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Closing the gap: How can businesses tackle bakery industry skills shortage?

More than three-quarters of US bakery businesses say there is a serious shortage of engineering and maintenance staff, according to a new study that also found demand for production and R&D...

Financial Results

Hershey reports Q2 growth, continuing to target ‘snackfection’ trend

Hershey has posted 3.7% net sales growth in its second quarter results as it gears up to launch a 'snackfection' item later this year.

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

Döhler grows US presence with botanical extracts supplier Teawolf

Germany-based ingredients business Döhler is ramping up its US presence with the acquisition of botanical extracts and tea business Teawolf.

Zeelandia selling bakery machinery business to focus on ingredients

Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep is selling its bakery machinery division to Everbake as it focuses its business on ingredients supply.

Mondelēz adapts Milka to local tastes for China launch

Mondelēz International has tailored its Milka brand to Chinese tastes ahead of September launch for the power brand in the emerging Chinese market. 

KM Packaging targets food waste stats with resealable lid for snacks

KM Packaging, which makes lidding for ready meals and pre-made flexible packaging for confectionery and bakery products, has launched a resealing film called K Reseal that can be opened and...

Grupo Bimbo US performance hindered by pressure in private label

Pressure on volumes in the US private label bread market has offset growth in Grupo Bimbo brands, the company has reported.

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.

Taiwan reviews safety of two flour additives

Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.

General Mills: 1,100 jobs under threat from plans to axe lines in Brazil, China and US

General Mills is set to close production lines in Brazil, China and the US - with the potential loss of almost 1,100 jobs - as part of plans to improve...

News in brief

RF Biocidics pasteurization process for raw almonds certified

RF Biocidics has received certification for its system to pasteurize raw almonds.

Nut-free trend pushes Snyder’s pretzels into peanut-free production facility

Cape Cod chips manufacturer, Snyder’s-Lance has made its pretzel production facility peanut-free in order to accommodate the increasing consumer demand for allergen-free snacks.

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.

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.

Reading Bakery Systems unveils expanded snack system at US innovation center

US baking and process equipment supplier Reading Bakery Systems has installed an automated expanded snack system at its Science & Innovation Center in Pennsylvania.

NCA Sweet Insights 2016

Breakfast potato chips, frozen corn puffs and printed chocolate - the changing face of snacks and candy

Technology and demand for healthier and interactive products is helping transform the snacks and confectionery market, say analysts.

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.

Raisio sells snack bar manufacturer Halo Foods to Dutch investor Nimbus

UK snack bar manufacturer Halo Foods has been sold by Raisio Group, which says it aims to focus on development of its own brands.

IFT 2016

Henry Broch unveils new vegetable protein powders to tap growing demand

Henry Broch and Company is to debut new mung bean and lentil protein powders at the Institute of Food Technologists show in Chicago this next week.

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