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Top 12 stories of 2014: Frito-Lay marketing, snacking and wheat science

Marketing insight from Frito-Lay, snacking trends for the future and wheat science were just a handful of the best-read stories on BakeryandSnacks for 2014.

Festive Flick

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation...

Snacking in 2015 to be shaped by occasions: Think late-night, sports and breakfast-fillers

Midnight cereal chomping, energy-dense sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are just some of the trends set to shape the snacking market next year, according to Datamonitor Consumer.

NPD watch: Green tea cereal, meat bars and bread for women

Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the product innovations identified by Datamonitor Consumer during 2014.

Celebrating brilliance: Top 10 finalists for Personality of the Year 2014

Our editorial panel has sifted tirelessly through a pile of fantastic nominations for this year’s BakeryandSnacks Personality of the Year awards and compiled a sparkling top 10 list.

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Bakery for diabetics: How to storm into China

Developing baked goods for diabetics has heaps of potential in China given the rates of diabetes and mounting concern in the country, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Australia

Australian snackers opt for savoury, though most top brands are sweet

When it comes to Australia’s most popular snacks, it seems that tastes tend more towards savoury than sweet, market research has found. 

IRI F&B DATA: Part I on bread

White bread chomps into UK top 20 F&B but sales plummet

Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.

IRI F&B DATA: Part II on snacks

Snacks scatter UK top 20 F&B showing sturdy growth

Two major snack brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list with above-market growth, according to IRI data.

Secret snacking: Most Brits feel guilty, finds Canadean

Many British consumers feel guilty about snacking and even more associate it with ‘breaking’ a diet plan, research finds.

PerkinElmer expands presence in food testing

PerkinElmer has acquired Perten Instruments for $266m to ‘significantly expand’ its presence in the food testing.

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Sprouted flours are ‘the next big thing,” baker Peter Reinhart predicts

Sprouted grain flour is gaining traction with food manufacturers and consumers alike thanks to its sweeter taste, longer shelf life, increased nutrient bioavailability and overall better baking experience, claims Peter...

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in...

US belt manufacturer hires UK sales manager to expand bakery and snacks sector

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a US metal conveyor belt manufacturer, has hired its first sales manager to support the company’s business growth in the UK and Ireland.

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

The higher cost and lack of familiarity with whole grains are complicating some schools’ efforts to comply with requirements to serve 100% whole grains that went into effect last July,...

Dispatches from Food Matters Live, London

Gluten-free health benefits? For those without an intolerance there's no proof, claim experts

Choosing gluten-free food is a lifestyle choice, but there is no evidence that it’s a healthier option for those not suffering from gluten intolerance, say experts.

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers Conference

Pseudoscience, taste & cost hinder sales of whole grain products

Consumers’ perception of whole grains have come a long way, but with most Americans consuming only 15% of the recommended daily intake of them, whole grains still have several barriers...

Celebrating brilliance in baking: BakeryandSnacks opens entries for Personality of the Year 2014

The bakery, snack and cereal sector is vast - driven by millions of dynamic individuals across the globe. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be...

The gluten-free diet “fad” may be unsustainable

The increasing number of U.S. adults reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet who are not diagnosed with celiac disease likely is an unsustainable fad, clinical researchers argued at the...

The least desirable job? Being a breakfast cereal exec, says consultant

Executives in cereal firms will need to tackle R&D with an entrepreneurial spirit to tough out the next five years, warns consultant.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

BEMA: ‘This is the place to be and we want to grow in this market’

The Middle East is like ‘The Wild West’, expanding at an incredible rate, according to BEMA, (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds).

Guest article

Boring bread? Ditch bland ads and bite into the revolution

Bread and milk have always been natural indicators for what is happening inside the average household. Both are reliable dietary staples and both have the ability to inspire passion and...

Popping trends of the popcorn industry: FONA

The popcorn category saw a 94% increase in product launches from 2010 to 2014 with 422 of these coming from North America, says a trend report from FONA International.

Food Security Index update

World's most obese nation? Kuwait (and the next four are Middle Eastern)

Kuwait has the world’s highest percentage of obese people – 42.8% of its population is obese – and the next four fattest countries are also from the Middle East region,...

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