Equipment manufacturers are investing ‘huge sums in R&D’ to enable bakers boost operational efficiency and develop application-specific products to meet exacting consumer demands, according to Global Market Insights.
Los Angeles-based Platinum Equity has entered into exclusive negotiations with Qualium Investissement to acquire Biscuit International, the leading European manufacturer of private label sweet biscuits.
Pretzels get a makeover with Pop-Tarts, Krusteaz rolls out a raft of baking mixes and Made for Drink moves into mainstream. From tried-and-tested brand extensions to brand new launches, BakeryandSnacks scours the shelves to find out what’s trending.
Akshay Kedari, research content developer for Global Market Insights notes that, while healthy breakfast foods and energy drinks have already garnered precedence, fruit snacks are getting popular among the masses.
The Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe has launched the Treatwell initiative to highlight the role of the sectors in safeguarding the planet and thus capitalising on consumer demand.
Old-school (Krusteaz) and new-school (Kodiak Cakes) premix brands add new flavors to their portfolios, while Kellogg partners with Pizza Hut on a different kind of cheesy snack and The Popcorn Factory makes greeting cards. Read on for a dose of what’s...