Manufacturers

PepsiCo CEO: 'We leveraged our global scale by lifting and shifting successful new products like Doritos Jacked and Deep Ridged chips from the US into a number of international markets'

Frito-Lay peddles forward to gain market share

By Kacey Culliney

Frito-Lay has gained market share in snacks for the first time in a year thanks to successful international expansions and marketing campaigns, says PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi.

Zweifel has developed a two-step air-drying process for its veggie chips that locks in color, flavor and taste

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

By Kacey Culliney

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

Post plans to revitalize PowerBar

Post plans to revitalize PowerBar

By Elizabeth Crawford

Post Holdings hopes to return the long-neglected and aging PowerBar brand back to its former glory by revitalizing its marketing, branding and product innovation in 2015, according to company executives. 

Bye: 'Exciting time'

Seabrook Crisps boss investigates investment

By Rod Addy

Seabrook Crisps could “investigate areas for potential investment” to speed up growth after appointing independent corporate finance advisor McQueen, according to ceo Jonathan Bye.

Left to right: Charles Eid, Aryzta vice-president of finance Neil Woods and William Eid

Signature Flatbreads to create 200 jobs

By Rod Addy

Signature Flatbreads aims to create at least 200 jobs and target £100M in turnover within the next three years, joint md William Eid claimed after the company’s launch.

Lay's generated desire among TV viewers with adverts centered around product flavor, including its Do Us A Flavor campaign ads

Frito-Lay wins snack and candy TV ‘brand of the year’

By Kacey Culliney

Frito-Lay’s 2014 TV ads for Lay’s in the US were the most effective across the snack and confectionery category, staving off competition from Hershey and Mars, according to analysis firm Ace Metrix.

Peeled Snacks Fancy Food Show selling education session

Peeled Snacks: If you don’t take time to understand retail buyers, why should they take time to understand you?

The natural channel: ‘An utter pain to sell to, but the exposure it can give your brand is huge’

By Elaine Watson

Which retail channel is right for your brand? Natural? Club? Convenience? And once you’ve jumped through all the buyers’ hoops, will you still be able to make any money? It all depends on whether you’ve done your homework, one snacking sales expert told...

Laser topography image of a typical bread loaf

Bread volume method approved by AACCI

By Joseph James Whitworth

A method for finding bread volume has been approved by the American Association of Cereal Chemists – International (AACCI).

Team Goosefoot wins culinary product development challenge for its vended quinoa bars

Healthy quinoa bars in Bristol NHS Trust vending trial

By Rick Pendrous

A healthy quinoa bar concept developed by a team of final year culinary arts management students has picked up the award in the ‘culinary product development challenge’, run by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) in partnership with the University...

'We can expect a strong reception among mothers who cannot afford imported baby foods,' says market expert Photo Credit: Greenpeace

Heinz opens infant cereal plant in China

By Kacey Culliney

Heinz has opened a major production plant in southern China for its infant cereal and snacks business, keeping a paramount focus on safety and quality.