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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

Baking Supply Co. kicks off fundraising campaign to deliver baking kits with free-from ingredients

Baking kit startup Baking Supply Co. has launched its Indiegogo campaign in the hope of raising $22,000 within a month to kick off its business.

Millennials want to smell the source of their savory snacks, says Kerry

Millennial snackers consider aroma essential and want their snacks to evoke immediate sense of the origin of its main ingredients.

Meat snacks clock faster growth than potato chips: Mintel

Meat snacks are the third biggest category of salty snacks in the US and also the fastest-growing sub-segment, according to Mintel.

PaPis snacks get Lufthansa, REWE and EDEKA listings

Snack startup PaPicante’s sales are flying high since the company introduced its pea protein snack bar to the public at the ISM trade show held in Germany at the beginning...

More than just a snack: Meal deals boost ‘lunch on the go' UK sales

UK convenience retailers capitalizing on meal deals have given the category a £36m ($47.6m) boost in the 52 weeks ended March 25, but those reliant on just snacks and sandwiches...

Good Grain Bakery wins listing on Ocado and with Abel & Cole

Good Grain Bakery, a UK organic artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free vegan bread, has been listed by online supermarket Ocado and with organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Snack Attack 2017

Natural snacks bet on Amazon for distribution

Natural snack producers - from multi-million dollar snack companies to emerging startups - are eying Amazing for distribution expansion.

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

Nuts.com to expand in New Jersey creating 150 jobs

Nuts.com, which produces nuts, dried fruit, snacks and pantry staples, is set to expand in New Jersey, creating 150 jobs.

July 2017 NPD: Intersnack’s 3D chips, sweet potato snacks from Mondelēz and paleo flour

Grain-free granola The Paleo Foods Co. has launched a paleo...

America’s most popular summer snacks: General Mills

Cheerios maker General Mills has released survey results showing top family summer activity and snack trends in the US.

Ruiz Food Products in $79m expansion

Ruiz Food Products will invest $79m to expand its South Carolina factory, creating 705 jobs.

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

The Minneapolis-based food manufacturer has released its line-up of products to be launched around the world.

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

Summer Fancy Food 2017

Dewey’s Bakery enters US grocery stores with branded cookies and crackers

North Carolina-based Dewey’s unveiled a range of Southern cuisine-inspired cookies and crackers at the Summer Fancy Food Show held in New York City recently. 

IFT 2017

Arla extends protein bar shelf life with clean label ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients showcased a clean label protein bar prototype made with milk from grass-fed cows without any added hormones at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

Bakery startup Foodstirs to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Greg Fleishman, co-founder and COO of Foodstirs, said Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will allow organic ingredients to reach more audiences.

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. 

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