General Mills expects its cereals and snacks brands to drive growth in the business in the coming year – the second vote of confidence in the US cereals market from a major manufacturer in recent months.
Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the top 10 brands in the largest sub-categories.
Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snacking market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the top 10 brands in the largest sub-categories.
Which? consumer watchdog is calling for standardised food labelling
legislation to iron out consumer confusion, as many retailers and
manufacturers reject the recommended FSA traffic light system in
favour over their own labelling...
Britain's major supermarkets are today being blamed for distorting
the organic primary produce market, forcing 300 Scottish farmers to
switch to conventional agricultural practices to stay in business.
Baugur, the Iceland-based retail group, has made a new proposal for
Britain's Big Food Group (BFG), a move that would almost certainly
mean the break up of the group but strengthen its main supermarket
banner, Iceland, writes...
A new bread factory, capable of increasing output by 50 per cent,
is being built by UK-based specialist bread supplier Jackson's
Bakery, giving the company an advantage as it strives to supply a
bigger portion of the foodservice...
A public complaint and a rap on the knuckles from the UK
Advertising Standards Authority has left the Kellogg company
red-faced over its recent Frosties cereal advert, and again thrust
children's advertising into the health spotlight....
A new bakehouse to be used exclusively to make gluten-free products
for those with special dietary needs has been opened by US-based
natural and organic supermarket Whole Foods Market, giving the
company a lead in providing fresh...
Europe's organic food and farming sector got a major boost this
week with the adoption by the European Commission of a new action
plan to promote the sector. The challenge will be to ensure, and
maintain, consumer trust in premium-priced...
More than two billion sandwiches are consumed every year by
Britons, who spend roughly £3 each day on their favourite lunchtime
meal, according to a new study commissioned by the Asda supermarket
chain. But many people are taking...
Britain may be Europe's biggest snack food market, but changing
habits in continental Europe mean that even the staunchest
supporters of traditional gastronomy - the French - are
increasingly snacking between meals, according...
Britain's supermarkets are not doing enough to support the
country's organic farming industry, buying in produce from abroad
despite sufficient supplies in the domestic market, claims the Soil
Association. But there are...
German consumers eat more organic food than their counterparts in
both France and Britain combined, according to a new report from
market analysts Mintel. The German market alone is worth
more than €3.2 billion, but significant future...
The market for functional food products has grown steadily for
several years now, focusing primarily on the dairy sector. But
other sectors of the food industry, such as bakery and snacks, are
now beginning to see more functional...
Dutch retailer Ahold's efforts to streamline its business are
continuing apace, with yesterday's announcement that the US convenience store business
was to be sold followed today by news of a realignment at the
Whole Foods Market, the largest natural and organic food retailer
in the US, is to make its first entry into the UK with the
acquisition of Fresh & Wild, a London-based company which
operates a small chain of natural food stores.
The relationship between suppliers and retailers can frequently be
a difficult one, with the supermarkets traditionally being cast as
the villain, squeezing every penny of profit out of their put-upon
As if to confirm the Datamonitor report on organic food sales which
we reported on last week, the UK's Soil Association has this week
issued its own report showing that the British organic market is
alive and kicking, growing...
Organic food sales in the UK are set to grow by 12 per cent by
2007, reaching €2.6bn. But this is still half the size of the
German market, with further growth still hampered by the high
prices and dubious claims about the alleged...
The Food Commission has got the knives out for the UK supermarket
sector and confectionery manufacturers over the sale of sweets and
snacks at the checkout, which it claims is contributing to the
worsening health of the nation.
Spain is one of the biggest producers of organic food in Europe,
but the vast majority of its output is exported. Domestic shoppers
are put off by the high price of organic food and by the fact that
it is frequently hard to find,...
The organic food industry in Germany continued to grow last year,
despite a nitrofen contamination scandal. The Anuga food exhibition
in Cologne next month will feature thousands of organic food
products which show that there is still...
Mudgee Valley is to launch a range of Australian wines in
single-serve TetraPak cartons, just a few weeks after compatriot
Franklin Estates introduced its canned variant. But are these new
packs truly innovative, meeting increasing...
Europeans may be among the strongest opponents of GM foods, but
that does not mean that they are big supporters of organic food,
increasingly seen as an alternative to GM. Organic food sales
growth in western Europe is slowing, but...
Fun, convenience and health are the clear drivers of innovation in
the food industry, as the latest review of new products from
Mintel's Global New Product Database shows. Functional dairy and
confectionery products, fruit-flavoured...
Europe is a continent of snackers, and eating between meals is set
to grow there over the next five years. The challenge now for
manufacturers is to turn the oft-maligned snack into an integral
part of the daily diet as meal occasions...
A national promotional scheme has boosted sales of organic food in
the US, but sales in Europe were sluggish at best last year after a
high-profile scandal in Germany reduced consumer confidence,
according to a new report from Organic...
Modern Bakery 2003, the international trade fair for bakery
equipment and food ingredients, was held last month in Moscow. The
success of the event demonstrates the growing importance of Russia
as a key market for the bakery and snacks...
Growing confidence and consumer awareness are the main driving
forces behind the continued growth of the European organic food
market. According to the Global New Products Database an increasing
number of new product launches is continuing...
Rich fruit cake might not be the traditional accompaniment for
Scotch, but the UK's Inter Link Foods has teamed up with Allied
Domecq subsidiary Thomas Lowndes to create just such a product,
baked with a liberal dash of Teacher's.
Producers of food and non-food products from all over the world
have joined forces to call for tighter protection of geographical
indications ahead of the latest WTO talks in September. But
convincing WTO members to extend the list...
Snack markets in western Europe might well be reaching maturity,
but there is still plenty of growth to be found in Russia,
according to Market Advice. The economic crisis of the late
1990s gave domestic producers a chance to outstrip...