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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.

Snyder’s-Lance sells Diamond of California; invests in Charlotte

Snyder’s-Lance is selling the nut business of Diamond Foods to private equity firm Blue Road Capital.

Cisse Cocoa brings single-origin cocoa beans to its snacking chocolate products

Cisse Cocoa to expand fair trade chocolate snacks in key retailers

Cisse Cocoa has brought fair trade, single-origin cocoa beans to its chocolate bark products, as the company believes the 'snackfection' trend is no longer a secret to the consumer

Bakery industry to combat negativity with healthy products and acquisitions, Mintel predicts

Bakery producers are looking to escalate the fight against the negativity that surrounds the sector, particularly in the developed Western packaged bakery markets, according to Mintel’s global annual review.

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

Exclusive interview

Bantam Bagels shatters American bagel stereotypes

Former Shark Tank competitors, Nick and Elyse Oleksak, share their story of how Bantam Bagels has expanded to more than 7,700 Starbucks locations and the frozen section of grocery stores...

Zeelandia UK acquires bakery fillings specialist James Fleming & Co.

Royal Dutch Zeelandia (Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep b.v.) has purchased mincemeat and fillings producer James Fleming & Co. from Südzucker Group.

Hostess expects to save $8m interest expense annually after refinancing

Twinkie’s maker Hostess Brands has announced the completion of a debt refinancing, including the terms of its existing first lien term loan and debt.

Premier Foods has competitive edge in facing Brexit, says CEO

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods will be protected from the effects of Brexit, according to CEO Gavin Darby.

Food Vision 2016

Former General Mills manager disrupts frozen fries market with veggie alternatives

Speaking to BakeryandSnacks during the recent Food Vision event in Chicago, Veggies Fries’ founder and CEO, David Peters, said, in order to create a “disruptor product” in the food industry,...

Crisp Sensation claims deep-fried feeling with latest crumb coatings

Crisp Sensation Holding SA has developed five crumb coating flavors for frozen and chilled snacks it claims give deep-fried crispiness without a deep fryer.

Pack Expo 2016

ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery...

Forecasters predict top trends for next year’s snacking

Consumers worldwide are more likely to choose nutritious, natural products over high-calorie food items next year, according to 2017 trend reports from two organizations.

China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

Starbucks Canada introduces Central Roast snacks to its menu

GreenSpace Brands Inc., owners of Central Roast, has signed a distribution deal with Starbucks Canada to introduce two snacks on its coffeehouse menu.

Kingsmill unveils rebrand and launches its ‘best ever toast’

Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill, the UK’s fastest growing major bread brand according to Nielsen, has revealed plans for a complete rebrand and has launched Super Toasty.

Good Health ‘snackifies’ vegetables for consumers with new chip line

US snack manufacturer Good Health has launched its new Eat Your Vegetables chip product line, made from a blend of eight vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomato, beets...

NACS 2016

Dried meat snack companies bet on meat sticks for sales boost in 2017

BakeryandSnacks has discovered through the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia that many leading meat snack brands, including Krave Jerky and Slim Jim, are expanding meat stick portfolio next year...

Hostess Brands’ investor to expand Utz’s distribution through new partnership

The investor behind Hostess Brands, Metropoulos, just made a “significant” investment in the largest independent salty snack company in the US, Utz Quality Foods, to help increase the company’s distribution...

Tiger Buck jerky to fill gap in premium drinking snacks market

Ambitious Australian brand, Tiger Buck has launched a beef jerky product to market to cater to a lack of pre-packaged premium snack options available at bars and liquor retailers.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

SupplySide West 2016

Ingredion reduces sugar by 30% in baked goods with prebiotic fiber

Illinois-based ingredients supplier, Ingredion, has launched a soluble prebiotic fiber that provides fiber and prebiotic benefits and supports sugar and calories reduction efforts for bakeries, while allowing formulators to keep...

Brazil’s drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go ready for simultaneous debut in Europe and US

Brazil’s first drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go (Bread to Go) is set to expand to Europe and the US to capitalize on its concept of express bakery services for...

Expo East 2016

I Won Organics continues to tap plant-based protein frenzy, expanding North America footprint

High protein is considered the second most important product claim by consumers who purchase better-for-you snacks, according to a recent Mintel survey sampling 993 internet users. 

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