Sustainability

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Trendspotting in 2023: Be Kind, help others and have fun this Christmas

By Gill Hyslop

Proceeds from the Kind x Little Words Project Live Kind bracelet bundle go to FoodCorps; 10p from the sale of every Pukka Christmas Dinner pie goes to the Trussell Trust; Christmas pud is still on the menu for the majority of Brits; the Cookie Shot ‘glass’...

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.

Consumers are increasingly opting for cashews and hazelnuts for their taste and perceived nutritional benefits, yet the farmers producing these nuts don’t always have the means to meet their own health and nutrition needs. Pic: ofi

ofi ticks up the milestones in first Nuts Trails impact report

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients supplier provided health and nutrition support for 105,000 people in its cashew and hazelnut supply chains last year - one of several achievements listed in its impact report that looks back over the past 12 months.

Frito-Lay has a long history of helping others and creating a brighter future for those in the many communities it serves. Pic: GettyImages

Frito-Lay is making a real impact in real communities

By Gill Hyslop

The Texas-based snack giant has earmarked $100k in scholarship funding for college students who are uplifting and leading their communities; kicked off the third year of Building the Future Together, which serves nearly 1,000 disadvantaged families each...

Lasting change comes through building solutions with and for local communities, which is why EIT Food has put co-creation at the heart of the Ample Program. Pic: GettyImages

EIT Food gets massive funding boost to improve food security in Europe

By Gill Hyslop

The world’s largest agrifood community is among the raft of recipients to receive grants from the Citi Foundation’s first-ever Global Innovation Challenge - a new model to identify philanthropic support to community organisations that are developing innovative...

The programme outlines a working definition of and framework for regenerative agriculture. Image Source: JohnnyGreig/Getty Images

SAI releases definition of and framework for regenerative agriculture

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Regenerative agriculture currently has no legal definition at an EU level. However, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) platform, a group of companies that includes Danone, PepsiCo, Nestlé, and Unilever, has released a definition of its own,...

Snackex 2024 will bring together stakeholders from the savoury snacks and nuts sectors in Sweden in June. Pic: GettyImages

Snackex gears up for Stockholm in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Held biannually for the past 50+ years, Snackex is considered the ultimate event on the savoury snacks and nuts sector’s annual calendar to showcase new ideas and success stories, to catch up with other industry professionals and to learn from the experts.

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 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...