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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.

China direct

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...

Kroger hooks Mondelēz’s new Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos

Mondelēz has launched Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos, which combine Oreo chocolate wafers and Swedish Fish-flavored crème, exclusively at Kroger stores across the US.

Warburtons and Cigi partner to develop new pulse flour-based baked goods

Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.

Flowers Foods set to cut costs with 'Project Centennial' business review

Flowers Foods has launched a wide-ranging business review designed to cut costs and boost sales – and revealed its Nature’s Own brand has been hit by intense price competition....

IFT 2016

Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Nature’s Own producer Flowers Foods faces fair-labor compliance review

Shares in Nature’s Own brand owner Flowers Foods have fallen following an announcement by the business that is to come under review by the US Department of Labor.

Snyder’s-Lance reports overall growth in branded segment sales in Q2

Snack brands Lance, Snack Factory and Cape Cod have outperformed their respective categories in the past quarter, according to owner Snyder’s-Lance.

Financial results: Q2

Kellogg planning ‘aggressive’ changes to revive Special K snacks range

Special K has continued to drag down the performance of Kellogg’s US snacks segment – and the business says it is planning ‘more aggressive’ changes to the brand in the...

Scots baker Bells targets export market after doubling pastry capacity

Scottish pastry and pie manufacturer Bells Food Group has set its sights on high-volume contracts in the UK and overseas after completing the first stage in a £3.6m ($4.7m) factory...

Ferrero aims to ease North America struggles by acquiring Delacre: Analyst

Ferrero has reportedly made a bid to acquire Belgian biscuits and pastries manufacturer Delacre in a move one analyst says could support a push for North America and reduce its...

Shick and Esteve to supply Rockwell and Siemens system control platforms

US ingredients equipment supplier Shick Solutions has been acquired by Bretèche Group for an undisclosed sum and will be joining forces with Bretèche businesses including Diosna, VMI and Esteve....

NPD

Kellogg spices up breakfast range with Pop-Tarts and Special K limited-editions

Kellogg has unveiled a raft of limited-edition products to tap the arrival of the fall season.

New product round-up July 2016: Lays goes global, Tango popcorn, Justin’s banana chip snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye

Closing the gap: How can businesses tackle bakery industry skills shortage?

More than three-quarters of US bakery businesses say there is a serious shortage of engineering and maintenance staff, according to a new study that also found demand for production and R&D...

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