SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

News > November 2016

« Previous month Next month »

Ferrero expected to acquire Delacre biscuits by mid-December

Ferrero is nearing the acquistion of biscuits firm Delacre in an attempt to decrease its reliance on chocolate and expand in North American, says market analysts Euromonitor.

New Mill Capital Holdings acquired former Kraft bakery in Maryland

New York-based asset disposition firm, New Mill Capital Holdings, has acquired the former Kraft Heinz bakery in Federalsburg, Maryland, according to a news release.

News in brief

Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has uncovered “systemic” cases of child labour and labour rights abuses in Indonesian palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar, tracing the palm oil back to firms including Nestlé,...

Aryzta posts revenue decline after US contract losses

Cuisine De France supplier Arytza’s revenues have fallen 3.3% in the first quarter of its 2017 financial year.

Snyder’s-Lance sells Diamond of California; invests in Charlotte

Snyder’s-Lance is selling the nut business of Diamond Foods to private equity firm Blue Road Capital.

AIPIA Congress 2016

ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

ITENE (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center) Madrid, has developed an antimicrobial packaging for bread, enhancing the quality and safety of the product.

Hot topic

WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for higher sugar content in developing markets

WASH, the World Action on Salt and Health, has hit out at discrepancies in the sugar and salt levels found in the same cereal brand sold in different countries.

Bakery industry to combat negativity with healthy products and acquisitions, Mintel predicts

Bakery producers are looking to escalate the fight against the negativity that surrounds the sector, particularly in the developed Western packaged bakery markets, according to Mintel’s global annual review.

Salt levels drop in Danish bread; but artisans slow the rise

Bread from Denmark contains almost 10% less salt than it did five years ago but smaller producers can do more, says the National Food Institute (NFI).

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

ISA: Mechanism ‘not plausible’ to explain aspartame’s role in weight loss

A mechanism found to explain why aspartame prevents weight loss in humans is "not plausible" according to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).

No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products

Dutch consumer association, Consumentenbond, is fighting for tougher regulations on products claiming to be whole-grain as it says manufacturers are deliberately misleading consumers in their labelling.

FAO calls for keeping fingers on the pulse to eradicate food security

As the International Year of Pulses (IYP) draws to an end, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reiterated its belief that pulses can contribute to key Sustainable Development Goals....

Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.

Pure Growth Organic’s president supports hydroponics

Co-founder and president of Pure Growth Organic, Sabrina Peterson, recently told BakerysandSnacks that she thinks “there is a lot of good” in hydroponics. 

New English law on gluten-free labeling: have your say

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a public consultation on gluten-free labeling in England.

Exclusive interview

Bantam Bagels shatters American bagel stereotypes

Former Shark Tank competitors, Nick and Elyse Oleksak, share their story of how Bantam Bagels has expanded to more than 7,700 Starbucks locations and the frozen section of grocery stores...

AIPIA Congress 2016

HP applauds Frito-Lay for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

Digital printing allows consumers to do more and crazy things they could not imagine before, says Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Acrylamide levels in Europe are dangerously high, says NGO

Acrylamide levels in Europe are still dangerously high and relying on industry goodwill to lower them is destined to fail, says an NGO following analysis of previously unseen data released...

Chilean watchdog sues Nestlé, Kellogg’s and Masterfoods for violating advertising regulations

The Servicio Nacional del Consumidor (SERNAC) is suing Kellogg’s, Nestle and Masterfoods for disobeying the protocols of Chile’s recently promulgated anti-obesity law.

Zeelandia UK acquires bakery fillings specialist James Fleming & Co.

Royal Dutch Zeelandia (Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep b.v.) has purchased mincemeat and fillings producer James Fleming & Co. from Südzucker Group.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Tetra Recart expands globally entering Middle East snack category

Tetra Recart, part of dairy processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak, is strengthening its portfolio of long shelf life food products globally.

Hostess expects to save $8m interest expense annually after refinancing

Twinkie’s maker Hostess Brands has announced the completion of a debt refinancing, including the terms of its existing first lien term loan and debt.

Food Vision 2016

Oats market is ripe for disruption, claimed Grainful’s president

Oats-based foods company, Grainful, has announced it is entering the initial growth stages after a period of market testing, scale up and market validation. Its products will be available in...

« Previous month Next month »

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...