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Snaxpo 2016

Sekar Laut to bring Indonesian crackers to US ready-to-eat snacks market

Indonesian business Sekar Laut is seeking a US manufacturer to help launch its crackers as a ready-to-eat snack in the American market. 

Investment firm Clearlake acquires Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips producer

That’s How We Roll – US-based producer of snack brands Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips – has been acquired by private investment firm Clearlake Capital.

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.

News in brief

Solegear to acquire Ex-Tech Plastics’ bioplastics division for $1.33m

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies (Solegear) has agreed to acquire Ex-Tech Plastics for $1.33m.

Eggshells to create ‘first-of-its-kind’ biodegradable packaging

Adding tiny shards of eggshell to bioplastic could create a first-of-its-kind biodegradable packaging material that bends but does not easily break, according to The American Chemical Society (ACS).

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.

Expo West 2016

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales...

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.

Expo West 2016

New line of Ridges, packaging refresh gives popchips a leg up on conventional competition

Ruffles may have ridges, but now so too do popchips – and with significantly less fat and fewer calories than the conventional competitor the better-for-you brand is in a strong...

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Snacks 2015: top 10 best-selling US potato chip, tortilla and pretzel brands

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

Exclusive interview

Jack Link’s boss on grass-fed beef, Lorissa’s Kitchen and retail outlets

It’s been a busy few months for the household name in US jerky – just weeks after launching a new brand, Jack Link’s announced it had acquired a supplier of...

Expo West 2016

The number of bites, not calories, influences satiety, Enjoy Life Foods CMO says

Research showing the repetition of taking multiple bites is more satiating than one piece or bite regardless of the calorie-count is what inspired Enjoy Life Food to develop mini versions...

Exclusive interview

Nature’s Bakery launches brownies as it aims to build national brand

US manufacturer Nature’s Bakery has set out its mission to create a nationally known brand with the launch of double-chocolate brownies and a NASCAR sponsorship.

International Paper to sell Asian corrugated packaging business for $150m

International Paper (IP) has agreed to sell its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise.

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Bakery products 2015: the top 10 suppliers in key US industry sectors

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest suppliers in key sectors of the US baked goods market in 2015 - with IRI data revealing...

Salmonella outbreak sickens 11 with link to pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios has been linked to a multistate outbreak in the US of Salmonella Montevideo that has sickened 11 people.

Sprouted grains baker Angelic Bakehouse unveils first snacking line

Sprouted grains baked goods manufacturer Angelic Bakehouse has launched its first snacking product.

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.

New enzymes to reduce 'falling number' of flour unveiled by Mühlenchemie

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie has developed two new enzymes that could improve the baking performance of flours.

News in brief

AIB helps crisp cookie producers validate preventative controls

AIB International has unveiled a baking process kill step calculator for crisp cookies.

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.

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