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Finger foods may be best for people with Alzheimer's

Finger foods that are specifically designed for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease could help those suffering with the condition to eat more and improve their nutritional status, say researchers.

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Cascadian Farm plugs alternative protein trend with organic pea bars

General Mills-owned Cascadian Farm says its organic pea-based protein bars plug consumer desire for alternative protein sources.

The Premium Snack Company: Consumers need education on freeze-dried concept

The success of The Premium Snack Company’s freeze-dried veggie snack line depends on consumer understanding of the production process, says its sales and marketing director.

Graze.com ready to gobble up US market prospects

Snacking subscription service Graze.com has pumped nearly $5m into US expansion - a market that has very, very big potential, CEO says.

Can a US equity giant revive Hovis?

US Gores Group is allegedly in talks to buy out a stake of Premier Foods’ Hovis business and a city analyst has said that geography would not impact its ability...

Kellogg’s Malaysian Pringles plant to boost Asia hold

The Kellogg Company will build a snacks manufacturing facility in Malaysia to increase Pringles capacity across Asia Pacific.

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GMO-free Cheerios: Did General Mills buckle to consumer pressure? Will the move backfire?

General Mills’ move to go GMO-free on its flagship Cheerios brand has caused quite a stir. But what motivated this reformulation? And how will it play out?

Interview with Zego allergy-friendly nutrition bar founders Colleen Kavanagh and Jonathan Shambroom

Zego ‘allergy-friendly’ bar founders: Industry must do more than slap allergen disclaimers on pack

The manufacturers of a soy-, nut-, dairy- and gluten-free protein bar are hoping to make allergy-friendly products more accessible for on-the-go consumers with national distribution on Amazon.com and a strong...

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Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos in Japan

PepsiCo has developed another beverage-inspired flavor for its Cheetos brand in Japan – this time, Mountain Dew.

Genius ‘suitably busy’ amid global expansion

Gluten-free major Genuis is suitably busy with an ambitious international expansion plan as it moves into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its commercial director says.

Kosher is only one slice of Wholly Wholesome’s pie, says CEO

Opportunities in kosher bakery alone are fairly limited, but alongside gluten-free, vegan and organic it’s valuable, says Wholly Wholesome CEO.

General Mills: Next generation growth is in subscription snacking

General Mills says its subscription snacking service Nibblr will feed next generation business growth as convenience booms.

Cheerio GMOs! But can General Mills have its non-GMO cake and eat it?

Is it possible to have your non-GMO cake and eat it?

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PepsiCo Doritos Super Bowl competition heats up

 PepsiCo has selected five finalist video entries for its user-generated Super Bowl advert competition.

Grupo Bimbo CSR app – lost on consumers, good for business

Grupo Bimbo’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) app is unlikely to spark interest among consumers but could prove valuable as a way to collate business efforts and differentiate, says an innovation...

Consumers tolerate breads with as much as 30% less salt in university test

Bakers seeking to meet sodium reduction targets can take hope in new research conducted at Oregon State University that shows that consumers are willing to accept lower-salt breads and, if...

Original Cheerios going GMO-free

General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties...

Skinny bread: Warburtons to invest £20m in sandwich alternatives

UK bread major Warburtons will pump £20m ($32.8m) into a new production plant dedicated to sandwich alternatives as demand in the segment booms.

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General Mills debuts subscription snack service

General Mills is experimenting with a concept that ships snacks directly to consumers through a subscription service. Called Nibblr, the service offers four small boxes of various snacks for $6. 

Back to Nature Foods acquires SnackWell’s from Mondelez

Back to Nature Foods plans to increase its scale in the ‘important’ cookie and cracker categories with newly acquired SnackWell’s business.

Goodman Fielder sells biscuit business to Green’s Foods

Australian food major Goodman Fielder has announced that it has sold its biscuits business to Green’s Food Holdings, a move in line with its strategy over the last two years...

Japanese food majors to launch new instant noodle brand in India

Two of Japan’s major food makers have reached an agreement to set up instant noodle joint-ventures in India and Nigeria to meet growing demand from these markets.

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

General Mills: ‘We are not waiting on industry trends to improve’

General Mills reported lower-than-expected earnings for Q2, fiscal 2014 but said it plans to reinvigorate business in the second half with NPD.

Kellogg NPD: Mess-free frozen breakfasts target morning rush

Kellogg’s new frozen breakfast products are mess-free, on-the-go options that will attract today’s busy consumer, an analyst says. 

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