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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.

Startup Tracker

Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate. 

Waste not, want not: UK start-up turns leftover food into hummus

Food waste-conscious start-up, ChicP, transforms leftover fruit and vegetables into a variety of flavoured hummus, and is crowdfunding to expand into new markets.

Where next for snacks? Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit

If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick...

Belgian Boys taps imported European snacks growth with butter cookies

European snack startup, Belgian Boys, will roll out its butter cookies inspired by the original Belgian cookie, Speculoos, across the US in February. 

Beef jerky facility sued over finger cutting incident

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Lone Star Western Beef, John Bachman, after he fired an employee who called 911 to help...

What do executives from bakery and snack industry expect in 2017?

BakeryandSnacks correspondent has collected comments from several renowned US CPG brands about their business plans for 2017, and what direction the food industry is headed.

Going bananas over the new Deep Fried Twinkie

Twinkie has gone back to its roots with the addition of a banana-flavored variety to its deep fried line.

Palsgaard expands activities into Brazil

Palsgaard A/S has purchased Brazilian food ingredients company Candon Aditivos para Alimentos, according to the acquiring firm.

Sales expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022

High demand for resealable closures thanks to extended shelf life

Sales in resealable closures and spouts are expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022, driving future F&B market growth, says Zion Market Research.

Allinson’s unveils new bread loaf size designed for smaller households

The UK bakery has launched a range of 12-slice 650g bread loaves based on customer insights.

Krave enters savory bar sector with new meat snacks

Premium meat snack brand, Krave, has brought its first bar line to CVS stores and other retailers across the US, as the company believed there are few savory options existing...

Kellogg shares drop as it struggles to woo Millennials: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has removed Kellogg from its US Focus List after downgrading the food stock to Neutral over concerns that growth at the Kellogg Company isn’t keeping up with peer...

Nibbly Bits tackles ‘product giveaway’ after launching lightweight pop crisps

Nibbly Bits has partnered with Ishida after launching a lighter snack product called Pop Crisps and finding its existing weighing equipment was delivering too many overweight and underweight packs.

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.

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