We’ve all been there – reached for a high protein, fiber dense, fatty acid-rich snack as a healthier option. But did we all hit the gym that day to compensate?...
Snack makers should seriously consider trialing new products in c-stores because consumers are happy to invest dollars into first-time buys, says IRI.
Liquid breakfasts are not truly catching on with consumers as an alternative to cereal-based breakfast options, says Euromonitor International.
Organic packaged snacks remain fairly niche but resonate well with health-conscious consumers and retailers, says Euromonitor International.
Turkey is an attractive destination for European food exports with niche opportunities in dairy, bakery, health and wellness, say market analysts.
Coffee vending machines are evolving: mobile payments, the offer of complementing snacks, and even machines with facial recognition software are innovations helping boost consumer confidence, according to Douwe Egberts Professional.
Fruit snacking has many forms but industry collectively agrees the future must be about stripping back ingredients and giving consumers fruit in its purest form.
Organic breakfast products are an easy and affordable way to dip a toe in organic, the Soil Association says.
Marks & Spencer’s move to fortify its entire bakery range with vitamin D is a good public health move given the population is deficient, says the nutrition and innovation head...
Kellogg invested in impressive sustainability initiatives last year and communicated efforts well, helping it secure the top spot in the consumer reputation charts, says a research expert.
Japan’s vending machine stockers have been seeing sluggish fortunes over the last year as overall sales dropped by 5% last year, down from 2013’s US$42.9bn.
Hostess Brands could see global expansion of Twinkies, Donnettes et al. and an extremely strong bakery player emerge if a buyout transpires, analysts say.
Grupo Bimbo, Flowers Foods, Post and Aryzta have all been touted as suitors in the rumored $2bn Hostess Brands sell-out, but who is best-suited to take on the infamous Twinkie?
A raft of candy makers are moving into snacks and this influx of innovation will serve the category and consumers well, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).
Snack makers must stay relevant and share worthy if they want millennials to spend dollars, says the president of retail marketing consultancy firm FCB RED.
Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to...
PepsiCo, ADM, Mondelez and DuPont have some of the highest-paid female CEOs in the world, according to a joint study by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action...
Where are the opportunities for bakers in retail? How important will grain research be for the future? And what kind of policy hurdles are industry truly up against?
Bakers must adapt products and merchandizing according to target retail channels because shopper behavior is very different in each, says a retail expert.
Sliced white bread remains king in India but there is huge promise in premium as consumers become more experimental and health conscious, says a ValueNotes analyst.
Potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese snacks are performing strongly in the US retail market, despite growing demand for healthier snacking options. However, the big winners in the snacks aisle...
Snack makers can boost sales and secure stronger retail relations with data-driven product pairing rather than guesswork, says Nielsen Perishables Group.
To sell insects to Western consumers, food manufacturers must create products that align ethical motivations with sensory expectations – meaning cricket-flour cookies will fare better than chocolate-coated crickets.
Sales of snacks account for a whopping 40% of the $370 billion U.S. packaged food market and are set to grow 2% annually through 2019, thanks in large part to...