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China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

Starbucks Canada introduces Central Roast snacks to its menu

GreenSpace Brands Inc., owners of Central Roast, has signed a distribution deal with Starbucks Canada to introduce two snacks on its coffeehouse menu.

Kingsmill unveils rebrand and launches its ‘best ever toast’

Allied Bakeries’ Kingsmill, the UK’s fastest growing major bread brand according to Nielsen, has revealed plans for a complete rebrand and has launched Super Toasty.

Good Health ‘snackifies’ vegetables for consumers with new chip line

US snack manufacturer Good Health has launched its new Eat Your Vegetables chip product line, made from a blend of eight vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomato, beets...

NACS 2016

Dried meat snack companies bet on meat sticks for sales boost in 2017

BakeryandSnacks has discovered through the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia that many leading meat snack brands, including Krave Jerky and Slim Jim, are expanding meat stick portfolio next year...

Hostess Brands’ investor to expand Utz’s distribution through new partnership

The investor behind Hostess Brands, Metropoulos, just made a “significant” investment in the largest independent salty snack company in the US, Utz Quality Foods, to help increase the company’s distribution...

Tiger Buck jerky to fill gap in premium drinking snacks market

Ambitious Australian brand, Tiger Buck has launched a beef jerky product to market to cater to a lack of pre-packaged premium snack options available at bars and liquor retailers.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

SupplySide West 2016

Ingredion reduces sugar by 30% in baked goods with prebiotic fiber

Illinois-based ingredients supplier, Ingredion, has launched a soluble prebiotic fiber that provides fiber and prebiotic benefits and supports sugar and calories reduction efforts for bakeries, while allowing formulators to keep...

Brazil’s drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go ready for simultaneous debut in Europe and US

Brazil’s first drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go (Bread to Go) is set to expand to Europe and the US to capitalize on its concept of express bakery services for...

Expo East 2016

I Won Organics continues to tap plant-based protein frenzy, expanding North America footprint

High protein is considered the second most important product claim by consumers who purchase better-for-you snacks, according to a recent Mintel survey sampling 993 internet users. 

NCA Sweet Insights Summer Series

Former Mars sales director encourages retailers to put more snacks on checkout aisle

The $6bn retail checkout was described as a “big, highly profitable and dynamic” business by the founder and president of Impulse Marketing, Cam Cloeter, during the recent NCA Summer Insights...

Greggs recovering majority of Brexit-induced decline: XTB analyst

Major UK bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has reported sales up 5.6% for the 13 weeks to October 1, and like-for-like sales up 3.4%.

Expo East 2016

Probiotics migrate from drink and yogurt chillers to the snack aisle

Probiotic is booming as an ingredient in the US market, particularly in the beverage category as companies target consumer interest in digestive and gut health. 

Expo East 2016

Natural Sins targets $1m sales after seeing 300% growth in 10 weeks

The $4bn global dried fruit market has inspired snack manufacturers to come up with new ideas to gain a competitive edge in the category. But what’s the next grounder breaker...

Fannie May taps meal kit boom with Apron & Spoon launch

Chicago chocolate brand Fannie May has launched Apron & Spoon collection exclusively at its retail stores and its own website. 

Busy Aussies don’t leave breakfast drinks just for brekkie

The meal that is widely considered to be the most important of the day is regularly missed by almost a quarter of Australians—though few have time for breakfast-in-the-bottle alternatives.

Expo East 2016

Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

Graze snacks brand eyes retail opportunities beyond the UK

Snacks subscription service Graze is looking at opportunities to take its retail range overseas following the success of its UK debut.

Bare Snacks extends coconut chips line with ginger and coffee flavors

Bare Snacks - best known for its baked fruit slices - has expanded its coconut chips range with “on-trend” flavors.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

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