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    Jul 2020

    Is sugar vegan?

    As a branch of increased ethical consumerism, veganism has been one of the most transformative and fast-moving trends of the last decade. But, are pure sugars and syrups suitable for vegans and how does that impact the products they are used in? What is veganism? Veganism is a lifestyle choice in which an individual seeks […] ...

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    Jul 2020

    How is sugar used in cereal?

    Cereal is a staple breakfast food throughout the Western world. Sugar has been crucial to its production from inception to the present day, adding a sweet flavour to the different types of grain while ensuring maximum possible shelf life. Below we consider the importance of cereal in Western diets, why sugar is an essential ingredient […] ...

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    Jul 2020

    The rise of the ethical consumer

    The last two decades have seen consumers place increasing importance on the provenance of the products they purchase, leading to a surge in sales of ethically produced, Fairtrade and organic foods and drinks. What was a steady change in buyer behaviour has been rapidly increased by the restrictions enforced by the global COVID-19 pandemic, placing […] ...

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    Jul 2020

    Sugar’s role in the manufacture of ice cream

    With the latest heatwave to hit the UK seeing consistently high temperatures in the late twenties, consumer ice cream sales have rocketed. The UK take-home and bulk buy ice cream market was worth a considerable £1.2 billion in 2018, and with the current climate in the UK, 2020 should return similar figures. With this backdrop […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    How sugar is used in the food services industry?

    Food service is returning to life, following the government’s latest announcement that cafes, restaurants, and pubs will be opening their doors to more than just takeaways from 4 July. These sectors, from fine dining experiences to layby burger vans, are major consumers of pure sugars not just as ingredients for their core food offerings, but […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    How has coronavirus impacted the brewing industry?

    Brewing is traditionally regarded as one of the more resilient sectors of the beverage market, able to weather the storms of crises due to the relatively stable profits generated by consistent demand. The current coronavirus-induced global economic downturn, however, is unlike any we have seen before. With the brewing industry currently experiencing its short-term effects, […] ...

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