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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.

New product roundup: Vegan Bars, Fava Bean Crisps and Ready To Bake Cupcakes

BakeryandSnacks presents a roundup of products that caught our eye this month.

Snaxpo 2017

Schur looks to upgrade packaging for Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread in US

Denmark-based packaging company, Schur, said it is hoping to work with Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread to upgrade their packaging in the US.

Daelmans Stroopwafels faces no ‘direct pressure’ from M&M’s at Walgreens

Daelman’s Stroopwafels is now available in about 6,000 Walgreens stores, a year after European snack importer The Brand Passport introduced it to the US market.

Gluten-free brand BFree ups US distribution with new e-commerce channel

BFree has partnered with e-commerce site GlutenFreeMall.com to distribute its gluten-free wraps, bagels, pitas, rolls and bread loaves across the US. 

Snaxpo 2017

Bosch moves to smaller packaging production, tapping the portion-control snack trend

Producing smaller portion sized packaging for snack manufacturers will be Bosch’s next major focus, the packaging technology firm’s product manager, Jason D’Arcy, told BakeryandSnacks during the recent Snaxpo in Savannah,...

Snaxpo 2017

Evans Food aims to expand footprint in convenience channel with pork cracklings

Evans Food Group unveiled its latest chorizo-flavored pork cracklings under its Mac’s brand at Snaxpo, held in Savannah, Georgia, in April. 

Chinese ‘Mintropolitans’ go nuts over healthy snacking, say researchers

According to Mintel data, 63% of Chinese consumers are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks; 42% are eating more dairy-based snacks; and one in four is consuming more...

Japanese snack confectionery firm Pocky introduces product locator to the US prior to Easter

US consumers can now go to Pocky’s website and enter their zip codes or cities to find the nearest Pocky flavors. 

Barry Callebaut-owned Mona Lisa brand ups cocoa sustainability by joining Horizons

Barry Callebaut is one step closer to its goal of sourcing fully sustainable cocoa by 2025 as its chocolate cups and decorations making subsidiary, Mona Lisa, has joined the Cocoa...

Tiny but Mighty Popcorn targets Target, Costco and Publix shelf space with new packaging

Family-owned Tiny but Mighty Popcorn has redesigned the packaging of its entire product line with paintings created by Iowa native artist, Grant Wood. 

Gourmet breads on trend, says Bridor

French artisan bakery maker Bridor says consumers are eating less bread, but are demanding higher quality when they do indulge.

UK leads Western European savory snacks market, says Euromonitor

Savory snacks in Western Europe posted a total retail value of around $26bn in 2016, but the category has only grown grew by 1.8% since 2011, falling behind the global...

Better quality snack food drives Allpax retort machinery sales

Allpax has seen a rise in demand for its retort machinery, thanks to a trend towards better quality shelf-stable products and convenience packaging.

‘Something other than sliced bread’: Signature Flatbreads eyes gluten-free after international expansion on convenience trend

UK firm Signature Flatbreads is considering gluten-free NPD after evolving into a multinational $100m enterprise.

Mondelēz’s new baked Ritz chips contain more fat than its Lay’s counterpart

Mondelēz has introduced a line of better-for-you potato chip products under its power cracker brand Ritz to the US market. But is it healthy?

Fox’s Biscuits responds to daily retailer forecasting

Fox’s Biscuits has faced the challenge of daily retailer forecasting by installing FuturMaster software, which measures the Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE) of its orders.

M&A

Ferrero USA outlook positive with Fannie May Confections acquisition - analyst

Ferrero is to acquire all the equity of Fannie May Confections brands, including its subsidiaries Fannie May Confections and Harry London Candies from 1-800-Flowers.com for $115m.

US bakery and snacks market report

Future of US bakery and snacks driven by healthy indulgence, say analysts

Wholesome, convenient extravagance, gluten-free and ethnic breads are forecast to be the biggest drivers of US bakery and snacks NPD in 2017.

Exclusive interview

Customized pizza presents ‘huge’ white space among US Millennials and Gen Z, Pieology CEO said

US pizza brand Pieology has added the PieRise Thick Crust to its extensive menu of personalized pizzas to capitalize on the demand from Millenials and Gen Z diners.

Superior acquisition drives Hostess’s revenue increases in 2016

The Twinkies maker reported a full year 2016 net revenue increase of 17.2%, and a 21.6% increase for Q4 2016.

Guest article

Breaking down the US packaging market for bakery and snacks

Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, sheds light on the trends and challenges affecting the US processing and packaging industries.

NCA State of the Industry Conference 2017

E-commerce the ticket to Millennial candy and snack sales: Analysts

Confectionery and snack companies should up the focus on e-commerce sales in 2017, even though the online channel represents 1% of overall CPG sales volumes, say analysts at IRI and Barkley.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

Nonni’s Foods competes with Oreo with seasonal biscotti

Artisan bakery, Nonni’s Foods, has launched limited batch spring biscotti to boost market share in the growing snack category. 

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Dutch baker Daelmans aims to take stroopwafels worldwide

Daelmans has been making the caramel waffles for over 100 years and today, is the worldwide market leader, producing several million of the speciality biscuits in its bakeries daily.

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