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Ignore demands of online retail at your peril, Rabobank warns bakers

Bakers may need to reassess the relationship they have with retailers – and transform their supply chains – to meet the growing demands of online grocery retail, according to a new report.

India

Officials urge calm as firms vow to remove cancer chemicals from bread

Health officials have urged consumers not to panic over the presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread after an analysis revealed that many of India’s most popular bakery brands tested positive...

Feature

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based...

B2B firms know artisan doesn’t mean….well, artisan, says ASA

An advert for a bread mix that promises “an easy way to make sour dough and artisan breads” is not misleading because it targets B2B firms who know the end product will...

Fresh baked goods lead way in c-stores - but there's still room for growth

Fresh baked goods are the most popular item for UK convenience store shoppers, a new study has shown.

Organic brands Dave’s Killer Bread and Alpine bring growth to Flowers in Q1

Recent acquisitions Dave's Killer Bread and Alpine Valley Bread have prevented a year on year dip in sales at US bread giant Flowers Foods in the first quarter of 2016.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

South Africa’s Premier Foods reaches settlement over bread cartel claim

South African bakery and confectionery business Premier Foods has reached a settlement with civil society organizations over its involvement in a bread cartel.

FDA tells KIND it can use term ‘healthy’ on pack: ‘Our regulations on nutrient content claims are due for a re-evaluation’

This time last year, KIND was engulfed in a media firestorm (and a tidal wave of false advertising lawsuits) after the FDA took issue with its use of the term...

Cargill: how we could cut saturated fat levels in baked goods by 40%

Scientists at food and agricultural services provider Cargill have developed new processes that they say could reduce saturated fat content in baked goods by as much as 40%.

Coconut oil bread? Swapping fat in bread dough could help control blood sugar

Altering the type of fat used in bread baking could help to blunt post-meal spikes in blood sugar, say researchers.

High-carb meals better in curbing appetite amongst the obese: Study

Foods high in carbohydrates may help promote better short-term appetite control than high-fat foods, a nutritional study has revealed. 

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

Change of tack: Bimbo switches focus from restructuring to efficiency gains

Grupo Bimbo says it now has a major opportunity to boost the efficiency and productivity of its US and Canada business after concluding restructuring work.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

This week Down Under

Kiwi bread study gives rise to healthier staple food

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health, according to new research from New Zealand.

Brand growth and currency drive 21% hike in Grupo Bimbo North America sales

Increased marketing investment and more effective promotional activity has helped drive a 21% year-on-year hike in net sales of Grupo Bimbo’s North American business.

Alpha Baking moves into sweet goods with ConAgra bakeries acquisition

S Rosen’s brand owner Alpha Baking Co is extending into sweet goods with the acquisition of two US bakeries from ConAgra Foods.

Lactic acid bacteria boosts bread shelf life by as much as four days, finds study

Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria can increase the shelf life of bread by up to four days, according to a recent study.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

Food & drink expo

Video: How Crete's dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

BakeryandSnacks readers could be forgiven for not knowing what dakos is.

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

Gruma to take Mission brand into new markets as net sales grow 17% in Q1

Tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – has reported a 17% year on year hike in net sales in the first quarter of 2016.

Food & drink expo

Food & Drink Expo 2016: snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was in Birmingham, UK, this week, where a host of trade shows offered the chance to check out the latest innovations in bakery and snacking.

Grupo Bimbo to buy General Mills Argentina bakery and foodservice arm

General Mills is to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo.

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