Industry News

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

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

Lionel Hitchen Ltd – Coronavirus Statement

2021-08-24T10:54:44+01:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Industry News|

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 and understanding as we all

African flavours bring a bit of ‘Chakalaka Spice’ to the food scene!

2020-01-03T10:16:39+00:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Flavourings, Food Trends, Herbs & Spices, Industry News|

African flavours and ingredients are now seeing a rise in popularity across the food, drink, health and beauty sectors. Whilst much of the focus has initially been on North African flavours such as Harissa and Ras El Hanout, within the UK market West African and South African flavours are also increasing in popularity, with

Infusions – the big botanicals boom

2019-12-05T15:07:46+00:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Flavourings, Food Trends, Herbs & Spices, Industry News|

How it started - the ‘Gin Craze’ When William of Orange became king of England in the late 1600s, he brought with him the idea of ‘genever’; the national spirit of Holland and Belgium, flavoured predominantly with juniper berries. This was the beginning of what is now known as the ‘Gin Craze’. Due to

New Autumnal craft chocolate flavours – Speculaas, Pumpkin Spice and more…

2020-03-12T12:56:55+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News|

Chocolate has always been a firm favourite for those craving a sweet treat, but recently within the chocolate market the pendulum has started to shift from the traditional flavours for chocolate such as caramel, strawberry, hazelnut and orange. The booming craft chocolate trend Craft chocolates are becoming more prevalent, especially within the Australasia market,