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Digestive health is fast becoming a priority for consumers, something the bakery industry can capitalise on. Pic: Beneo

Bakery innovation: Guest article

Digestive health drives bakery innovation

By Gill Hyslop

Dubbed a ‘mega-trend’ in 2010, heighted consumer awareness in gut-health continues to significantly influence product development and reformulation, says Katrien Lambeens, product manager at Beneo.

Purple colours and spicy flavours will curry favour with eaters next year, according to a report. Pic: GettyImages/Nikolay_Donetsk

Consumer trends to watch for in 2020

By Oliver Morrison

Trends towards health and wellness, plant-based and clean label will continue next year, but the need for food businesses to innovate is greater than ever, says consumer research.

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Hidden champions: Three German companies doing things differently

By Rachel Arthur

A wine cooperative that considers itself craft? A distillery that embraces mushroom flavours? And a juice company which isn't about juice? Labelled as 'hidden champions', these German companies are trying to do things a bit differently.

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Kerry’s clean label answer to acrylamide

By Katy Askew

Acrylamide is a hot topic for food makers. It has been a year since the European Commission regulation obliging food business operators to apply acrylamide mitigation measures came into force. Kerry Group aims to help manufacturers step up to the mark...

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Campaigners demand pesticides crack down

By Oliver Morrison

Anti-pesticide groups want synthetic pesticides phased out by 2035 over fears that biodiversity, crucial to food production, is under threat.

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