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Timing and novelty both critical to snack brand success, say analysts

More than one in four consumers (27%) would be tempted by a snack advertised for consumption at a specific time of day or night, according to research published by Canadean.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

BoomChickaPop: Packaged popped popcorn keeps booming

Co-founder of ready-to-eat popcorn BoomChickaPop shares how it stands out in the slowly crowding category.

Scotland launches hard-hitting snack campaign as government confirms 2017 obesity strategy

Scotland will publish a new strategy on diet and obesity next year, as new research shows that the average child aged between four and 10 eats around 110,000 calories through “unhealthy,...

Inventure invests $6m in kettle lines to meet demand for Boulder Canyon chips

Specialty foods manufacturer Inventure Foods is investing more than $6m to expand its kettle chip capacity.

Nuts and seeds top recalled category for EU in Q2

Nuts and seeds were the highest recalled commodity in Q2 making up almost half of total recalls in Europe, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Hunger pains: Kids who skip breakfast more likely to get angry, say teachers

Three quarters of Canadian teachers say children who skip breakfast are more likely to become frustrated or angry at school, according to a new survey for Kellogg.

Do kids make better food decisions than their mums when choosing snacks?

Children’s acceptance of healthy food is underrated by their mothers as a study finds kids choose a higher number of healthy foods for their mothers than for themselves.

Game on: Quest Nutrition bars to sponsor university eSports team

Fast-growing protein bar manufacturer Quest Nutrition is to sponsor the eSports teams at an Illinois university.

Tapping the boom: Warburtons unveils higher-protein bread, wraps and thins

Number one UK bread brand Warburtons is hoping to tap consumer demand for protein with the launch of products boasting higher protein content than its standard range.

Premier Foods aims to woo younger shoppers with Cadbury Whole Cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its booming Cadbury Cakes brand in the UK with a range of sharing cakes.

Clif Bar opens $90m Idaho bakery with focus on sustainability

Clif Bar has opened its first self-owned and operated baking facility with a $90m investment that focuses on improving sustainability.

Against the tide: Goldfish and other snacks buck decline in Campbell’s sales

Campbell’s Soup Co promises investment to maintain growth for its cracker and biscuits brands and plans further innovation in its fresh bakery business.

NuGo Nutrition acquires protein bar manufacturer Promax

Protein bar manufacturer Promax has been acquired by Pennsylvania-based NuGo Nutrition.

Sonoco: ‘SquareCan opens up new possibilities in packaging design and brand management’

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.

4505 Chicharrones aiming to replicate resurgence of beef jerky with new flavors

Artisan pork rind brand 4505 Chicharrones is this month rolling out two new flavors and new packaging in stores across the US in response to the growing on-the-go protein snack trend....

Snyder's-Lance takes full ownership of UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny

Snyder's-Lance has acquired the remaining shares in UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny Limited – just months after taking a minority stake.

North American donut bites and coffee chain Tim Hortons expands into UK

Canadian and US restaurant chain Tim Hortons – known for its Timbits donut bites – is extending into the UK market.

General Mills names new heads of US Retail and Europe-Australia divisions

General Mills has named the new head of its US Retail arm, which is the largest operational segment of the FMCG giant and includes its cereals, snacking and bakery divisions.

Snack NPD August 2016: Good Thins’ new flavors, Burton’s Biscuit, Jack Link’s new jerky and strips

BakeryandSnacks presents a monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye in August.

Ingredion promises gluten free and non-GMO rice flour through Sun Flour deal in Thailand

Ingredients supplier Ingredion is waiting for Thai government approval to acquire domestic rice starch and rice flour Sun Flour. 

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

Amazing Grass unveils organic 'superfood' bars

Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally....

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