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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.

French snack producer Vico launches Hula Hoops variants in Sonoco packaging

The Vic-sur-Aisne-based firm introduced its three-dimensional Hula Hoops to the French market last year and is now expanding the range with the launch of Bacon and Sour Cream & Onion...

Warbutons claims improved accuracy in forecasting with FuturMaster system

UK bakery giant Warburtons says it has increased the accuracy of its forecasts from 79% to 86% by moving to alternative software.

Hostess grows breakfast portfolio to capture all-day breakfast eaters-on-the-go

Hostess Brands has added two products to its breakfast portfolio - Hostess Cinnamon Sugar Crunch Donettes and Hostess Apple Streusel Coffee Cakes.

Canadian breakfast brand Oatbox uses seed funding to cement standing in meal kit market

Subscription-based delivery company Oatbox has raised C$1.55m ($1.17m) to strengthen its position in the competitive North American home delivered meal kit market.

British bakery business Carr’s Foods among top 10 fastest international sales growers

Carrs Foods has been ranked seventh in this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Amazon will gain deep consumer insights in impulse snacking once it seals a $13.7bn deal for Whole Foods, says an e-commerce consultant. 

News in brief

Nestlé and General Mills JV launches breakfast bars in Germany

Cereal Partners Deutschland (CPD), the German joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, has launched a range of cereal bars under the Nestlé Clusters brand.

Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz and Hain Celestial attending Snack Attack 2017

Mondelēz’s Teddy Soft Bakes and tortilla chips producer Hain Celestial will be among the 40 plus brands attending Snack Attack 2017 being held in New York City on July 27. 

Healthy snacks continue to dominate in the US, shows Mintel research

Health remains a in snacking with 32% of US consumers reporting the majority of snacks they eat are healthy, while 28% are snacking on healthier foods this year than in...

News in brief

Snack major pladis teams up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding, has struck a sales and product development deal with China’s second largest B2C online retailer, JD.com.

Grupo Bimbo enters UK market with range of branded baked snacks

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bimbo has expanded into the UK with a range of baked treats. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Innova Market Insights identifies hybrid and "moment-centric" snack trends

Snacking is becoming more important to consumers who are seeking out new globally-influenced flavors, occasions to snack, and the convergence of culinary trends in the category. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Our Little Rebellion's “double-digit growth is within grasp” as plant-based protein snacks are set to stay

Our Little Rebellion is shipping its latest snack line, Protein Crisps, to US retailers this month as the growth of plant-based snacks shows no signs of slowing down.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Amplify Snacks launches new SkinnyPop flavors in chemical-free pop-up boxes

Amplify Snacks unveiled two new flavors for its microwave SkinnyPop popcorn - sea salt and butter - at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo held in Chicago.

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

Puratos puts provenance at the forefront with new bread mixes

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos UK has launched three new baking mixes to enable high street and industrial bakers to personalize on-trend bread varieties.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Dang Foods aims for 40% growth through the mass channel

Dang Foods is focussing on the mass channel for 2017 growth, said CEO Vincent Kitirattragarn.

Snyder’s-Lance set to quicken million-dollar variety pack category with BFY multi-brand snack packs

Kettle Brand and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps’ maker Snyder’s-Lance has introduced its first multi-brand snack pack.

Granola bites are exploding, contradicting sluggish breakfast cereal sales, founder of Nourish Snacks says

According to Nourish Snacks' CEO, Joy Bauer, the breakfast category is not doing as well as it used to, but as the company's granola bites are not just a breakfast...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Perky Jerky shatters "macho-man" image with new jerky stick aimed at females

Perky Jerky said it has tapped into a new female-oriented market, effectively taking jerky snacks from “Bubba to Barbara” since launching in 2009. 

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

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