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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 Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

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Duke’s Smoked Meats eyes 'aggressive growth' after landing Target listing

Meat snack manufacturer Duke’s Smoked Meats has revealed its expectations for "aggressive growth" after securing listings for its Smoked Shorty Sausages in select Target stores across the US. ...

FOOD & DRINK EXPO

Graze.com moves into bagged sharing snacks with new range

Snacks subscription service Graze.com has extended into the bagged snacks market with six products launching in stores next month.

What happened when US consumers had chance to transform Lays chips line-up?

A high-profile marketing push announced by PepsiCo in January gave US shoppers the chance to reshape the Lays potato chip line-up – and they have voted to keep it as...

Breakfast cereal firms set to diversify as US market declines, say analysts

Cereal manufacturers will continue to diversify through acquisitions and by switching resources to other parts of the breakfast market, according to analysts Lux Research.

Sweets & Snacks Expo

LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

Snaxpo 2016

DSM develops new glucose oxidase to increase extensibility of doughs

Netherlands-based Enzymes supplier DSM has developed a new glucose oxidase for bakeries to improve the stability of products during fermentation.

No deal: McCormick walks away from Premier Foods takeover

McCormick & Co has abandoned its plans to take over Premier Foods, owner of number one UK cake brand Mr Kipling.

Maravilla production kit upgraded by tna to meet growth in Algerian snack market

Algerian manufacturer Maravilla has updated its production systems to meet the changing demands of the local snacks market.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure secures Target listing with smaller meat sticks

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its range with a smaller meat stick and secured a nationwide listing with Target.

Sainsbury's to axe its Brand Match price-matching scheme

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing its Brand Match pricing scheme in favor of an everyday low pricing policy.

Revealed: How Premier Foods aims to grow cakes business in US and UK

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed strategies to grow its on-the-go and US cakes businesses.

Snack pellets: how can manufacturers accelerate US market growth?

Increased innovation and better-for-you reformulation have been tipped as ways to boost growth in the US snack pellets market.

special edition - healthy snacking

Bars of gold: Veggie inclusions to maintain growth in healthy snack bars?

With sales of healthy snack bars booming in the US, industry experts predict vegetables and savory flavors could become key weapons in maintaining growth.

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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

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Think Jerky targets $1m first-year sales from flavors developed by celeb chefs

Chicago-based startup Think Jerky has set its sights on generating $1m in revenue in its first year on the market.

PepsiCo takes Quaker into breakfast snack bars market

PepsiCo has extended its Quaker brand snacks bars into the US breakfast market with Quaker Breakfast Flats.

Snaxpo 2016

Sekar Laut to bring Indonesian crackers to US ready-to-eat snacks market

Indonesian business Sekar Laut is seeking a US manufacturer to help launch its crackers as a ready-to-eat snack in the American market. 

CATEGORY FOCUS

Snack bars 2015: top 10 best-selling granola, breakfast and nutrition bars

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the...

Minions help Finsbury Foods Group sales grow to $220m in half-year

Universal Picture's smash-hit Minions characters helped boost revenues at UK bakery business Finsbury Food Group to more than £150m ($211m) in the first half of its financial year.

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Processor-turned-manufacturer aims to grow presence in snack bar market

Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

Straight talking: Tesco to no longer sell traditional crescent-shaped croissants

Tesco is to sell only straight croissants from this week – claiming UK shoppers have lost their appetite for the traditional crescent-shaped variety.

Crackers? New $21.5m Jacob's ad push features lip-syncing savory snacks

United Biscuits is launching a £15m ($21.5m) marketing push for its Jacob’s savory snack brand in the UK focused on how the products make consumers feel.

CAGNY Conference 2016

Kellogg: Single-serve formats a big opportunity for Pringles and Cheez-It

Kellogg says it has a ‘huge opportunity’ to grow its snacks business in North America through smaller formats and new retail channels.

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