop

The UK's third-largest supermarket chain is planning to scrap its scratch baking practice instore for a centralised bakery model that will deliver pre-baked products to stores daily.

Americans can now get their Hippeas snacks online. Pic: Hippeas

Hippeas capitalises D2C demand with new online store

By Gill Hyslop

The direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform will take advantage of the trend for purchasing snacks online, initially driven by the imposed lockdown on consumers, but expected to outlast the pandemic.

It's that time of year again to celebrate the UK's ubiquitous love of pies. Pic: GettyImages/Say-Cheese

Let's celebrate British Pie Week

By Gill Hyslop

Lockdown has given consumers plenty of time to get creative in the kitchen, with many Brits turning their hands to the much-loved supper: the pie. Research by OnBuy’s Food Department revealed the nation’s most loved pie was a fish pie, followed by a cottage...

How an eating occasion is labelled influences other food choices an individual makes on the same day and may even affect satiety after eating, but today, there still is no clear cut definition of what a snack is. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Some of the science behind our snacking habit

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘snackification’ trend is at an all-time high with 25% of Americans confessing to snacking multiple times a day and 40% even admitting to replace a traditional sit-down meal with a snack.

The Movie Night Sweet & Salty Snack Bundle is just one of the curated packs available on BBU's new D2C platform.

Bimbo Bakeries launches D2C shopping site

By Gill Hyslop

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) – a subsidiary of the Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV – has launched a direct-to-consumer platform that delivers BBU brands to the doorsteps of consumers.