Sustainability

What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

What’s hot and what’s not trends forecast for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

How is the food industry stacked up for 2023? Will the inflationary environment cripple the sector? Is supply chain back up and running or will we still see shortages? What is trending and what will hit shelves?

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

Jonathan Warburton celebrates the UK bakery manufacturer's one millionth donation with the children of Church Road Primary School in Bolton. Pic: Warburtons

Warburtons celebrates one millionth donation milestone

By Gill Hyslop

Jonathan Warburton, chairman of the UK’s largest bakery brand, visited a local Bolton school to deliver Toastie Loaf and Crumpets to children and staff – reaching the bakery’s target of donating one million products to community groups this year.

Industry has expressed disappointment in the UK's Autumn Statement, which failed to raise hope for a brighter future. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

UK's Autumn Statement fails to raise industry enthusiasm

By Gill Hyslop

While the government’s plans to further support businesses have been welcomed, the Craft Bakers Association is disappointed by the lack of clarity, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and FDF Scotland would have liked to have seen more measures and Scottish...

US black land-grant universities have been underfunded by at least $12.8bn over the past three decades compared to predominantly white counterparts. Pic: GettyImages/Amand Burger

Clif Bar commits $1 million to boost black equity in organic agriculture

By Gill Hyslop

The Californian better-for-you snack producer has made a $1m endowment to Tuskegee University in Alabama – a Historically Black College and University – to support the advancement of organic farming practices through the University’s College of Agriculture,...

The UK artisanal bakery sector is facing a barrage of challenges, but many owners are confident of their ability to survive the storm. Pic: GettyImages/Todor Tsvetkov

Report: State of the UK’s artisan bakery sector

By Gill Hyslop

A new report by the Open University Business School reveals the number of small bakery businesses in the UK has increased in recent years, rising to the COVID challenge, but now facing an uncertain future.

PepsiCo is pumping in a major investment into is Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces Sun Chips. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo shines a brighter light on Ethiopian snack market

By Gill Hyslop

The Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos snacking giant believes the East African country is an ‘important growth market’, putting money where its mouth is by investing ETB 2bn ($40m) in its Ethiopian subsidiary Senselet Food Processing, which produces the Sun...

EverGrain's EverPro takes functional snacking to the next level. Pic: EverGrain

Upcycled barley is so much more than just beer

By Gill Hyslop

AB Inbev’s EverGrain has launched the Upcycled Barley Nutrition Compendium, which provides an indepth review of the world’s first upcycled barley protein, detailing how it shapes up compared to other plant and animal proteins available at scale today.

Almonds are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, and make an excellent base or inclusion for functional plant-based snacks. Pic: kaanates

Capitalising on the functional power of almonds

By Gill Hyslop

Using plant-based, vegan ingredients that offer added health benefits – such as increased protein or fibre – are quickly becoming a priority among health-conscious snackers, says CJ McClellan, senior strategic marketing manager for Blue Diamond.

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