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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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Bakery products 2015: the top 10 suppliers in key US industry sectors

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest suppliers in key sectors of the US baked goods market in 2015 - with IRI data revealing...

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Hot cereals 2015: top 10 best-selling US hot breakfast cereal brands

For a market focused on heat, the performance of the US hot cereals category is looking a little cool.

Survey: Australians fed up with fad diets

The overwhelming majority of Australians are fed up with food trends and fad diets, with 94% of them viewing these as status symbols, according to research.

Australia

Pester power: How kids influence household buying decisions

Children rule the roost when it comes to some family food choices, with offspring largely responsible for choosing most of the snack food in the Australian weekly shop.

Popcorn to grow $4bn globally by 2020 - but US market share predicted to shrink

Latin America and the Asia-Pacific countries are tipped to increase their share of the global popcorn market over the next five years.

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Cold cereals 2015: Top 10 best-selling US breakfast cereal brands

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day – but for many consumers cold cereal has become a less important part of that meal.

Ahold to roll out new-look bakery departments across US business by year-end

Retail giant Ahold aims to have completed the roll out of new-look bakery departments across its entire US estate by the end of the year.

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

The British are coming: Boom in UK exports of cereals and bakery goods

Baked goods and breakfast cereals have been among the UK’s biggest export successes of 2015.

Amazon to stock Morrisons food products under new wholesale deal 

UK supermarket chain Morrisons is to supply a wide range of fresh, ambient and frozen food products to Amazon under a wholesale deal.

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Korea doubles snack imports in 10 years

South Korea has seen the volume of snack foods imported into the country almost double over the last decade to 121,100 tonnes last year.

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

Holton deal will help Mantrose-Haeuser tap prepared bakery market, says Mintel

Acquiring Holton Food has put speciality ingredients supplier Mantrose-Haeuser in a position to tap the growing prepared foods market, according to analysts Mintel.

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production...

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Fancypants Baking eyes further growth after rebranding Crunch Cookie range

Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.

Straight talking: Tesco to no longer sell traditional crescent-shaped croissants

Tesco is to sell only straight croissants from this week – claiming UK shoppers have lost their appetite for the traditional crescent-shaped variety.

Data spanning 40 years reveals Britain's health conscious drive - as it gets fatter

Data published by the UK government today gives a glimpse into the eating habits of 150,000 UK households from 1974 to 2014, revealing a nation that is increasingly health conscious –...

FOOD VISION 2016: How to get your innovative company centre stage

Is your company an innovative trailblazer in food and nutrition? Unilever Foundry is looking for the brightest company to take part in Food Vision's innovation panel and share insights alongside big...

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

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