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Convenience

Convenience

Time-tight consumers are searching the aisles for convenient products. Portability and easy-handling is a priority for snacking on the go, simple and easier mixes for baking and fast cereal and bar options for breakfast. Consumers have no time to waste and industry cannot waste time in catering to this fast-lane lifestyle.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Saratoga Chips moves to organic popcorn segment with $200K investment

US kettle chip manufacturer Saratoga Chips launched its first popcorn line, OrganicPop.

Mars launches M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy trail mixes in UK

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a range of trail mixes under confectionery brands M&M’s, Bounty and Galaxy in the UK.

Hand-made, small-batch trend fuels Gaslamp popcorn product launch

California popcorn brand Gaslamp is introducing new flavor Malibu Mix to grocery stores across the state as it continues to tap demand for locally produced food.

Revealed: How US manufacturers and retailers can tap summer snacking boom

Convenience stores should shake up their product ranges to make the most of summer snack sales, according to General Mills.

When sweets and snacks go 'thin'

Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.

Snack Attack 2016

Marinade brand Soy Vay enters snack category with popped rice clusters

Asian marinades brand Soy Vay has extended into the US snacks category with the launch of popped rice clusters.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Bigs seeds spices up sunflower with Tapatío and brings innovation to pumpkin

Seed brand Bigs is aiming to tap demand for hot sauces - and bring innovation to the pumpkin seed category - with two new products.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Hathor Group seeking spot in US market for Brazilian granola and cookies

South American food producer Hathor Group is looking to secure US distribution for its Grano cookies and granola.

Scientists explore ways to improve quality of bread from frozen dough

SP Food and Bioscience has taken part in a project to find a recipe that gives frozen bread the same properties after baking as freshly made bread.

Aryzta revenue down 7% in North America as European growth continues

Speciality baking business Aryzta has again reported mixed fortunes across its business – with sales declining in the US and growing in Europe.

Ignore demands of online retail at your peril, Rabobank warns bakers

Bakers may need to reassess the relationship they have with retailers – and transform their supply chains – to meet the growing demands of online grocery retail, according to a new report.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

Fresh baked goods lead way in c-stores - but there's still room for growth

Fresh baked goods are the most popular item for UK convenience store shoppers, a new study has shown.

TSW Foods to bring Krispy Kreme products to convenience stores

Krispy Kreme is growing its brand presence in US convenience stores with a snack range launched in partnership with distributor TSW Foods.

Exceedingly good result: Premier Foods cake sales grow every quarter

Premier Foods’ international and cakes divisions - which include the Mr Kipling brand - have been stand-out performers for the business over the past 12 months.

Retail evolution: how US salty snacks market can tap the opportunities

Convenience stores and drug stores have a big opportunity to further grow their share of the salty snacks market as US shopping habits change, according to analysts.

Snyder's-Lance: we will do heavy lifting needed to grow pretzel category

Snyder’s-Lance has revealed ambitions to rejuvenate its Snyder’s of Hanover brand, admitting it has some “heavy lifting” to do.

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Meet APRIL – the food production robot that prepares dishes like a chef

A robotic food production system designed to emulate cooking methods used by chefs can offer improved product quality and lower costs, claim its creators.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

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Duke’s Smoked Meats eyes 'aggressive growth' after landing Target listing

Meat snack manufacturer Duke’s Smoked Meats has revealed its expectations for "aggressive growth" after securing listings for its Smoked Shorty Sausages in select Target stores across the US. ...

FOOD & DRINK EXPO

Graze.com moves into bagged sharing snacks with new range

Snacks subscription service Graze.com has extended into the bagged snacks market with six products launching in stores next month.

What happened when US consumers had chance to transform Lays chips line-up?

A high-profile marketing push announced by PepsiCo in January gave US shoppers the chance to reshape the Lays potato chip line-up – and they have voted to keep it as...

Breakfast cereal firms set to diversify as US market declines, say analysts

Cereal manufacturers will continue to diversify through acquisitions and by switching resources to other parts of the breakfast market, according to analysts Lux Research.

Sweets & Snacks Expo

LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

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