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

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

Grow the core and add more: PepsiCo reports Frito-Lay profit up 6%

Frito-Lay has benefited from improved productivity and lower commodity costs in the past 12 months, PepsiCo has reported in its full-year results.

Britannia bucks 'sluggish demand scenario' to deliver double-digit growth

Indian bakery and dairy business Britannia Industries has reported consolidated revenue growth of 10% to $325.4m (Rs. 2,224 crores) in its third quarter, and 12% growth for the year up...

FKuR partnership to further develop Braskem's Green PE

FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics and BK Pac have joined forces to promote bio-based plastic as a sustainable alternative for film packaging for food.

News in brief

Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

'Four times thicker' Slabs crisps launch into single-serve market

UK business Great Food Affairs is expanding its Slabs crisp brand – which claims to be four times thicker than standard crisps - with a single-serve range.

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...

United Biscuits targets £17m first-year sales for McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles

United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.

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.

APAC opportunity: The trends set to drive Asia-Pacific bakery market growth

Rapid urbanization and rising demand for convenient and gluten-free foods foods has been tipped to drive more than $3bn growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bread and rolls market over the...

Nonni’s Foods redesigns its Biscotti packaging

Nonni’s Foods, North America, has relaunched its packaging for its Biscotti biscuits, to more prominently display images of fresh almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, real caramel and toffee.

BFree: the Irish free-from bread brand making its mark in US retail

Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.

Taffel crisps maker Orkla launches review of Finnish production facilities

Manufacturer Orkla is reviewing its Finnish production operations – stating it is spending too much on maintaining and operating its Nordics and Baltics facilities.

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.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Chips are down: how development of potato snacking products has slowed

Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.

Kettle Chips recalls UK products over plastic contamination fear

Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

Heimatgut wins ISM innovation award for triple-baked coconut chips

German snacks supplier Heimatgut is hoping to grow its exports business after winning an award for innovation at this week’s ISM show in Cologne.

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...

Former P&G director joins LiquiGlide Advisory Board

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth’

‘CPG manufacturers are desperate for innovation that drives both top and bottom line growth, and at the same time, consumers are pressuring them to deliver more value’, according to Thomas...

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

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

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

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.

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