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Genius targets in-store bakeries for French expansion

UK gluten-free major Genius has rolled products in French in-store bakeries – a move it says should normalize gluten-free for consumers.

PATENT WATCH

Frito-Lay snack patent: It’s baked, but tastes fried

Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its manufacturing process to bake snacks that maintain the taste and texture of a fried product using a hydration step.

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.

Financials brief

Q2 ‘wrap’: Grupo Bimbo sharp profit rise, PepsiCo profits dip

Grupo Bimbo’s Q2 net profit surged 72.6% on the previous year as sales rose slightly, whereas PepsiCo’s net profit dipped 2% despite steady sales.

Global Industry News

From semiconductors to snacks: Egg white chips entrepreneur rides crest of protein wave from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A mechanical engineer with a keen interest in semi-conductors, ips All Natural co-founder Sean Olson is not your typical food entrepreneur. But don’t let his résumé fool you. With an unusual product that taps into the protein trend, Olson reckons his egg white chips may just find the sweet spot...

United Biscuits’ private equity owners coy on flotation from FoodNavigator.com

United Biscuits joint owners Blackstone and PAI partners have refused to comment on speculation that they are preparing the company for a public flotation.

Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who recently received international recognition for their work.

The RD's perspective

Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethink on advertising? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Mexico announced last week that it was restricting television advertising on high-calorie food and soda in an effort to stem the rising tide of obesity. Registered dietitians weigh in on the impact of the measure, which is the farthest any country has gone to restrict advertising. 

Spotlight

Cereal snacks without milk: Canadean

‘Stand-still’ cereal segment should consider milk-less snack bags: Canadean

Cereal makers should consider moving NPD away from the breakfast table and introducing milk-free snack bags to...

Germany: Gender influences savory snacks purchases says Canadean

Gender influences savory snacks purchases in Germany: Canadean

In Germany women are more likely to choose indulgent savory snacks, while men are more price-focused, according...

Metabolic syndrome may be caused by energy-dense snacks

Salty snacks may increase metabolic syndrome risk by 56%: Study

Higher consumption of salty energy-dense snacks may be a factor in the development of metabolic syndrome, according...

Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome is unveiled

Hope for cheaper, more accessible wheat as genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled

There is hope for cheaper and more accessible wheat as a draft genetic blueprint of bread wheat...

Andean Grain chia seeds positive FSA novel opinion

Andean Grain gears up for chia cheer after EU approval

Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency...

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