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Experts advise marketers to promote taste first, health second, at whole grains conference

Marketers should promote the taste, flavor, and texture of whole grains more over their health benefits, experts suggested during the first day of Oldways' ‘Whole Grains Away From Home’ conference...

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...

James Cropper launches luxury food paper packaging

Papermaker James Cropper has launched a food contact-approved range of luxury papers for dry, moist and fatty foodstuffs for the food packaging industry.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

ADM subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts expands processing capacity

US domestic peanut processor Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has expanded its processing capacity.

Renshaw owner Real Good Food sets sights on US cake decorating market

UK-based bakery and ingredients firm Real Good Food has created a subsidiary business to grow its cake decorating export business in the US.

Kellogg recalls 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over listeria bug fear

Kellogg has voluntarily recalled around 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears they may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes listeriosis.

'First' entirely gluten-free dining hall opens on US college campus

Kent State University claims to have opened the first certified gluten-free dining hall on a college campus.

Kirkegaard replaces Sharpe as CSM Bakery Solutions head

US bakery ingredients and finished goods business CSM Bakery Solutions has promoted Marianne Kirkegaard to president and chief executive officer.

Innovation and investment pay off for UK bakery firm Finsbury Foods

Investment in innovation and capacity has contributed to 5% organic revenue growth at UK cakes and baked goods manufacturer Finsbury Foods.

Reading Bakery Systems expands in Asia to tap ‘dynamic and diverse’ market

Processing solutions firm Reading Bakery Systems is expanding its presence in the Asian market.

China’s fragmented bakery market likely to consolidate: Mintel

China’s fast-growing bakery market is likely to experience consolidation as larger players develop, analysts at Mintel have suggested.

Video: Puratos opens innovation center to help customers tap key bakery trends

International bakery ingredients firm Puratos has unveiled a new innovations center in the UK.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

Do kids make better food decisions than their mums when choosing snacks?

Children’s acceptance of healthy food is underrated by their mothers as a study finds kids choose a higher number of healthy foods for their mothers than for themselves.

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Hongkongers warned to avoid unhealthy mooncakes

Hong Kong authorities have warned the public against buying mooncakes with high levels of sugar, fat and sodium ahead of the Mid-Autumn festival later this month.

Premier Foods aims to woo younger shoppers with Cadbury Whole Cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its booming Cadbury Cakes brand in the UK with a range of sharing cakes.

Against the tide: Goldfish and other snacks buck decline in Campbell’s sales

Campbell’s Soup Co promises investment to maintain growth for its cracker and biscuits brands and plans further innovation in its fresh bakery business.

North American donut bites and coffee chain Tim Hortons expands into UK

Canadian and US restaurant chain Tim Hortons – known for its Timbits donut bites – is extending into the UK market.

General Mills names new heads of US Retail and Europe-Australia divisions

General Mills has named the new head of its US Retail arm, which is the largest operational segment of the FMCG giant and includes its cereals, snacking and bakery divisions.

Childhood obesity: Bakers and cereal makers told to cut sugar by 20%

Bakers and breakfast cereal manufacturers have been told by the UK government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

How are America's biggest bakery businesses performing in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the biggest businesses in key parts of the US bakery market performed in the first half of 2016

Hostess extends into frozen food market with Deep Fried Twinkies

Sweet baked goods manufacturer Hostess has entered the US frozen snacks market with a deep-fried version of the Twinkie.

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...

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