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Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Amazon will gain deep consumer insights in impulse snacking once it seals a $13.7bn deal for Whole Foods, says an e-commerce consultant. 

New variant of Queen’s favoured crispbread Ryvita could be top three bestseller

Ryvita is rolling out Three Cheese Thins throughout the UK in July, with Estefania Boerr, senior brand manager at the crispbread producer, expecting it to become a top three selling...

Bugs are big business for tomorrow’s snacks, says PepsiCo; calls for ideas

The Doritos and Cheetos maker is capitalizing on the growing insect and plant-based protein trend, and has called for novel protein ideas to use in its snacks.

Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz and Hain Celestial attending Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz’s Teddy Soft Bakes and tortilla chips producer Hain Celestial will be among the 40 plus brands attending Snack Attack 2017 being held in New York City on July 27. 

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.

Healthy snacks continue to dominate in the US, shows Mintel research

Health remains a in snacking with 32% of US consumers reporting the majority of snacks they eat are healthy, while 28% are snacking on healthier foods this year than in...

Powerful protein: Edible insects packing a punch

Michi Abe, founder of Abundance Food, launched the ProPro energy bar last year in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. 

Grupo Bimbo enters UK market with range of branded baked snacks

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bimbo has expanded into the UK with a range of baked treats. 

News in brief

European Bank confirms €45m loan to extend Turkish snack producer’s footprint

Peyman Kuruyemis has secured a €45m ($50.7m) loan from the European Bank to support its forward-thinking investment program.

ParmCrisps new packaging highlights 100% cheese protein content

Cookie Thins maker, That's How We Roll (THWR), designed new packaging inhouse for its ParmCrisps range, highlight the 100% cheese protein content.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Innova Market Insights identifies hybrid and "moment-centric" snack trends

Snacking is becoming more important to consumers who are seeking out new globally-influenced flavors, occasions to snack, and the convergence of culinary trends in the category. 

Specialty snacks entering mass market with culinary touch, say founder of Snikiddy

Culinary trends, such as using exotic oil, are penetrating the snack category, said Mary Schulman, founder of Snikiddy.

Mondelēz reaffirms its commitment to climate change following Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Mondelēz International has reaffirmed its commitment to climate change following US President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Our Little Rebellion's “double-digit growth is within grasp” as plant-based protein snacks are set to stay

Our Little Rebellion is shipping its latest snack line, Protein Crisps, to US retailers this month as the growth of plant-based snacks shows no signs of slowing down.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Amplify Snacks launches new SkinnyPop flavors in chemical-free pop-up boxes

Amplify Snacks unveiled two new flavors for its microwave SkinnyPop popcorn - sea salt and butter - at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo held in Chicago.

Smaller size trend accelerates volume growth for flexible packaging

Portion control through smaller pack sizes is increasingly apparent across confectionery and snacks, according to Euromonitor International.

Goupie launches five bespoke snack-packs to target impulse-buy consumers

Hand-made chewy chocolate manufacturer Simpson’s of Hawkhurst has launched five bespoke Goupie snack-packs in Original, Mint, Orange, Espresso and Salted Sticky Toffee flavors. 

Unilever to switch to 100% renewable energy in UK plants

Renewable energy is now supplying 15 of Unilever’s UK sites, as part of its Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to hit the 100% mark by 2030.

Innovia creates Propafilm REF BOPP film for biscuits, bakery, confectionery & tea

Innovia has launched a Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film called Propafilm REF for biscuits, bakery, confectionery, dried foods and tea.

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Dang Foods aims for 40% growth through the mass channel

Dang Foods is focussing on the mass channel for 2017 growth, said CEO Vincent Kitirattragarn.

Orkla snaps up distribution deal for acrylamide-reducing yeast

Orkla Food Ingredients has inked a deal with Canada's Renaissance BioScience to exclusively produce and sell its patent-pending, acrylamide-reducing yeast Acrylow in Nordic and Baltic countries.

Snyder’s-Lance set to quicken million-dollar variety pack category with BFY multi-brand snack packs

Kettle Brand and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps’ maker Snyder’s-Lance has introduced its first multi-brand snack pack.

Granola bites are exploding, contradicting sluggish breakfast cereal sales, founder of Nourish Snacks says

According to Nourish Snacks' CEO, Joy Bauer, the breakfast category is not doing as well as it used to, but as the company's granola bites are not just a breakfast...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

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