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Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

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Mettler Toledo to build plant in Pasco County

Mettler Toledo will build a facility in Florida for its product inspection division creating 185 positions.

Top 10 US salty snack brands: Who have been the star performers so far in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US salty snacks categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

Top 10 US cereal brands: Winners and losers in first half of 2016

General Mills – which made some bullish comments  about its breakfast cereals business earlier this year – has outperformed major rivals in the first half of 2016.

How are America's biggest bakery businesses performing in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the biggest businesses in key parts of the US bakery market performed in the first half of 2016

Mondelēz warns multinationals to reposition during China’s economic slowdown

Multinational companies should reconsider their business strategies amid China’s economic slowdown, Mondelēz China president Stephen Maher told the audience at the recent Food and Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai....

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Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has vowed to bring back jobs to America by ripping up and renegotiating trade deals with trading partners. FoodNavigator hit the floor at IFT to gauge the...

NCA Sweet Insights 2016

Natural-positioned snacks driving growth in specialty channel, says Spins

Snack sales are growing more than twice as fast in the US ‘speciality gourmet’ retail channel than through mainstream stores, according to retail analysts Spins.

EU's appetite for foreign land to produce its food is unjust & unsustainable: FOE report

The EU requires almost 270 million hectares of agricultural land to produce its food and almost 40% of this land lies outside Europe. It is unjust, irresponsible and unsustainable, according...

Gryphon satisfies its sweet tooth with second dessert acquisition

Private equity firm, Gryphon Investors, has agreed to acquire Lawler Foods, which manufactures gourmet cheesecakes, layer cakes, pies and other desserts for retail and foodservice customers across North America.   ...

Australia

Multiple cereal benefits uncovered in first-of-its-kind study

A first-ever scientific analysis of different types of breakfast cereals and their impact on the health of Australians has found positive benefits for body weight and nutrition, regardless of the...

Global trends: Where are the world's strongest and weakest candy & snacks markets?

Snacks and confectionery value sales growth has slowed to its lowest level in at least five years in many parts of the world, according to data from retail analysts Euromonitor...

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke,...

tna on Brexit, popular snacks in Italy and expanding its European operations

tna has opened an office in Italy to serve the country and wider Mediterranean region including Spain, Portugal and France.

BREXIT

British food firms set to increase trade with US following Brexit vote

UK confectionery and snack businesses may look to ramp up their trade with the US in light of last week’s vote to leave the European Union.

BREXIT

Brexit: The industry responds

As snacks and bakery businesses across the globe come to terms with the ramifications of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, we gather responses from businesses, trade bodies...

BREXIT

Brexit fallout: Snack sales face threat of drop in discretionary spend

Sweet and savory snacks will be among the hardest hit UK food categories as a result of the Brexit vote, according to analysts Euromonitor International.

Lessons to learn: Could protein snack shoppers be better informed?

High-protein food has made the leap from diet and fitness fad to mainstream food trend quicker than a CrossFitter can swing a Kettlebell.

Growing appetite: The proteins and flavors transforming meat snacks

Take a look at a supermarket or health food store meat snacks fixture and it’s clear the selection, flavor and formats are becoming more diverse.

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

Sweets & snacks expo 2016

Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

sweets & snacks expo 2016

‘Everything is a snack’: the foods and formats transforming the category

With 96% of US consumers snacking between meals – and the lines between mealtimes continuing to blur – analysts say the range of foods accepted as a snack continues to grow.

IOI drops legal action against RSPO

Palm oil supplier IOI Corporation Berhad has ditched plans to sue the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), saying it has “engaged” with customers, NGOs and the RSPO to resolve...

Ditching 'diet' and laying off 'light': Consumers mistrust healthy processed foods, says Mintel

The National Obesity Forum's advice to shun processed foods such as low-fat yoghurts and cheeses for whole foods this week has provoked mixed reactions – but consumers are already turning...

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