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Present Day

2021-10-01T08:39:35+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Timeline|

Today, in conjunction with our distributors, Lionel Hitchen supplies Naturally Fabulous Flavour Ingredients to over 50 countries around the world.

Lionel Hitchen Ltd – Coronavirus Statement

2021-08-24T10:17:52+01:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Industry News|

Coronavirus Statement Update July 2021  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented businesses and communities with innumerable challenges on a global basis over the last 18 months and, sadly, the direct and indirect consequences continue to cause disruption. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, suppliers and customers for their continued support

It’s National Doughnut Week!

2021-07-16T09:38:40+01:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News, Uncategorised|

Did you know that the original National Doughnut Week was founded back in 1992 by Christopher Freeman who, after watching Michael Buerk’s crisis report on the Ethiopian famine, wanted to use his skills and encourage the baking industry to help children in need. Almost 30 years on, National Doughnut Week has raised almost £1million

Lionel Hitchen Awarded Silver in the Ecovadis Sustainability Audit

2021-05-05T22:29:39+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Sustainability|

As a company committed to sustainable development and the continuous improvement of its processes and solutions, we embraced the opportunity to be assessed by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is a collaborative platform, recognised worldwide, which evaluates corporate sustainability. The assessment measures against seven management indicators, across 21 sustainability criteria broken down into four themes: Environment, Labour

The Rise of the Hot Cross Bun

2021-05-06T08:44:58+01:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Citrus, Flavourings, Herbs & Spices, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Hot Cross Bun Sales on Fire! In comparison to this time last year, when the nation went into lockdown, consumers are splashing out this Easter. According to analysts Kantar, British households had already spent £153m on Easter eggs and £37m on hot cross buns by 21st March this year, that’s £48m more

Our top 10 for a happy Mother’s Day

2021-05-05T22:22:16+01:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Citrus, Flavourings, Herbs & Spices, Uncategorised|

A Mother's Lot! The struggles of parents – and mothers, in particular – have been very apparent during this pandemic with childcare, home-schooling and housework, as well as many having to work from home, therefore it is inevitable that mums feel overwhelmed, alone and stressed. As a result home has become a

It’s hotting up in the Hitchen Kitchen!

2021-05-05T22:29:06+01:00February 14th, 2021|Categories: Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News|

Hot Stuff! In preparation for the day when most people spice things up, the #HitchenKitchen have presented us with their most favourable and flavoursome ‘hot stuff’, namely all things chilli! With chilli trending and growing significantly appearing on 83.31% of menus and 2.22% of social discussion1 it is evident that the #HitchenKitchen is not

How mocktails have injected some fun into Dry January

2021-02-14T14:16:56+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Beverage, Flavourings, Industry News|

Happy New Year, Happy Dry January With the departure of 2020 and new hopes and resolutions for 2021, a record number of Britons have signed up for ‘Dry January’ seeing an increase in sales of no and low alcoholic beverages. According to Alcohol Change UK 6.5 million have taken up the challenge of going

Retro is all the rage – the resurgence of nostalgic pudding flavours

2021-01-05T15:56:16+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News|

The growing trend for all things retro The trend for all things ‘retro’ has been on the increase in recent years, with the demand for retro products appearing everywhere; from video games, to fashion, interior design, and everything in between. This trend has also been spreading through the food, beverage and fragrance industries; with restaurants

Where next for immunity support? 10 functional trends & ingredients to watch in the new normal

2020-07-23T15:54:50+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

A ‘new normal’ for immunity support COVID-19 is a watershed moment for functional foods and beverages. Interest in the category has skyrocketed in the wake of the pandemic, and products associated with supporting the immune system – previously a small but steadily growing segment of the market – have been the main beneficiary. The