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Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

Top 10 US salty snack brands: Who have been the star performers so far in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US salty snacks categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

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Bosch biscuits packaging system keeps up with consumers’ ‘growing appetite’

Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology will debut its biscuit on edge packaging system at the upcoming IBIE and Pack Expo this year in the US.

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Strong growth prospects in Asia’s snack stick market, says Euromonitor

Snack sticks are enjoying a surge in Asia as new entrants enter the category with smaller pack sizes and innovative flavors, writes Euromontior analyst Emil Fazira Bte Kamari.

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Duke’s rolls out new look and flavors for its meat snacks as sales double

Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.

General Mills targets Millennials with new Totino’s snack meals

Totino’s pizza sticks and stuffed nachos have hit shelves in major retailers across the US this month as General Mills continues to expand its on-the-go snack meal portfolio.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

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

Mondelēz warns multinationals to reposition during China’s economic slowdown

Multinational companies should reconsider their business strategies amid China’s economic slowdown, Mondelēz China president Stephen Maher told the audience at the recent Food and Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai....

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From platinum to gold: RiceBran upgrades Proryza line with new formulation

RiceBran has expanded its Proryza range with new formulation Proryza Gold to tap food industry demand for simple ingredients.

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.

Walkers rapped for failing to spell out online holiday giveaway rules

PepsiCo-owned Walkers Crisps has been rapped by the UK's advertising watchdog, which received more than 100 complaints about the way the potato chip brand ran a major on-pack promotion.

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...

Amazon taps online snacks growth with exclusive Happy Belly range

Amazon is set to tap fast-growing online snack sales with the recent roll-out of an exclusive snacking range.

SunOpta Q2 results: Counting the cost of sunflower kernel recall

Ingredients supplier SunOpta has recorded a $16m half-year loss from a sunflower kernel recall that affected dozens of snacking products - but expects to claim most of this back through...

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.

Absolutely aims new Superseed Clusters at gap in gluten-free market

Kayco Company-owned brand Absolutely Gluten Free has unveiled new snacking product Organic Superseed Crunch.

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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: Pop Secret can grow the microwave popcorn category

Snyder’s-Lance says it can grow the microwave popcorn category by reinvigorating the Pop Secret brand it acquired as part of Diamond Foods this year.

Kind publishes added sugar content of entire product range

Kind claims to have become the first US national snack brand to publish details of the added sugar in its products.

Amplify revenue up 26% despite slow Paqui tortilla chips sales

SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands has seen sales surge by more than a quarter, but admitted recently launched tortilla chip brand Paqui has got off to a slow start

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.

A multimillion lost opportunity: Confectioners and snack makers must keep items stocked, says Quri

US confectionery firms lost out on $4.1m in Summer sales and salty snack makers $24.2m due to low shelf availability, says retail analytics firm Quri.

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