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Special K global rebrand set for 2015

Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.

Kamut for the masses!

When the nation’s largest cereal manufacturers and mass merchants say they want to use your ancient wheat as a primary ingredient in a granola line as part of a “better...

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KP Snacks targets value with £1 price-marked nuts

KP Snacks has launched £1 price-marked nuts across its four top-selling flavors to try and drive sales in convenience stores.

Bran more effective than whole grain in alleviating obesity symptoms: Study

Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition....

Germany takes the lead for film extrusion in AMI Directory

AMI Plastics (Applied Market Information) has published the 10th edition of its Directory of Polyethylene Film Extruders in Europe, including 100 additional production sites, which it claims is a sign...

Henry's Humdingers wants to spread word about spicy honey and the problems afflicting bees

CEO Henry Miller had a vision for his company, Henry’s Humdingers, when he founded it. He wanted to give consumers a new take on honey and at the same time...

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Yogurt muffins: A protein punch with a twist

Baking muffins with yogurt can add a functional and nutritional punch while tapping into an explosive global trend, says a Datamonitor researcher.

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Mars $31m Mississippi plant renovation

Mars Food North America will invest $31m in renovating its Greenville, Mississippi processing plant. Expected to begin next year, the project will create a research and development application center and will...

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Grain science fundamental for equipment suppliers too, says Baker Perkins

Equipment suppliers must learn about the nutrition and functionality of grains because manufacturers are increasingly looking for NPD assistance, says Baker Perkins.

Multivac breaks ground on €11.9m distribution centre

Multivac has celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a €11.9m distribution centre in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, with more planned in other regions.

Special edition: Snacking trends

‘Snack’ is in the eye of the beholder

In a nation of consumers who like their names on their Cokes and the chance to have a say in the next Lay’s potato chip flavor or create the next...

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Bay State Milling touts flax and chia for clean label gluten-free

Flax and chia in seed and gel form can be used in muffins, cleaning up labels and adding nutritional punch, says Bay State Milling.

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

Steamed v baked bread: Processing change impacts glycemic response

The way in which breads are processed could play a role in determining its GI, according to new research that shows steaming rather than baking bread alters glycemic responses.

Could salt-tolerant crops be solution to sustainable food production?

Around 2,000 hectares of agricultural land is lost each day due to the salinity in soil. Could breeding salt-tolerant crops be a new way to sustainable food?

EFSA reassesses European curcumin exposure levels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).

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Tomra opens €10m production and distribution plant in Slovakia

Tomra Sorting Solutions has opened a €10m, 12,600m² factory in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Around a third of consumers want high-fiber white bread, finds Sensus

UK consumers are interested in healthier baked goods high in fiber but low in sugar and calories, particularly high-fiber white bread, according to a survey.

Lance Snacks bets big on radio

Snyder’s-Lance is using radio rather than TV for its latest Lance Snacks marketing campaign to target consumers effectively – while on the go, the senior brand director says.

Chaucer Foods buys 65% stake in US snacks firm

Chaucer Foods has agreed to buy 65% of US-based Crunchies Food Company, which supplies healthy snacks, including freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, to expand its global business.

Simply 7 Snacks: If you’re making a quinoa chip, consumers expect quinoa to be the first ingredient

While Beanitos probably has a higher profile, fellow Texan chip maker Simply7 snacks has quietly carved out an equally impressive niche in the better-for-you snacks aisle over the past four...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Philibert Savours to expand in Brazil

Philibert Savours, a French food processing firm, is expanding in Brazil and wants to create an Advisory Service for products such as sourdough.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg NPD scientist: Protein has plenty of challenges

Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.

Exo cricket bar founder: ‘It’s been a constant game of not running out of product’

Food technology startup Exo has closed a $1.2 million seed funding round, which will help the cricket-fueled protein bar maker expand its product line and dramatically boost production to keep...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

tna keeps up to speed with Middle East packaged food demand

tna says it has seen an increased emphasis on automation and system integration in the Middle East over recent years. 

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