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Wessanen extends into gluten-free market with Mrs Crimble’s acquisition

Kallo and Bjorg owner Wessanen is extending into the gluten-free market with the acquisition of UK gluten-free baked goods manufacturer Mrs Crimble’s.

Grain Craft flour recalls extended to Mondelēz and Snyder’s-Lance in past week

The list of products recalled over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue from Grain Craft flour has continued to grow in the past week.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new...

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of...

General Mills and South Dakota State University open oats research lab

General Mills and South Dakota State University are to work together in a bid to improve the nutritional qualities of oats and develop varieties with higher yields.

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Brexit: The industry responds

As snacks and bakery businesses across the globe come to terms with the ramifications of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, we gather responses from businesses, trade bodies...

Exports and artisan bread key to growth as Bridor targets $1.1bn annual sales

International bakery business Bridor has unveiled plans to doubles its turnover to €1bn ($1.1bn) by 2020.

Monsanto and Remington in joint venture to develop sorghum seeds

Monsanto and Remington Holding have formed a joint venture to develop and market sorghum.

Safflower-infused muffins a potential aid for weight loss: Study

Eating muffins made with safflower oil may help individuals lose more weight and receive greater improvements in cardiovascular health, a study has determined.

Fazer Group to expand bakery operations in Russia and Finland

International bakery and confectionery business Fazer Group has announced it is to expand its operations with a new factory in Russia and the acquisition of an artisanal bakery in Finland.

Sweets & snacks expo 2016

Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

Lesaffre and Meiogenix to develop yeasts for ‘new and existing’ bakery processes

Biotech firm Meiogenix and yeast supplier Lesaffre are to work together to develop new baker’s yeasts.

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest...

Hostess acquires Superior on Main to tap in-store bakery growth

Hostess Brands has made its first acquisition since coming under new ownership itself in 2013.

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

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‘Everything is a snack’: the foods and formats transforming the category

With 96% of US consumers snacking between meals – and the lines between mealtimes continuing to blur – analysts say the range of foods accepted as a snack continues to grow.

Peanut residue: Now Frito-Lay recalls products over allergy fears

Frito-Lay is recalling batches of Rold Gold snacking pretzels over fears they were made with flour containing undeclared peanut residue - just days after Hostess Brands pulled 710,000 cases of...

Hostess recalls 710,000 cases of cakes and donuts in peanut allergy alert

Hostess Brands has recalled 710,000 cases of cakes and donuts in the US and Mexico over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue, after two children suffered allergic reactions.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Hathor Group seeking spot in US market for Brazilian granola and cookies

South American food producer Hathor Group is looking to secure US distribution for its Grano cookies and granola.

Aryzta revenue down 7% in North America as European growth continues

Speciality baking business Aryzta has again reported mixed fortunes across its business – with sales declining in the US and growing in Europe.

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.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

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.

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