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Forecasters predict top trends for next year’s snacking

Consumers worldwide are more likely to choose nutritious, natural products over high-calorie food items next year, according to 2017 trend reports from two organizations.

China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

The key food and beverage trends for 2017

Expect a year of extremes, reported Mintel in its latest assessment that reveals predictions for the global food and drink market in 2017.

Diamond Foods boosts Synder’s-Lance Q3 2016 performance

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has reported an increase in its Q3 2016 net revenue of more than 41%, attributing it to the recent acquisition of Diamond Foods.

Calbee looks to pulses for proposed UK snacks range

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee plans to launch two snack variants in the UK early next year catering to Western palates.

Sprouted seed NPD addresses outbreak concerns, says Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals has developed two heat-treated sprouted seed products to address escalating foodborne illness outbreak concerns.

Future of global bakery market points to balance between healthy and indulgent products

The global bakery market is not slowing down any time soon, according to a Technavio who projects it to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020.

Bellarise adds vegetarian to clean label with new brioche base and improver launch

California-based baking ingredient supplier, Bellarise, told BakeryandSnacks that vegan and vegetarian represent an “under-explored frontier on the clean label map,” and has therefore launched vegan 5% brioche base and 2%...

Good Health ‘snackifies’ vegetables for consumers with new chip line

US snack manufacturer Good Health has launched its new Eat Your Vegetables chip product line, made from a blend of eight vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomato, beets...

Holista CollTech sets out to develop world’s first low-GI noodles

Malaysian-Australian collagen-based ingredients specialist Holista CollTech will conduct joint research with Wing’s Food Products, a major Canadian noodle manufacturer, to develop the world’s first low-GI noodles.

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Cargill believes it has passed stevia taste test just in time for new nutrition labels

Consumer research leads Cargill to believe that it has finally rounded the stevia taste bend, just in time for the revamp of nutrition labeling phases in over the next several...

Canadian research finds oat beta-glucan exhibits a lowering effect on all bad cholesterol

Oat beta-glucan has a lowering effect not only on LDL-cholesterol, but on other ‘bad cholesterol’ too, a Canadian review and meta-analysis has concluded.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

Sunkist builds momentum in real fruit snacks arena

Plant-based product developer, Snack it Forward claims it’s ‘reinventing the fruit snack’ with the expansion of the Sunkist range - free from gelatin and added sugar.

IBIE 2016

Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

IBIE 2016

Growing against regulations: Cannabis edibles industry’s significant profit margins are yet to be seen, Colorado marijuana bakers said

Experts from the cannabis edibles industry have shattered the popular belief that manufacturers of cannabis-infused bakers are able to make large profit margins due to the growing cannabis market. 

SupplySide West 2016

Ingredion reduces sugar by 30% in baked goods with prebiotic fiber

Illinois-based ingredients supplier, Ingredion, has launched a soluble prebiotic fiber that provides fiber and prebiotic benefits and supports sugar and calories reduction efforts for bakeries, while allowing formulators to keep...

X-ray fat for formulation wins?

Food scientists are X-raying fats in a bid to understand how saturated and trans-fats can be replaced by healthier versions without compromising taste or texture.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of...

Brazil to modernize wheat and maize flour legislation to improve consumption of iron and folic acid.

Brazil’s national health surveillance agency ANVISA has opened a public consultation over plans to revamp a 15-year old regulation that requires food companies to enrich wheat and maize flour with...

Expo East 2016

I Won Organics continues to tap plant-based protein frenzy, expanding North America footprint

High protein is considered the second most important product claim by consumers who purchase better-for-you snacks, according to a recent Mintel survey sampling 993 internet users. 

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