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Beauty and Traditional Chinese Medicine bars could be 'instant wins' in China

Snack bar makers can create instant wins in China with beauty bars or products containing Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredients, say Chinese consumer experts.

‘Snack and beverage co-purchases beat peanut butter and jelly!’ Frito-Lay CEO Tom Greco champions PepsiCo's 'Better Together' policy

Frito-Lay CEO Tom Greco insists snacks and beverages occupy common ‘demand spaces’, and PepsiCo’s ‘Better Together’ approach gives it the scale to outpace its rivals at retail level.

VIDEOS EXPLORE KOREAN AND US ATTITUDES TO OTHER NATION'S SNACKS

‘Ah! The smell of artificiality...’ South Korean girls sample US snacks for the first time

Pop Tarts, Lay’s and Cheez-Its... How do young South Korean women tasting these US staple snacks for the first time rate them? The reactions in the recent videos below are...

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.

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An easier way to make low-fat crisps

Oil uptake in fried products, such as potato chips, can be reduced using Elea’s pulsed electric field system, the company claims.

FIRM EYES YOGURT SNACK PROFIT POOL BEYOND 'SNACK AISLE'

‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over the yogurt brand’s future – with the rebound driven by Greek and stripping...

Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Kellogg’s Europe president Chris Hood says the company is ‘excited’ by the growth potential of new Egyptian biscuit acquisition BiscoMisr, which he says can help drive sales of global brands...

What's for breakfast? Reinventing the first meal of the day

Consumers prefer homemade breakfast to ready-to-eat packaged goods, Datassential found

When it comes to breakfast, the vast majority of Americans want something quick and easy at home, but surprisingly most people prefer to make their first meal of the day...

Meet the CEOs of KRAVE, Health Warrior, Fruigees, HUMAN and Barnana

What are the hottest snacking trends – and companies - to watch in 2015?

With the percentage of energy derived from snacks in the American diet doubling since the late 1970s, the pressure is on to make those snacking calories count. But what is...

Popcorn packaging: Innovations to draw in snackers…

Popcorn is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks. 

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

United Products to drive Middle East snacks into Europe

Dubai-made Signature Snacks have plenty of expansion potential in Europe thanks to favorable labor costs and a central global location, says distributor United Products.

Kellogg posts $293m net loss - Special K and Kashi drag down business

Kellogg’s 136% profit plunge for the fourth quarter (Q4) is disappointing and can mainly be attributed to continued poor performances in Special K and Kashi, its CEO says.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Bull’s heads and traffic light men: Intersnack unveils 2015 NPD

Intersnack Germany has added bull-shaped hollow snacks and traffic light men chips to add a playful twist to snacking, says its marketing head.

Frito-Lay peddles forward to gain market share

Frito-Lay has gained market share in snacks for the first time in a year thanks to successful international expansions and marketing campaigns, says PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi.

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Ocean’s Halo turns to Innovia Films to package its Seaweed Chips

Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging. 

Snack implications? EU parliament votes to mandate meat origin labels

The European Snack Association (ESA) remains concerned over possible mandates on EU meat origin labeling after European parliament today voted in favor of the motion.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Keogh’s MD: We won’t take our eye off quality like most luxury crisp makers

Irish premium chip maker Keogh’s has invested heavily in quality control as business booms, but while exports are set to increase the MD wants to remain 'small'.

Ingredion targets flexitarians with high-protein pulse flours

Pulse flours could provide a plant-based protein boost for baked goods, snacks and pasta – tapping into growing demand for non-animal-derived protein, says Ingredion.

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United Biscuits injects flavor into Crinklys

United Biscuits has reformulated its Jacob’s Crinklys snacks to enhance taste.

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

The plant-based approach to paleo is here to stay, Wholly Bites CEO says

The plant-based, grain- and sugar-free approach to the trendy paleo diet is the future of eating, according to the CEO of Wholly Bites, who wants to make sticking to the...

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

‘Super premium’ snacking: Snyder’s-Lance wants to quadruple European sales

Snyder’s-Lance will ramp up European sales from $5m to $20m in the next five years with NPD and broader distribution, its international sales chief says.

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Diamond Foods buys majority stake in Yellow Chips

US snack major Diamond Foods has bought a 51% stake in its European Kettle chip co-manufacturer to drive presence in the booming vegetable chip market, its CEO says.

EU Commission launches inquiry into Danish fat tax

The European Commission has launched an inquiry to determine whether Denmark’s short-lived ‘fat tax’ constituted illegal state aid for manufacturers who did not have the tax levied on their products....

Bühler: Ditch oil for hot air to slash snack fat

Ditching oil for hot air in snack production can create extremely low-fat products that could counter childhood obesity concerns, says Bühler.

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