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Griffith Foods specialises in food ingredients to help customers create better-for-you products in more sustainable world. Pic: GettyImages/Alex Raths

Snacking trends

Griffith Foods poised to help snack producers capitalise on snacking trends

By Gill Hyslop

Scientific research has proved that, as an activity, healthy snacking is calming and even helpful to wellbeing. And although the trend towards healthier snacking is not new, Griffith Foods says there has been a substantial lean towards more natural seasonings...

Indulgence, health, shopping more locally and purchasing foods with real provenance will drive the bakery sector in 2021, says the CBA.

Snacking trends

Coronavirus blues expected to continue propelling snacking movement in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

Snacking – both in and out of the home – is a category that did very well in 2020 and the movement looks set to continue in 2021 as consumers look for inexpensive sweet treats to cheer themselves up, writes Karen Dear, director of operations for the Craft...

Bakedin on track to achieve carbon neutral aim

By Gill Hyslop

The UK subscription baking business has taken another step towards its mission to become a climate positive company by partnering with Ecologi, planting a tree for every order placed.

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Trendsetters: From African inspired snacks to cookies with a difference

By Gill Hyslop

Chicka’s reverts to its African heritage to bring better-for-you treats to Brits while empowering the women of tomorrow; pladis is rolling out its biggest launch to date; the cookie category is being given a shake up with a range of chef-driven delights;...

Consumers are increasingly looking for smaller packs of snacks. Pic: GettyImages/FotoDuets

Guest article

Capitalising on the small pack trend

By Gill Hyslop

Lifestyle changes are redefining the packaging sector. Along with the increased lean towards the snackification of mealtimes – ‘grazing’ on snacks throughout the day – consumers are also demanding more convenient, timely and portable solutions. Mike Pipe,...

We've scoured the shelves to find the snacks that are worth shouting about. Pic: GettyImages/Deagreez

New product showcase 2020: Trendsetters of quarantine snacking

By Gill Hyslop

Snack food consumption has increased more than 8% since the beginning of the pandemic in March, according to NPD’s Snack Food Behaviours in Challenging Times study. Quarantine snacking habits have seen wide swings between quickly reaching for that guilty-but-comforting...

The strong performance of its core Hostess branded products propelled the American bakery company's second quarter financial results. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess financial results again exceed expectations

By Gill Hyslop

Hostess Brands has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the past four quarters, again surpassing the Zachs Consensus Estimate by 1.38% for the quarter ended June 2020.

The demand for modified starch is growing in the APAC region. Pic: GettyImages/Pawarun

Ingredion doubles APAC specialty starch capacity

By Gill Hyslop

The ingredients supplier is significantly expanding the production capacity of its integrated native and modified starch facility in Shandon, China, to meet growing customer demand from consumers looking for healthier and more diverse food options.