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special edition: healthy snacking

Insects, wholegrains and air-popping to shape future snack innovations, writes ESA chief

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig discusses innovation drivers in Europe's snacks market.

‘The transition has taken longer than anticipated’

Campbell Soup Company to switch to non-BPA lined cans in 2017

Campbell Soup Company has announced it will move to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

Why General Mills is feeling 'bullish' about future growth in US cereals

General Mills expects its cereals and snacks brands to drive growth in the business in the coming year – the second vote of confidence in the US cereals market from...

Snaxpo 2016

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.

Investment firm Clearlake acquires Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips producer

That’s How We Roll – US-based producer of snack brands Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips – has been acquired by private investment firm Clearlake Capital.

Expo West 2016

From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales...

Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

EHL Ingredients launches seed mixes to tap evolving savory biscuit market

Supplier EHL Ingredients has extended its range with new seed mixes designed for savory biscuits and crackers.

Investigation launched into video of man 'urinating' on Kellogg production line

A criminal investigation has been launched after video footage emerged of a man apparently urinating on a Kellogg production line in the US.

Exclusive interview

Nature’s Bakery launches brownies as it aims to build national brand

US manufacturer Nature’s Bakery has set out its mission to create a nationally known brand with the launch of double-chocolate brownies and a NASCAR sponsorship.

Treat millennial bakery consumers as individuals, not a group, says IRI

Manufacturers and retailers of organic food must consider the individual needs of millennial consumers and not treat them as a homogeneous group, say analysts IRI.

Survey: Australians fed up with fad diets

The overwhelming majority of Australians are fed up with food trends and fad diets, with 94% of them viewing these as status symbols, according to research.

Good Thins: Mondelēz International unveils 'wholesome' savory snack brand

Mondelēz International is aiming to meet US consumer demand for “more wholesome” savory snacks with the launch of a new brand.

Zeelandia slashes sugar, fat and calories with 'healthy' muffin recipe

Bakery ingredients and processes business Zeelandia has developed a blueberry muffin claimed to have around a third less sugar and less than half the fat of a regular muffin.

Deal will help Dang expand its presence in club, drug & convenience channels

Sonoma Brands makes its first investment: 'Dang Foods is a true category disrupter in snacks'

Dang Foods – a Berkeley-based firm specializing in whole food snacks (coconut chips, onion chips)- is the first company to receive funding from Sonoma Brands, a food incubator run by...

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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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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

Seminar: are you prepared for challenges faced by today's snacks industry?

Industry and Campden BRI technical experts are to speak at a seminar tackling production challenges in snack manufacturing.

Weetabix recalls Oatibix Flakes over rubber contamination fear

Weetabix Food Company has recalled four batches of its Oatibix Flakes in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of rubber.

Anthocyanin from black rice used to make 'diabetic friendly' bread recipe

A recipe for making bread that could help diabetics better control blood glucose has been developed by food scientists from the National University of Singapore.

Hovis Limited brings chia loaf to UK's ailing bread market

Bread manufacturer Hovis Limited has teamed with supplier The Chia Co to launch a chia seed loaf in the UK.

Guest article

Opinion: 'We are only realizing a fraction of the intrinsic potential of yeast'

Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer at global yeast technology company Renaissance Bioscience, on the untapped opportunities in yeast – and how the food and beverage industries could look to...

Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s...

CAGNY Conference 2016

Second time lucky? General Mills takes Annie's back into cereals market

General Mills is extending its Annie’s range into the cereals market – four years after the brand ended its first foray into the highly competitive category.

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