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Bread is ‘price war casualty’ – FoB director

Bread hit hard by price wars

Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to Gordon Polson, Federation of Bakers’ (FoB’s) director.

Published: 03-Jun-2015

How to be a successful woman in the packaging industry

food packaging, business, women

Passion, determination and ambition: all top tips for aspiring businesswomen, say three senior Swedish packaging industry figures. 

Published: 21-Oct-2014

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

Jane Barnett

Insights manager for Australia-New Zealand, south east Asia and India - Mintel

From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement  to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.

Published: 16-Oct-2014

Global reducion of fats in bakery won't be a one-size-fits-all solution, says researcher

Fat reduction in bakery won't be a one-size-fits-all solution

Dr Paul Smith

Principal Scientist - Cargill

With a growing pressure to reduce fats in baking scientists look at novel means of structuring fats and cite waxes oleogels and emulsions as potential alternatives, but this will depend on the market.

Published: 26-Sep-2014

Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’

USDA WASDE: Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’ says AHDB

Wheat supplies have hit record levels across the globe, but for France and some other European markets quality concerns are emerging, warns an analyst.

Published: 19-Sep-2014

Europe is ripe for UK gluten-free businesses

UK gluten-free businesses should storm Europe

France and other European countries are prime targets for the UK’s established gluten-free (GF) businesses, according to an industry expert.

Published: 17-Sep-2014

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Manufacturers are struggling with healthier food calls

Manufacturers of baked goods are reaching a point where calls to cut salts, fats and sugars in products are becoming detrimental to the quality of their products, a bakery manager has said.

Published: 09-Sep-2014

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

Thins in packaged bread could spark growth, Mintel

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.

Published: 09-Sep-2014

Genius pumps ‘a good whack of its budget’ into Commonwealth Games sponsorship

Commonwealth Games: Genius invests ‘a good whack of its budget’

Mari Ann Laidlaw

marketing manager - Genius

Genius Foods, the UK’s leading gluten-free food producer, made a big investment into its summer campaign after being asked to be an official provider of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Published: 29-Jul-2014

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Bread innovation needed amid carb, additive backlash: Mintel

Stephanie Pauk and Pam Yates

Analysts - Mintel

Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.

Published: 23-Jul-2014

Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

Americk Packaging Group hires CEO Christopher Hart

Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

Published: 23-Jul-2014

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste Partnership among others.

Published: 21-Jul-2014

Encore’s Laura Croisdale ‘climbs every mountain’

Encore Packaging Solutions

In the first of a series of podcasts called ‘lunch time bites’, FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Published: 08-Jul-2014

GEA Grasso: Why V Series took 7 years to come to fruition

GEA Grasso V Series refrigeration

Danny Heuvelmans

Director of Product Management, Sales and Marketing Support - GEA Grasso

GEA Grasso has officially launched its V Series compressors to the market despite launching its first prototype in 2008.

Published: 02-Jun-2014

Is that a snack or a candy? ‘It’s so blurred now’, says NCA president

Snacks and candy blur: NPD and retail fueling, says NCA

Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says the president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA).

Published: 28-May-2014

Prospering amid political crises: How one Egyptian firm invested its way out

Egyptian bakery firm invested out of Arab Spring crisis

Egyptian bakery equipment firm Morcos has faced financial difficulties amid political unrest in its home market, but an investment strategy saw it prosper against the odds, its purchasing manager says.

Published: 26-May-2014

Euromonitor: Popcorn and thins epitomize ‘indulgence without the guilt’

Snack trends 2014: Euromonitor says popcorn and thins

Popcorn has exploded and thins have sliced into action in snacking – both riding on the wave of being indulgent with a healthy slant, according to Euromonitor International.

Published: 22-May-2014

Ingredia: Chia oil to boil bigger storm in Europe thanks to claims

Ingredia Benexia omega-3 chia oil: EFSA approval will boil storm

Europe's rubber stamp on Ingredia’s Benexia chia oil, expected in June, will heat up appeal even more, claims its global director.

Published: 14-May-2014

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

Nick Henson

Associate director - International Food Network (IFN)

Nick Henson is the Reading-based associate director at the International Food Network (IFN), a key player in the EU’s new multi-million euro, multi-partner Metabolic Syndrome-battling project, PATHWAY-27 , that has health claim victories trained in its sights.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

Diana Cowland

Senior Analyst, Health & Wellness - Euromonitor International

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Dr David Katz

ddirector of Prevention Research Center. - Yale University

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

SFA head: ‘A little term called class action suits’ is prompting GMO removal

SFA head: ‘A little term called class action suits’ is prompting GMO removal

Genetically modified organisms are safe and there is a need and place for them in the market, but manufacturers are removing them for fear of class actions, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association.

Published: 13-Mar-2014

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are they a missed golden opportunity for gluten-free bakery?

Published: 26-Feb-2014

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

GMO-free Cheerios: Did General Mills buckle to consumer pressure? Will the move backfire?

GMO-free Cheerios: Did General Mills buckle to consumer pressure? Will the move backfire?

General Mills’ move to go GMO-free on its flagship Cheerios brand has caused quite a stir. But what motivated this reformulation? And how will it play out?

Published: 10-Jan-2014

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