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Want Want, PepsiCo and Orion only account for 19% of the Chinese snack market. Could nuts and seeds be a future disruptor?

Savory snacks market in China expected to reach $16.6bn by 2021, Euromonitor

A recent Euromonitor report projected China's savory snack market will reach sales of 3,676,200 tons and 144.1bn RMB ($16.6bn) by 2021 with 4% retail volume CAGR and 6% value CAGR. 

Children's sugar intake equivalent to five doughnuts a day: Obesity Health Alliance

Children in the UK are eating the equivalent of five doughnuts a day in sugar, according to the Obesity Health Alliance, as it calls on industry to reformulate its products.

ABB launches investigation after misappropriation of funds

ABB has launched an investigation after its former treasurer allegedly stole money from its South Korean subsidiary.

JV funding gives Turkish flour producer Ulusoy Un a boost

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) to provide working capital to Ulusoy Un Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

Consuming carb-heavy bars or gels either during or immediately after intense exercise helps cut immune disturbances and can aid the body’s recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to support the...

Snacking Innovation Summit trend-watching: Mini-meals, tapas-style eating, and hero SKUs

The trend towards continuous grazing throughout the day will create new ‘multi-temperature’ snacking opportunities for manufacturers as a ‘tapas-style’ approach to eating gains momentum, predicted panelists at the FoodNavigator-USA/BakeryandSnacks snacking...

Guest article

IGD: Top five food-to-go trends 2017

With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, senior retail insight manager at grocery research organization IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes...

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Soviet era’s Long Chips’ journey of endurance

Pernes L’s Latvian snack, Long Chips, survived the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and today is available in over 25 countries.

The FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit: Have you registered yet?

If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick...

China likely to demand more cereal from Canada: new report

The latest report from The Conference Board of Canada showed that commodities and consumer goods, such as cereals and nuts, will likely to see rising demand from China in coming...

Sorghum's superfood credentials could see it become ingrained in our diet: Mintel

Sorghum is little known in the west but has all the makings of a superfood from the nutrient profile to its heritage tradition – can it join the ranks of...

US-based Bemis to open Northern Ireland Business Services Centre

Bemis, headquartered in Wisconsin, US, will open a Business Services Centre in Northern Ireland, creating 95 jobs to support its European operations.

Weight Watchers bread range gains listings at Canada’s supermarket chain Longo

Canadian supermarket chain Longo has started carrying a line of Weight Watcher-branded breads to offer consumers a guilt-free bakery option.

Kellogg Canada’s 2017 range reflects consumer health drive

Kellogg Canada is debuting a range of cereals and snacks following the recent multiproduct launch by its mother company in the US.

Dinant snack manufacturer generates electricity from African Palm fruit

Dinant, which produces snacks, cooking oils, processed foods, fruits and vegetables, for Central America, the Dominican Republic and other global exports, has built a biogas plant using waste from the...

Healthy snacks might see unhealthy American diet as an opportunity, Mintel suggests

A latest Mintel report shows only 42% of Americans consider their diet to be healthy, while less than 38% consumers agree that healthy foods are worth the added expense.

Commodities

The cereal report: what’s in store for 2017?

2016 was a year of change on the commodities front, and all indications are that 2017 is expecting more surprises, warn economists.

Kellogg’s Pringles launches five new flavors under LOUD collection

Pringles has introduced potato chips range Pringles LOUD, featuring five new flavors, including fiery chilli lime.

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

Egg prices in Europe have risen 16% since November last year driven up by bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand, say global commodities analysts at Mintec.

Ishida Europe on how African snack manufacturers can be more competitive

African snack manufacturers need to improve efficiencies by eliminating product giveaway and increase throughput, according to Ishida Europe.

General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

Going bananas over the new Deep Fried Twinkie

Twinkie has gone back to its roots with the addition of a banana-flavored variety to its deep fried line.

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

Allinson’s unveils new bread loaf size designed for smaller households

The UK bakery has launched a range of 12-slice 650g bread loaves based on customer insights.

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

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