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Diversification

Diversification

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...

Insect protein market has enthusiasm & sustainability – now it needs a business plan

The insect protein market has been relying on its youthful enthusiasm and faith in sustainability but it needs a solid business plan to move forward, says Invenire as it seeks...

Grupo Bimbo to sweeten Spanish hold with Panrico acquisition

Grupo Bimbo is clearly looking to stretch into sweet bakery with the acquisition of local bakery Panrico SAU in Spain and Portugal, says Mintel.

Euromonitor: Liquid breakfasts are overhyped - snack bars are the future

Liquid breakfasts are not truly catching on with consumers as an alternative to cereal-based breakfast options, says Euromonitor International.

Finsbury completes acquisition of Just Desserts

Finsbury Food Group has completed its acquisition of foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts, saving 150 jobs at the firm, after buying the business out of administration.

Fruit snack industry: The future has to be ‘less is more’

Fruit snacking has many forms but industry collectively agrees the future must be about stripping back ingredients and giving consumers fruit in its purest form.

Snacks and candy blur: ‘Competition makes us better,’ says SFA

A raft of candy makers are moving into snacks and this influx of innovation will serve the category and consumers well, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).

Flowers Foods eyes M&A to expand beyond white bread

Flowers Foods will expand business further beyond soft white bread to align with changing consumer preferences and growth opportunities, its CEO says.

Big baking: The trends, challenges and opportunities

Where are the opportunities for bakers in retail? How important will grain research be for the future? And what kind of policy hurdles are industry truly up against?

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Snack product pairing: Think fresh grapes and dairy cheese

Snack makers can boost sales and secure stronger retail relations with data-driven product pairing rather than guesswork, says Nielsen Perishables Group.

How to bolster bread: Focus on fresh and target diversified retail, says ABA

Bakers can bolster growth with fresher varieties and listings in innovative retail channels, says the CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).

Sweet heat: Rudolph Foods launches spring/summer popcorn

Rudolph Foods’ sweet and spicy Gaslamp popcorn variants should intrigue consumers and stave off fierce start-up competition, says its marketing and innovation head.

Snack identity crisis? ‘We’ve had a hard time getting our story told’, says SFA

The Snack Food Association (SFA) is determined to correct misperceptions held among consumers, government and regulators about the nature of the snack category and its role in health, its CEO...

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Retail expert: Snack makers must get into ‘grocerants’ and e-commerce

Retail-restaurant models and e-commerce are on the rise and snack makers must act fast to secure presence in these spaces, says a retail expert.

Supermarket shake-ups to hit packaged bread hard?

Prepackaged bread could be hit harder as underperformers are squeezed off supermarket shelves, according to Mintel.

Savory bars ‘reinventing’ sports nutrition

America’s sports nutrition market has been re-shaped by a clear shift towards savory flavors and meat in the bar category, says Packaged Facts.

VIP Nuts: We’ve cracked it with beer collaboration

Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.

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‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over the yogurt brand’s future – with the rebound driven by Greek and stripping...

Popcorn packaging: Innovations to draw in snackers…

Popcorn is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks. 

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Keogh’s MD: We won’t take our eye off quality like most luxury crisp makers

Irish premium chip maker Keogh’s has invested heavily in quality control as business booms, but while exports are set to increase the MD wants to remain 'small'.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Roquette: Animal-print nuts are colorful and have bite

Nut manufacturers can differentiate with starch coatings that add unusual textures and stand-out cracked color effects, says Roquette.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Olive oil, craft brands and quad bags: European chips are more interesting than ever…

The European chip sector is being shaped by complex and premium flavor blends, innovative craft players and convenient packaging, says Innova Market Insights.

Durum shortage drives German firm to find pasta alternatives

Massive predicted durum wheat losses have driven German firm to research alternative formulation options for pasta manufacturers.

Grupo Bimbo faces strong headwinds with Saputo Bakery

Grupo Bimbo’s acquisition of Saputo Bakery is a surprise because the Canadian packaged cake firm is unprofitable and struggling, says Euromonitor International.

Federation of Bakers: 2015 will be a fight back on carbs

The UK will publish an extensive report on the role of carbohydrates in the diet next year, presenting opportunities for bread makers to fight back against carb-bashing, says the Federation...

NPD watch: Green tea cereal, meat bars and bread for women

Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the product innovations identified by Datamonitor Consumer during 2014.

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