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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: full-year sales down 7.2% but US cereal trends 'are improving'

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.

Seed mix: buyers facing peaks and troughs in seeds ingredients market

Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.

Chips are down: how development of potato snacking products has slowed

Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.

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That’s It expands line-up with Zesty flavors and new Bites snacking format

Fruit bar brand That’s It is launching two new ranges - Zesty and Bites - designed to meet the flavor and health demands of Millennials.

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

Heimatgut wins ISM innovation award for triple-baked coconut chips

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.

Ebro acquires French organic cereals manufacturer Celnat for $27.7m

French organic cereal manufacturer Celnat has been acquired by multinational food business Ebro in a €25.5m ($27.7m) deal.

New marketing push 'reinvents' Kellogg's Special K brand in Australian market

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 gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

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:

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

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 in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

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...

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Modern Oats’ new products aim to tap demand for naturally-sourced ingredients

Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Sugar Bowl Bakery extends Madeleines as it targets growth through innovation

Sugar Bowl Bakery has extended its fast-growing Madeleines range with a selection of flavored products.

Metal contamination fear prompts Sainsbury's own-label bread recall in UK

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.

Italian health ministry strengthens legal foundation of charcoal bread ban

Italian health chiefs have updated the wording of a ban on the use of activated charcoal in bread – giving it a stronger legal foundation.

Meatsnacks Group aims to widen appeal of jerky and biltong with sporty Strive

UK jerky and biltong manufacturer Meatsnacks Group is launching a new brand aimed at sports and fitness fans.

Diamond Foods acquires stake in UK popcorn business Metcalfe’s Skinny

Diamond Foods has brought a stake in UK food business Metcalfe’s Skinny Limited, owner of premium popcorn brand Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn.

'Days of simple white loaf are numbered': Marks & Spencer adds fiber to all bread

UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) is fortifying its entire pre-packed bread range with extra fiber.

Italian health ministry cracks down on use of activated charcoal in 'black bread'

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 acquires ethical meat snacks brand Epic Provisions

General Mills has acquired Texas-based meat snacks manufacturer Epic Provisions less than three years after it was founded.

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

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...

Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

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.

Guest article

Pulses, purple and portable protein - key baked goods trends for the year ahead

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...

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