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Snaxpo 2017

Bosch moves to smaller packaging production, tapping the portion-control snack trend

Producing smaller portion sized packaging for snack manufacturers will be Bosch’s next major focus, the packaging technology firm’s product manager, Jason D’Arcy, told BakeryandSnacks during the recent Snaxpo in Savannah,...

30 biscuit brands up for sale by Metis Partners

Montana triple chocolate wafer and Trophy milk chocolate wafer by Rivington Biscuits will be sold as part of a commercial intellectual property (IP) sale by Metis Partners.

Fat chance: Judge again dismisses trans fat action against ConAgra

The putative class action against ConAgra alleging its Crunch ’n Munch popcorn violates California’s unfair competition law by containing artificial trans fat has again been dismissed.

The skinny on looming popcorn war between Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance

Two of the US’ largest snack manufacturers – Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance – are set to meet in court over rival brands of Better-For-You (BFY) popcorn.

Rosenfeld remains focused on 'building world’s best snacking company' as departure rumors swirl

Mondelēz has confirmed its current CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, will remain in her position at the moment after The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke the news that the company is looking...

Snaxpo 2017

Evans Food aims to expand footprint in convenience channel with pork cracklings

Evans Food Group unveiled its latest chorizo-flavored pork cracklings under its Mac’s brand at Snaxpo, held in Savannah, Georgia, in April. 

News in brief

Calbee, Koike-ya halt snack production amid Japan's potato shortage

Inclement weather has led to Japan’s smallest harvest of potatoes since 1983, prompting the country’s snack giants to stop production of several potato snacks.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to acquire Linpac

Klöckner Pentaplast Group (KP) will acquire Linpac for an undisclosed sum to expand into the rigid and flexible film market, focusing on consumer demand for healthy and safe food with...

Countdown to Interpack 2017

Bühler demonstrates its renewed competence for countlines, coated items and cereal bars at Interpack

Bühler’s 1,700m2 stand at the trade show will comprise a bistro and a Solutions Space, showcasing the company’s innovative offerings for making chocolate products, biscuits and cereal bars....

Mondelēz invests $93m in UK Cadbury production, launching Roundie biscuit

Oreo maker Mondelēz has unveiled four chocolate production lines at its Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK.

Snaxpo 2017

Ingredion introduces new texturizers for baked chips

The Illinois-based ingredient supplier has released several texturizer proptotypes that will enhance the taste and texture of baked potato and tortilla chips.

Snaxpo 2017

Package date codes could affect snack food safety, Redimark warned

Thermal inkjet coding manufacturer Redimark has introduced a new date code printer, TC12 Inkjet, that assists snack manufacturers to improve their efficiency and potentially avoid food safety issues.

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles received “an overwhelmingly positive response” from the moment they launched Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling onto the UK market in 2011.

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker. 

Chinese ‘Mintropolitans’ go nuts over healthy snacking, say researchers

According to Mintel data, 63% of Chinese consumers are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks; 42% are eating more dairy-based snacks; and one in four is consuming more...

Japanese snack confectionery firm Pocky introduces product locator to the US prior to Easter

US consumers can now go to Pocky’s website and enter their zip codes or cities to find the nearest Pocky flavors. 

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.

Snaxpo 2017

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...

Snaxpo 2017

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...

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