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.
Frito-Lay has benefited from improved productivity and lower commodity costs in the past 12 months, PepsiCo has reported in its full-year results.
Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.
UK business Great Food Affairs is expanding its Slabs crisp brand – which claims to be four times thicker than standard crisps - with a single-serve range.
United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.
Manufacturer Orkla is reviewing its Finnish production operations – stating it is spending too much on maintaining and operating its Nordics and Baltics facilities.
Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.
BakeryAndSnacks was at the ISM show in Cologne this week to check out the latest innovations in the world of snacking. Here are some of the sights and products that...
Snyder’s-Lance has reported an estimated 4% year on year increase in net sales for 2015 – despite a “tougher retailing environment” and a last-quarter performance below expectations.
The New Egg Company and RPC Design and RPC Bebo UK have designed a bespoke pack for Yowk boiled eggs to make snacking on-the-go easier.
Innovation including the Cadbury Amaze Bites brownies launched last year have driven a strong performance for the cakes business of UK manufacturer Premier Foods.
Almost all UK teachers feel the number of children coming to school hungry is as high - or higher - than a year ago, according to a poll by Kellogg....
Seven out of ten US convenience store shoppers buy salty snacks to boost their mood, according to new research by General Mills.
A new approach to product development by General Mills – testing foods directly with consumers in store - reflects how important the ‘voice of the crowd’ has become, according to a leading...
Hostess Brands’ rumored acquisition of Canada’s Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp would enable the Twinkies owner to tap key growth trends in the cake market, a leading industry analyst...
US pancake and baking mix supplier Flapjacked is developing new products using probiotic GanedenBC30 after launching a range of ‘probiotic-charged mug cakes’.
Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, has extended its wheat growing contracts with more than 300 British farmers for a further five years.
Online snacking brand Graze says it has doubled its distribution points in UK retail since expanding into the bricks-and-mortar market less than six months ago.
New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.
Kellogg is tapping key consumer trends including on-the-go breakfast and sweet and savory flavor combinations with a raft of new products in the US.
General Mills has rolled out its $500m higher-fiber brand Fiber One to retailers in the UK for the first time.
A study claims that while snacks in schools are getting healthier, snack companies are still targeting children with unhealthy snacks.
Wisconsin-based Angelic Bakehouse will make its popular Sprouted Seven-Grain bread available in Costco locations across the US Midwest after years of availability in small shops.
With KIND’s announcement that it will be cutting sugar across its line of fruit and nut snack bars, one analyst said this is a move the company hopes will help...
Consumers want to experiment with what they eat, one bakery executive said, but they want to do it within the confines of familiarity.
Customization is the key to giving consumers what they want to see from the bakery industry, according to one industry consultant.