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How General Mills' in-store product testing could drive faster, smarter NPD

A new approach to product development by General Mills – testing foods directly with consumers in store - reflects how important the ‘voice of the crowd’ has become, according to a leading...

New microbes can increase US corn and soy yields, claims The BioAg Alliance

A microbe developed by The BioAg Alliance – a collaboration between Novozymes and Monsanto – is claimed to have increased corn yields by around four bushels per acre in US field tests.

Campbell Soup Co calls for mandatory national GMO labeling scheme in US

Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s owner Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for mandatory GMO labeling on foods in the US.

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Epic Provisions: Analysts and brand fans react to acquisition by General Mills

General Mills is tapping key snacking trends – and entering a category tipped to be worth $1.3bn by 2017 - with its acquisition of Epic Provisions, according to analysts Mintel.

Delta Print and Packaging boss wins OBE after opening plant in Poland amid plans to expand Belfast factory

Entrepreneur, Tony Cross, chairman of Delta Print and Packaging, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy and voluntary sector in Northern...

Free-from brand Enjoy Life to launch protein snacks as it aims to raise profile

Mondelēz International's US free-from brand Enjoy Life Foods is expanding its line-up with on-the-go protein snacks as it looks to raise brand awareness.

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

General Mills is tapping key consumer trends – including simpler ingredient lists and sweet & spicy flavors – with a raft of upcoming and recently launched products. Here we round up...

Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

UK government agency Public Health England has launched a smartphone app enabling consumers to scan the barcode on products to discover their sugar content in ‘cubes’ and grams.

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The year that was: 10 of our most-read bakery and snacks stories of 2015

Below are 10 of the stories that most captured the attention and imagination of BakeryandSnacks readers over the past 12 months. In many ways, the list is a microcosm of...

General Mills meets sodium reduction target in seven out of 10 categories

General Mills – which five years ago pledged to cut sodium content in 10 key product categories by 20% - has met or exceeded the goal in seven categories.

Guest article: European Snacks Association boss

Snacks 2016: ESA chief pinpoints future trends that will shape the industry

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig looks at the consumer demands and trends set to drive the development of the snacks market in 2016

Lotus Bakeries acquires UK-based Bear snacks producer Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries has revealed ambitions to become an international ‘category captain’ in healthy snacking after acquiring UK business Urban Fresh Foods, producer of Bear fruit snacks and cereals.

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

Clif Bar joins Connect the Drops initiative to protect California water supply

California-based snacking and nutrition brand Clif Bar has joined a campaign to help conserve the state’s water supply.

Snyder’s-Lance faces 'no barriers' to Diamond deal as antitrust period expires

Snyder’s-Lance’s acquisition of Diamond Foods has moved a step closer this week with the expiration of an antitrust waiting period.

Weetabix tapping UK protein demand with new version of breakfast cereal

Weetabix is launching a higher-protein version of the UK’s best-selling breakfast cereal.

Mondi terminates Walki acquisition after European Commission concerns

Mondi Group has terminated its application to acquire Walki after being unable to find a ‘workable solution’ with the European Commission over competition concerns in the market segment.

Burgeoning paleo product development spreading out from US, finds Innova

Development of products tapping the paleo diet trend has spread out from the US to other parts of the globe in the past year, according to new research.

Kellogg tells suppliers to halve GHG emissions by 2050

Kellogg will work with its suppliers directly for the first time to help reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2050.

Honey Monster owner Raisio confirms closure of Southall production site in UK

Raisio is to close its factory in Southall, near London, as it restructures of its UK cereal and snacks business.

News in brief

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. ...

Kellogg takes ancient grains into UK mainstream with Legends launch

Kellogg’s is launching Ancient Legends – a range of breakfast cereals using ancient grains such as spelt and rye – in the UK next year.

Kellogg taps on-the-go breakfast and sweet & savory trends with 40 US lines

Kellogg is tapping key consumer trends including on-the-go breakfast and sweet and savory flavor combinations with a raft of new products in the US.

General Mills takes $500m Fiber One brand into UK

General Mills has rolled out its $500m higher-fiber brand Fiber One to retailers in the UK for the first time.

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

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