The predictive analytics provider told BakeryandSnacks the UK savoury snacks industry stands to lose £381.1m, while the bakery sector is at risk of losing £143.4m should the government’s injunction on advertising products labelled as high in fat, sugar...
Public Health England is challenging manufacturers and retailers to cut calories in their products by 10% - rather than the previously set target of 20%. However, industry says the new guideline still represents a ‘monumental challenge’.
Akshay Kedari, research content developer for Global Market Insights notes that, while healthy breakfast foods and energy drinks have already garnered precedence, fruit snacks are getting popular among the masses.
It’s a crisis that is costing the UK more than war, terrorism and armed violence according to a 2014 McKinsey & Company report, but if the UK has the opportunity to become a global leader in tackling obesity it is less sure about where to start.
A report by health select committee MPs has called for bold and urgent action on child obesity, which includes a sugar tax - but industry has slammed the report as displaying a "worrying lack of understanding".