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"There were 84 food product recalls in the UK in 2016, with 12% of these related to baked goods"

Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager for X-ray business unit Mettler-Toledo, looks at the use of X-ray technology to protect both consumers and manufacturers from the threat of glass contamination

Quarter of British population opt for free-from products

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

Consumer spending soars to 13-month high in August

The latest Barclaycard consumer spending data has reached a 13-month high of 4.2%, a counteraction from muted growth of 2.6% in July.

Arla Foods launches major breakfast campaign

Denmark-based firm, Arla Foods Ingredients has launched an exclusive breakfast campaign for its £100m commitment to back healthier eating among its consumers.

Businesses and government must make food fairer, UK shoppers say

The majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and government to make food fair, according to a survey carried out by an independent research consultancy, GlobeScan.

Sugar tax popular with consumers, finds study

Nearly half (48%) of consumers agree with the sugar tax and a large proportion of them want more products, such as cakes and biscuits, to be added to it, according to market research firm Future Thinking.

Consumer spending slowed in July

The latest Barclaycard consumer confidence research has shown caution among consumers, as spending rose 2.6% in July, with growth levels down on those seen in May and June. 

Schär launches six new UK products

Schär, the fastest-growing gluten-free brand in the UK, has brought six new lines to market.

Lakeland Dairies survey: Butter the number-one dairy spread for consumers

Consumers have chosen butter as their preferred dairy spread, due to its taste and quality over other products, according to an independent survey commissioned by Lakeland Dairies.

Fresh baked goods are top convenience choice

Over half of those who regularly shop in convenience stores have said they regularly buy freshly baked goods, according to research analyst Mintel.

Third of consumers avoid gluten, says Almondy

According to new research released by Almondy, the Swedish gluten-free bakery, millennials are driving gluten-free demand.

American cookies rule says Dawn

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has commissioned a cookie survey, which has found American-style cookies are the most popular sweet treat.

Callebaut says half of millennials choose sweet on-the-go option

Sweet goods are a key market for food-to-go operators, according to research for chocolate producer Callebaut, which shows 50% of millennials choose a sweet option.

Addo Food Group to remarket brands

Two of Addo Food Group’s brands, Wall’s Savoury Pastry and Pork Farms, are to be relaunched later this month.

60% of consumers want sugar tax

The Grocer’s Bridgethorne Shopper Index has shown that 60% of consumers are in favour of a sugar tax. 

Online grocery boom worth £8.6bn last year

One in four consumers now shops for groceries online, according to a new survey by Mintel.

Top ten hot cross buns

No Easter would be complete without them – now Cambridge Market Research has published the results of a consumer blind taste test to see which hot cross bun is best.

Survey finds demand for more gluten-free products

There is insufficient choice in the gluten-free market, according to 73% of consumers who buy coeliac-friendly products.

Public Health England says “eat plenty of bread”

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

Demand for more independent coffee shops

Despite high street domination by the branded coffee chains, it is independent coffee shops that consumers want, according to new research.

New mini pastry collection

Swedish bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched a Mini Signature Selection, made up of Danish pastries.

Sandwiches and baguettes in top ten dishes, says Premier Foods

New research for the St Albans-based food group by M&C Allegra found that the bread-based meals ranked 9th for dishes enjoyed out of home in 2015.

Christophe Jouan, chief executive of global trends consultancy The Future Foundation
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Indulgent food sales to fall, according to City Food Lecture

Healthy eating and indulgent products were key themes of the annual City Food Lecture.

Clean label opportunities for bakers

A new study, Cracking the Clean Label Code, has highlighted clean-label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the baking industry.

Keep it sweet, says Callebaut research

Global chocolate producer Callebaut says Millennials and ‘buy now, enjoy later’ products are the future of the food-to-go market.

Video: Research on the Run - Inside the Puratos Sensobus

British Baker met Lydia Baines, marketing manager for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos, who told us about the Puratos Sensobus.

Subway launches mobile advertising campaign

The Subway sandwich chain has launched a series of promotional activities as part of a bid to encourage traffic into stores in the first-quarter period.

Seasonal bakery sales up thanks to sweet-toothed shoppers

Christmas cake, pudding and confectionery sales were up 8.3% on 2014 as UK consumers spent £219m in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Cake sales fall in run up to Christmas

Christmas cake and pudding sales have slumped in the run up to Christmas, down 5.3% on last year for the two weeks to 12 December.

Stork launches Christmas home baking drive

Stork, the Unilever-owned brand, has launched a £1.6m Christmas marketing campaign to encourage consumers to home-bake with Stork with Butter. 

Europeans are decreasing their sugar intake, says study

The majority of consumers in key European markets are cutting back on their consumption of sugar, new research from Mintel has revealed.

Key consumer trends were revealed at Taste Tomorrow London
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Global study identifies key bakery trends

A global study for Belgian ingredients manufacturer Puratos has unveiled key trends in the baking, patisserie and chocolate markets.

Shoppers set own healthy-eating rules

Four out of five (80%) consumers do not trust the health advice they are given, according to The Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2015.

Innovate to succeed, says foodservice research company Horizons

Operators must offer food from breakfast to bedtime with everything in between or they will be left behind by their competition, according to foodservice research company Horizons.

Greggs runs a loyalty card scheme
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Consumers still love a loyalty scheme

A total of 87% of consumers say a good loyalty scheme will encourage them to repeatedly buy, research has revealed. 

Nostalgia a driver in confectionery, claims Canadean

Six out of 10 consumers go for confectionery that reminds them of their childhood.

UB withdraws McVitie’s Toasting Waffles after recipe change info

United Biscuits (UB) has voluntarily withdrawn its McVitie’s Toasting Waffles, after a change in the recipe.

Greggs links with VoucherCodes for sausage roll drive

Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. 

Research firm identifies morning goods and lunch opportunities

The morning goods market is expected to grow 2.7%, as retailers are advised to capitalise on the convenience food trend.

Food sales up
People are spending more on food as a fifth of shoppers are better off
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Food sales rise for first time since early 2014

Food sales have made a healthy start to the year, rising by 0.2% – the best performance since February 2014. 

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Beer Bread mixes introduced to UK

South African baking company Barrett’s Ridge has launched a range of bread mixes that can be made with beer to British consumers. 

Premier Foods Halloween range from Mr Kipling
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Consumers to spend £240m on Halloween

Consumers will spend up to £240m on Halloween in 2014, according to the latest research.

Italy complains about “traffic light” food labelling

Italy has complained over the UK’s use of voluntary colour-coded food labels, claiming the system is discriminatory.

Food labelling plan launched

The government has announced plans for consistent front-of-pack food labelling, which will include traffic lights and guideline daily amounts (GDAs), to be introduced next year.

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