Healthier products remain a top consumer demand, interpreting and communicating health claims is an ongoing challenge, and food safety is top of mind amid eco-friendly advances, according to Leatherhead Food...
Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products...
Savory snacks are a perfect fit for the World Cup and industry has injected huge efforts into flavor development, pack design and marketing campaigns to draw the punters in, says...
KP Snacks will be available across Boots stores in the UK as part of the store’s meal deal.
The Carolina Nut Company has rolled out a peanut butter & jelly (PBJ) peanut variety that it says bucks the trend in nut flavors and should help US expansion plans.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld four complaints about the implied health claims of Bioglan ‘superfood’ chia and flax seeds.
Merchandizing gaps in convenience stores need to be plugged and snack makers must collaborate to drive progress forward, says the category development head at General Mills Convenience as it launches...
The US ready-to-eat popcorn category has been “growing in the double-digits for the past 3-4 years” and is now worth “north of $600m in annual [retail] sales”, according to Diamond...
UK food firms must seize the huge business opportunity afforded by the underdeveloped morning snacking market, as chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Costa and Starbucks lead the way, according to...
Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.
US bakery, snack and cereal manufacturers should look to Europe for lessons on clean label and better-for-you products that don’t scream health, says Mintel’s innovation head.
Ecuador snack maker Samai will open two re-packing plants in the US and Europe by 2015 – expansion that should double global business, its marketing manager says.
Ocean Spray has recalled two production lots of Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins Dried Cranberries because they may contain yogurt covered peanuts.
Meat snack bars take beef jerky to a new level, appealing to busy and health-conscious Americans, says a Datamonitor researcher.
Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.
Wheat yields are looking good and prices are on a downward trend but manufacturers shouldn’t get their hopes up yet, according to one market analyst.
The future of snacks will be positioning them as part of a 'meal bridge' solution that hits on convenience, value, taste and health, says the marketing head at Snyder’s-Lance.
Bare Snacks’ coconut chip line rides in the wake of a mega trend, its marketing head says, but not all future R&D will be reactive to market skews.
General Mills and Kellogg have dismissed Oxfam’s claim that they are the ‘worst offenders’ on global greenhouse gas emissions and not doing enough to tackle climate change.
Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says the president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
The Middle East is the fastest growing market, in terms of business growth for tna, according to Michael Green, managing director, tna Australia.
The two-year proposed window for manufacturers to change nutrition labeling is not enough, snack makers need four to six years, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).
Sensient Natural Ingredients has developed a line of ‘on-trend’ chili blends that enable food and beverage makers to align innovation with demand.
Flamous Brands has redesigned its packaging for better shelf appeal as it tries to push falafel chips into the mainstream snacking space, its CEO says.
The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.