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China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

The key food and beverage trends for 2017

Expect a year of extremes, reported Mintel in its latest assessment that reveals predictions for the global food and drink market in 2017.

Pack Expo 2016

AEK Packaging Equipment to relocate after seeing a 25% inventory value increase

Aaron Equipment Company-owned AEK Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by January 1, 2017, BakeryandSancks learned at Pack Expo recently in Chicago.

Diamond Foods boosts Synder’s-Lance Q3 2016 performance

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has reported an increase in its Q3 2016 net revenue of more than 41%, attributing it to the recent acquisition of Diamond Foods.

Raisio’s CEO wins US legal case against Oat Solutions, posts positive results

California’s District Court has dismissed civil action against Raisio plc’s CEO, Matti Rihko, by Oat Solutions.

Calbee looks to pulses for proposed UK snacks range

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee plans to launch two snack variants in the UK early next year catering to Western palates.

Pack Expo 2016

Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in...

Starbucks Canada introduces Central Roast snacks to its menu

GreenSpace Brands Inc., owners of Central Roast, has signed a distribution deal with Starbucks Canada to introduce two snacks on its coffeehouse menu.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks.

Kellogg Company reports Q3 2016 results

Kellogg Company this week announced its third quarter 2016 results and reiterated its plans to improve profit margins for 2017.

Edita boss praises officials' ‘personal attention’ after sugar seizure

A face-off between Egyptian authorities and the country’s biggest food company ended last week after Edita Foods Industries’ sugar supply was returned following confiscation by officials.

Florigo launches first chip fryer with built-in opti-flow to limit the formation of acrylamides

Florigo, part of tna, has launched its first potato chip fryer with built-in opti-flow technology to limit the formation of acrylamides and reduce the amount of rejects by up to 10%.

Good Health ‘snackifies’ vegetables for consumers with new chip line

US snack manufacturer Good Health has launched its new Eat Your Vegetables chip product line, made from a blend of eight vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomato, beets...

Consumer snack attack: stay away from artificial colors and flavors

A recent pan-European survey discloses what consumers look for when buying salty snacks.

Holista CollTech sets out to develop world’s first low-GI noodles

Malaysian-Australian collagen-based ingredients specialist Holista CollTech will conduct joint research with Wing’s Food Products, a major Canadian noodle manufacturer, to develop the world’s first low-GI noodles.

NACS 2016

Dried meat snack companies bet on meat sticks for sales boost in 2017

BakeryandSnacks has discovered through the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia that many leading meat snack brands, including Krave Jerky and Slim Jim, are expanding meat stick portfolio next year...

PepsiCo & TB Alliance partner to improve tuberculosis drug taste

PepsiCo and TB Alliance are partnering to improve the bitter and unpleasant taste of today’s tuberculosis (TB) treatments - important in the treatment of children.

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Hostess Brands’ investor to expand Utz’s distribution through new partnership

The investor behind Hostess Brands, Metropoulos, just made a “significant” investment in the largest independent salty snack company in the US, Utz Quality Foods, to help increase the company’s distribution...

Cibus Tec 2016

Now there’s an I.DEA – tray sealing machine for pasta targets ready meal market

Consumers are buying more ready meals, because they don’t want to spend long hours preparing food at home, according to I.DEA Pack.

SIAL, Paris 2016

Tomra vegetable sorter to expand into chips

Tomra Sorting Food unveiled the Tomra 5B reject sorter for vegetables at SIAL 2016 in Paris, (October 16-20).

Tiger Buck jerky to fill gap in premium drinking snacks market

Ambitious Australian brand, Tiger Buck has launched a beef jerky product to market to cater to a lack of pre-packaged premium snack options available at bars and liquor retailers.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

SIAL, Paris 2016

Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays expands porridge range

Micvac, famous for its ‘whistling’ ready-meal trays has seen huge success with its porridge range in Norway, launching smaller pack sizes to meet consumer demand.

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