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Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Teresa Kuwahara

Global marketing manager - Potatoes USA

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based ingredients.

Published: 24-May-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

Enjoy Life Foods: Dedicated allergy-friendly sets in the natural aisle are the best way to merchandise free-from foods

Enjoy Life Foods asks how best to merchandise free-from foods

With one in 13 children diagnosed with a food allergy in the US*, ‘allergy-friendly’ foods are now infiltrating every category in grocery. But right now, it still makes sense for most retailers to merchandise them in a dedicated set rather than spreading them around the store, unless you have very clear signage, says Enjoy Life Foods.

Published: 17-May-2016

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

Published: 29-Apr-2016

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for Best New Idea.

Published: 27-Apr-2016

Video: How Crete's dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

Video: How dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

BakeryandSnacks readers could be forgiven for not knowing what dakos is.

Published: 26-Apr-2016

i2r launches tulip muffin and greaseproof papers for the bakery industry

i2r launches tulip muffin and greaseproof papers

i2r Packaging Solutions has launched a range of tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof papers to expand its bakery offering. 

Published: 20-Apr-2016

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of the confectionery packaging industry

Africa will be the ‘next Asia’ of confectionery packaging

Africa will see a lot of investment in the confectionery industry where it will become ‘the Asia of the next century’ according to Andreas Leitze, sales director, Bosch.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

‘European flexible packaging lacks the dynamism we see in Japan and North America’

Flexible packaging lacks dynamism of Japan and North America

Flexible packaging will continue to grow in the confectionery industry because of the trend for smaller pack sizes but we are not seeing the dynamism of Japan or North America, according to Andrew Streeter, director, CPS International and Innovatus.

Published: 21-Mar-2016

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, on-pack features and edible packaging

The Future of Confectionery Packaging: ISM & ProSweets 2016

‘Space-Age’ QR codes, more on-pack features and edible packaging were topics discussed during The Future of Confectionery Packaging panel session at ISM & ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, last month.

Published: 17-Mar-2016

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly in the mix and driving multi-sensory NPD as FoodNavigator discovered at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Paris recently. Black water anyone?

Published: 14-Dec-2015

Snack market will grow despite war on fat

Snack food market will continue growth

The crisp and snack market will continue to grow despite greater public focus on sugar, salt and fat content in foods, according to the boss of one snack firm.

Published: 28-Oct-2015

Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

Flapjacked meets demand for protein with easy-to-make pancake, muffin

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to companies like Flapjacked. 

Published: 28-Sep-2015

Could mushroom mycelium add a new dimension to the gluten-free market?

MycoTechnology at IFT, mushrooms can remove gluten from cereal crops

Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA at the 2015 IFT show, MycoTechnology CEO Alan Hahn recalls the moment his team discovered that mushroom mycelium (roots) could virtually eliminate the gluten in wheat and other cereal crops.

Published: 28-Jul-2015

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

Stacey Humble

Vice president of global marketing - Almond Board of California

California provides 83% of the world’s almonds, but drought is affecting supply. FoodNavigator spoke to the Almond Board of California about how the industry is tackling water shortages – and why so much of the world is reliant on Californian almonds.

Published: 24-Jul-2015

Lights, camera, action! Edible insects in focus at IFT 2015

Lights, camera, action! Edible insects in focus at IFT 2015

No self-respecting food conference would be complete these days without a session on edible insects. But are they a gimmick or a serious source of alternative protein? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson headed to the 2015 IFT show in Chicago to find out...

Published: 23-Jul-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Published: 21-May-2015

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research organisations (CROs) and open innovation partnerships, but does it mean that internal R&D is suffering?

Published: 20-May-2015

How has social media changed food marketing?

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to experts speaking on the side lines of Food Vision in Cannes.

Published: 08-Apr-2015

Ecolean to launch aseptic transparent pouch in Kuala Lumpur

Ecolean aseptic transparent pouch Kuala Lumpur

Ecolean plans to open an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this month, where it sees potential for the launch of its transparent aseptic pack.

Published: 02-Apr-2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

Bakery sector ExxonMobil Anuga FoodTec

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

Published: 30-Mar-2015

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack innovation: Packaging inspiration Anuga FoodTec

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.

Published: 30-Mar-2015

Bread is back! Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

While retail sales of packaged bread have been pretty sluggish in recent years, one company that’s bucking the trend is Oregon-based Dave’s Killer Bread.

Published: 17-Mar-2015

Popcorn packaging: Innovations to draw in snackers…

Popcorn packaging: Innovations from ISM 2015

Popcorn is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks. 

Published: 17-Feb-2015

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