Innovations in Dairy and Dairy alternatives focus on health and immunity

2022-04-19T13:34:48+01:00Categories: Beverage, Food Trends, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With health and immunity becoming such a focus for consumers, brands will need to keep abreast with the trends that are driving purchase in the dairy and dairy alternative market. Yoghurt Natural flavours and local ingredients are becoming more sought after by consumers, along with ingredients to protect gut health, according to GlobalData, Innovation Update

Hard Seltzers are gaining worldwide traction

2022-04-08T15:03:56+01:00Categories: Beverage, Citrus, Food Trends, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hard seltzers have taken the US by storm but recent findings from Globaldata have shown that growth is slowing down from +385.6% year-on-year in 2017 to +8.0% by 2025.  However, IWSR informs us that the market is merely ‘evolving and maturing, with an increasing focus on value over volume growth’.  Almost 300 new hard

Ukraine-Russia Crisis Update

2022-03-09T18:43:13+00:00Categories: Industry News|

As a result of the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine and the needless suffering of the Ukrainian people, Lionel Hitchen has taken the decision to suspend all commercial activities with Russia. We can reassure our customers that the business is taking every reasonable step to maintain continuity of supply to our customers given the potential

Food and Beverage Trends 2022

2022-04-08T12:07:55+01:00Categories: Beverage, Confectionery, Food Trends, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Consumers still face post-pandemic feelings of health and financial insecurity. Shoppers desire to be in control of food and drink decisions and they will consider how their purchases contribute to protecting their health and/or the health of the planet, according to Mintel - What the 2022 Consumer Trends mean for food and drink. After initial

Lionel Hitchen Ltd – Coronavirus Statement

2021-08-24T10:17:52+01:00Categories: 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+01:00Categories: 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+01:00Categories: 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

It’s hotting up in the Hitchen Kitchen!

2021-05-05T22:29:06+01:00Categories: 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

2022-03-17T09:49:34+00:00Categories: Beverage, Flavourings, Industry News|

Happy New Year, Happy Dry JanuaryWith 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 alcohol-free for the