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Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

PepsiCo launching Swiss Chalet chips at retail after sell-out foodservice debut

Swiss Chalet sauce-flavored Lays potato chips – rolled out earlier this month in restaurants – are now getting a retail launch.

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

Kellogg, Post & General Mills hit with wave of lawsuits as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

If a high percentage of the calories in your product are from added sugar, and you are stating or implying that it’s healthy and nutritious, are you at risk of...

ADM subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts expands processing capacity

US domestic peanut processor Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has expanded its processing capacity.

'First' entirely gluten-free dining hall opens on US college campus

Kent State University claims to have opened the first certified gluten-free dining hall on a college campus.

Slimmer Jim? Field Trip plans move into meat stick category with grass-fed, free-range meats

Field Trip - which burst onto the premium jerky scene in 2010 and is now in 30,000+ retail locations from Stop & Shop to Starbucks – is hoping it can...

Kirkegaard replaces Sharpe as CSM Bakery Solutions head

US bakery ingredients and finished goods business CSM Bakery Solutions has promoted Marianne Kirkegaard to president and chief executive officer.

Innovation and investment pay off for UK bakery firm Finsbury Foods

Investment in innovation and capacity has contributed to 5% organic revenue growth at UK cakes and baked goods manufacturer Finsbury Foods.

Food affects almond skin polyphenol release: Study

Milk may significantly lower the release of polyphenols from almond skins during digestion, while consuming almond skins with food also has a significant effect on their release, according to a...

PepsiCo launches Pop Works in UK as US firms eye British popcorn market

PepsiCo is ramping up its presence in the UK snack markets with the roll-out of popcorn brand Pop Works & Company.

Nellson investing up to $50m in new-build bar facility in California

Nutrition bar manufacturer Nellson is to invest up to $50m in a new production facility in California.

Enjoy Life Foods builds $39m ‘free-from' bakery to expand global footprint

Mondelēz-owned snack brand Enjoy Life Foods has doubled its capacity with the opening a new 200,000-square-foot free-from bakery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Mondelēz ramps up presence in emerging markets with $65m R&D investment

Mondelēz International is to invest $65m in developing a global network of research & development facilities.

Reading Bakery Systems expands in Asia to tap ‘dynamic and diverse’ market

Processing solutions firm Reading Bakery Systems is expanding its presence in the Asian market.

To Russia with Love: Snacks manufacturers urged to target Russian men

Russian men have been flagged up by analysts as a big opportunity for manufacturers to develop business in Russia's rapidly expanding snacks market.

Video: Puratos opens innovation center to help customers tap key bakery trends

International bakery ingredients firm Puratos has unveiled a new innovations center in the UK.

Having a ball: Can a move to fresh bakery help Eat the Ball crack the US grocery market?

It burst onto the scene six years ago in Europe, but can Eat the Ball crack the US market? It’s still early days, but with the right merchandising strategy, the...

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

Graze snacks brand eyes retail opportunities beyond the UK

Snacks subscription service Graze is looking at opportunities to take its retail range overseas following the success of its UK debut.

Bare Snacks extends coconut chips line with ginger and coffee flavors

Bare Snacks - best known for its baked fruit slices - has expanded its coconut chips range with “on-trend” flavors.

Timing and novelty both critical to snack brand success, say analysts

More than one in four consumers (27%) would be tempted by a snack advertised for consumption at a specific time of day or night, according to research published by Canadean.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

BoomChickaPop: Packaged popped popcorn keeps booming

Co-founder of ready-to-eat popcorn BoomChickaPop shares how it stands out in the slowly crowding category.

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