Demands on packaging are mounting. Shelf-life, sustainability, usability, consumer appeal are a handful of many demands on manufacturers. Technologies and new materials are constantly coming to the fore as R&D efforts step up to make 'smart' packaging.
US total sales for Special K dropped $56m for the year; a slump that could be rescued with lifestyle-focused NPD, says the head of innovation at Mintel.
Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.
The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?
Snacks have the power to drive positive emotional shopping behavior, but too much focus on health and a lack of in-store innovation could kill the joy factor, says the VP...
Flamous Brands has redesigned its packaging for better shelf appeal as it tries to push falafel chips into the mainstream snacking space, its CEO says.
Kraft Foods has developed a high-protein snack with a meat component to tap into a space in healthy-protein snacking that it says has been missed.
Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.
Dow Packaging has launched pacXpert at Interpack with plans to roll the product out across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) this month.
Aplix has won a deal to supply Kellogg’s Special K Muesli and Crunchy Nut packs with its Easy-Lock polyethylene reclosable design across Europe.
Image analysis could be a effective way to determine quality loss in storage compared to visual inspection, according to researchers.
Traditional high-gloss packs will soon be a thing of the past as snack makers turn to matte finishes in the battle for shelf appeal, an expert says.
Mascots on breakfast cereals that gaze directly into a consumer’s line of vision can spark trust; findings that researchers say could be used to fuel growth of better-for-you lines.
Big cereal players haven’t worked out the concept of sensual packaging, sticking instead to rigid boxes and thick plastics but Mona’s Granola is one step ahead, says its founder....
Snack makers survived a difficult 2013 with increased competition forming a much larger battleground that included quick-serve, online and even airlines, says a leading sector analyst.
General Mills hopes to influence purchase decisions in the cereal aisle with a limited edition comic book series across selected Big G brands.
Nearly a third of food businesses have no corporate allergen management systems in place, an SGS survey has found.
United Biscuits has revamped the cheese flavor of its baked Mini Cheddars snack, developed a new chili beef flavor and added more price marked packs to target impulse buys.
Zego, a manufacturer of allergen-friendly snack bars, has launched wrappers and boxes with QR codes enabling consumers to keep tabs on allergen products.
Tyrrells Crisps has apologized for inadvertently using an image of a Nobel Prize nominated poet to illustrate a "fleeting look of contempt" for its on-pack competition....
Bakers need to start thinking about concepts, packaging and branding ahead of formulation – like consumer packaged goods firms, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.
Noodle pots, bagels, pizza slices, yogurts, soups – you name it – have muscled into the snack space. So what hope do old-fashioned potato chip, popcorn and nut makers really have?
Nestlé has defended itself and its allergy charity consort against criticism of the marketing of its ''lunchbox friendly'' muesli bars to schools despite them being unsuitable for nut allergy sufferers. ...
Kellogg has cut prices of its single-serve cereal bars in the UK by 29% which could make them competitive amid waistline woes and catapult the brand out of the breakfast...
Snacking subscription service Graze.com has pumped nearly $5m into US expansion - a market that has very, very big potential, CEO says.
Natural, active antimicrobial sachets containing concentrated oregano essential oil (OEO) should resonate well with consumers concerned about artificial preservation techniques, suggest researchers.