With the advent of everything from online shopping to trends like ‘good for me and ‘good for the Earth’, insights show the French consumer’s attitude to baked goods is rapidly changing. Andrew Crofts, senior research analyst at FMCG Gurus, delves deeper.
More diversified consumer demand, omni-channel shopping practices and the increased support for local products are creating a challenging environment for the UK’s bakeries, snack food producers and foodservice logistics providers. John Lee, MD of Courier...
Consumers are demanding more than just indulgence – they want a treat that’s healthy but still tasty; sustainable yet comes with an extended shelf life; is portable and size proportioned; is Instagrammable; and comes with a story or purpose.
An innovative two-year project to identify ways to improve the nutritional qualities and shelf life of baked goods with sprouted grains and pasteurization has been awarded a £650k ($790k) grant by Innovate UK.
A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.
The North American brand of European food, packaging and real estate conglomerate Pak Group has launched Bellarise Semi-Dry Yeast (SDY), which promises to enhance unfermented frozen (UFF) dough performance.