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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.

‘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.

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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.

Nestlé ramps up gluten-free production with new Auckland facility

KitKat maker Nestlé has expanded its South Auckland factory in New Zealand with a new $2m gluten-free facility, according to a recent release.

United Sugars Corporation opens Chicago storage and transfer facility

Earlier this month, United Sugars Corporation (USC) commenced operation at a new bulk sugar storage and transfer structure in Montgomery, Illinois, US.

Bimbo acquires frozen bakery brand Panattiere

Grupo Bimbo has acquired a Colombia-based frozen bakery firm, Panattiere, CEO Daniel Servitje announced during the recent financial results conference call.

Millennials replace meals with snacks, survey finds

Most Americans between the ages of 18 and 35 eat a ‘wholesome’ snack in place of a standard meal at least once a week.

NPD Jan-Feb 2017: Spinach tortilla, coffee popcorn and Limoncello biscotti

 BakeryandSnacks tracks new product launches for the first two months of this year.

DuPont gets Indonesian approval for bakery enzymes

DuPont Danisco has received regulatory approval by the Indonesia food watchdog for a range of bakery enzymes.

Want Want, PepsiCo and Orion only account for 19% of the Chinese snack market. Could nuts and seeds be a future disruptor?

Savory snacks market in China expected to reach $16.6bn by 2021, Euromonitor

A recent Euromonitor report projected China's savory snack market will reach sales of 3,676,200 tons and 144.1bn RMB ($16.6bn) by 2021 with 4% retail volume CAGR and 6% value CAGR. 

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Whole Foods executive-created OCHO Candy fills Easter's organic chocolate void

Organic confectionery brand OCHO Candy has developed its first Easter egg after spotting an unmet need for natural alternatives during the holiday season.

tna looks back on the evolution of the snack industry as it celebrates 35th anniversary

tna was founded by Alf and Nadia Taylor, in Sydney, Australia, in February 1982, transforming the snack food industry by launching a high-speed vertical form fill system (VFFS) called the...

Snacking Innovation Summit trend-watching: Mini-meals, tapas-style eating, and hero SKUs

The trend towards continuous grazing throughout the day will create new ‘multi-temperature’ snacking opportunities for manufacturers as a ‘tapas-style’ approach to eating gains momentum, predicted panelists at the FoodNavigator-USA/BakeryandSnacks snacking...

Snyder’s-Lance adds organic pretzel crisps to upscale better-for-you snack category

Snyder’s-Lance has introduced organic Pretzel Crisps under its Snack Factory brand to further sales in the better-for-you category.

Mondelēz rolls out SmartLabel app to keep its consumers informed

More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app. 

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Soviet era’s Long Chips’ journey of endurance

Pernes L’s Latvian snack, Long Chips, survived the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and today is available in over 25 countries.

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