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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

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Lights, camera, action! Snacking trends at the Winter Fancy Food Show

Snacking trends video at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

What are the hottest trends in snacks? Sprouted grains? Baked popcorn? Gourmet jerky? Join Elaine Watson from FoodNavigator-USA on a snacking odyssey at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco to find out more about...

Published: 16-Jan-2015

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

How will Nutrition Facts panel changes hit snacks?

Nutrition Facts panel: Snack impact?

Snack makers and suppliers will be under pressure to make fast changes across all packs once the FDA finalizes its ruling on the nutrition facts panel, but can suppliers keep up?

Published: 12-Nov-2014

Bakers are behind the food safety curve, claims tech expert

Food safety in bakery behind the curve, claims B&CMA advisor

Food safety is important for bakers but use of technology is behind the curve and more could be done, says a technical expert.

Published: 05-Nov-2014

Continental Carbonic freezes food contaminants with dry ice

Steve Sullivan

Director of sales - Continental Carbonic

By eliminating water from the cleaning process, the company's dry-ice blasting technology avoids downtime and reduces the risk of harmful bacterial growth.

Published: 10-Jul-2014

Bread in terminal decline? 'We’re actually very positive about the future of grain-based foods,' says Ardent Mills

Bread in terminal decline? 'We’re actually very positive about the future of grain-based foods,' says Ardent Mills

Lackluster sales of packaged bread & ready-to-eat cereals might suggest that years of carb-bashing and changing lifestyles have finally driven some grain-based categories into terminal decline. However, flour milling giant Ardent Mills begs to differ.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

Cricket bars founder: ‘We launched a product without a supply chain in place to scale it’

Cricket bars founder: ‘We launched a product without a supply chain in place to scale it’

Pat Crowley

Founder - Chapul Inc.

Since it was created in 2012, Chapul Inc. has been on a mission to integrate edible insects into Western diets, using its cricket energy bars as the vehicle. 

Published: 03-Jul-2014

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

Breakfast cereal decline: Mintel talks opportunities, challenges

The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Fortified foods vs naturally functional: Consumers consider both ‘worthwhile’, says IFIC

Fortified foods vs naturally healthy: IFIC says consumers like both

Consumers are open to fortified foods just as much as those that contain naturally occurring functional ingredients, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC).

Published: 01-Jul-2014

Gluten-free: A ‘perfect storm’ fueled by food skepticism and fad diets

Gluten-free fueled by food skepticism & fad diets: Packaged Facts

Processed food skepticism and fad dieting played a big part in the gluten-free boom, says the research director of Packaged Facts.

Published: 30-Jun-2014

Bakers on trans fat crackdown: 'There are uses of PHOs that FDA wasn't aware of'

Bakers on trans fat crackdown: 'There are uses of PHOs that FDA wasn't aware of'

On the face of it, the FDA’s proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) - the source of most of the ‘artificial’ trans fats in the US food supply - seems like a no-brainer. But there are other ways to crack down on trans fats without causing formulation nightmares, claims the American Bakers Association.  

Published: 30-Jun-2014

Mango metabolic promise: Vital Solutions wants to advance human trials

Mango powder metabolic promise: Vital Solutions Swiss

Vital Solutions Swiss will publish in vitro research that shows its mango powder Careless mimics caloric restriction but the company is keen to invest in human trials, its CEO says.

Published: 19-May-2014

Sustainability woes: Ingredients firms aren’t doing enough, claims expert

Sustainable ingredients: More industry effort needed, says Invenire

Ingredients suppliers are uniquely placed in the supply chain to up their game in sustainable sourcing and must push the agenda further, says a market analyst from Invenire.

Published: 15-May-2014

Clever fiber blends offer weight management hope, says Professor

Fiber for weight management: Blends offer hope

Fiber composite blends used in healthy food matrixes hold weight management promise, according to a professor from the University of Liverpool.

Published: 14-May-2014

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

Published: 13-May-2014

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.

Published: 12-May-2014

Bakery CEOs talk speedy innovation, political crises and global mega-trends

Bakery CEOs talk speedy innovation, political crises and global mega-trends

Keeping up with consumer change, hunting out talent to align with trends and reacting strategically to global crises has to be top of the agenda, three bakery CEOs say.

Published: 11-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotechnology to deliver nutrients or flavors into bakery remains nascent, but that will change over the next decade, says RNI Conseil’s scientific and regulatory affairs senior consultant.

Published: 07-May-2014

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Published: 29-Apr-2014

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