Walking the floor to root out the top trends

This year, the mega trade show celebrates 25 years of innovation and trendsetting at Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23-26 May. “For 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different.”​ said John Downs, president & … Read more

On The Go Convenience: Konbinis at Train Stations

Japan is a small country, but with a population of about 125 million people, its major metropolitan areas are busy and bustling! When you’re having to commute to and from work, finding time to eat can be a challenge. While you’ll likely find a konbini (Japanese convenience store) somewhere close to where you’re commuting, true … Read more

Women-driven partnership spearheads ‘food system renaissance’ with upcycled vegan cookies

Debuting at Natural Product Expo West (9-12 March), Renewal Mill’s Salted Peanut Butter Cookies are made with upcycled Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter and Renewal Mill’s flagship okara flour, a gluten-free flour made from pulp leftover from soymilk production. True to its mission to reduce food waste and create a circular food economy, … Read more

Candy heaven in freshly-baked cookie form from Nestlé and Rich’s

The new additions to Rich’s ‘Baked Made With’ instore bakery range include Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Munchies, and Little Rolo. The collection combines some of Nestlé’s top-selling treats (the combined brand value of the trio is almost £60m in the UK) with Rich Products’ bakery expertise. The Buffalo, New York-headquartered bakery manufacturer is one of the … Read more

Japanese Convenience Store Food: An Easy and Delicious World – Blog

If you have ever visited or lived in Japan, you know that convenience stores (konbini) play an essential role in the daily lives of Japanese people. We all know their names – 7-Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart, Ministop, and more. Each chain has its own appeal, yet the Japanese little food is all fast, affordable, delicious … Read more