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Frito-Lay to drive deep-ridged success wider in 2014/15

Frito-Lay will roll out deep-ridged potato chips in more than 10 countries this year, and has plans to expand the snack concept even further in 2015 as its international patent on the design pends.

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Snacks still dominate c-store but breakfast trending, says FONA

Grab-and-go snacks like potato chips, nuts and donuts continue to dominate convenience store purchases, but breakfast choices are catching up, says FONA International.

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

EU whole grain label laws could take over a year to define, says expert

Industry will meet with scientists next week in Vienna to start discussions on the future of pan-European whole grain labeling, but it’s likely to take more than one year to finalize, says an expert from TNO.

Snack packaging gets gourd-geous makeover

Growing snack brand SuperSeedz hopes to grab consumers with redesigned, award-winning flexible packaging for its flavorful pumpkin seeds.

Sonoco pumps $20m into composite can packaging plant

Packaging giant Sonoco is investing $20m in construction of a composite-can plant in Malaysia, taking advantage of regional growth in snack sales.

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When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea? from FoodNavigator.com

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett of MMR Research.

Advancing nutritional epidemiology to a whole new level? NIH scientists publish metabolomics biomarkers to study diet-disease associations from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Scientists from the National Cancer Institute at the NIU have reported metabolomic biomarkers for a variety of foods and vitamins, which, if validated, could become biomarkers in large cohorts to study diet-disease associations.

Don’t waste taste, say researchers with new technique to study chewing from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

How do food processors know how much salt is needed to give peanuts the best flavour and how much goes to waste? An Australian research team hopes to provide the answer after developing a new 3D modelling technique to show how flavour particles react to chewing.

Abraaj Group plans Middle East & North Africa expansion for Kool Food from ConfectioneryNews.com

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired a stake in Moroccan chocolate company Kool Food and plans to expand distribution in the Middle East and Africa.

Kraft recalls 96K pounds of wieners from FoodProductionDaily.com

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because the meat products may contain allergens not listed on the packaging label.

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General Mills slashes trans and sat fats in dough

General Mills slashes trans and sat fats in dough

General Mills has filed a patent to lower the trans fatty acid and saturated fat content in...

Woats Oatsnack plans expansion as it nears $1m mark

Woats Oatsnack plans expansion as it nears $1m mark

The founder of Woats Oatsnack has plans to expand the kids snack line and says the company’s...

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake...

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake...

Consumers can eat up to 34% more calories when eating breakfast cereal with smaller flakes; a physical...

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions,...

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

Diana Cowland

Senior Analyst, Health & Wellness, Euromonitor International

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