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Can apple by-product cut sugar and sat fat in cakes?

A Welsh consortium has secured £350,000 in funding for research into using an apple by-product to reduce levels of sugar and saturated fat in items such as cakes.

Bread-based meals head up Brits’ top comfort foods

Pizza, bacon sandwiches and beans on toast dominate the list Britain’s favourite comfort foods, according to new research. 

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

The number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

Sandwiches top lunch choice for Brits

New research by Kettle Chips has highlighted that Brits are creatures of habit when it comes to lunchtime choices, eating the same thing three times a week.

People who eat white bread are no less healthy, says new study

‘Cheap’ white bread is just as good for you as whole wheat sourdough, a new study has claimed.

Almost two-thirds of early festive shoppers will return to stores to restock

The UK grocery market is expected to grow 1.2% over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.

Millennial baking boom

Baking is now more common among 25- to 34-year-olds than any other age group, according to food marketing agency Kindred.

Brits turn to baked goods as source of protein

According to Euromonitor’s latest nutrition research, baked goods are the third most popular source of protein among the British public.

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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

High gluten consumption for babies could enhance coeliac disease risk

Babies who consume high amounts of gluten products before the age of two are at higher risk of developing coeliac disease, according to researchers.

Almondy creates lactose-free dessert

Gluten-free bakery Almondy has launched a creamy chocolate cake with roasted almonds that is gluten- and lactose-free.

Slight grocery price drop in August

Research from comparison website MySupermarket shows that a basket of popular supermarket items dropped slightly in August, two months after prices rose in June and July.

Lunch! proves irresistible to Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

Warburtons teams up with Cigi to change use of pulse flours

British baking company Warburtons is to join forces with Canadian International Grains institute (Cigi) in an attempt to revolutionise the use of pulse flours in the food sector.

Apple named the nation’s favourite pie

A study of 2,000 people, commissioned by online market research company OnePoll, saw apple pie voted the nation’s favourite ahead of other British classics.

Costa launches online forum

High street coffee chain Costa Coffee aims to "broaden the scope of its market research efforts" through a new online insight community, which it has named Costa Espression.

Costa launches online forum

New project aims to track high street footfall trends

Patisserie Valerie, Pret A Manger and Aldi are reported to be involved in a new project monitoring high street footfall, which is courting controversy in the national media.

Macphie employees take on charity mud run

A team of staff from independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie took part in the Pretty Muddy race to raise money for Cancer Research.

Sandwiches losing out to street food, says new research

There has been a dip in the popularity of sandwiches, while sales of hot food and drinks are up, according to new research from labelling and eco packaging company Planglow.

Free-from opportunity being missed

The food industry needs to catch up with consumer demand for free-from, according to new research.

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.

Foodservice growth rate to slow by end of year

The UK foodservice market is continuing to grow, according to foodservice consultancy Horizon, although the rate of growth is expected to slow.

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.

Roberts Bakery raises £25k for charity

Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has raised £25,000, half its target, to help Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

New sugar research says it’s addictive

Sugar might be addictive in a similar way to cocaine and tobacco, according to researchers.

60% of consumers pick desserts over starters

New research by foodservice supplier Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has found that 60% would take the sweet course over a savoury starter.

Loma’s new Manchester flagship centre

Machinery manufacturer Loma Systems has said that its new flagship centre in Denton, Manchester will “help drive forward development of advanced inspection technology”.

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.

Learn about the future of bakery

Do you want to learn about future trends in retail bakery? If so, an upcoming British Baker web forum is perfect for you.

Sugar tax would save £10m a year

A tax on sugary drinks could prevent 3.7m obesity cases by 2025, according to Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.

Report points to benefits of breakfast

Trying to lose weight? – Eat breakfast, according to research produced by the University of Bath.

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.

Supermarket special offers to be banned?

Major supermarkets are under official investigation after it emerged that questionable special offers encouraged shoppers to spend, not save.

Bread vital to nation’s future health, says Warburtons research

Bread has an important role to play in UK consumers’ micronutrient intake, said Warburtons, following recent research commissioned by the company.

Grocery prices lowest in over a year

The cost of a basket of 35 popular products – including white bread – fell £85.80 in January, the cheapest it has been in more than a year.

Roberts Bakery launches pink loaf

Roberts Bakery is selling pink packaged wholemeal loaves in local supermarkets in aid of breast cancer, as part of an initiative with Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

Bread in 28% of UK breakfasts

Research by Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board Cereals and Oilseeds (AHDB) has found that bread features in 28% of breakfasts in the UK.

Folic acid must be added to flour, say experts

UK experts are calling for the fortification of folic acid to be made mandatory in order to reduce serious birth defects.

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Wheat research project receives £3.68m in government funding

A long-term study to improve the efficiency of wheat breeding is to be set up using £3.68m of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Cheesecake has been named the Nation's favourite dessert
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Cheesecake tops dessert poll

Cheesecake has been named the nation's favourite dessert, according to research carried out by Tate & Lyle Sugars.

Roberts Bakery hopes to raise over £50,000 to improve breast cancer screening.
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Roberts Bakery to raise £50,000 in breast cancer campaign

Roberts Bakery has launched a ‘Lindsay’s Pledge’ campaign to raise at least £50,000 to improve screening for breast cancer.

Caffè Nero introduces first hot food menu

Caffè Nero has launched its first ‘hot food’ menu with a range of Italian-inspired dishes.

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.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

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.

‘Healthy treating’ to boost quick-service bakery, finds study

The quick-service bakery market (QS bakery) is to see an accelerated growth rate this year, with the concept of “healthy treating” becoming “key” to driving incremental increases in visits.

Dietary debate questions sat fat advice

Debate has sprung from claims that official guidance on saturated fats lacked solid evidence.

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