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What do 36 countries say about folate and folic acid pre-conception?

Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds. 

How to bolster bread: Focus on fresh and target diversified retail, says ABA

Bakers can bolster growth with fresher varieties and listings in innovative retail channels, says the CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).

ABA chief: We’re going to fight bread bashing with strong, pro-grains science

The health value of grains must be quantified with solid science to create a tool industry can use against widespread bread bashing, says the CEO of the American Bakers Association...

Local brands add heat to Germany’s €70m hot cereal sector

‘Prolific’ flavor innovation, fortification and packaging adaptations from local brands has bolstered sales of hot cereal in Germany over the past few years, says a Mintel analyst.

60-second interview: Mark Singleton, outgoing chairman of the Snack Food Association; vice president of sales & marketing, Rudolph Foods

SFA outgoing chairman: The lines between meals & snacks are blurring; we’ve seen remarkable changes in consumption patterns

According to the March 2015 report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, most Americans now consume two or three snacks a day - news that came as no surprise to...

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Euromonitor: Savory snacks make up 10% of US packaged food spend

$1 out of every $10 spent on packaged food in the US is spent on savory snacks, says Euromonitor International.

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Why millennials are your most important snackers…

With close to 44 million in the US and a combined spending power of around $1.1 trillion dollars, millennials are a consumer group snack makers must not miss out on,...

Manufacturers, consumers, retailers or government: Whose responsibility is gluten-free?

A gluten-free diet is the only possible treatment for those with coeliac disease – so whose responsibility is it to increase affordability, availability and awareness? FoodNavigator asked experts for their views....

Crisis, what crisis? Brazil’s biscuit and industrialized cakes industry reports double-digit growth in 2014

Brazil’s biscuit, pasta and industrial cake and bread industry has seen annual sales increase 11.5% to BRL 32.20bn ($10.56bn), up from BRL 28.88bn in 2013, announced the leading trade association...

Move over fruit, it’s time for dairy! Yazoo sees yogurt smoothies soar as snackification strikes

FrieslandCampina’s milk drink and smoothie brand Yazoo is expanding availability of its on-the-go yogurt smoothies this month, seeing great potential for a ‘snack that provides sustenance.’

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to...

Industry not meeting needs of coeliac sufferers, says analyst

Industry should be more pro-active in encouraging consumers to seek a diagnosis of coeliac disease before switching to a gluten-free diet, says Euromonitor contributing analyst Simone Baroke.

A more substantial snack: protein and fiber serves consumers’ switch to satiety, says DuPont

Snacks that keep you fuller for longer – thanks to high protein and fiber – are becoming more important in the mainstream market place, according to DuPont Nutrition & Health.  

Snack identity crisis? ‘We’ve had a hard time getting our story told’, says SFA

The Snack Food Association (SFA) is determined to correct misperceptions held among consumers, government and regulators about the nature of the snack category and its role in health, its CEO...

HealthyCheats founder: ‘Controlled variety’ missing from subscription snacks

The proliferation of snacks along with the growing number of ways to get them has created too many options for consumers who, above all else, like a limited variety to...

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Retail expert: Snack makers must get into ‘grocerants’ and e-commerce

Retail-restaurant models and e-commerce are on the rise and snack makers must act fast to secure presence in these spaces, says a retail expert.

On its own, fiber lacks sex appeal; add protein and it's bang on trend...

The recommended daily fiber intake is 25-30g, but most Americans get only about half that amount, according to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which notes that aside from gut health...

Supermarket shake-ups to hit packaged bread hard?

Prepackaged bread could be hit harder as underperformers are squeezed off supermarket shelves, according to Mintel.

Fiber… Are you getting enough?

Can oatmeal save the cereal industry from slumping sales?

Manufacturers are rolling out a vast array of new oatmeal products in an effort to meet consumers’ growing demand for healthier fiber- and protein-packed breakfasts and to offset declines in...

Snacking Trends Forum highlights: ‘Packaged food doesn’t have to be junk food’

From all-day grazing to the 20% YoY growth in meat-based snacks, the merits of cricket flour, when and how to raise capital, nutrient density and guerrilla marketing, the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends...

Savory bars ‘reinventing’ sports nutrition

America’s sports nutrition market has been re-shaped by a clear shift towards savory flavors and meat in the bar category, says Packaged Facts.

Sugary cereal bars better suited to candy aisle, says Which?

Most leading UK cereal bars and breakfast biscuits contain between 30 and 40% sugar and would be better suited in confectionery aisles, Which? says.

India

Biggest biscuit consumer set for fast growth and premium charge

Indian biscuit manufacturers are now aggressively moving into the premium segment as the world’s biggest cookie consumer shifts its tastes upmarket.

‘It’s breakfast Jim, but not as we know it!’ – BakeryandSnacks breakfast bites

A ‘perfect storm’ of cultural, culinary and demographic trends has led to a stubborn weakness in breakfast cereal sales in countries like America, with all-day snacking replacing sit-down meals and...

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more...

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