Snacks

The majority of consumers surveyed said macadamias are bang on the gifting mark. Pic: Australian Macadamia

Healthy snacking

New research shows macadamias are a gift worth giving

By Gill Hyslop

The relentless pandemic has exemplified the disconnect from friends and family for millions of consumers around the globe, which is why the upcoming holidays such as Hannukah (28 November-6 December), Christmas (25 December) and the Chinese New Year (1...

Chaucer Foods produces a range of freeze-dried ingredients that will catch the eye of health-conscious consumers. Pic: Chaucer Foods

Healthy snacking

Freezing out the competition with better-for-you treats

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze-drying is bang on trend today, helping producers to stay ahead of the demand for guilt-free snacks as the process retains the nutrients, colour, shape and flavour of the primary ingredient. They are also 100% natural and contain no added sugar.

The acquisition of Dot's and Pretzels Inc. will help Hershey Company grow its permissible salty snacks portfolio and create new snacking occasions. Pic: GettyImages/AbbieImages

Hershey knots up two pretzel majors in $1.2bn deal

By Gill Hyslop

The confectionery giant is expanding its footprint in the salty snacks scene with the acquisition of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels and contract manufacturer Pretzels Inc, in a deal worth $1.2bn.

Calbee has warned of a snack price hike next year. Pic: GettyImages

Calbee announces snack price hike for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The Japanese snack giant has warned of a price rise next year, thanks to a poor potato harvest, a sharp increase in production costs raw material and logistics costs, and a weight reduction of some of its signature snacks.

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