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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

Addition of peanut flour to some Kellogg’s snacks “outrages” consumers, prompts petition

Kellogg’s efforts to appease consumers who asked it not to add peanut flour to several previously allergy-safe snacks has backfired on the manufacturer – further aggravating parents of children who...

Sweets & Snacks Expo

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.

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.

UK retailer Marks & Spencer to help raise awareness of celiac disease

Supermarket chain Marks & Spencer is backing a charity campaign to raise awareness of celiac disease.

TOP bv and Bakery Wiltink to bring low-carb, gluten-free bread to market

A low-carbohydrate, gluten free bread created by food developers TOP bv is set to go into production through Dutch manufacturer Bakery Wiltink.

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Prime time: Paleo cookie brand start-up with national ambition

US start-up Paleo Prime Cookies is aiming to fuel growth with new packaging and by expanding its line-up with new flavors.

Snyder's-Lance launches raft of new branded snacking lines

Snyder's-Lance has extended some of its biggest brands with new products including filled pretzel pieces and limited-edition popcorn.

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Sprouted grain snack opportunities: flavor, free-from and Europe

They are still niche – and not cheap to work with – but sprouted grains are set to continue to grow in importance to the snacks industry.

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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.

Coeliac charity launches UK's 'first' gluten-free event for food professionals

Nestlé, Marks & Spencer and the Food Standards Agency will be among speakers at what is claimed to be the UK’s first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals.

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Hot cereals 2015: top 10 best-selling US hot breakfast cereal brands

For a market focused on heat, the performance of the US hot cereals category is looking a little cool.

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Cold cereals 2015: Top 10 best-selling US breakfast cereal brands

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day – but for many consumers cold cereal has become a less important part of that meal.

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

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US supplier Sioux Natural launches vegan plant-based egg substitute

Iowa-based Sioux Natural has developed a plant-based egg alternative targeted at the wholesale baking industry

Pinnacle Foods reveals plans to streamline Boulder Brands product range

New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.

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Fancypants Baking eyes further growth after rebranding Crunch Cookie range

Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.

Boulder Brands UK own label and Udi's-branded gluten-free products recalled

A recall of Udi’s Gluten Free products due to contamination with sesame seeds has been extended to own-label goods also produced by Udi’s supplier Boulder Brands UK.

Udi's Gluten Free UK products recalled due to sesame seed contamination

Boulder Brands UK has recalled five Udi’s Gluten Free products from sale in the UK due to sesame seed contamination.

Free-from consumers set to increase spend as product range widens

Half of UK free-from consumers are likely to eat more free-from food in the coming year, according to new research by Mintel.

BFree: the Irish free-from bread brand making its mark in US retail

Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.

New online free-from retailer Honest Eats set to offer products from across Europe

An online free-from store launching in the UK has claimed it will offer a “diverse and affordable” range of European food and drink brands.

Bauli aims to grow US panettone use with gluten-free and savory breads

Italian bakery Bauli is launching what it claims is the US’s first gluten-free panettone bread.

Simple Mills aiming to boost distribution to 5,000 stores by end of year

Natural baking mix manufacturer Simple Mills has revealed ambitions to more than double its distribution by the end of the year.

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