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EXPO WEST 2016

Expo West snack trends: half-popped corn, carb-free wraps and a lot of hemp

Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of snacking trends from the Natural Products Expo West...

CFSAF: 'Gen Mills was forced to make decision because of Senate’s failure to act'

General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: 'We can’t label our products for only one state'

It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...

US bakery trade groups ABA and B&CMA lay out plans to merge

US trade bodies the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) are exploring the possibility of a merger.

Coeliac charity launches UK's 'first' gluten-free event for food professionals

Nestlé, Marks & Spencer and the Food Standards Agency will be among speakers at what is claimed to be the UK’s first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals.

CATEGORY FOCUS

Snack bars 2015: top 10 best-selling granola, breakfast and nutrition bars

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the...

Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

EHL Ingredients launches seed mixes to tap evolving savory biscuit market

Supplier EHL Ingredients has extended its range with new seed mixes designed for savory biscuits and crackers.

Investigation launched into video of man 'urinating' on Kellogg production line

A criminal investigation has been launched after video footage emerged of a man apparently urinating on a Kellogg production line in the US.

Category focus

Hot cereals 2015: top 10 best-selling US hot breakfast cereal brands

For a market focused on heat, the performance of the US hot cereals category is looking a little cool.

General Mills aiming to double its use of organic acreage by 2019

General Mills has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.

Survey: Australians fed up with fad diets

The overwhelming majority of Australians are fed up with food trends and fad diets, with 94% of them viewing these as status symbols, according to research.

Australia

Pester power: How kids influence household buying decisions

Children rule the roost when it comes to some family food choices, with offspring largely responsible for choosing most of the snack food in the Australian weekly shop.

Popcorn to grow $4bn globally by 2020 - but US market share predicted to shrink

Latin America and the Asia-Pacific countries are tipped to increase their share of the global popcorn market over the next five years.

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Cold cereals 2015: Top 10 best-selling US breakfast cereal brands

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day – but for many consumers cold cereal has become a less important part of that meal.

McVitie's and Jacob's lines to go back into production at flood-hit UB factory

United Biscuits’ factory in Carlisle is set to resume production – three months after being severely damaged by flooding.

Global wheat production to fall in 2016 season, reports FAO

Global wheat production for the 2016 season is tipped to be below last year’s record levels according to new data from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Graphic Packaging on organic growth and developing a two pack carton for Kellogg’s

New product development remains an essential component of Graphic Packaging’s organic growth strategy, according to Michael Doss, president and CEO, discussing the company’s Q4 2015 financial results.

ELEMENT Snacks aims to “reinvent” rice cakes with help from $2 million in Series Seed funds

An injection of $2 million in Series Seed funds will help startup ELEMENT Snacks “reinvent rice cakes into fun snacks” by enabling it to expand distribution and roll out new...

Cereal thriller: General Mills gives away Batman and Superman comic books

General Mills has again partnered with DC Comics to give away superhero comic books with its breakfast cereals in the US.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

The British are coming: Boom in UK exports of cereals and bakery goods

Baked goods and breakfast cereals have been among the UK’s biggest export successes of 2015.

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

Weetabix recalls Oatibix Flakes over rubber contamination fear

Weetabix Food Company has recalled four batches of its Oatibix Flakes in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of rubber.

Mühlenchemie and partners invest $6.5m in upgrading flour technology center

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie and partner companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym have invested €6m ($6.5m) in research facilities.

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