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Butterkist claims first for UK market with launch of yogurt-coated popcorn

Tangerine Confectionery is next year launching what it claims is the UK’s first yogurt-coated popcorn.

NutraInterview: Dominique Speleers, Beneo executive board member

Beneo: EFSA forced us to change our strategy

Dominique Speleers is a long-time Beneo man who has seen a lot in his 15 years with the European ingredients giant from back when it was Belgian inulin and chicory player...

Who ya’ gonna call? Finsbury secures cakes licence for Ghostbusters remake

Cakes supplier Finsbury Foods has secured a UK and Ireland license for the upcoming reboot of the Ghostbusters movie.

Novel packaging innovations on FPD radar

From prototypes of Coca-Cola's 100% PlantBottle and Carlsberg's wood fiber bottle to novel processing techniques and bioplastic. FPD takes a look at the novel packaging and processing that has hit...

Out of steam? Slow start for Christmas pud and cake sales in UK supermarkets

British shoppers bought a million fewer Christmas cakes and puddings in the first half of December than they did last year.


The year that was: 10 of our most-read bakery and snacks stories of 2015

Below are 10 of the stories that most captured the attention and imagination of BakeryandSnacks readers over the past 12 months. In many ways, the list is a microcosm of...

JicaChips to bring potato chip alternative beyond farmer’s markets

With a love of cooking and an assortment of spices at home, a New York couple experimented making snacks out of jicama, a root vegetable they learned about while on...

ReGrained repurposes spent beer grain into a baking ingredient to cut food waste

The old adage that one person’s trash is another’s treasure is the foundation of San Francisco-based startup ReGrained, which makes snack bars from grains used to brew beer and eventually...

Healthy eating tipped to drive $600m growth in global baking ingredients

Rising demand for healthier and nutrition-rich products has been tipped to drive $600m growth in the global baking ingredients market in the next five years.

General Mills meets sodium reduction target in seven out of 10 categories

General Mills – which five years ago pledged to cut sodium content in 10 key product categories by 20% - has met or exceeded the goal in seven categories.

Guest article: European Snacks Association boss

Snacks 2016: ESA chief pinpoints future trends that will shape the industry

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig looks at the consumer demands and trends set to drive the development of the snacks market in 2016

Ardent Mills launches plan to double US organic wheat acres in three years

Flour producer Ardent Mills has announced a plan that it hopes will more than double the number of organic wheat acres in the United States by 2019.

Christmas comes early to restoration project workers

Henkel Adhesives creates custom-made glue to stick Tut Ankh Amun’s beard back on

Henkel Adhesives partnered with Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz, Germany, recently, to create a custom-made glue for a restoration project to stick Egyptian mummy Tut Ankh Amun’s beard back on....

Innofresh pilots world’s first automated grape packing machine

InnoFresh Packing, a joint company set up by the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, both in The Netherlands, has installed its first grape packaging machine at The Greenery, processing up...

Almond snacks supplier Blue Diamond names Ian Greengrass MD for Europe

Almond products supplier Blue Diamond Brands has appointed Ian Greengrass as managing director of its European business.

Lotus Bakeries acquires UK-based Bear snacks producer Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries has revealed ambitions to become an international ‘category captain’ in healthy snacking after acquiring UK business Urban Fresh Foods, producer of Bear fruit snacks and cereals.

News in brief

No preservatives, no added sugar, and no atmosphere? That’s It fruit bars boldly go into space

With sales already heading into the stratosphere after a successful roll-out in chains from Starbucks to Kroger, That’s It fruit bars upped the ante this week after being cleared by...

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

Clif Bar joins Connect the Drops initiative to protect California water supply

California-based snacking and nutrition brand Clif Bar has joined a campaign to help conserve the state’s water supply.

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

News in brief

TricorBraun recognised for its Peanut Butter packaging

TricorBraun, rigid packaging and components, has been recognised for its P28 Peanut Butter packaging in the Food & Beverage Brand Revitalization category, at the 2016 PAC Global Leadership Awards.

News in brief

Körber acquires Efacec Handling Solutions

Körber technology group has completed its acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions strengthening its presence across Portugal, Czech Republic, India, Singapore, and Spain.

FPD 2015 Annual Review – Most popular stories of the year

From a Heinz QR code on a ketchup bottle which took consumers to a porn site; to Nestle opening a Digital Innovation Office in 2016; and Dow and DuPont to...

Snyder’s-Lance faces 'no barriers' to Diamond deal as antitrust period expires

Snyder’s-Lance’s acquisition of Diamond Foods has moved a step closer this week with the expiration of an antitrust waiting period.

Ukraine and EU wheat may benefit from ongoing Russia/Turkey dispute

Turkey, one of the largest importers of Russian wheat, may look to other sources as tensions between the two countries shows little sign of easing.

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