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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

Aldi and Happy Shopper snacks recalled over production hygiene fears

A raft of baked and snacking products sold by businesses including retailer Aldi and wholesaler Booker in the UK have been recalled over fears they were produced in unhygienic conditions.

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company non-BPA liners for cans

‘Significant progression’ as Del Monte Foods converts to non-BPA packaging

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company’s announcement that it is switching to BPA-free lined cans by 2017, Del Monte Foods, has revealed this week it is converting to...

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods rejects third approach by McCormick

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has rejected a third takeover bid by McCormick & Company but has said it is prepared to have talks with the US flavors business....

Campbell Soup Company BPA Reaction

‘It should not come as a surprise consumer activists are growing impatient with brands’

Comments have been flooding in from consumer groups and industry associations following the announcement that Campbell Soup Company will switch to BPA-free lined cans by 2017.

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Think Jerky targets $1m first-year sales from flavors developed by celeb chefs

Chicago-based startup Think Jerky has set its sights on generating $1m in revenue in its first year on the market.

Corbion Caravan unveils preservative-free pre-soaked ancient grains

Bakery industry supplier Corbion Caravan has reformulated its pre-soaked grain lines to make them preservative free.

special edition: healthy snacking

Insects, wholegrains and air-popping to shape future snack innovations, writes ESA chief

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig discusses innovation drivers in Europe's snacks market.

PepsiCo takes Quaker into breakfast snack bars market

PepsiCo has extended its Quaker brand snacks bars into the US breakfast market with Quaker Breakfast Flats.

‘The transition has taken longer than anticipated’

Campbell Soup Company to switch to non-BPA lined cans in 2017

Campbell Soup Company has announced it will move to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP MARCH 2016

New Product Round-up March 2016: Popchips Ridges, Mondelēz Good Thins and Vogel's gluten-free buns

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in March.

Expo West 2016

Wilde Snacks helps trailblaze nascent meat bar category with baking innovation

Wilde Snacks’ entrance into the nascent meat bar segment promises to “turn the category upside down” with a revolutionary baking process that offers a healthier finished product and potential for...

KRAVE Jerky general manager: We could be a $500m brand

KRAVE – the upmarket jerky brand that helped to spearhead a renaissance at the premium end of the meat snacking category – could be a $500m brand “very quickly”, claims...

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

Daelmans stroopwafels coming to the US

Dutch firm Daelmans has entered the US with its stroopwafels and has already secured listings in major retail chains such as Target and 7-Eleven.

Chips are down: shoppers to vote on which Burton's snack stays on shelf

Burton’s Biscuit Company is launching two limited-edition variants of its Fish ‘n’ Chips brand – and asking UK consumers to decide which becomes a permanent part of the range.

Why General Mills is feeling 'bullish' about future growth in US cereals

General Mills expects its cereals and snacks brands to drive growth in the business in the coming year – the second vote of confidence in the US cereals market from...

Snaxpo 2016

Rudolph Foods targets high-end pork rind at health-conscious millennials

Rudolph Foods is expanding its Southern Recipe brand with high-end protein snack Southern Recipe Small Batch.

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods rejects McCormick takeover approach

UK manufacturer Premier Foods – maker of Mr Kipling cakes - has rejected a takeover approach by US spices business McCormick & Company.

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.

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