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The Original Cakerie ‘poised for growth’ after Gryphon take-over

Gryphon Investors has made a majority investment in The Original Cakerie, which makes frozen desserts for customers in the US and Canada, with the deal expected to close this month.

FIE 2015 - as it happens

Our team of journalists is in Paris this week, and we'll be among many tweeting live from the show. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media...

‘These are conscious meal replacements’: Snacking becoming the norm

There’s a “macrodynamic shift” happening in how we eat as a culture, according to a report from The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, and snacking has become a part of daily life....

This week Down Under

Keen-snacking Aussies still not tucking into healthy potato chips

The number of Australians who snack on potato chips continues to grow, while those who do so are also most likely to wash them down with flavoured soft drinks, market...

Urbanization adds to cereals huge growth in India

India’s breakfast cereal market has grown over 22% per year since 2009 as America’s cereal industry awaits a full recovery.

News in brief

Health consciousness drives lightning breakfast cereals growth

India's breakfast cereal market has grown at an annualised rate of just over 22% since 2010, with Kellogg's, Bagrry and PepsiCo Quaker together capturing more than three-quarters of the market. 

Chocolate market to exceed $26bn by 2018: Packaged Facts

The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.

CIHEAM calls for better food security for Mediterranean wheat, corn, barley and rice industries

Intergovernmental organisation, CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies), is calling on better food security to improve the wheat, corn, barley and rice industry supply chain.

Small packs for developing world to help global breakfast cereal top $40bn: Technavio

The global breakfast cereal market’s revenue is expected to balloon from $34.8bn in 2014 to $40.3bn in 2019, according to a research from Technavio.

Guest article

The low fibre intake problem: is packaged food the culprit or the key?

Fibre may not be a sexy nutrient, but that shouldn't stop its rise, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International, in this guest article.

Snack market will grow despite war on fat

The crisp and snack market will continue to grow despite greater public focus on sugar, salt and fat content in foods, according to the boss of one snack firm.

Sports Nutrition 2015: Winning strategies in foods, drinks, supplements & ingredients - IT'S TODAY!

Formulation strikes, marketing makeovers, new ingredients, winning science, regulatory landscapes explained – take your seat for this and more at Sports Nutrition 2015, online and free on October 22, otherwise known as today!

SupplySide West 2015: Protein trends part 1

Bakery, snacks & beverage could be next frontier for high-protein products, experts say

As the high-protein trend matures from niche to mainstream, innovative manufacturers are tapping into the still-significant growth opportunity by adding the ingredient to a broader range of platforms, including baked...

Protein popularity: Meat snacks poised for growth

The demand for meat snacks is on the rise, and one Euromontior analyst sees plenty of room for continued growth in the market.

General Mills will thrive despite gluten-free recall: Packaged Facts report

Despite a recent recall of nearly 2m boxes of gluten-free Cheerios, Packaged Facts reports that General Mills is poised to see a huge return from their investment in the gluten-free...

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

How ‘progressive consumers’ are redefining health and wellness… and is fat really back?

While cynics observe that biodynamic cane sugar is still sugar, and gourmet Himalayan pink salt is still good old sodium chloride, it’s a fact that trends which might seem to...

Expo East in review

Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to...

AAK acquires major stake in Indian company

Edible oils AAK has acquired a 51% share of Indian specialty oils and fats company, Kamani, to strengthen its foothold in India.

Which ancient grains are gaining the most traction in the US food & beverage market?

Ancient grains continue to gain traction in the US food retail and foodservice market, with quinoa leading the pack. However, lesser-known grains such as teff, amaranth and freekeh are starting...

Welsh food and drink firms target Scandinavia

Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits will join 15 other Welsh food and drink manufacturers on a trade mission to Scandinavia in a bid to find new trading opportunities and “sustainably grow” the...

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2015 PROCESS EXPO

Mentorship a must when hiring Millennials in baking industry

Companies must provide “a lot of coaching” and mentorship when hiring Millennials in the baking industry to nurture young talent, according to Dave Krishock, Bakers National Education Foundation professor at Kansas State...

Global food price index falls by more than 5% in August

International food commodity prices saw the sharpest fall in nearly seven years as the FAO index plummeted by 5.2% in August.

‘Free-from’ may become industry standard in snacking, Mintel analyst says

“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.

‘On the go’ eating may mean eventual weight gain, says study

Those who eat food and other snacks on the go may end up heavier and have a greater inclination for obesity, according to a recent study.

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