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Unconventional retailers present distribution opportunities for high-end sweets and snacks

Premium confections and snacks could find new distribution opportunities in unconventional places as more fashion and design retailers start stocking select on-the-go food and beverages that will help fuel and...

Gruma: US snack firms drive corn flour demand - but tortilla sales fall

Mexican tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – says US snacks manufacturers are showing a growing appetite for its corn flour.

Berry Plastics to close New York packaging plant in line with business restructure

Berry Plastics Group has announced it will close a consumer packaging manufacturing site in Dunkirk, New York, axing 50 jobs.

Kellogg rapped for Special K health claims

Kellogg has been ordered to amend or pull a website and TV ad for Special K after the ads were found to breach standards on health claims.

Renewed call for bakers to end use of wheat sprayed with glyphosate

Campaigners are urging major UK bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use flour from wheat sprayed with glyphosate immediately before harvest.

Australia

Multiple cereal benefits uncovered in first-of-its-kind study

A first-ever scientific analysis of different types of breakfast cereals and their impact on the health of Australians has found positive benefits for body weight and nutrition, regardless of the...

Tesco to make all its own-label chocolate Rainforest Alliance certified

Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – has pledged to use only cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private-label chocolate.

Kashi’s new cereal box design evokes magazine-style storytelling

It's too early to assess its impact on sales, but one food & beverage design guru says Kashi's 'disruptive' new look is just what the Kellogg-owned brand needs.

General Mills reveals NPD, promo and merchandising plans for coming year

General Mills has announced ambitions to drive distribution and sales of its natural and organic products while unveiling a raft of cereals and snacks NPD for the coming year.

BREAKING NEWS

House approves federal GMO labeling bill that nullifies Vermont law

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that...

Bitsy’s Brainfood: ‘Retailers are less reluctant to feature brands that may not yet be household names’

“Consumers are absolutely far more focused on ingredients and on organic products, and conventional retailers are responding to that,” said Bitsy’s Brainfood co-founder Alex Voris.

Tale of two continents: US wheat forecast raised as European estimate dips

Record winter wheat yields have been predicted for the US - while bad weather has taken its toll on some European wheat crops.

Erin Baker’s Homestyle Granola receives non-GMO verification

Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods' Homestyle Granola line has gained non-GMO Project verification and will be available at most major retailers across the US in Fall 2016.

Dow launches recyclable stand-up pouch suitable for cereals and snacks

Dow Chemical Company is aiming to tap growing demand for stand-up pouches with a flexible, recyclable version using its RecycleReady technology.

PepsiCo boss: Frito-Lay 'just getting started’ in premium snacks

Frito-Lay is “just getting started” in the premium snacks market according to Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of owner PepsiCo.

Global trends: Where are the world's strongest and weakest candy & snacks markets?

Snacks and confectionery value sales growth has slowed to its lowest level in at least five years in many parts of the world, according to data from retail analysts Euromonitor...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

New product round-up June 2016: Kind fruit bars, kosher Hovis, Marmite popcorn, Tiny Toast cereal

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

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.

MonoSol develops film pouch that releases F&B ingredients when exposed to water

MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.

General Mills to expand free-from range as cereal sales return to growth

General Mills has unveiled NPD plans including new gluten-free Cheerios and natural products as it looks to maintain growth in its cereals business.

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.

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.

BREXIT

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...

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