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The Good Bean rides bean-based snacking wave in the Year of the Pulse

The Good Bean – a Berkley-based snack brand built around the garbanzo bean (chickpea) - more than doubled its sales in 2015 and expects to do so again in 2016...

Ignore demands of online retail at your peril, Rabobank warns bakers

Bakers may need to reassess the relationship they have with retailers – and transform their supply chains – to meet the growing demands of online grocery retail, according to a new report.

SPOTLIGHT ON START-UPS

How is Big Food harnessing start-up innovation?

Which food firms are top for scoping out innovative start-ups and harnessing the latest research projects? FoodNavigator takes a look at the different incubator, accelerator and partnering schemes used by industry...

‘Some manufacturers uneasy with effects of PVdC-coated films for snacks’ says PPC

Packaging Products Corporation (PPC) has spoken out about potential downsides of PVdC (polyvinylidene chloride) coated films for snacks as it partners with Toray Plastics America on its PVdC-free version for...

Push to drive UK wheat exports as drought hits North African cereal crops

With wheat exports to North Africa tipped to increase this year, UK businesses have been raising awareness of the properties of locally grown flour to overseas bakers.

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Snyder's-Lance: Grazing is in our DNA – snacking is perfect solution to grazing

Rod Troni, chief marketing officer Snyder’s-Lance, on the role snacking plays for today’s consumers, the changing retail landscape and how the pretzels, crackers and chips business is set to develop...

India

Officials urge calm as firms vow to remove cancer chemicals from bread

Health officials have urged consumers not to panic over the presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread after an analysis revealed that many of India’s most popular bakery brands tested positive...

Smurfit Kappa cracks the market with 'first' liquid egg in Pouch-Up format

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with Domaine du Tauzia to launch what it believes is the first Pouch-Up for liquid eggs.

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Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

Ditching 'diet' and laying off 'light': Consumers mistrust healthy processed foods, says Mintel

The National Obesity Forum's advice to shun processed foods such as low-fat yoghurts and cheeses for whole foods this week has provoked mixed reactions – but consumers are already turning...

Listeria alert: list of recalled sunflower seed products continues to grow

The list of products recalled by manufacturers over fears they may contain contaminated sunflower seeds has continued to grow.

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News from 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo: Hydrox Cookies are back with a vengeance

Cookie brand Hydrox - which was axed in 1999 - has returned to the US market in a big way with listings in Kroger and Walmart stores.

Irish Food Board hires TransgressiveX to develop Stript Snacks’ biltong

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has hired TransgressiveX (TX) to further develop the Stript Snacks’ meat snack brand in Ireland.

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to...

New product round-up May 2016: Pringles Cheesy Quesadilla, TMNT cakes and Epic Provisions jerky bars

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in May, starting with new Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods kettle chips.

Grupo Bimbo's Canada Bread Company to close Ontario rolls and bread factory

Grupo Bimbo-owned business Canada Bread Company is to close one of its Ontario factories.

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO 2016

Sweets & Snacks Expo: round-up of snacks NPD from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks is at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week to check out the latest innovations in the world of snacking. Here are some of the sights and...

Price of butter futures jumps by 13%

Low milk prices and a cold, wet spring across Europe have combined to push butter futures prices upwards, according to Greenfields Ingredients, the UK division of Greenfields Ireland.

Sweet potential: Tongue enzyme research may aid zero calorie sweetener industry

The discovery of ‘gut enzymes’ in sweet taste receptors on the tongue could point industry towards a new route in the development of non-caloric sweeteners, say those behind the research.

Feature

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based...

B2B firms know artisan doesn’t mean….well, artisan, says ASA

An advert for a bread mix that promises “an easy way to make sour dough and artisan breads” is not misleading because it targets B2B firms who know the end product will...

Bakers hit out at two-year deadline for bringing in new Nutrition Facts Label

Industry body the American Bakers Association has raised concerns over changes manufacturers must make to on-pack nutrition labels.

Naturell launches India’s first protein-rich extruded snack

Naturell India has launched a seven-grain protein snack which it claims is a first of its kind in the country.

Ethical labels are worth €709 billion globally - so which one is best for your product?

Fairtrade in France but organic in Austria? Euromonitor analysed 26,000 products across the world to help manufacturers understand which ethical labels work best for their products, depending on the country, category...

Renaissance non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing yeast gains GRAS status

Yeast innovation business Renaissance BioScience Corp has secured Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) status for its strain of non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast.

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