Less salt, less fat or rich in added vitamins – great aspirations, but it’s more work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, big technical challenges remain.
Kellogg has reported a 10.6% drop in overall sales in the last quarter of 2015 to £3.1bn – but says performance of its US cereals business is improving.
Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.
Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.
Fruit bar brand That’s It is launching two new ranges - Zesty and Bites - designed to meet the flavor and health demands of Millennials.
German snacks supplier Heimatgut is hoping to grow its exports business after winning an award for innovation at this week’s ISM show in Cologne.
French organic cereal manufacturer Celnat has been acquired by multinational food business Ebro in a €25.5m ($27.7m) deal.
Kellogg’s Australia claims it is reinventing the Special K brand with a new marketing push designed to inspire women to make “realistic and positive changes”.
General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.
Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:
Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.
Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.
Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...
Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.
Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.
Sugar Bowl Bakery has extended its fast-growing Madeleines range with a selection of flavored products.
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.
Italian health chiefs have updated the wording of a ban on the use of activated charcoal in bread – giving it a stronger legal foundation.
UK jerky and biltong manufacturer Meatsnacks Group is launching a new brand aimed at sports and fitness fans.
Diamond Foods has brought a stake in UK food business Metcalfe’s Skinny Limited, owner of premium popcorn brand Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn.
UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) is fortifying its entire pre-packed bread range with extra fiber.
Italian health chiefs have taken a tough stance on the use of activated charcoal in baked goods – banning bakers from describing such products as bread and clamping down on...
General Mills has acquired Texas-based meat snacks manufacturer Epic Provisions less than three years after it was founded.
General Mills is tapping key consumer trends – including simpler ingredient lists and sweet & spicy flavors – with a raft of upcoming and recently launched products. Here we round up...
UK government agency Public Health England has launched a smartphone app enabling consumers to scan the barcode on products to discover their sugar content in ‘cubes’ and grams.
Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of the trends set to shape the global baked...