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Eating alone is the new norm, says Hartman Group: ‘The numbers are nothing short of revelatory’

Eating alone is the new normal, says Hartman Group in an article exploring the changing dynamics of meal times as Americans increasingly abandon sit-down ‘family meals’ in favor of more...

IRI pacesetters: What were the top 10 new product launches in 2015?

“Exciting and high-end attributes” mark out new products that made the biggest splash in CPG (consumer packaged goods) last year, according to the 2015 New Product Pacesetters report from Chicago-based market...

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So, where’s Britain’s answer to Dave’s Killer Bread?

Some of Britain’s biggest bread brands have colorful and fascinating histories stretching back more than a century.

Food & Drink Expo: Preview of new products on show in UK

More than 1,200 exhibitors will gather in Birmingham, UK, next week across four events hosted by William Reed, owner of BakeryandSnacks.com: Foodex , Food & Drink Expo incorporating the Farm Shop &...

Is the booming gluten-free baby food market about to get another boost?

New studies have prompted changes to some advice on the introduction of gluten. Could it have an impact on booming EU sales of gluten-free baby foods?

Research could help bread shake its bad rap of contributing to weight gain

New research could help debunk the commonly held belief that bread or other grain-based foods contribute to obesity or are too low in nutrients to justify the calories.

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....

Snacks and bars to help drive nut ingredients market to $16.4bn by 2020

Rising interest in health, wellness and preventive healthcare is set to fuel continued growth in the use of nut ingredients in the bakery and snack industries.

Sainsbury's to axe its Brand Match price-matching scheme

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing its Brand Match pricing scheme in favor of an everyday low pricing policy.

UK retailer Marks & Spencer to help raise awareness of celiac disease

Supermarket chain Marks & Spencer is backing a charity campaign to raise awareness of celiac disease.

Sugary treats take a hit as consumers cut back on snacking

Consumers are reducing the range of products they snack on, according to the authors of a new report on UK snacking habits.

NY start-up unveils the ultimate plant-based protein snack: BRAMI lupini beans

Lupini beans have a nutritional profile to die for. The problem is, most Americans have never heard of them. But that could change rapidly if the New York based entrepreneur...

Snack pellets: how can manufacturers accelerate US market growth?

Increased innovation and better-for-you reformulation have been tipped as ways to boost growth in the US snack pellets market.

special edition - healthy snacking

Sprouted grain snack opportunities: flavor, free-from and Europe

They are still niche – and not cheap to work with – but sprouted grains are set to continue to grow in importance to the snacks industry.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

Top hot cross buns - new consumer study ranks 10 own-label treats

Consumers have spoken – the perfect hot cross bun offers a complex blend of tastes and textures, and has ‘a good shine on top’.

Urbanisation responsible for India’s soaring breakfast cereals market

India’s breakfast cereal market has been growing at an annualised rate of over 22% over the last five years, driven largely by an increasing preference for western lifestyles and tastes.

EXPO WEST 2016

Expo West snack trends: half-popped corn, carb-free wraps and a lot of hemp

Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of snacking trends from the Natural Products Expo West...

US bakery trade groups ABA and B&CMA lay out plans to merge

US trade bodies the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) are exploring the possibility of a merger.

Coeliac charity launches UK's 'first' gluten-free event for food professionals

Nestlé, Marks & Spencer and the Food Standards Agency will be among speakers at what is claimed to be the UK’s first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals.

Expo West 2016

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales...

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Snack bars 2015: top 10 best-selling granola, breakfast and nutrition bars

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the...

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Snacks 2015: top 10 best-selling US potato chip, tortilla and pretzel brands

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snacking market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the top...

Expo West 2016

New mini Zing Bars fill underserved demand for smaller snacks for smaller people, CEO says

Individually wrapped snacks and bars have revolutionized how busy Americans eat by offering on-the-go convenience, but their current, standard size range also could offer too many calories, suggests the CEO...

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