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BEMA networking event Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

BEMA Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 Dubai

BEMA (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) brought together its exhibiting members at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, recently.

Published: 20-Nov-2014

Popping trends of the popcorn industry: FONA

Popping trends of the popcorn industry: FONA

The popcorn category saw a 94% increase in product launches from 2010 to 2014 with 422 of these coming from North America, says a trend report from FONA International.

Published: 06-Nov-2014

Who is the global snacker?

Nielsen: Global snacks consumer data

Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?

Published: 24-Oct-2014

Frito-Lay Japan develops flurry of limited edition snacks

Frito-Lay Japan snack NPD

Frito-Lay Japan has developed an array of limited edition snacks for October, from avocado and cheese tortilla chips to burdock and soy flavored extruded snacks.

Published: 15-Oct-2014

Who is the US gluten-free consumer?

Gluten-free consumer trends, Hartman Group

Who buys gluten-free and what motivates purchases in the sector?  

Published: 03-Oct-2014

Cereal chartbusters 2014: America’s top 10 best-selling brands

Top 10 best-selling US cereal brands 2014, IRI data

BakeryandSnacks has dug into fresh IRI data to dish up the latest list of top 10 best-selling cereal brands in the US for 2014.

Published: 27-Aug-2014

General Mills launches 150 products inspired by food trends

General Mills introduces a range of 150 products across the U.S inspired by leading consumer food trends: protein, bold flavors, gluten free, indulgence and whole grain.

Published: 10-Jul-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Food packaging offers convenience in single-serve format

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Top 8 product launches at Sweets and Snacks

The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you missed the show, here's a chance to win many of the best new products sampled at the event.

Published: 26-May-2014

Leaders of the pack at 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.

Published: 22-May-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: JERKY

With consumers demanding more high-protein foods and convenient snacks, the number of meat jerky products is on the rise. Here are some jerky packages designed to stand out in the increasingly crowded category.

Published: 29-Apr-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

Published: 18-Apr-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: EASTER

Easter food isn't just chocolate and jelly beans; packaging decorated with chicks and bunnies can be found in shelves all over retail stores. Here are some examples of festive packaging celebrating the spring holiday.

Published: 03-Apr-2014

‘Shirley Mania’ boosted General Mills' Wheaties

‘Shirley Mania’ boosted General Mills' Wheaties

General Mills has paid tribute to Shirley Temple - who featured on its packaging and promotions - after the actress died last week aged 85. 

Published: 18-Feb-2014

Which stories shook industry in 2013 and why?

Which stories shook industry in 2013 and why?

This year has been filled with the good, the bad and the innovative – lawsuits and recalls as well as innovations and start-ups have shaken and shaped industry. BakeryandSnacks brings you the twelve top hitters of 2013 and our thoughts on why they had such impact.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

Packaging design inspiration gallery: CHRISTMAS

Food figures big into holiday celebrations around the world. Here are a few festive Christmas packaging designs to sink your teeth into.

Published: 09-Dec-2013

The secret to success: Which EU baked goods received protected status in 2013?

The secret to success: Which EU baked goods received protected status in 2013?

Out of 24 applications, only six baked goods received Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status this year from the European Commission with the rest yet to be processed. 

Published: 03-Dec-2013

General Mills cereal tactics: Fan bases, adult fun, gluten-free and protein

General Mills cereal tactics: Fan bases, adult fun, gluten-free and protein

General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.

Published: 21-Nov-2013

10 ancient grains to watch: from kamut to quinoa

10 ancient grains to watch: from kamut to quinoa

Wheat may be a staple in many diets worldwide, but there’s a whole host of super grains—some well-known and others still under the radar—each with their own unique set of benefits. From spelt to farro, teff, kamut, chia (actually a seed!) and quinoa, FoodNavigator-USA takes you through 10 of the hottest super grains and their health benefits.

Published: 14-Nov-2013

Green baking: NASA coatings, heat recovery, recycled plastics, water reuse and much more…

Green baking: NASA coatings, heat recovery, recycled plastics, water reuse and much more…

Investments in green technology, waste recovery and sustainable supply can be seen across the baking sector, but what companies are pioneering and leading the way? BakeryandSnacks caught up with the B.E.S.T. in Baking (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together) award winners at IBIE 2013. 

Published: 17-Oct-2013

Packaging design inspiration gallery: HALLOWEEN

Halloween food packaging resonates with shoppers—the National Confectioners Association reports 65% will pick themed packaging over plain during the spooky season. Here are some examples to help get you in the spirit.

Published: 07-Oct-2013

IBIE teaser: You’re never too old, or big, to learn…

IBIE teaser: You’re never too old, or big, to learn…

IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at ‘what not to miss’…

Published: 02-Oct-2013

United Biscuits unveils McVitie’s Christmas cake range

United Biscuits unveils McVitie’s Christmas cake range

United Biscuits has revealed its UK Christmas cake range – including some old favorites like Jamaica Ginger Cake and Galaxy Mistletoe Kisses, along with a new Irish cream cake bar. The UK firm hopes to tap into the lucrative Christmas cake category that it says is worth £110m ($176.6m). 

Published: 20-Sep-2013

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