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Kellogg and General Mills top NPD likeability charts with carbs

'One reason waffles and bread might be on top has to do with the changing seasons...Cooler weather often translates to comfort foods,' says Instant.ly product innovation head

Kellogg and General Mills have topped the consumer likeability charts in the US with Eggo waffles and Pillsbury bread mix – indicating a love of carbs, according to insights specialist Instant.ly.

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Mooncakes and China: Think cosmopolitan, fat-free and green

Young Chinese consumers have adopted global ideals around health and sustainability, driving a cosmopolitan edge to the country’s traditional Mooncake Festival, Euromonitor says.

General Mills targets further supply chain savings after net profit plunge

General Mills says the need to offset inflation is as strong as ever as it broadens the scope of cost saving measures across the value chain.

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Don't Miss The FoodNavigator Debate – October 15th

The long road to salt reduction: Where we are and where we can go from FoodNavigator.com

Despite huge success stories from salt reduction efforts in some regions, public health experts and campaigners still suggest that much more needs to be done to bring down intakes. Where do we go from here?

FDA unveils four revised FSMA rules from FoodQualityNews.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing changes to four rules as part of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).

Smaller brands can flourish under big corporate umbrellas, says General Mills CEO: ‘We've been very good, I think, about leaving them alone’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

General Mills will help newly acquired natural & organic brand Annie’s expand into new categories, channels and markets; and will use its clout to drive procurement and operational/logistical efficiencies, CEO Ken Powell told analysts this week. But it won’t try to change the culture of the company.

FIC regulation: Lost in translation? from FoodNavigator.com

Pan-European food companies could be prone to major translation blunders as they look to implement new food labelling rules, says translation expert Richard Brooks.

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Frito-Lay supply chain, productivity focus drives profit

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up...

Weetabix Alpen bars for Chinese market

Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese...

Asda gluten-free: Pledges to Coeliac UK project nationwide

Asda commits to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free guarantee across all stores

Asda has pledged to stock eight staple gluten-free products across all of its UK stores; a commitment...

Ancient Harvest launches ancient grains hot cereal line

Ancient Harvest CEO: ‘Entry into the hot cereal category was an obvious choice’

Ancient Harvest’s hot cereal range plays to a consumer focus on protein, gluten-free and nutrition at breakfast,...

UK breakfast boom: Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue...

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