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  • Snack sales are expected to grow four times faster in emerging markets than developed countries over the next five years, according to global market research company Euromonitor International. In a ne ...
  • Nature vs nurture: the novelty of colors from natural sources​  Color is critical to confectionery. Consumers want unique, colorful products that look great on social media. Artificial colors can meet ...
  • It’s one of life’s little ironies: Sweet foods get sweeter when you add a little salt. Now, scientists may have provided connoisseurs of salted caramel and grapefruit with the reason this culinary tri ...
  • Crisis a stress test for various economic sectors and businesses: Danube chairman. The UAE has proved its resilience against all challenges in the past as it has a history of recovering faster from th ...
  • UAE affirmed its commitment to support international efforts to encourage and facilitate the recovery of the tourism sector and enhance the safety of travel experiences while adhering to global recomm ...
  • Eryn Smith, owner and maker of Oh My Lolly, talks about using the platform for a brand, and why other candy companies should, too.
  • Bakers find training solutions in VR, AR

    28 Sep 2020 Charlotte Atchley
    Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been the most promising technologies on the scene in recent years. While their popularity in the entertainment space has gotten a lot of media atte ...
  • Fortress Technology’s Vertex metal detection unit equipped with Halo automatic testing – designed specifically to inspect free-falling snacks and ingredients – is proving a top-seller, cranking up ove ...
  • The Chinese authorities have put forward a proposal to allow ‘low-risk’ health foods to be made in gummy and powder formats. The ‘low-risk’ health foods refer to products which are made using vitamins ...
  • Worldwide sales for organic snacks are expected to increase 13.3 percent, compounded annually, by 2027, according to Grand View Research, Inc. The market is projected to be valued at $19.9 billion by ...
  • Global sales for confectionery packaging are anticipated to increase 2.3 percent by 2027, hitting a value of $11.1 billion, according to ReportLinker.com. The market was estimated to be worth $9.5 bil ...
  • An article in the New York Times showcases Americans’ optimistic desire for Halloween celebrations this year, highlighting The Morning Consult’s poll that found 63 percent of adults believe people wil ...
  • As one of the UK’s most notable artisan chocolatiers, Paul A Young has been an extremely busy man despite lockdown. Neill Barston speaks to him about how he has coped amid the pandemic, key trends he’ ...
  • Ice cream is so special that it doesn’t get just one day in its honor, but all of July is actually National Ice Cream Month. It’s hard to imagine that eating ice cream would ever be a bad idea (unless ...
  • It’s well understood that diet makes a significant contribution to global warming and climate change. The number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled since 2006, meaning that there are around 600,000 ve ...
  • Lactalis Ingredients completes its offer of skimmed milk powder with a high heat, heat-stable (HHHS) quality. This new reference is suitable for condensed milk producers looking for a skimmed milk pow ...
  • The Food and Beverage (F&B) industry in Saudi Arabia is the largest in the Middle East and is valued at USD 45 billion. According to a recent report by JLL, there are four major F&B trends to watch ou ...
  • Dr. Yanling Yin, director of R&D bakery applications for Lenexa-based Corbion, discusses some of the biggest operational challenges associated with frozen baked goods and how bakers can address them w ...
  • Initiatives the company launched during the pandemic will continue post COVID-19.
  • Delectable museum delivers sweeter promises

    18 Jun 2020 Alexander Stemp
    Among the exhibits are ample amounts of industrial items and artistic artefacts from all over the world. These range from utensils to moulds for chocolate figurines, general industrial tools, a mini s ...
  • As many as 85% of Americans made changes in the food they eat or how they prepare food because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the International Food Information Council’s (IFIC) ...
  • he trend for frozen bakery products among North Americans is becoming clearer each year. This product segment is driving the regional food industry at a substantial rate. Currently, Americans and Cana ...
  • Kerry recently announced an extensive expansion to its nutritional plant protein range. This expansion broadens their existing range of proteins intended for food and beverage companies. The company’s ...
  • Global brands are introducing new line of multigrain flour made edible cutlery and herbal products for consumers, which contributes toward the growth of the market. Edible Cutlery Market by Product (S ...
  • Joining forces, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) flagged that “food safety is a shared responsibility” with a role for everyone to play, from governm ...
  • Maintaining a high degree of certified food safety standards within manufacturing environments and labs will be among the core topics of this year’s World Accreditation Day, which is being marked tomo ...
  • Global research group Innova Market Insights has released its latest report on global flavour trends within the food and drink sector, highlighting a key pattern of flavour being increasingly used to ...
  • A survey of Britain’s dessert-loving consumers has found that sticky toffee pudding, profiteroles, red velvet cake an tiramisu have been placed as having ‘godlike status’ in a new chart offering the l ...
  • Cotton candy is having a moment on menus.

    20 Apr 2020 Rebekah Schouten
    New menu items from Steak ‘n Shake, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen
  • Consumers aren’t only attracted to a tortilla’s filling; rather, the wrap must also speak for itself. New flavor cravings and a demand for healthier ingredients have become an “in” for companies that ...
  • Foodservice establishments are at a crossroads. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has forced many to close or shift their business models to accommodate food delivery and curbside takeout. An import ...
  • Global Chocolate Market To Exceed $145B By 2026

    17 Apr 2020 Candy & Snack Today
    Pune, India — Worldwide sales for chocolate are expected to hit $145.17 billion by 2026, representing a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent during the forecast period, according to Fortune Busi ...
  • It's a way for customers to support restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic
  • “After the pandemic is considered over, 38% of consumers say that they will support local businesses more in the future, 32% say they plan on making more home cooked meals, and 35% say they will spend ...
  • A large majority of the younger generation of Brits say they are really embracing the quality time they are now spending with friends and family as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. According to r ...
  • Chocolate company outlines ways it’s finding to comfort the world during the pandemic.
  • UK-based food processing equipment company Baker Perkins has developed a twin-screw extrusion technology to process high moisture-fibrated, texturized vegetable protein (TVP) in various forms. Speakin ...
  • The snack sector in the Middle East is soaring as consumers become increasingly time poor, with more healthy options also becoming increasingly popular, albeit from a low base. Read full article on: h ...
  • US meat processor Tyson Foods has pledged $13m to support local communities where the company operates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  
  • Sales of yeast and flour are surging as Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic by baking bread and other goods. 
  • SinnoVita uses microwave-assisted technology to extract protein-packed polyphenols from otherwise unwanted fruits and vegetables. They are sold under the Ripe Revival brand, which US grocery chain Kro ...
  • Mondelēz International has joined forces with engineering company 3P Innovation to help produce thousands of medical visors to protect front line NHS staff during the global Covid-19 crisis. Mondelēz  ...
  • Homegrown Asian restaurant brand The Noodle House has teamed up with UAE-based agri-technology start-up VeggiTech to deliver nutritional care packages to healthcare and hospital workers in Dubai. Anyo ...
  • UAE food delivery apps introduce “contactless deliveries”

    17 Mar 2020 Mariam M. Al Serkal, Associate Editor, GulfNews
    Food delivery companies are taking precautions by dropping off meals by the door.   A number of restrictions have been put into place across restaurants in the UAE, in a bid to prevent the spread of t ...
  • Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Government on Thursday presented a Dh1.5 billion  ...
  • Homegrown brand Careem NOW is looking to support local restaurants across Dubai and has reduced its commission by 15 per cent. This change will allow Careem NOW to offer the necessary support to local ...
  • We talk to Vasco Valenca de Sousa, Chief Innovation Officer at Jelly Belly (established by JB Brands Management), where beans are expanding flavour horizons.
  • Founded in 2008, Al Nassma is the first and finest camel milk chocolate manufacturer with its products retailing in Dubai as well as Europe, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  • Mohammad El Durr, Managing Director at Mondelez, one of the world's largest snack companies explores smart snacking.
  • Protein bars: A financial godsend?

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