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Bitsy’s Brainfood: ‘Retailers are less reluctant to feature brands that may not yet be household names’

“Consumers are absolutely far more focused on ingredients and on organic products, and conventional retailers are responding to that,” said Bitsy’s Brainfood co-founder Alex Voris.

IFT 2016

Henry Broch unveils new vegetable protein powders to tap growing demand

Henry Broch and Company is to debut new mung bean and lentil protein powders at the Institute of Food Technologists show in Chicago this next week.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Summer Fancy Food Show NPD: Wild Boar, Simple Mills and Super Eats

This site attended the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York to see how trends including clean labels and plant-based protein are shaping the snacks and confectionery markets.

Brandneu reduces lead times for kale chips by 75% as demand for healthier snacks soars

Canada-based Brandneu Foods has reduced lead times for its kale chips by 75% after installing a flexible line with a second drum enabling it to change flavors in less than 15 minutes.

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Project 7 extends into snacks - but says confectionery will remain its focus

California-based confectionery brand Project 7 has entered the snacks category with a range of on-the-go nuts and grains clusters.

Erin Baker’s Homestyle Granola receives non-GMO verification

Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods' Homestyle Granola line has gained non-GMO Project verification and will be available at most major retailers across the US in Fall 2016.

The Summer Fancy Food Show

Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke,...

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Vermont confectioner highlights its nut-free commitment with brand new packaging

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has unveiled upgraded packaging for its bestselling products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Seaweed: How a Korean side dish became a hit with US snackers

In half a decade, seaweed has made the leap from traditional Korean side dish to an ingredient making a big impression on the US snacking scene.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new...

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of...

Eating cereal fibre could reduce heart disease & cancer deaths – analysis

Regularly eating cereal fibre could reduce the risk of heart disease-related deaths by up to 18% and cancer mortality by 15%, a new analysis claims.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Saratoga Chips moves to organic popcorn segment with $200K investment

US kettle chip manufacturer Saratoga Chips launched its first popcorn line, OrganicPop.

Lessons to learn: Could protein snack shoppers be better informed?

High-protein food has made the leap from diet and fitness fad to mainstream food trend quicker than a CrossFitter can swing a Kettlebell.

Growing appetite: The proteins and flavors transforming meat snacks

Take a look at a supermarket or health food store meat snacks fixture and it’s clear the selection, flavor and formats are becoming more diverse.

Revealed: How protein boom is transforming snacks and cereal aisle

Analysis of UK supermarket listings has revealed how the protein boom is changing the mix of cereals and snacks on retailers' shelves.

Hand-made, small-batch trend fuels Gaslamp popcorn product launch

California popcorn brand Gaslamp is introducing new flavor Malibu Mix to grocery stores across the state as it continues to tap demand for locally produced food.

'Breakfast biscuits no healthier than Coco Pops' - the industry responds

Belvita owner Mondelēz International has said a UK study claiming breakfast biscuits may be “no healthier for you than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops” has ignored the full nutritional profile...

Safflower-infused muffins a potential aid for weight loss: Study

Eating muffins made with safflower oil may help individuals lose more weight and receive greater improvements in cardiovascular health, a study has determined.

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

Sweets & snacks expo 2016

Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

It’s official: Manufacturers can make sugar replacement claims

From 20th June, manufacturers will be able to claim a “lower blood glucose rise” when using non-digestible carbohydrates as sugar replacers, following the publication of a new article 13.5 claim in...

When sweets and snacks go 'thin'

Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.

Snack Attack 2016

Marinade brand Soy Vay enters snack category with popped rice clusters

Asian marinades brand Soy Vay has extended into the US snacks category with the launch of popped rice clusters.

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Bare Snacks set for organic launch is it aims to expand distribution

Bare Snacks is about to launch a range of organic coconut chips as it sets its sights on expanding its distribution. 

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