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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.

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

Consuming carb-heavy bars or gels either during or immediately after intense exercise helps cut immune disturbances and can aid the body’s recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to support the...

Snacking Innovation Summit trend-watching: Mini-meals, tapas-style eating, and hero SKUs

The trend towards continuous grazing throughout the day will create new ‘multi-temperature’ snacking opportunities for manufacturers as a ‘tapas-style’ approach to eating gains momentum, predicted panelists at the FoodNavigator-USA/BakeryandSnacks snacking...

Snyder’s-Lance adds organic pretzel crisps to upscale better-for-you snack category

Snyder’s-Lance has introduced organic Pretzel Crisps under its Snack Factory brand to further sales in the better-for-you category.

Mondelēz rolls out SmartLabel app to keep its consumers informed

More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app. 

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PepsiCo profits benefit from ‘guilt-free’ snacks

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says 45% of the company's revenue now comes from “guilt-free" products as the company posts 2016 value sales gains.

Snack It Forward introduces real fruit snacks in partnership with Sunkist

Better-for-you snack brand Snack It Forward will debut its TrueFruit clusters at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit to be held later this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Africa and Middle East love sweet bakes, but want sugar reduction: DuPont

South African, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian women see the appeal of healthier snacking options, but sweet baked snacks remain more popular.

E-commerce snacks: PepsiCo's Lay chips crowned Super Bowl winner

Lay’s chips was the top selling snack brand during the 2017 Super Bowl, leading Amazon's top 100 best-selling products list in the two weeks leading up to the event.

'The exposure of the population has remained high and virtually unchanged'

Acrylamide needs to be regulated at the source, says expert

Manufacturers should favour reduced sugar potatoes, specific storage temperatures and use acrylamide-cutting enzymes to reduce levels of the possible carcinogen, according to one expert.

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Ex-flight attendant creates PaPis pea protein snacks for business class passengers

Startup PaPicant has developed PaPis, a savory snack bar targeted at first and business class passengers.

Better-for-you options account for a third of Snyder’s-Lance 2016 total sales

The company’s investment in brands like Emerald and Pop Secret are “beginning to bear fruit,” while core brands like Snyders of Hanover and Lance have seen a 2.1% growth, said...

Expert panel established to drive forward India's national fortification plan

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set up a panel of doctors and research scientists to prepare the final version of its food fortification laws –...

ISM/ProSweets

wow!bab targets supermarkets with baobab cereals and bars

German cereal and cereal bar company Frutelia is eyeing mainstream supermarket listings for its wow!bab product range containing baobab fruit powder.

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Cola-flavored biscuits: Döhler borrows from beverages for bakery concepts

Döhler showcased an array of concepts for the bakery industry inspired by drinks at ProSweets.

The FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit: Have you registered yet?

If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick...

Sweet greens: Tinned vegetables contain up to 10% added sugar, says survey

Almost half of all tinned vegetables contain added sugar, according to a survey by industry watchdog FoodWatch.

‘Easy format’: Fuel10K Porridge Pots taps on-the-go breakfast trend

FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast. 

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Baking mix market needs to capitalise on better-for-you ingredients, says COO of Foodstirs

According to co-founder and COO of Foodstirs, Greg Fleishman, the baking aisle has been stagnant for far too long with products that are filled with chemicals, are hard to make...

ISM/ProSweets

Beverages inspire Doehler’s bakery applications at ProSweets

Ingredients provider Doehler has extended its multisensory expertise into bakery, a relatively new area for a company known for its innovations for the beverage industry.

Consumer group calls on Dutch parliament for tougher salt measures

A study by the Dutch Consumentebond has found exceedingly higher levels of salt in private label supermarket foods than their name brand counterparts and are calling on the government to...

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Mondelēz adds new flavors to Chips Ahoy Thins cookie portfolio

Mondelēz-owned Chips Ahoy has launched two varieties to its Thins product portfolio, including oatmeal and double chocolate, to continue tapping the portion control trend in the confectionery and snack industry....

Weight Watchers bread range gains listings at Canada’s supermarket chain Longo

Canadian supermarket chain Longo has started carrying a line of Weight Watcher-branded breads to offer consumers a guilt-free bakery option.

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‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Kellogg Canada’s 2017 range reflects consumer health drive

Kellogg Canada is debuting a range of cereals and snacks following the recent multiproduct launch by its mother company in the US.

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