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‘Smoked’ and ‘burnt’ among flavors driving snacks: Mintel

The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a snack more than anything else.

Smoked and burnt flavors are trending in the salty snack category, according to Mintel. Pic: ©iStock/AVNphotolab/etiennevoss

Lotus Bakeries recalls products suspected to contain contaminated eggs

Belgian biscuit and snack maker Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products suspected to contain eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.

Fruit & veg grab bigger share of on-the-go snack category: Nielsen

The $16.3m ‘snackable’ fruit and vegetable sub-category may not be as big as the $27bn salty snack category, but it is making a big dent into the $1.1bn ‘on-the-go’ snacking sub-category in the US, according to annual Nielsen data, ended May 27, 2017.

David v Goliath breakfast cereal battle gears up for NZ High Court

Like any other trademark holder, Sanitarium has little choice but to protect its brand, according to NZ Food and Grocery Council chief executive Katherine Rich.

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B&G Foods acquires cookie and granola maker Back to Nature from Mondelēz

B&G Foods has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Back to Nature Foods Company for $162.5m in cash.

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Health, wealth and internet forcing instant noodle-makers to rethink

Plus: New Hope in line for May Park takeover; and Organic watchdog celebrates accreditation milestone.

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