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...
The alternative chip craze has exploded with a flurry of root veg and plant products on shelf, but can they compete with or even kill off the infamous potato chip?
Frito-Lay has developed a method to puff nuts and legumes for enhanced-texture snacks.
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 is clearly looking to stretch into sweet bakery with the acquisition of local bakery Panrico SAU in Spain and Portugal, says Mintel.
Liquid breakfasts are not truly catching on with consumers as an alternative to cereal-based breakfast options, says Euromonitor International.
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 snacking has many forms but industry collectively agrees the future must be about stripping back ingredients and giving consumers fruit in its purest form.
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 will expand business further beyond soft white bread to align with changing consumer preferences and growth opportunities, its CEO says.
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?
Snack makers can boost sales and secure stronger retail relations with data-driven product pairing rather than guesswork, says Nielsen Perishables Group.
Bakers can bolster growth with fresher varieties and listings in innovative retail channels, says the CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).
Rudolph Foods’ sweet and spicy Gaslamp popcorn variants should intrigue consumers and stave off fierce start-up competition, says its marketing and innovation head.
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...
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.
Prepackaged bread could be hit harder as underperformers are squeezed off supermarket shelves, according to Mintel.
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.
Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.
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 is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks.
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'.
Nut manufacturers can differentiate with starch coatings that add unusual textures and stand-out cracked color effects, says Roquette.
The European chip sector is being shaped by complex and premium flavor blends, innovative craft players and convenient packaging, says Innova Market Insights.
Massive predicted durum wheat losses have driven German firm to research alternative formulation options for pasta manufacturers.
Grupo Bimbo’s acquisition of Saputo Bakery is a surprise because the Canadian packaged cake firm is unprofitable and struggling, says Euromonitor International.