Time-tight consumers are searching the aisles for convenient products. Portability and easy-handling is a priority 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.
Kellogg’s new frozen breakfast products are mess-free, on-the-go options that will attract today’s busy consumer, an analyst says.
Grupo Bimbo has developed a process that uses flavored fats to laminate pastry layers, enabling the end product to be toasted without flavor loss.
Fiery flavors, popped chips and retail-ready pack designs were some of the biggest trends for snack makers this year, according to trade heads in Europe and the US.
A broad and mixed range of healthy and traditional snacks is important as snacking becomes a way of life for Americans, the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA) says.
Ingredients like chia and quinoa have scored manufacturers points in the thriving hot cereal segment, a Mintel analyst says.
Use of functional ingredients and co-branding is needed if dessert mixes are to serve a “lost generation” who want to bake but can’t, says an analyst.
Europe is still behind America on the nutrition bar trend and European perceptions of sweetness levels are different, says ADM marketing boss.
General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.
The hybrid bakery boom has been spearheaded by the now infamous cross-bred cronut, but the hype will soon settle and imitations will fall flat within a year, says Datamonitor Consumer.
Bakery is like fashion – fresh bakery is in and ‘fresh at your convenience’ is the latest trend hitting runways, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.
Interchangeable frozen dough machines for the cookie sector enable manufacturers to cater to booming demands for fresh-baked cookies, Baker Perkins says.
Puratos Group has developed a line of multifunctional baked good fillings that can slash fat and improve shelf life while tapping into indulgence, its product manager says.
The global frozen bakery market will reach $32,505.2m by 2018, with the Asia-Pacific market promising the greatest growth, according to new report findings.
Moving business online enables bakers to pick up new, younger customers because of the convenience factor, says the vice president of Busken Bakery.
There is a flurry of regulation and sustainability pressures facing bakers along with changing consumer tastes and retail demands – but how are bakers and equipment suppliers coping with these challenges?
The cereal bar category in Asia is on the cusp of a boom with young urbanites a ripe target, particularly in India, says an analyst.
One in five Americans now grazes on snacks throughout the day instead of eating three square meals or even several ‘mini-meals’ a day, according to new research suggesting the line...
Convenience chain 7-Eleven has developed an organic better-for-you snack range to retail alongside premium brands – an interesting move but one that needs to be executed cleverly, warns an analyst.
UK food makers have been focused on the lunchbox trend but have failed to notice a gaping hole full of promise – the after school snacking occasion, a Mintel analyst says.
A new survey has revealed that far from enjoying a traditional full English each morning, many Brits are skipping breakfast because they say they do not have enough time.
Promoting positive nutrition with mixed grains alongside a low fat content will give Kellogg a competitive edge in the porridge market, says analyst.
Frito-Lay has adapted traditional bread recipes and developed a cooking process to create shelf-stable crisp bread snacks.
Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products?
Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all new product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products?
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