Bakery and Snacks

Adapt or die: How to nurture loyalty in the post-pandemic baking sector

The approach to building and maintaining customer loyalty that sustained the hospitality sector before the pandemic are no longer fit for purpose. The old ways are finished â here is what bakers need to do now.

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‘Rising interest in proactive nutrition’: Report underscores the power of protein fortification in unlocking price premiumisation

Kerryâs survey of more than 6,300 consumers in 12 countries across the globe found that 75% of respondents are happy to pay a higher price for snacks and treats fortified with protein.

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Why is the cost of UK bread rising?

Brits have been warned that the price of bread is set to soar by 20%.

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Is a baguette better than sliced bread? French survey reveals perceptions of bakery staple

A survey analysing consumer attitudes towards bread products has been conducted in France on behalf of the Federation of Bakeries and Patisseries (FEB).

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Does fighting food waste sell? ‘We’re only going to change the system if the consumer buys into it’

The number of companies working to upcycle or prevent food waste is expanding, suggesting a potential for profit. Is tackling food waste a concept consumers are buying into?

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Oreo maker in talks to expand presence in South Africa

SA food producer and fashion retailer AVI Ltd has confirmed it is in talks with American giant Mondelēz International regarding the sale of its snacks and biscuits business.

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General Mills offloads European dough business to North America's ‘fastest growing bakery business’

The Minnesota-headquartered food major has offloaded its European dough business to The CÃrÃlia Group, a French producer of ready-to-bake dough solutions, to consolidate its impetus in North America, its largest market.

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Upcycled barley startup partners with The Carbon Underground to give individuals the power to reverse climate change

For every visitor to participate in a survey on sustainability at FiEurope 2021, EverGrain Ingredients has pledged to donate another metre of land to the climate-focused organisationâs Adopt-a-Meter initiative.

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Seven-figure ‘dilution-free’ boost will fast track gluten-free snack maker’s NA footprint

Riceworks has landed a significant âhighly customised financing solutionâ, enabling it to initiate an aggressive expansion strategy across North America, along with new product lines.

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US Sugar hits back as DOJ sues to block sugar mega-deal it says would create a 'cozy duopoly'

Sugar giant US Sugar says it âfully intends to litigateâ to prove its proposed deal to acquire rival Imperial Sugar will not result in higher prices and harm sugar buyers after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an anti-trust lawsuit in a bid to block the deal.

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‘It will not be easy and it will not always be comfortable’: KIND’s DEI journey

The major snack brand is on a long-term quest to tackle racial prejudice and bias and has created its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Action Team.

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Updating the true cost of food waste in the UK

Supply chain specialist Balloon One racked up the cost of the UK supply chainâs food waste problem â and came up with some shocking results.

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200-year-old Cotswold mill innovates with forward-thinking soil health initiative

Ahead of World Soil Day (5 December), Matthews Cotswold Flour has reconfirmed its commitment to the environment by forging the Cotswold Grain Partnership with local farmers to preserve soil fertility and wildlife habitats through regenerative farming methods.

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Supermarkets call for extension on new HFSS laws: ‘This tight timeframe will add considerable cost and burden’

In the UK, supermarket retailers are concerned the new proposed deadline of October 2022 for incoming HFSS legislation does not give them enough time to get their houses in order.

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Délifrance releases report to help UK bakers comply with Natasha’s Law

DÃlifrance has released 'Prove It: Adapting bakery to meet the needs of food hypersensitive consumers', designed to help bakers and food-to-go operators navigate the challenges of the UKâs recently promulgated allergen legislation.

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Food packaging: Organic recycling hailed ‘the most sustainable solution’ for the future

How can industry achieve a circular bioeconomy in food packaging? The solution lies in valorising waste into packaging products that can later be biodegraded back into soil, according to Professor Jose Lagaron from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research.

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'Specialising in special': MSG adds premium Danish delights to growing customer portfolio

The group of wholesale bakeries â which includes Main Street Gourmet (MSG) and Biscotti Brothers â has finalised the acquisition of Wisconsin peer Meurer Brothers Bakery for an undisclosed amount.

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Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs

PepsiCo-backed Stacyâs Pita Chips is ramping up its support for female business owners on Womenâs Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), following the kickoff of the 2021 Stacyâs Rise Project, a grant and mentorship programme dedicated to helping women grow their businesses.

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EBRD helps pioneer spearhead Ukraine’s gluten-free movement

Best Alternativa was creating rice-based products long before the gluten-free trend took root in Ukraine, spearheading the movement in the region with backing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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New EU rules for deforestation-free products: Companies will be ‘monitored and held accountable’

The European Parliament has said companies supplying products that risk contributing to deforestation will be âmonitored and held accountableâ through new due diligence regulations. But farming groups have raised concerns that the new regulation might not be WTO-compliant.

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