Delice moves to gluten-free

Delice de France has worked with Fayrefield FoodTech to develop a gluten-free bakery range. Delice said it has seen the category develop, to include not just coeliacs, but consumers who choose to eat gluten-free, due to other health benefits.

Hovis adds flour

Rank Hovis has launched a new flour variant Hovis Multiseed which has been developed to meet growing consumer demand for seed and grain products. A blend of seeds and wheatgerm, the new variant is suitable for the production of tinned or handcrafted breads and rolls.

Iba extends large welcome

It was back in the 1960s when Roger Daltrey of The Who first belted out the classic "I can see for miles". It's the sort of song that pops into your head walking round Iba, the world's biggest bakery show.

Is the FSA 'full of it'?

Salt is yet again top of the agenda at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), with bakers seemingly obliged to stand in a continual firing line. Its new campaign encourages shoppers to look at the labels of foods, such as bread, sandwiches and pizza, and buy those with the lowest salt content.


According to a new IGD report, consumers will continue to be more careful about spending money in the future even once the effects of the recession have worn off. More than half (54%) said they would be more careful, whereas only 5% said they would be more frivolous, and 39% didn't think their habits would change.

Dried fruit pricing

Coconut: It is generally thought there is potentially less of a price downside on coconuts than a larger upside. Demand is also thought to increase as prices, helped by the weaker dollar, have improved.

Reporting in Education opportunity

For such a successful and progressive industry, we experience surprising difficulties in connecting up with the education sector to sell careers in baking. Among teachers, pupils and parents, the level of knowledge about what we offer in careers is abysmal. A great deal more work needs to be done but bakers and our suppliers cannot shoulder it all.

Hovis sees surge in branded breads

Hovis has seen its sales rocket by over a fifth, according to Premier Foods' third-quarter results.

Export sales window for UK bakeries

Europe's flourishing coffee shop market could represent a lucrative new export opportunity for British bakery companies well versed in supplying the demanding UK market.

Challenging fluctuations on cocoa and sugar prices

Cake and biscuit manufacturers are having to contend with wildly fluctuating sugar and cocoa prices, with little sign that the situation will stabilise in the coming year.

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