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The future of snacks? Popped, ancient grains and the rise of craft brands

Craft snack brands will lead innovation because of their fresh take on an old market, and balancing health and indulgence will be top of the agenda, says Innova Market Insights.

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Bread still rules high-fiber realm; Latin America rising fast

When it comes to fiber, baked goods are king. That might sound obvious, but in a world where the nutrient, its source and end application are often separated, it is...

Snacks stretch PepsiCo’s global reach 3%: Kantar Worldpanel

PepsiCo gobbled up more global interest last year, fueled by three ‘star’ brands – Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report.

UK data shows most people do not meet healthy eating targets

The UK population is still consuming too much saturated fat, added sugars and salt and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre, says a new report.

Closing the fiber gap: Science, trends and the future

Is fiber the golden ingredient for bakery, snacks and cereal? And has its use changed?

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Cereal gets to the heart of fiber deficiency, but is fortification the way to go?

High cereal fiber intake after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, research suggests, but these benefits could be achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, rather than through fortified...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

UK celiac diagnosis rises fourfold in 20 years: Industry needs to step up, says Coeliac UK

The gluten-free industry must improve availability, quality and cost of products in light of a fourfold increase in UK celiac diagnosis over the past two decades, says the CEO of...

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BakeryandSnacks attending Sweets & Snacks Expo

BakeryandSnacks will be at Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago next week to bring you all the latest on product innovation and trends from some of the biggest snack players...

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European nutrition innovation is dead? Long live fusion innovation!

Consensus was real innovation was difficult to perceive with the naked eye at Vitafoods Europe this year. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t exist, says Healthy Marketing Team president and...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.

Bay State Milling: White flour backlash continues

Taste, performance and nutrition will always be the biggest drivers in flour innovation, says Bay State Milling’s director of product marketing. 

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

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BakeryandSnacks at Interpack 2014

BakeryandSnacks is at Interpack in Düsseldorf to gather all the latest on processing and packaging for the global bakery, snacks and cereal sector.

Vitafoods 2014 Live!

Watch it live: Vitafoods 2014 video stream

Get the latest insights and highlights from the Vitafoods 2014 show right from your web browser with our live video feed from the show. Tune in to watch key interviews...

Vitafoods 2014 Live

Vitafoods tweet by tweet: The key quotes from social media

Our team of journalists and editors will be bringing you the latest news, views, pictures and tweets from the Vitafoods show in Geneva. Stick with us to keep up to date...

Digging into innovation & NPD with Datamonitor consumer

Black cereal: How to make a splash in China

Black ingredients are considered healthier in China and black breakfast cereals are making a debut splash in the market; a trend Western companies should take note of, says a Datamonitor...

FoodNavigator-USA Gluten-free Forum Highlights: ‘Fad dieters are not buying gluten-free products - they are just avoiding bread’

If the size of the US gluten-free market is hard to pin down as everyone measures it differently , few doubt that its double-digit growth seems set to continue - at least...

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BakeryandSnacks at Vitafoods with live debate on natural v additives

BakeryandSnacks will be at Vitafoods next week to host a live debate digging into use of ‘natural’ ingredients versus additives in the development of healthy bakery.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Turkey is ripe for innovative salt reduction, says Leatherhead

Turkey lags behind Western Europe when it comes to salt reduction, but has an openness that makes it ripe for bakers to introduce innovative technologies, according to Leatherhead Food Research.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

China to keep up high grain production tempo

China will continue to maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output in order to achieve its food security target over the next decade, according to an official...

Snacks still dominate c-store but breakfast trending, says FONA

Grab-and-go snacks like potato chips, nuts and donuts continue to dominate convenience store purchases, but breakfast choices are catching up, says FONA International.

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

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