Sustainability

Dina Foods' founders - brothers Suheil (MD), Fadi and Samir Haddad. Pic: Dina Foods

Dina Foods celebrates 30th anniversary

By Gill Hyslop

The supplier of Mediterranean breads, snacks and confectionery is marking its major milestone at International Food & Drink (IFE), but while the scale of the company may have changed, it claims its family values and focus on quality, service and integrity...

Quinn has recently added gluten-free Maple Almond Filled Pretzel Nuggets and Plant-Based Cheezy Filled Pretzel Nuggets to its expanding 100% natural product lineup. Pic: Quinn

Quinn shuffles executive team

By Gill Hyslop

The Colorado-based snack producer has appointed Mike Kewon as its new chief executive officer, allowing Kristy Lewis’ to step up as chief vision officer to get back into why she started Quinn in the first place: to challenge the status quo in the food...

Parents want snacks that offer nutrition and satiety - along with the bonus of looking after the planet - for themselves and their kids. Pic: GettyImages/Sinenkiy

Plant-based eating is trending in snacks for kids

By Gill Hyslop

Human nutrition specialist ADM has unveiled the next big consumer trends for 2022, among them the dynamic growth of plant-based snacks that deliver nutrition and satiety for kids.

Maybe the current 'leaky bucket' scenario in the UK is a cultural issue, says Paul Empson. Pic: GettyImages/SolStock

How can we get young drivers back on the UK’s roads?

By Gill Hyslop

While there has been a 40% recovery in the number of drivers in the UK, a loss of 9,000 HGV drivers in the same period reflects ‘a leaky bucket scenario’, writes Paul Empson, GM of Bakers Basco.

Recyclable paper will replace the plastic inner liner of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in Tesco partnership trial next year. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s UK to trial paper lining for Corn Flakes

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.

Peanuts are ticking a lot of consumer boxes. Pic: GettyImages

Why US peanut consumption has hit record highs

By Gill Hyslop

Peanut consumption in the US has hit record levels for the second year in a row – rising to an all-time high of 7.9 pounds (3.5kg) per American in 2021. However, the National Peanut Board (NPB) said the consistent rise of the nut’s popularity is not surprising,...

The majority of consumers surveyed said macadamias are bang on the gifting mark. Pic: Australian Macadamia

Healthy snacking

New research shows macadamias are a gift worth giving

By Gill Hyslop

The relentless pandemic has exemplified the disconnect from friends and family for millions of consumers around the globe, which is why the upcoming holidays such as Hannukah (28 November-6 December), Christmas (25 December) and the Chinese New Year (1...

Just because the pressure is piling on to cut back the sugar content of snacks doesn't mean to throw taste and indulgence out of the window. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Healthy snacking

Finding the sweet spot within the HFSS restrictions

By Gill Hyslop

To tackle the alarming rise in obesity, the UK government has placed restrictions on the instore promotion of snacks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022.

Kerry's naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient is designed to boost the fibre content of white bread products. Pic: GettyImages/mstwin

Kerry targets global popularity of white bread to close the fibre gap

By Gill Hyslop

Kerry Taste & Nutrition has developed a naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient – designed for use in the manufacture of white bread products – that ticks a number of boxes, including the nutritional and functional advantages of gum acacia,...

A PepsiCo oat farmer in his field surrounded by wildflower borders, part of his sustainability efforts / Pic: Quaker

How PepsiCo is supporting a regenerative transition for Quaker Oats

By Katy Askew

PepsiCo is helping its Quaker Oats farmers in the UK adopt regenerative agriculture practices through a tie-up with global farming organization LEAF. FoodNavigator hears more about the programme and how PepsiCo is transforming the impact of its supply...

BFF Limited produces around 150 million Christmas mince pies annually. Pic: BFF

The Christmas mince pie trends of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

While the rest of the UK enjoyed the summer, ambient cake and dessert manufacturer BBF Limited (BBF) were gearing up and preparing around 150 million mince pies for the upcoming festivities.

Calbee has warned of a snack price hike next year. Pic: GettyImages

Calbee announces snack price hike for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The Japanese snack giant has warned of a price rise next year, thanks to a poor potato harvest, a sharp increase in production costs raw material and logistics costs, and a weight reduction of some of its signature snacks.

Chickpeas not only appeal to the plant-based trend, but also provides a high level of proteins that health-conscious consumers are looking for. Pic: GettyImages

Plant-based proteins high on the priority list for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Research commissioned by Atura Proteins reveals the majority of UK brand owners and producers surveyed are ‘most likely’ to plough their NPD budget into investigating the plant-based space next year.

All the winners of the BIA 2021 awards. Pic: British Baker

Bakery Oscars: The BIA winners of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

From the UK’s best bakes, we reveal the winners that took the cake at the dazzling events ceremony hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London on 21 October.