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‘Free-from is the most promising trend in LATAM’: Euromonitor

By Stephen Daniells

Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.

Impulse snack purchases are a common yet declining consumer habit, Euromonitor finds. ©GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO

Are impulse snack purchases under siege? Euromonitor explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 70% of in-store snack purchases are unplanned -- indicating that impulse snack shopping is a shared habit among most consumers, Euromonitor senior analyst Jared Koerten said at the Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago yesterday.

Catalina suggests bakery and snack manufacturers go premium in the center store. Pic: TallTalesFromaSmallTown

Shopper insights

Innovations are essential for center store sales, says study

By Douglas Yu

A study by consumer intelligence company Catalina found the center of the retail store is by no means dead and consumers can be enticed back by innovative products, especially when it comes to bakery and snacks.

Research by DuPont notes that bread consumers are not worried about clean label but demand freshness. Pic: Pixabay

Baking Tech Conference 2018

DuPont says freshness outweighs clean label in bakery purchases

By Douglas Yu

DuPont Nutrition and Health’s latest research shows the current clean label trend is less important when it comes to purchasing fresh baked goods compared to other food categories, such as beverage and snacks.

ProSweets, to be held in Cologne, Germany, next week, will be showcasing a startling variety of innovative NPDs.

Snacking NPD at ISM: Chickpea biscuits and apple chips

By Gill Hyslop

ProSweets/ISM is not only about confectionery. Hundreds of bakery and snack makers will also tout their services– here are just a few examples of what they have to offer in Cologne, Germany (January 28 to 31, 2018).

The Great British Bake Off has inspired Brits to get baking, says Robert Dyas CEO. Pic: ©GettyImages/RuthBlack

News in brief

Great British Bake Off boosts UK bakeware sales

By Gill Hyslop

High street retailer Robert Dyas has experienced a 55% rise in baking-related sales since the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) has been back on UK screens.

The snackable on-th-go fresh produce sub-category is growing as consumers continue to choose healthy fruit over calorific baked goods. Pic: ©iStock/Duka82

Fruit & veg grab bigger share of on-the-go snack category: Nielsen

By Gill Hyslop

The $16.3m ‘snackable’ fruit and vegetable sub-category may not be as big as the $27bn salty snack category, but it is making a big dent into the $1.1bn ‘on-the-go’ snacking sub-category in the US, according to annual Nielsen data, ended May 27, 2017.

Who are The Top 10 movers and the shakers of the US cold cereal market in the first half of 2017? Pic: ©iStock/Okea

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

By Gill Hyslop

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public identify themselves as cereal consumers who embrace a bowl for lunch or dinner.