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US bakery and snacks market report

Future of US bakery and snacks driven by healthy indulgence, say analysts

Wholesome, convenient extravagance, gluten-free and ethnic breads are forecast to be the biggest drivers of US bakery and snacks NPD in 2017.

UK food industry calls for early Brexit deal with Ireland

Heads of the British food and drink industry have called on the government to organise early Brexit trade deals with the Republic of Ireland.

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Customized pizza presents ‘huge’ white space among US Millennials and Gen Z, Pieology CEO said

US pizza brand Pieology has added the PieRise Thick Crust to its extensive menu of personalized pizzas to capitalize on the demand from Millenials and Gen Z diners.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits recalled for mineral oil contamination

The Belgian Food Authority (FASFC) has recalled several Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits due to mineral oil contamination.

Advanced cooking methods inspire Snyder’s-Lance spring ‘better-for-you’ launches

Snyder’s-Lance is introducing a variety of offerings crafted to change the way the world snacks through better ingredients, quality and tastes to US shelves nationwide.

US fueling bakery processing equipment growth: MarketsandMarkets analyst

Market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, reported the global bakery processing equipment industry is expected to reach $13.62bn by 2020 with the US being a key growth-driving region.

Superior acquisition drives Hostess’s revenue increases in 2016

The Twinkies maker reported a full year 2016 net revenue increase of 17.2%, and a 21.6% increase for Q4 2016.

Americans helping Americans

Breaking the fast: Campbell’s-funded start-up aims to make cereal accessible to all

Four Campbell’s employees secured investment to set up The Soulfull Project – a ‘buy one, give one’ cereal venture in the US. 

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Breaking down the US packaging market for bakery and snacks

Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, sheds light on the trends and challenges affecting the US processing and packaging industries.

Ardent Mills’ commitment to boost growth and stability of North American grown quinoa

The US flour miller has announced its support of the growing network of North American quinoa farmers with the roll-out of its new Great Plains Quinoa line.

IFST updates Information Statement on Acrylamide ahead of EU Commission regulation

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its Information Statement on Acrylamide as the EU Commission moves to a decision on the regulation of acrylamide.

CSM Bakery Solutions introduces Cadbury muffin and doughnut range in UK

Mondelēz International has collaborated with CMS Bakery Solutions for Cadbury branded doughnuts and muffins.

Expo West 2017

Meat snack brand Duke’s won’t rule out veggies, CEO said

Duke’s Jerky is currently ranked as one of the leading US meat snack brands, but CEO Justin Havlick said the company might develop veggie options to capitalize on the growing...

Reformulation success: UK says planned sugar tax revenues to fall by €160m

Thanks to drink manufacturers reformulating sugar out of their products, the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now predicts significantly less revenue from the sugar tax - but does this...

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Verdiujns extends portfolio of BRC-certified wafers

Verduijns Fine Biscuits launched three savory variants to its portfolio of organic wafers at ISM/ProSweets, held in Cologne, Germany, in February.

Champagne crisps and Tabasco popcorn: Innovations at ife 2017

UK exhibitors will be showcasing novel products at ife 2017, the international food & drink event in London from March 19 to 22.

NCA State of the Industry Conference 2017

E-commerce the ticket to Millennial candy and snack sales: Analysts

Confectionery and snack companies should up the focus on e-commerce sales in 2017, even though the online channel represents 1% of overall CPG sales volumes, say analysts at IRI and Barkley.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

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.

MEPs call on EU to create food quality agency

Food products sold under the same label continually show inconsistent standards of quality, particularly in Eastern Europe, prompting calls for a new regulatory body in the EU.

Businesses make €14 for every €1 spent on reducing food waste: Study

The average company investing in food waste reduction will see a fourteen fold return on their investments and half will see substantially more, says a new report. 

Gluten-free reports reiterate enormous opportunities, say market researchers

New research has underscored the potential for bakers and cereals processors to boost their gluten-free sales.

Synergy to launch dairy-based, natural sugar replacers

UK flavour house Synergy will launch a range of dairy-based, natural flavours to replace sugar in biscuits and cookies next month.

Nonni’s Foods competes with Oreo with seasonal biscotti

Artisan bakery, Nonni’s Foods, has launched limited batch spring biscotti to boost market share in the growing snack category. 

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