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KP Snacks axes 70 roles at Phileas Fogg Consett site

The loss of 70 jobs at KP Snacks’s Consett factory, one-time home to Phileas Fogg crisps, was “an incredibly sad time” for its members and the local area, according to...

Snack identity crisis? ‘We’ve had a hard time getting our story told’, says SFA

The Snack Food Association (SFA) is determined to correct misperceptions held among consumers, government and regulators about the nature of the snack category and its role in health, its CEO...

HealthyCheats founder: ‘Controlled variety’ missing from subscription snacks

The proliferation of snacks along with the growing number of ways to get them has created too many options for consumers who, above all else, like a limited variety to...

Bar maker-turned co-packer BumbleBar furthers organic mission

Long before “gluten-free,” “sustainable” and “organic” held the marketing sway they do now, Liz Ward wanted to channel her passion for organic agriculture and social justice into a naturally nutritionally dense food product by...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Heat and Control awaits go-ahead for India mega plant

Heat and Control plans to open a large-scale manufacturing facility in India to serve a rapidly growing snacks market and bolster business in the country, its sales head says.

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Retail expert: Snack makers must get into ‘grocerants’ and e-commerce

Retail-restaurant models and e-commerce are on the rise and snack makers must act fast to secure presence in these spaces, says a retail expert.

ConAgra Foods outlines 3 point plan to grow consumer business

ConAgra Food outlines a three-point plant for growing sales of commercial brands, including Swiss Miss, Pam and Orville Redenbacher's, which continue to struggle despite improved share, profit and volume stabilization.

"New ideas need to be nurtured"

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.

News in brief

RF Biocidics delivers decontamination tech to almond firm

RF Biocidics has installed its radio frequency equipment at an almond firm to eliminate possible harmful contaminants.

‘State-of-the art’ warehouse for Blue Diamond's US almond plant

California-based almond agricultural co-operative, Blue Diamond Growers, is struggling to cope with increasing throughput at its processing plants and will expand warehouse facilities by 33% to absorb the impact, according to...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate,...

Wheat genetics debunked: DNA map to aid future breeding and NPD, says scientist

The world’s first DNA map of global wheat varieties will give unprecedented knowledge on genetic characteristics, helping breeders to innovate faster, says a Kansas State University plant pathology scientist.

Tyrrells to enter French popcorn market with Poshcorn

Tyrrells has rebranded its popcorn range as Poshcorn and plans to enter the French segment for the first time.

Belgium hit by nuts in spices findings

Belgium has become the latest country to be dragged into the nuts and spices contamination issue.

General Mills profits drop 16%: ‘We can learn a lot from entrepreneurs’, says CEO

General Mills’ net profits have continued to slide despite improvements in US cereal and snacks, but its CEO says the company can learn plenty from start-up competition.

Snacking Trends Forum highlights: ‘Packaged food doesn’t have to be junk food’

From all-day grazing to the 20% YoY growth in meat-based snacks, the merits of cricket flour, when and how to raise capital, nutrient density and guerrilla marketing, the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Trends...

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Menken Orlando to drive Asian rice snack brand Mitsuba into UK

The UK is the prime focus for Menken Orlando’s expansion of its Asian rice snack brand Mitsuba as consumers increasingly look for unusual snacking flavors, says its sales director.

Almond presents an unknown allergen risk

Almonds could present a huge allergen threat to people but the full extent of the risk is unknown because of the lack of data on their allergenic properties, according to...

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

Danish Food Tech Group: Africa has ‘good potential’

Equipment suppliers have opportunities to develop smart and safe machines as major food firms move into Africa, says the head of Danish Food Tech Group.

A nutty idea? Reducing foodborne illness with peanuts

White peanut kernel could help reduce Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and Salmonella, according to a study.

India

Biggest biscuit consumer set for fast growth and premium charge

Indian biscuit manufacturers are now aggressively moving into the premium segment as the world’s biggest cookie consumer shifts its tastes upmarket.

‘It’s breakfast Jim, but not as we know it!’ – BakeryandSnacks breakfast bites

A ‘perfect storm’ of cultural, culinary and demographic trends has led to a stubborn weakness in breakfast cereal sales in countries like America, with all-day snacking replacing sit-down meals and...

News in brief

Bunge buys Heartland Harvest to service ‘better for you snacks’ demand

Bunge North America has bought Illinois-based Heartland Harvest to bolster its expertise in extruded foods and serve consumer demand for better-for-you snacks.

Finnish snacks giant Paulig considers axing Swedish Tex Mex chips site

Finland’s Paulig Group has mooted a plan to close a Swedish factory in Sweden that produces Tex Mex potato chips and consolidate production in Belgium.

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more...

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