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Healthy snacks continue to dominate in the US, shows Mintel research

Health remains a in snacking with 32% of US consumers reporting the majority of snacks they eat are healthy, while 28% are snacking on healthier foods this year than in...

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Snack major pladis teams up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding, has struck a sales and product development deal with China’s second largest B2C online retailer, JD.com.

Grupo Bimbo enters UK market with range of branded baked snacks

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bimbo has expanded into the UK with a range of baked treats. 

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Innova Market Insights identifies hybrid and "moment-centric" snack trends

Snacking is becoming more important to consumers who are seeking out new globally-influenced flavors, occasions to snack, and the convergence of culinary trends in the category. 

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Our Little Rebellion's “double-digit growth is within grasp” as plant-based protein snacks are set to stay

Our Little Rebellion is shipping its latest snack line, Protein Crisps, to US retailers this month as the growth of plant-based snacks shows no signs of slowing down.

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Amplify Snacks launches new SkinnyPop flavors in chemical-free pop-up boxes

Amplify Snacks unveiled two new flavors for its microwave SkinnyPop popcorn - sea salt and butter - at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo held in Chicago.

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

Puratos puts provenance at the forefront with new bread mixes

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos UK has launched three new baking mixes to enable high street and industrial bakers to personalize on-trend bread varieties.

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Dang Foods aims for 40% growth through the mass channel

Dang Foods is focussing on the mass channel for 2017 growth, said CEO Vincent Kitirattragarn.

Snyder’s-Lance set to quicken million-dollar variety pack category with BFY multi-brand snack packs

Kettle Brand and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps’ maker Snyder’s-Lance has introduced its first multi-brand snack pack.

Granola bites are exploding, contradicting sluggish breakfast cereal sales, founder of Nourish Snacks says

According to Nourish Snacks' CEO, Joy Bauer, the breakfast category is not doing as well as it used to, but as the company's granola bites are not just a breakfast...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

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Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Perky Jerky shatters "macho-man" image with new jerky stick aimed at females

Perky Jerky said it has tapped into a new female-oriented market, effectively taking jerky snacks from “Bubba to Barbara” since launching in 2009. 

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

Bakery China 2017

AB Mauri caters to China’s taste for European artisanal-style products

Demand for Western-style artisanal products is on the rise in China, says AB Mauri China’s VP Graham Martin.

The Little Kernel adds s’mores flavor after experiencing ‘crazy ride’ with growth

Popcorn startup, The Little Kernel, will unveil its new s’mores flavor during the upcoming Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago.

Interpack 2017

APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

OAL’s APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) Robotic Weighing Station created a buzz at Interpack this week (May 4-10) signing autographs for guests.

Beanfields Snacks hopes Powerplant Venture takeover will take its snacks mainstream

Reed Glidden, founder of rice and bean chip brand Beanfields Snacks, hopes to launch his products on the US mass channel market for everyday consumption. 

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Fresh bread following craft beer’s trajectory, says Novozymes

Danish biotech firm Novozymes AS is investing in R&D to help meet changing consumer demands for bread with immediate freshness and low carbs.

Calbee extends granola production to capture growing health conscious market in Asia

Japanese cereal giant Calbee is increasing its granola production capacity by 40% to capitalize on the growing health trend in Asia.

Panera Bread expands delivery service; applauds digital for Q1 growth

Panera Bread is hiring its own drivers to expand its delivery service to 30%-40% of its cafés by the end of 2017, as digital sales make up 26% of its...

New product roundup: Vegan Bars, Fava Bean Crisps and Ready To Bake Cupcakes

BakeryandSnacks presents a roundup of products that caught our eye this month.

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