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How General Mills' in-store product testing could drive faster, smarter NPD

A new approach to product development by General Mills – testing foods directly with consumers in store - reflects how important the ‘voice of the crowd’ has become, according to a leading...

'Days of simple white loaf are numbered': Marks & Spencer adds fiber to all bread

UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) is fortifying its entire pre-packed bread range with extra fiber.

Late Christmas: cake and pudding sales bounce back after a weak start

UK sales of festive cakes and puddings recovered in the two weeks before Christmas after a slow start in early December.

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

General Mills is tapping key consumer trends – including simpler ingredient lists and sweet & spicy flavors – with a raft of upcoming and recently launched products. Here we round up...

Lorain branded youtiao 'doughnuts' rolling out to 400 Walmart stores in China

Chinese manufacturer American Lorain Corporation has secured listings with Walmart for its doughnut-style youtiao.

Out of steam? Slow start for Christmas pud and cake sales in UK supermarkets

British shoppers bought a million fewer Christmas cakes and puddings in the first half of December than they did last year.

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The year that was: 10 of our most-read bakery and snacks stories of 2015

Below are 10 of the stories that most captured the attention and imagination of BakeryandSnacks readers over the past 12 months. In many ways, the list is a microcosm of...

Healthy eating tipped to drive $600m growth in global baking ingredients

Rising demand for healthier and nutrition-rich products has been tipped to drive $600m growth in the global baking ingredients market in the next five years.

Guest article: European Snacks Association boss

Snacks 2016: ESA chief pinpoints future trends that will shape the industry

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig looks at the consumer demands and trends set to drive the development of the snacks market in 2016

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

Clif Bar joins Connect the Drops initiative to protect California water supply

California-based snacking and nutrition brand Clif Bar has joined a campaign to help conserve the state’s water supply.

Snyder’s-Lance faces 'no barriers' to Diamond deal as antitrust period expires

Snyder’s-Lance’s acquisition of Diamond Foods has moved a step closer this week with the expiration of an antitrust waiting period.

Ukraine and EU wheat may benefit from ongoing Russia/Turkey dispute

Turkey, one of the largest importers of Russian wheat, may look to other sources as tensions between the two countries shows little sign of easing.

Burgeoning paleo product development spreading out from US, finds Innova

Development of products tapping the paleo diet trend has spread out from the US to other parts of the globe in the past year, according to new research.

Dispatches from FIE 2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly...

Hostess could tap growth trends though rumored Give & Go deal, says analyst

Hostess Brands’ rumored acquisition of Canada’s Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp would enable the Twinkies owner to tap key growth trends in the cake market, a leading industry analyst...

Kellogg takes ancient grains into UK mainstream with Legends launch

Kellogg’s is launching Ancient Legends – a range of breakfast cereals using ancient grains such as spelt and rye – in the UK next year.

KSA to sell flour mills, UAE’s Al Ghurair may buy

As Saudi Arabia prepares to privatise its public flour mills, the UAE’s Al Ghurair may become a purchaser, while Agthia plans to enter the kingdom’s wheat flour market.

Free-from in demand in UAE, says Lootah GM

Free-from and organic products are in increasing demand from UAE retailers, in a significant shift over the last two years, according to Lootah Premium Foods’ general manager.

British foodservice sales of sweet bakery and desserts up almost 10% in five years

Foodservice consumption of sweet bakery and dessert items has soared almost 10% in Britain over the past five years, according to new data from retail analysts The NPD Group.

Dispatches from FIE in Paris

'Put the fun back into bakery' with seasonal offerings and on-the-go formats, says Mintel

New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.

Day three at FIE - as it happens

It's the last day of Food Ingredients Europe but things show no sign of slowing down. We've collected the top tweets from the show so you can keep track of...

News in brief

Tim Tams on sale across Australia despite Coles price row, insists Arnott's

Arnott’s has sought to reassure retail customers and consumers its popular Tim Tam biscuits are available across Australia despite its pricing spat with supermarket chain Coles.

Day two at FIE - As it happens

It's day two of Food Ingredients Europe and our team of journalists is out in force. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media at #FIEurope.

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