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...
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.
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...
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.
The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).
Baking muffins with yogurt can add a functional and nutritional punch while tapping into an explosive global trend, says a Datamonitor researcher.
America has voted: they want wasabi ginger Lay’s chips. No big surprise, but a vote that should see snack makers running back to the lab to dream up ‘new’.
A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called...
UK gourmet popcorn maker Joe & Seph’s has secured listings with World Duty Free and Cineworld, adding to its airline presence – channels its co-founder says spark unprecedented brand attention.
Graze realizes subscription snacking opportunities stretch far beyond its desk-friendly concept and is taking a leap into sharing with big box varieties, its CEO says.
PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of making chewy granola bars, bites and other snack products containing carbonated ‘fizzy’ candy.
General Mills has defended the future of Annie’s natural and organic snacks under its ownership, but two experts say the company will have to work hard to beat the critics....
Cereal pots appeal to consumers seeking faster, easier ways of eating breakfast, but manufacturers must go beyond simple, on-the-go pot packaging, says Datamonitor Consumer.