Sustainability

Pic: Glanbia Nutritionals

Guest article

Snacking trends and beyond

By Gill Hyslop

The pandemic has impacted where individuals snack, but the occasion has continued to thrive at home, with many reverting to it more often. Tara Bane, EMEA marketing manager at Glanbia Nutritionals looks at the cultural shift throughout 2021.

The future of beauty is ... beige. Pic: AHDB

AHDB drills home the beauty of beige whole grains

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a consumer marketing campaign that features a striking piece of art made entirely from whole grains that run the gamut from 'brown' to 'ecru'.

Ancient grains and seeds are a wholesome clean addition to breads. Pic: GettyImages/Proformabooks

Guest article

Powering the hunt for better-for-you clean label snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Today’s consumers are proactively seeking foods that are good for them and good for the world. Clean label is more than a trend; it’s becoming a mainstream expectation in all areas of the food industry. John Powers, marketing director, Snacking &...

With the growth in at home baking, there is a growing appreciation for the craft of artisan baking and this is expected to continue to spark demand in elevated breads, especially as life gets back to normal. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Growing demand for ‘better-for-you’ bakery

By Gill Hyslop

Weston Foods’ first ever Bakeology Report reveals what we all know by now – that the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of food choices among consumers – but it also highlights the relevance that bakery continues to play in Americans’ lives.

'The Pringles brand is all about sharing experiences and having fun together with family and friends'.

Europe’s €140 million love for Pringles

By Gill Hyslop

Kellogg Europe has invested a total of €140m in its European Pringles factories since November 2019 to meet the growing appetite for the iconic snack across the region.

Laird Superfood has snapped up fellow athlete-focused snack producer Picky Bars. Pic: Laird Superfood

Laird Superfood picks up Picky Bars for $12m

By Gill Hyslop

Danone-backed Laird Superfood – which was founded in 2015 by the world’s most prolific big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton – has acquired fellow Oregon-based and athlete-founded Picky Bars, producer of nutritionally enhanced products that target sportspeople...

Jordans Cereals is highlighting its biodiversity credentials. Pic: Jordans Cereals

Jordans Cereals drives love of nature message home

By Gill Hyslop

The UK cereal maker has signed a partnership with Immediate Media Co – a publishing house owned by Hubert Burda Media – to breathe life into its commitment to the British countryside.

PepsiCo Positive Agriculture agenda will improve the livelihoods of more than 250,000 people in its agricultural supply chain, including empowering women. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s ambitious agriculture plan

By Gill Hyslop

The snack giant has laid out its impressive Positive Agriculture agenda, designed to significantly shrink its carbon footprint, provide readily-available access to food for global population and improve the livelihoods for more people.

Barge might be one of the oldest ways of transporting freight inland, but it is one of the most reliable, cost-effective and sustainable. Pic: Beneo

Beneo barges ahead with commitment to cut carbon emissions

By Gill Hyslop

The healthy ingredients specialist will cut carbon emissions by 20% by halving the number of truck movements to and from its rice starch plant in Wijgmaal, Belgium, by increasing the volumes transported over water.

Too much of the reusable bread baskets and dollies is sucked into unecessary plastic recycling. Pic: Bakers Basco

Global Recycling Day

Bakers Basco shines a light on ‘the dark side’ of plastic recycling

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day 2021 (18 March), Bakers Basco has revealed the results of a YouGov survey to uncover what the UK public thinks of the recycling of products designed to be used multiple times rather than being disposed of after a single use.

Companies that prioritise a move toward a ‘circular economy’ model could better recover from the financial impact of the pandemic. Pic: GettyImages/JNemchinova

Global Recycling Day

Investing in circular economy principles will drive post-pandemic recovery

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), Bureau Veritas is reminding UK bakery and snack producers to put a circular economy business model at the heart of their coronavirus recovery plan. This is especially important ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change...