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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

SPECIAL FEATURE: The comeback kid? From Arcadia Ales and GoGo Squeez to Cereal City, why Michigan is #1 for creating manufacturing jobs

SPECIAL FEATURE: The comeback kid? From Arcadia Ales and GoGo Squeez to Cereal City, why Michigan is #1 for creating manufacturing jobs

What have you heard lately about Michigan? That its biggest city (Detroit - once the wealthiest city in the world) recently filed for bankruptcy? Or that from December 2009 to March 2013, it was the #1 state in the nation for creating manufacturing jobs, and that more than half of recent graduates now choose to stay? 

Published: 27-Aug-2013

Europe no.1 in the global bakery innovation race

Europe no.1 in the global bakery innovation race

Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products?

Published: 05-Aug-2013

Cereal blockbusters: America's top 10 best-selling brands

Cereal blockbusters: America's top 10 best-selling brands

BakeryandSnacks has spooned IRI data to compile a tasty list of the top 10 best-selling US ready-to-eat cereals.

Published: 22-Jul-2013

Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks 2013

Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks 2013

Retailers have voted for the new confectionery products that have the best go-to-market potential in the US.

Published: 23-May-2013

Snacks have a ‘spring’ in their step

Snacks have a ‘spring’ in their step

BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look at some of the latest snack innovations for spring – including spicy, Hispanic flavors, new ‘playful’ forms and free-from chips.

Published: 11-Apr-2013

A snapshot: Healthy bread and snack reformulation in the UK

A snapshot: Healthy bread and snack reformulation in the UK

Allied Bakeries, Premier Foods and United Biscuits have invested in healthful reformulation and new product development (NPD) over the last few years – with salt and fat reduction, whole grain use and portfolio expansions.

Published: 25-Jan-2013

The 12 stories of 2012: Chosen by you…

We look back at the 12 top-hitting stories of 2012 decided by you, including glimmers into the ‘unhealthy’ side of industry, gluten-free labeling and innovation, niche target marketing and M&A talk.

Published: 21-Dec-2012

United Biscuits pumps big bucks into 2013 NPD after KP Snacks sale

United Biscuits has injected huge efforts into new product development (NPD), range extensions and flavor variants as it heads into 2013 minus its flagship snacks arm KP Snacks.

Published: 12-Dec-2012

Top 10 US snack brands: A consumer choice

Top 10 US snack brands: A consumer choice

Brand perception firm YouGov BrandIndex polled US consumers to find out what the top 10 favorite snack brands are for 2012.

Published: 27-Sep-2012

IBA 2012: Day One in pictures

BakeryandSnacks.com is reporting from the show floor at the bakery trade show IBA in Munich, Germany. The town is playing host to the biggest equipment and ingredients firms in the business and we're here to bring you the latest.

Published: 17-Sep-2012

Summer innovation in the snacks arena: Bold, flavoursome and healthy

Summer innovation in the snacks arena: Bold, flavoursome and healthy

Snacks and bakery firms have been busily investing in new flavours, textures, packaging and concepts to entice consumers towards their products in the heavily populated snacks aisles. 

Published: 12-Jul-2012

Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks: award winners

Eight most innovative Sweets & Snacks: award winners

ConfectioneryNews.com presents a picture roundup of the eight new confectionery and snacks products that bagged innovation awards at the Sweet & Snacks Expo in Chicago last week.

Published: 15-May-2012

Day Two: Relive Anuga FoodTec 2012 in pictures

Day Two: Relive Anuga FoodTec 2012 in pictures

Relive the best of the action from day two of the major processing and packaging show ongoing in Cologne, Germany this week.

Published: 29-Mar-2012

Day One: Anuga Foodtec 2012 in pictures

We bring you a roundup of day one of Europe’s major food processing and packaging show Anuga FoodTec from Cologne, Germany.

Published: 27-Mar-2012

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