Companies are increasingly moving into new market areas in a bid to drive and grow business. It's a risk, particularly if knowledge in the new sector isn't as strong as competition, but it seems to be one worth taking...
Dry roasted nut maker Alrifai Nutisal has been acquired by Nordic confectionery firm Cloetta.
Frito-Lay has used too much chocolate on its new Wavy chips but the product should do very well in the indulgent snacks arena, an analyst says.
Ishida Europe plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.
Frito-Lay’s move to develop chocolate-dipped potato chips bridges the gap into candy, broadening its consumer catchment at a clever time, says an analyst.
Bakery is like fashion – fresh bakery is in and ‘fresh at your convenience’ is the latest trend hitting runways, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.
Automotive specialist SAS Automation dived into the bakery sector three years ago and says it plans to be a major player in de-panning within the next two.
PepsiCo's third quarter (Q3) results reveal good year-to-year growth within snack division Frito-Lay, despite the continuing challenge of a trade landscape divided between volatile emerging economies and sluggish developed markets.
The Federation of Bakers has designed a toast-scented fragrance in a ‘quirky’ marketing ploy to encourage young women to think differently about bread, its director says.
IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look...
Betty Crocker has teamed up with confectionery major Hershey to launch a range of cookie and cupcake mixes.
Frito-Lay’s limited edition Pepsi-flavored Cheetos in Japan aren’t anything ground-breaking, but the new taste profile could be used as a platform to reduce salt levels, an innovation expert says....
Flowers Foods will ignite growth in new markets and pick up lost volumes with its newly acquired ex-Hostess brand Wonder – a product its president and CEO describes as a...
Frito-Lay has developed Pepsi-flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market, but revealed no plans to bring them to other markets.
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?
PepsiCo’s Quaker brand sees potential in oats beyond breakfast and has struck a deal with smoothie retailer Jamba Juice.
There is no “magic bullet” when battling private label competition and a dual tracking strategy that balances brand and private label is risky, a Rabobank analyst warns snack makers.
Switzerland-based bakery firm Aryzta has finalized its €280m ($476m) takeover of German frozen bakery specialist Klemme.
A new research and development (R&D) center will enable Snyder’s-Lance to deliver category-expanding, innovative new products for 2013, its president and COO says.
Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.
Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Arca Continental (AC) has bought two snack companies as it seeks to deepen its hold in the ‘highly complementary’ snacks arena.
Premier Foods will shut two bakery sites and remove 130 distribution routes at a cost of £28m ($44.5m); a move sparked by its lost Co-op bread contract.
Italian firm Barilla Holding has announced its intentions to sell German private label bakery business Lieken in order to focus on branded bakery and growth in its pasta, sauces and...
Cashing in on the soaring mega-trend for convenience food, extracts and flavours, Frutarom moves into meat and fish preparations for the first time.
A combination of technological innovation, legislation as well as sprawling production facilities and complex supply chains are driving the European food and drink industry toward investments inautomation and control solutions,...
Having just announced ISO certification, Estonian confectionery maker Kalev has made a second acquisition to extend its reach into the bakery market.