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Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products

Dutch consumer association, Consumentenbond, is fighting for tougher regulations on products claiming to be whole-grain as it says manufacturers are deliberately misleading consumers in their labelling.

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 

Forecasters predict top trends for next year’s snacking

Consumers worldwide are more likely to choose nutritious, natural products over high-calorie food items next year, according to 2017 trend reports from two organizations.

The key food and beverage trends for 2017

Expect a year of extremes, reported Mintel in its latest assessment that reveals predictions for the global food and drink market in 2017.

Calbee looks to pulses for proposed UK snacks range

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee plans to launch two snack variants in the UK early next year catering to Western palates.

Starbucks Canada introduces Central Roast snacks to its menu

GreenSpace Brands Inc., owners of Central Roast, has signed a distribution deal with Starbucks Canada to introduce two snacks on its coffeehouse menu.

Kingsmill unveils rebrand and launches its ‘best ever toast’

Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill, the UK’s fastest growing major bread brand according to Nielsen, has revealed plans for a complete rebrand and has launched Super Toasty.

Tiger Buck jerky to fill gap in premium drinking snacks market

Ambitious Australian brand, Tiger Buck has launched a beef jerky product to market to cater to a lack of pre-packaged premium snack options available at bars and liquor retailers.

NCA Sweet Insights Summer Series

Former Mars sales director encourages retailers to put more snacks on checkout aisle

The $6bn retail checkout was described as a “big, highly profitable and dynamic” business by the founder and president of Impulse Marketing, Cam Cloeter, during the recent NCA Summer Insights...

'Win the screen': Mondelēz global e-commerce director shares online retail tips

Online impulse purchasing is about knowing your shoppers and making an offer that “would speak to them at exactly the moment that they’re on that webpage," says Mondelēz’s global e-commerce director, Neil...

Graze snacks brand eyes retail opportunities beyond the UK

Snacks subscription service Graze is looking at opportunities to take its retail range overseas following the success of its UK debut.

Timing and novelty both critical to snack brand success, say analysts

More than one in four consumers (27%) would be tempted by a snack advertised for consumption at a specific time of day or night, according to research published by Canadean.

When it comes to grocery shopping, children have a lot of clout

What differences in shopping habits do childless households have compared to ones with children? A lot, a new study by Packaged Facts reveals. We chat with founders of two smaller...

Amazon taps online snacks growth with exclusive Happy Belly range

Amazon is set to tap fast-growing online snack sales with the recent roll-out of an exclusive snacking range.

A multimillion lost opportunity: Confectioners and snack makers must keep items stocked, says Quri

US confectionery firms lost out on $4.1m in Summer sales and salty snack makers $24.2m due to low shelf availability, says retail analytics firm Quri.

Love with Food CEO to speak at FOOD VISION USA in Chicago

US snacks subscription service Love With Food to deliver globally

US snack delivery service Love With Food has this week begun shipping internationally to more than 25 countries including the UK and Canada.

NPD contributing less to bread and snack sales as retail ranges shrink

The number of bread and bakery product launches has fallen almost 10% in the UK, according to a new study, as retailer range rationalization takes its toll on new product development.

Bemis sees ‘Afresh’ trend as next big thing for flexible packaging

Packaging supplier Bemis is tapping what it describes as the ‘Afresh’ trend - growth from fresh and organic products.

Unconventional retailers present distribution opportunities for high-end sweets and snacks

Premium confections and snacks could find new distribution opportunities in unconventional places as more fashion and design retailers start stocking select on-the-go food and beverages that will help fuel and...

General Mills reveals NPD, promo and merchandising plans for coming year

General Mills has announced ambitions to drive distribution and sales of its natural and organic products while unveiling a raft of cereals and snacks NPD for the coming year.

IoT connected products to increase from 5bn to 21bn by 2020

‘Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way’

Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will...

Revealed: How protein boom is transforming snacks and cereal aisle

Analysis of UK supermarket listings has revealed how the protein boom is changing the mix of cereals and snacks on retailers' shelves.

Revealed: How US manufacturers and retailers can tap summer snacking boom

Convenience stores should shake up their product ranges to make the most of summer snack sales, according to General Mills.

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

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