Shelf Life

The French consumer's attitude towards baked goods is rapidly shifting. Pic: GettyImages/stockfour

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Understanding the French consumer attitude towards baked goods

By Gill Hyslop

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.

The timely delivery of freshly baked goods is paramount. Pic Courier Express

Guest article

Overcoming the tight delivery demands for fresh baked goods and snacks

By Gill Hyslop

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...

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What will tomorrow’s bakery and snacks landscape look like?

By Gill Hyslop

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.

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

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 Italian government is enforcing a new labeling law to distinguish between fresh bread and those that have undergone 'preservative' methods to increase shelf life. Pic: ©GettyImages/benidio

Italy enforces fresh bread labeling law

By Gill Hyslop

Italy is to enforce a new labeling law today (December 19) to distinguish fresh bread from products that have been ‘preserved for prolonged durability’.

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