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Africa and Middle East love sweet bakes, but want sugar reduction: DuPont

South African, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian women see the appeal of healthier snacking options, but sweet baked snacks remain more popular.

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Interactive packs: Design students encourage you to play with your food

Students of the Cologne International School of Design (KISD) presented packaging concepts based on the theme ‘sweet traditions’ and childhood memories at ISM in Cologne.

‘Easy format’: Fuel10K Porridge Pots taps on-the-go breakfast trend

FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast. 

Dispatches from ISM 2017 in Cologne

ISM 2017 innovations: New Product Showcase award winners revealed

The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Busy lifestyles: Global on-the-go breakfast market set to grow 46% by 2026

Grab-and-go breakfast products are forecast for growth as busy Western consumers continue to forgo the traditional sit down breakfast.

Label Insight expects to expand in 2017 as demand for clean label and transparency continues to grow

Higher level of transparency will display a measurable impact on sales of CPG, shopper data firm Label Insight recently told BakeryandSnacks. But so far, most brands have taken a “wait-and-see”...

Healthy super snacking in fine fettle, reports Innova

‘Sugar and spice and all things nice’ are quickly being usurped by free from, clean labeling, GMO-free and fiber (there’s something new for lyricists to play around with…).

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including...

Top 5 flavors forecast to shine for bakers and snack makers in 2017

BakeryAndSnacks has analyzed the ingredients company McCormick’s Flavour Forecast for 2017 and extracted some highlights that could assist baked goods and snack producers in new product development.

Nielsen partners with Label Insight to boost CPG transparency

The challenge of managing consumer packaged goods data has prompted two shopper data firms, Nielsen and Label Insight, to form an alliance to help manufacturers and retailers to make faster...

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.

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