SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

All news > Audios

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

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

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

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

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: 14-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

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Dirk Jan de With

VP Procurement Ingredients & Sustainability - Unilever

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

Published: 15-Oct-2013

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director - Unilever

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Published: 24-Sep-2013

Salt reduction beyond potassium chloride: Scelta touts mushrooms for low-salt bread

Salt reduction beyond potassium chloride: Scelta touts mushrooms for low-salt bread

There is a raft of options now available to food manufacturers looking to reduce salt - but how about mushrooms? Frozen mushroom giant Scelta Mushrooms has two ingredients for salt replacement, including one for (non-mushroom-flavoured) bread.

Published: 16-Jul-2013

ESA: Snack makers must better communicate with NGOs and government

ESA: Snack makers must better communicate with NGOs and government

Sebastian Emig

Director General - European Snacks Association

Snack makers need a better and more open discourse with NGOs and government about efforts made to improve the nutritional profile of their products, says the director general of the European Snacks Association.

Published: 20-Jun-2013

Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

Counterintuitive? Healthy snack reformulation claims are decreasing, Mintel

David Jago

Director of Innovation and Insights - Mintel

Claims like low sodium, low fat and low calorie on snacks are decreasing which seems counterintuitive given action is being taken by manufacturers, said the director of innovation and insights at Mintel.

Published: 14-Jun-2013

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...

Live Supplier Webinars

Using Barley to Formulate Healthy Food Products
Alberta Barley Commission

On demand Supplier Webinars

Raising the Bar: Ingredients, Claims and Increasing Consumer Appeal
Almond Board of California
All supplier webinars