Sustainability

With a second location in London, more consumers can enjoy Charles Artisan Bread's daily baked offerings. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Charles Artisan Bread raises its game

By Gill Hyslop

The East London, UK, micro bakery has opened a second site to accommodate a growing demand for ‘simple, honest and no fuss’ baked goods.

IBIEducate is hosting more than 100 workshops, aimed to help every sector of the grain-based industry. Pic: GettyImages/10'000 Hours

Bright ideas: IBIEducate releases power-packed schedule

By Gill Hyslop

IBIE – the International Baking Industry Exposition – deems itself as the definitive ‘pit stop’ that every bakery professional will need to further their ingenuity. And after a COVID-based hiatus, it is again scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next...

Three Scottish companies have been shortlisted as the FDF's 2022 Award finalists. Pic: GettyImages/Andrew Brookes/Image Source

Nairn’s Oatcakes shortlisted for 2022 FDF Award

By Gill Hyslop

Nairn’s Oatcakes is one of three of Scotland’s leading producers to be nominated for the FDF Awards 2022 – to be announced in September – which celebrates exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the industry.

Scottish Bakers - through its National Food and Drink Training arm - is a leading UK independent provider of high-quality apprenticeship and skills training. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Scottish Bakers’ training arm gains best practice accreditation

By Gill Hyslop

National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) – the training arm of Scottish Bakers – has been accredited to the matrix Standard, which recognises the quality of its apprenticeship programmes and skills courses to meet the needs of an increasingly complex landscape.

Clif Bars have become popular with cyclists and other hi-energy sports enthusiasts. Pic: GettyImages/kali9

Mondelēz finalises Clif Bar bolt-on

By Gill Hyslop

Mondelēz International has completed the acquisition of Clif Bar & Company, augmenting its position as a $1 billion global snack bar player.

The Real Bread Campaign is urging bakers to think of all communities during Sourdough September. Pic: GettyImages/aristotoo/Mediterranean

Real Bread Campaign’s call for support

By Gill Hyslop

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on bakers, retailers, caterers and passionate bread advocates to underscore its mission to get Defra to consider its Honest Crust Act, as well as to consider everyone in the upcoming month-long ‘bread for all’ event.

ofi is shooting to achieve Bee Friendly certification across 100% of its almond orchards. Pic: GettyImages/maexico

ofi sets new benchmark for the almond industry

By Gill Hyslop

The nut arm of global ingredients specialist has announced its first sustainability targets for its 50,000 acres of almond orchards and farming operations in Australia, the US and Vietnam.

Lesaffre wants to get the remarkable potential of yeast out to as many people as possible. Pic: GettyImages.peolsen

Lesaffre gives yeast its moment to shine

By Gill Hyslop

The 170-year-old leader in the field of fermentation has modernised its educational platform on yeast to get the message out about the myriad of benefits of this remarkable microorganism from nature.

Almonds tick the boxes when it comes to free from, environmentally-friendly, sustainable treats. Pic: GettyImages/Jack Andersen

The rise of free from

Free from for all

By Gill Hyslop

Before the free from trend’s massive popularity, consumers with allergy intolerances were often left with minimal choices, but that’s changing.

British Bakels' convenient palm oil-free paste and powder concentrates give bakers a reliable foundation to build a range of doughnuts all year round. Pic: British Bakels

What’s driving the free from trend?

By Gill Hyslop

British Bakels has built its business over the past 75 years by flexing with the trends and developing products to meet them. Free from has been one of the past decade’s defining trends, with the pandemic increasing consumer desire to understand nutrition’s...

Meals and More Summer Lunch Club with Scotland's National Chef Gary Maclean. Pic: Brakes

Brakes ramps up its attack on school holiday hunger

By Gill Hyslop

UK foodservice wholesaler Brakes has pledged another £500,000 over the next five years to support Meals & More in its ongoing fight to end holiday hunger, bringing its total contribution to the charity to over £1m.

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

By Gill Hyslop

The runaway flour price – caused by the atrocious weather in North American wheat-growing areas in 2021, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising fuel costs – is expected to have a long-lasting impact on the bakery industry – meaning bakers need to...

UK manufacturers and importers of 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging are expected to submit their PPT return by end of July or face penalties. Pic: GettyImages/Rafmaster

Are you Plastic Packaging Tax return ready?

By Gill Hyslop

Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas has issued a reminder to UK businesses to be prepared to submit their Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) return before the end of July.

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Pic: GettyImages/ra2studios

EIT Food Accelerator Network welcomes high-impact class of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Green Spot Technologies – interviewed by BakeryandSnacks at the start of its journey in 2019 – was among the 61 standout startups selected by EIT Food to receive additional support and investment opportunities to accelerate their growth.

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

By Gill Hyslop

The Pringles, Special K and Eggo maker is making a bold move to separate into three independent companies, spinning off its US, Canadian and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales...

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

How Finsbury has defied crippling headwinds to remain buoyant

By Gill Hyslop

The UK bakery group’s FY2021 record results defied what was then considered one of the toughest markets in living history, and has continued to demonstrate ‘resilience and a strategic focus’ despite an even rougher environment this year.