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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.


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.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Summer Fancy Food Show NPD: Wild Boar, Simple Mills and Super Eats

This site attended the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York to see how trends including clean labels and plant-based protein are shaping the snacks and confectionery markets.

Tale of two continents: US wheat forecast raised as European estimate dips

Record winter wheat yields have been predicted for the US - while bad weather has taken its toll on some European wheat crops.

Brandneu reduces lead times for kale chips by 75% as demand for healthier snacks soars

Canada-based Brandneu Foods has reduced lead times for its kale chips by 75% after installing a flexible line with a second drum enabling it to change flavors in less than 15 minutes.

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Project 7 extends into snacks - but says confectionery will remain its focus

California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has entered the snacks category with a range of on-the-go nuts and grains clusters.

IoT connected products to increase from 5bn to 21bn by 2020

‘Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way’

Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will...

Dow launches recyclable stand-up pouch suitable for cereals and snacks

Dow Chemical Company is aiming to tap growing demand for stand-up pouches with a flexible, recyclable version using its RecycleReady technology.

PepsiCo boss: Frito-Lay 'just getting started’ in premium snacks

Frito-Lay is “just getting started” in the premium snacks market according to Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of owner PepsiCo.

Guest article

‘Confused about the impact of big data on food manufacturing?'

‘There’s a lot of excitement about the internet of things (IoT) and big data but realistically many larger food manufacturers already have access to lots of data.

Global trends: Where are the world's strongest and weakest candy & snacks markets?

Snacks and confectionery value sales growth has slowed to its lowest level in at least five years in many parts of the world, according to data from retail analysts Euromonitor...

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke,...

Mama Mary's pizza crust production shifting to B&G Foods facility

B&G Foods is to move production of Mama Mary’s pizza crusts – acquired by the business a year ago for $50m – to one of its own sites.

Twinkies go public: Hostess sets out growth vision under new owner Gores Holdings

Frozen goods, in-store bakery and foodservice have been flagged up as key growth areas for Hostess in the wake of its acquisition by a division of private equity firm The...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

UK bakery giant Warburtons hit by pressure on bread profit margins

Continued pressure on the UK grocery market has hit profits at the country’s biggest bread brand.

New product round-up June 2016: Kind fruit bars, kosher Hovis, Marmite popcorn, Tiny Toast cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye

tna on Brexit, popular snacks in Italy and expanding its European operations

tna has opened an office in Italy to serve the country and wider Mediterranean region including Spain, Portugal and France.

General Mills flour recall extended as more consumers fall ill with E.coli

General Mills has extended its recall of flours linked with an E.coli outbreak following further illness among US consumers.

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