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Tate & Lyle delves into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the European bakery market today. Pic: GettyImages

What is driving growth in bakery?

By Gill Hyslop

Consumer research by Tate & Lyle reveals almost half of 18-34-year-olds across the UK and Europe tuck into a sweet or savoury baked treat daily. A third of consumers aged 34 and above are doing the same.

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.

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...

Flavour will make or break a product, involving the senses of taste, smell and touch (mouthfeel). Pic: GettyImages

The flavour makers ramping up their innovation capabilities

By Gill Hyslop

ofi (olam food ingredients) has opened a herb processing facility in Egypt, culinary-centric Griffith Foods has renewed its contract as a Worldchefs Global Partner; and Univar Solutions and Kalsec have strengthened their collaboration in Europe.

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Maple adds the sweet spot to bakery

By Gill Hyslop

The New England supplier of 100% pure and organic maple syrup and maple sugar recently highlighted how its maple products can help bakers tick consumer boxes: sustainability, plant-based/vegan, clean label, sugar alternative, organic and a good source...

Délifrance knows the importance of clean label bakes for its customers. Pic: Délifrance

Délifrance unpacks clean label

By Gill Hyslop

The phrase has long been bandied about, but the concept has changed dramatically since it was first devised.

Research by Délifrance reveals that healthier options could encourage 21% of consumers to eat more bread. Pic: Délifrance

Healthy snacking

The meteoric rise of the conscious consumer

By Gill Hyslop

These consumers still want to purchase indulgent pastries or breads out-of-home or on-the-go, but these days are placing more emphasis on treats that are guilt-free.

Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

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Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ingredion has completed one-third of its planned $160m capital investment into expanding capacity for its clean label specialty starches to improve its operational flexibility amid ongoing supply chain disruptions.

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

Talking Dawn’s people, patent-pending tech and trends

By Gill Hyslop

At the International Bakery Industry Exposition (IBIE) held in Las Vegas, US, last month, Dawn Foods unveiled its 2023 global bakery trends reports and showcased it’s game-changing non-sticky doughnut glaze. BakeryandSnacks also used the opportunity to...

Kemin releases interactive 'how to' bakery and snack guide

Advances in bakery and snack processing

Kemin releases interactive 'how to' bakery and snack guide

By Gill Hyslop

The web-based tool is designed to help producers stand out in a competitive marketplace by demonstrating how the right clean label solution can provide stability while meeting a brand’s goals for clean, simple labels.

There’s plenty of truth that ‘we eat first with our eyes', coined by Apicius, a well-known Roman gourmand from the 1st Century. Pic: GettyImages/Renphoto

The psychology of colour in baking

By Gill Hyslop

Colour is one of the most important sensory cues when it comes to choosing what to eat – influencing what consumers see, what they taste and what they feel while doing it. How can bakery brands capitalise on this?

Visitors to CFIA will receive bags of granola featuring shades from across the whole rainbow. Pic: GNT Group

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How to create clean label snacks in pop out colours

By Gill Hyslop

The GNT Group – a specialist of future-proof products from only natural ingredients – will demonstrate how its plant-based colour platform can deliver flamboyant colour while maintaining a 100% clean label at CFIA Rennes 2022.