Innovation

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

By Ryan Daily

Food and beverage companies increasingly are leveraging AI tools to streamline product development and launch products to stay ahead of consumer trends and challenges, Bernard Lahousse, co-founder and go-to-market lead for FoodPairing, said during a webinar.

Generation Africa's agripreneurs are a testament to Africa’s innovative vision in action. Pic: Generation Africa

The groundbreaking innovations coming out of Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Kraken’ - the world’s most advanced palm nut de-sheller; scaling up Madagascar’s spice and herb value chains to benefit poor households; and a disease-free potato strain to combat Africa’s potato shortage are among the winners of Generation Africa’s...

Are you the next snacking superhero? Pic: GettyImages/drante

Mondelēz on the hunt for ‘disruptively delicious’ startups

By Gill Hyslop

SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.

The raft of recipients of IBIE's 2022 Best in Baking Awards will be showcasing their innovations at the non-profit bakery trade show in Las Vegas in September. Pic: GettyImages/doomu

The 2022 Best in Baking recipients pioneering the bakery of the future

By Gill Hyslop

Grupo Bimbo’s sustainably baked Supán & OroWeat 100% Whole Grain Organic Bread, Dawn Foods’ Women’s Leadership Development Programme and Apex Motion Control’s Baker-Bot are among the raft of recipients to receive the coveted Best in Baking Awards...

Arla reveals new concept for creamy, nutty protein bars

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Arla reveals new concept for creamy, nutty protein bars

By Nikki Hancocks

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new concept to help manufacturers create protein bars that tap into the demand for creamy nut butter fillings without compromising on texture, taste or functionality.

The Creative Studio is a state-of-the-art facility, located adjacent to the Bunge Turkey office. Pic: Bunge Loders Croklaan

Bunge Loders Croklaan to open Creative Studio in Turkey

By Gill Hyslop

The sustainable plant-based edible oils and fats specialist will inaugurate its first Creative Studio in Istanbul in Q3, a dedicated workspace designed to accelerate customer innovation in the growing Middle East/North African markets, while adhering...

Empire shortbread sandwich cookie. Pic: GettyImages/KateSmirnova

Guest article

Coronavirus is opening a world of opportunities for Scottish bakers

By Gill Hyslop

During these unprecedented times, bakers particularly need to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the consumers and keep their businesses going, says Lee Burnside, sales director for the Artisan, Distributor & Industrial channel, Puratos UK.

RayZyn lets grapes hang on the vine past the time they would typically be harvested for winemaking, and dries them to create a new 'superfood snack.' Pic: Getty Images/bmdesign

RayZyn draws on otherwise wasted wine grapes for a superfood snack

By Kristine Sherred

The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.