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Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Big brand, big trust: Land O’ Lakes, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s have consumers’ trust

Name recognition won the day in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, as brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, and Folgers won big in their representative categories.

Kellogg predicts its US cereals will grow 'a couple of percent' in 2016

Kellogg has said it believes its US breakfast cereals sales will return to growth in 2016.

Innovation drives 7.2% profit growth in Orkla snacks and confectionery

Innovation including new nuts and chocolate products has contributed to a strong performance by the confectionery and snacks division of Norwegian-based business Orkla.

Kellogg: full-year sales down 7.2% but US cereal trends 'are improving'

Kellogg has reported a 10.6% drop in overall sales in the last quarter of 2015 to £3.1bn – but says performance of its US cereals business is improving.

Go Raw launch and Vaasan deal helps Lantmännen hit record earnings

Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the...

Seed mix: buyers facing peaks and troughs in seeds ingredients market

Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.

VTT files patent for bio-based mineral oil barrier film in cereals

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) has filed a patent for a bio-based mineral oil barrier film and is looking for partners to commercialize the technology.

Decline in MOM Brand sales impacts Post Q1 ready-to-eat cereal performance

Overall sales of Post ready-to-eat cereals were impacted by a decline in the performance of the MOM brands acquired last year, the company has reported in its results for Q1 2016.

New online free-from retailer Honest Eats set to offer products from across Europe

An online free-from store launching in the UK has claimed it will offer a “diverse and affordable” range of European food and drink brands.

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

ISM 2016: round-up of snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was at the ISM show in Cologne this week to check out the latest innovations in the world of snacking. Here are some of the sights and products that...

Treehouse completes $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra private-label business

Treehouse Foods has completed its $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra’s private-label operations.

Ebro acquires French organic cereals manufacturer Celnat for $27.7m

French organic cereal manufacturer Celnat has been acquired by multinational food business Ebro in a €25.5m ($27.7m) deal.

Boulder Brands' Udi's Gluten Free grows product range and listings in UK

Free-from brand Udi’s Gluten Free has extended its presence in the UK with new products and listings.

Record breaker: Kellogg's UK team topples 2,700 packets of cornflakes

Kellogg’s UK has set a new Guinness World Record – a domino-style topple of almost 2,700 packets of breakfast cereal.

New marketing push 'reinvents' Kellogg's Special K brand in Australian market

Kellogg’s Australia claims it is reinventing the Special K brand with a new marketing push designed to inspire women to make “realistic and positive changes”.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

PepsiCo rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal range across US retail

PepsiCo is rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal across the US from this month.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Modern Oats’ new products aim to tap demand for naturally-sourced ingredients

Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.

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