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Snacks & health conscious consumers: Fortification, natural ingredients, & free-from claims

'People don’t pick up crisps and think: 'I wish these had more Vit C!'' Analysts on snacks and nutrition

There’s no doubt that consumers want healthier snacks, but fortification is not necessarily the answer, say Euromonitor and Datamonitor analysts.

Tyrrells veg chips are made from beetroot, parsnip and carrot

Cereal study urges US focus on oats to cut risk from ‘potent renal carcinogen’

Scientists researching the presence of a mycotoxin considered a 'potent renal carcinogen' in US cereals have found levels above EU maximum limits in 8% of oat based cereals tested, and are urging action to reduce consumer risk.

Mornflake: Gluten-free oats will soon become competitive

The gluten-free oat category remains fairly nascent but as the market matures, competition will heat up significantly, says the marketing head of Mornflake.

Special Edition: Powered up and packing nutritional punch 

Health claims and indulgence can go 'hand in hand' for breakfast cereals: Mintel

Cereal is "playing catch up" with breakfast alternatives that have mastered the pairing of health claims and indulgence, says Mintel.

Skipping breakfast may lead to diabetes and heart disease

Skipping breakfast may typically be associated with obesity but a recent study on young women suggested it could also lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Food firms should step up sugar cuts, say shoppers

Food firms should work harder to cut and communicate sugar content in their products, according to seven in 10 consumers responding to a survey by market analyst Mintel.

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Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Kellogg’s Europe president Chris Hood says the company is ‘excited’ by the growth potential of new Egyptian...

‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers
FIRM EYES YOGURT SNACK PROFIT POOL BEYOND 'SNACK AISLE'

‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over...

Kerry Group to sell Pinnacle Australia bakery

Kerry Group on cusp of Pinnacle sale

Kerry Group is in advanced discussions to sell its €160m ($181.28m) Australian bakery business Pinnacle, the company...

Meat Chips: High-protein snacking, meat processing

Meat Chips founder: ‘Chips with meat don’t happen overnight’

Developing potato chips that contain high levels of real chicken has been complex and taken eight years...

Functional snack bars China: Beauty, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Beauty and Traditional Chinese Medicine bars could be 'instant wins' in China

Snack bar makers can create instant wins in China with beauty bars or products containing Traditional Chinese...

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