Sustainability

Campbell's Goldfish crackers grew 9% in Q2 2022. Pic: Campbell Soup Co.

Snacks bring small ray of light to Campbell's Q2 FY22 results

By Gill Hyslop

Despite another lackluster fiscal quarter – organic net sales were down 2%, primarily driven by industry-wide labour and supply challenges – Campbell Soup Co. believes its Snacks power brands continued to fuel performance, with particular standouts being...

Jean-François Honoré shares his name with the patron saint of bakers. Pic: Eurogerm

Eurogerm appoints new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The acknowledged expert in crispy, soft, taste and texture for the bread and pastry space has appointed Jean-François Honoré as president and CEO of the group.

The next class of CoLab is poised to learn how to set the snacking space on fire. Pic: GettyImages/HADAII POLIASHENKO

The 10 better-for-you snack start-up disruptors to watch in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Ten US-based, mission-driven brands have won a coveted spot in Mondelēz International’s CoLab engagement programme (now in its second year), each supported with a $20,000 grant, mentorship and hands-on collaboration with industry experts.

A close up of EverPro. Pic: EverGrain

EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

Food Waste Action Week is designed to drive home the message to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. Pic: GettyImages/Mny-Jhee

Ramping up the bakery waste message

By Gill Hyslop

Food Waste Action Week (7-13 March 2022) was created by anti-food waste expert WRAP to help slice global food waste in half by 2030 through actionable change.

A rebranded Sirha Europain opens its doors in Paris, France, in March. Pic: GettyImages/Cristalov

Countdown to four intensive days to celebrate French bakery

By Gill Hyslop

Sirha Europain puts the French bakery sector in the spotlight next month, celebrating the country’s know-how in all things baguette and beyond, with rising ingredient prices, production methods, standardisation and deep-freezing being the hot topics.

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

Trendspotting

2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.

The Real Bread Campaign claims sourdough is essentially ‘different’ to other baked goods and should be in a category of its own. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Real Bread Campaign presents its case to Defra

By Gill Hyslop

The Campaign has ramped up its efforts to lobby for an Honest Crust Act to enforce loaf labelling and marketing legislation in the UK and has sent Defra its motivation outlining ‘the case for a legal definition of sourdough bread’.