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Snack Innovations to tap key consumer trends with first organic popcorn lines

US manufacturer Snack Innovations is set to unveil its first USDA Organic snack ranges under the new Awesome Organics brand.

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Duke’s Smoked Meats eyes 'aggressive growth' after landing Target listing

Meat snack manufacturer Duke’s Smoked Meats has revealed its expectations for "aggressive growth" after securing listings for its Smoked Shorty Sausages in select Target stores across the US. ...

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Video: How Crete's dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

BakeryandSnacks readers could be forgiven for not knowing what dakos is.

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Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

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LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

Gruma to take Mission brand into new markets as net sales grow 17% in Q1

Tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – has reported a 17% year on year hike in net sales in the first quarter of 2016.

Jack Link's to sell direct to US snackers through e-commerce platform

Jack Links has launched an e-commerce platform enabling it to sell its meat snacks direct to US consumers.

Bagel-maker bags Spinneys and Waitrose deal

UAE supermarkets Spinneys and Waitrose will now stock Dubai start-up Gulf Bagel Factory’s bagels, adding to the firm’s current distribution through Carrefour and food service outlets.

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DSM develops new glucose oxidase to increase extensibility of doughs

Netherlands-based Enzymes supplier DSM has developed a new glucose oxidase for bakeries to improve the stability of products during fermentation.

General Mills reports progress on improving nutrition and health profiles

General Mills - which has pledged to remove all artificial ingredients from its cereals by the end of 2017 - this week reported that 77% of its Big G cereal portfolio now...

Almarai Q1 results: Bakery outperforms dairy and poultry divisions

Saudi Arabian food and drink business Almarai has reported a surge in profits from its bakery division, while increased costs have hit profits from its dairy business.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure secures Target listing with smaller meat sticks

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its range with a smaller meat stick and secured a nationwide listing with Target.

Enzymes specialist DeutscheBack ramps up activity in China and Latin America

Baking ingredients supplier DeutscheBack is increasing its presence and capacities in Latin America and China to meet growing demand.

Snacks and bars to help drive nut ingredients market to $16.4bn by 2020

Rising interest in health, wellness and preventive healthcare is set to fuel continued growth in the use of nut ingredients in the bakery and snack industries.

Drop in wheat production to push down global cereal supply in 2016/17 – FAO

Global cereals supply is set to be the third highest on record in 2016/17, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), but down on last season.

Snack pellets: how can manufacturers accelerate US market growth?

Increased innovation and better-for-you reformulation have been tipped as ways to boost growth in the US snack pellets market.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

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Think Jerky targets $1m first-year sales from flavors developed by celeb chefs

Chicago-based startup Think Jerky has set its sights on generating $1m in revenue in its first year on the market.

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Rudolph Foods targets high-end pork rind at health-conscious millennials

Rudolph Foods is expanding its Southern Recipe brand with high-end protein snack Southern Recipe Small Batch.

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Sekar Laut to bring Indonesian crackers to US ready-to-eat snacks market

Indonesian business Sekar Laut is seeking a US manufacturer to help launch its crackers as a ready-to-eat snack in the American market. 

Urbanisation responsible for India’s soaring breakfast cereals market

India’s breakfast cereal market has been growing at an annualised rate of over 22% over the last five years, driven largely by an increasing preference for western lifestyles and tastes.

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Jack Link’s boss on grass-fed beef, Lorissa’s Kitchen and retail outlets

It’s been a busy few months for the household name in US jerky – just weeks after launching a new brand, Jack Link’s announced it had acquired a supplier of...

Popcorn to grow $4bn globally by 2020 - but US market share predicted to shrink

Latin America and the Asia-Pacific countries are tipped to increase their share of the global popcorn market over the next five years.

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Dick Stevens aiming to grow jerky/trail mix category with new products

Dick Stevens - producer of a range of products that combine trail mix with jerky - is hoping to increase brand awareness with the launch of three new lines.

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