Sustainability

We've scoured the shelves to find the snacks that are worth shouting about. Pic: GettyImages/Deagreez

New product showcase 2020: Trendsetters of quarantine snacking

By Gill Hyslop

Snack food consumption has increased more than 8% since the beginning of the pandemic in March, according to NPD’s Snack Food Behaviours in Challenging Times study. Quarantine snacking habits have seen wide swings between quickly reaching for that guilty-but-comforting...

Pringles is trialling recycled paper packaging through Tesco in the UK to find 'the Pringles can of the future'. Pic: Pringles

Pringles’ iconic tube pilots an eco-makeover in UK

By Gill Hyslop

The Kellogg’s brand is trialling a tube made of recycled paper – which is widely recyclable – in the UK, which ‘will shape what the Pringles can of the future could look like’.

Lebanon is expected to run out of bread in 2½ weeks. Pics: GettyImages/alefbet/Mo Semsem

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Humanitarian aid scrambles to circumvent Lebanon’s bread crisis

By Gill Hyslop

The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.

The rewards of operating a sustainable business far outweigh the costs. Pic: Beneo/Pressebild

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Sustainability in troubling times

By Gill Hyslop

Following the global panic buying that surrounded Covid-19, a range of issues – like supply chain robustness, raw material production and consistency – have been brought into sharp focus, says Christoph Boettger, member of the executive board at BENEO.

'While we’ve made great progress, we know there’s even more to be done and that we can’t do it alone.' Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo's CEO and chairman. Pic: GettyImages/SasinParaksa

PepsiCo on target to build a more sustainable food system

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo’s 2019 Sustainability Report reveals the snack giant is on target to reach its goals on reducing sodium, saturated fats and added sugars across its food and beverage portfolios in its key markets, and it is steadily upping the ante with its better-for-you...

BEMA hosts virtual fundraiser to empower African women bakers

BEMA hosts virtual fundraiser to empower African women bakers

By Gill Hyslop

BEMA – Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Allied – is hosting an online event to raise money and awareness for The Women’s Bakery, which works to empower women, who produce nutritious bread for East African communities.