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Scottish Bakers President elect confirms choice for Vice President

Scottish Bakers President elect confirms choice for Vice President

Scottish Bakers, the association that has for 130 years supported and protected the interests of Scotland’s bakery trade, has confirmed that Michelle Phillips, of Mimi’s Bakehouse will take on the role of Vice President when Ian McGhee, of Glasgow-based McGhee’s Bakery is sworn in as President in May 2022. McGhee will be picking up the Presidential reins from Linda Hill …

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Demand for natural methods and organic flour rises

Demand for natural methods and organic flour rises

As consumers look to clean label and better-for-you options, we compare the rise of long fermentation processes in flour versus the rapid chemical transition of flour treatments. In a fast-paced world, as populations grow and civilisation develops in several areas, our food has become more of an overlooked commodity rather than appreciated for the time, …

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Innovation in doughnut textures and fillings

Innovation in doughnut textures and fillings

The latest developments in the doughnut category showcase how the market trends influence the fillings, texture and ingredients used to create advancements in this popular bakery snack. The UK’s love of doughnuts is reflected in the success of doughnut brand Krispy Kreme and other doughnut companies that have launched in recent years such as Crosstown …

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AMF names Shari Litow director of customer care

AMF names Shari Litow director of customer care

Shari Litow has joined AMF Bakery Systems, global supplier for bakery equipment and complete system solutions, as Director of Customer Care for the United States and Latin America. Litow will lead AMF’s aftermarket teams in the regions to deliver on the Company’s mission to create lasting connections with baking customers by delivering immediate value and …

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Probiotic use on the rise as digestive health moves up the agenda

Probiotic use on the rise as digestive health moves up the agenda

Demand for probiotics is growing as digestive health moves up the consumer agenda, a major global survey by makers of science-backed probiotic BC30 has shown. One in four consumers (25%) had used a product containing probiotics over the past six months – up from 21% in 2019. A further 44% would consider doing so, up …

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Plant-based foods market to hit $162bn in next decade

Plant-based foods market to hit $162bn in next decade

The plant-based foods market could make up to 7.7% of the global protein market by 2030, with a value of over $162 billion, up from $29.4 billion in 2020, according to a new report by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI). The report Plant-Based Foods Poised for Explosive Growth identifies growth expectations for the plant-based foods market through …

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Sveba Dahlen ovens transforms bread baking for Bernd Siefert

Bernd Siefert, world champion confectioner, passionate bread baker and author, tells International Bakery Editor, Kiran Grewal, all about current trends, the challenges of Covid and his preference for Sveba Dahlen ovens. “I was born in my father’s shop,” Bernd Siefert laughs, indicating pastry-making is not just a job for him, it is his home and his life. …

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Synergy Flavours outline key drivers for growth in vegan bakery

International Bakery’s Editor, Kiran Grewal, speaks to Natalie Sheil, Bakery Category Manager at Synergy Flavours, discussing all the developments of vegan bakery and current trends. Natalie Sheil’s role as Bakery Category Manager involves being on the lookout for the latest trends in the bakery market, but also managing any key projects within the category. Some …

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A naturally sweet future for bakery from Meurens Natural

Tim Van de gehuchte, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Meurens Natural, speaks with Kiran Grewal about clean label sweetness, replacing refined sugars with more healthy unrefined natural alternatives. People have always been interested in what goes into their food. That concern is higher today than ever before, with 85% of respondents saying that this …

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