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US researchers develop vending machine technology to help improve snack habits

Scientists discovered that delaying access to high-calorie snacks in vending machines can potentially shift people’s choices to purchase healthier options – and developed a technology to do just that.

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Ideal Snacks introduces probiotics to air-popped snacks and suggests big CPG brands do the same

A stronger focus on gut health is pushing manufacturers to add probiotics to their snacks, but the larger CPG companies are struggling to keep up with the trend, the company...

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Kraft Food Ingredients ups clean label portfolio with dairy-based snacking prototypes

Kraft Food Ingredients (KFI) said the Kraft Heinz merger is a definite advantage in developing novel clean label snacks.

Pladis plans health focus for British biscuit market

At the launch of its second annual biscuit review, the manufacturer of McVitie’s (the UK’s largest selling biscuit brand) said it will make Britons’ much-loved snack even healthier.

Pulse Flexible Packaging goes into administration

Administrators Jonny Marston and Howard Smith from KPMG have been called in as Pulse Flexible Packaging ceases production.

Chaucer Foods UK and Filippo Berio JV to launch Mediterranean crostini

Specialist bread products manufacturer Chaucer Foods UK has formed a partnership with olive oil brand Filippo Berio to develop the range of Filippo Berio Crostini.

Crisp Sensation crumb coating technology to expand globally

Crisp Sensation has completed an expansion of its management team, hiring Lucas Hendrikse, former senior VP, Food Ingredients, DSM, as CEO.

South African Vital Health Foods evolves into healthy snacking

Nutritional supplements manufacturer Vital Health Foods has launched a line of grab-and-go nutritional snacking options for the South African market.

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Clean label doesn’t guarantee healthy snacking, but dairy might help: Kerry

Clean label is a good way for consumers to decide whether a snack and dairy product delivers on transparency, but it is not an indicator of health value, said Kerry’s...

Pretium Packaging to close one of its factories

Pretium Packaging will close a plant in Seymour, Indiana, US, in May, axing 55 jobs.

Mintel: 'Consumers believe it’s important to see food inside a packaging'

Consumers believe it’s important to see food inside a packaging, which can build trust and increase purchasing confidence, says Mintel.

General Mills-owned Annie’s vows to save Ron Finley's urban garden

US natural foods company, Annie’s, and President John Foraker along with his wife have donated $100,000 to an urban farmland in Los Angeles, California, called "The Ron Finley Project." ...

Have your cake and eat it: The Brexit effect on bakery and snacks

BakeryandSnacks asked exhibitors at ife 2017, held in London at the beginning of March, what effects Brexit may have on their companies.

PepsiCo designs clothing line for 'fun Cheetos snacking'

PepsiCo has introduced a new clothing line for consumers to make snacking on Frito-Lay's Cheetos more memorable this spring.

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Treofan creates matte effect film for potato chips, cookies & chocolate

BOPP specialist Treofan has created a matte film effect for potato chips, cookies and chocolate in response to consumer demand for retro-look packaging.

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UK popcorn and crisp brand Yumsh Snacks enters chocolate category

Manchester-based Yumsh Snacks has started producing Bean & Pod chocolates while waiting for its manufacturing facility to be certified free-from, CEO Tony Goodman told BakeryandSnacks.

Tiny but Mighty Popcorn targets Target, Costco and Publix shelf space with new packaging

Family-owned Tiny but Mighty Popcorn has redesigned the packaging of its entire product line with paintings created by Iowa native artist, Grant Wood. 

Pastinos takes on the premium snack market with better-for-you pasta snack

UK brand Pastinos is targeting health-conscious snackers with a crunchy pasta snack as sales of regular pasta falls victim to the health kick.

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...

Clearview Foods introduces Veggie Sticks and Fruit Sticks to its better-for-you snack line-up

Clearview Foods, the better-for-you (BFY) snacking development division of Snyder’s-Lance, has introduced multiple flavors of Veggie Sticks and Fruit Sticks under its Snack Factory brand. 

UK leads Western European savory snacks market, says Euromonitor

Savory snacks in Western Europe posted a total retail value of around $26bn in 2016, but the category has only grown grew by 1.8% since 2011, falling behind the global...

Better quality snack food drives Allpax retort machinery sales

Allpax has seen a rise in demand for its retort machinery, thanks to a trend towards better quality shelf-stable products and convenience packaging.

General Mills’ earnings take a plunge amid price war

The Cheerios maker reported its seventh straight decline in quarterly sales, with a 5% decline in sales for Q3, due to gaps in pricing and increased promotional activity.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Constantia Flexibles to close confectionery & snack packaging plant

Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.

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