Legume-based snacks: The focus of European NPD

Industry Insight from European Snacks Association director-general

Snack makers target legumes for healthy NPD

By Kacey Culliney

European snack makers want to cash in on the US legume trend and new product development (NPD) for 2013 is focused on lentil-based products, says European Snacks Association (ESA) director-general.

Diamond posts Q1 loss after walnut scandal

Diamond posts Q1 loss after walnut scandal

By Oliver Nieburg

Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods has recorded a $10.7m loss in the first quarter of 2013 after incurring expenses for an investigation into improper payments to walnut growers.

PepsiCo plan to 'drinkify' snacks is bold but Nooyi blurs lines

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?


Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa under its Power of One banner?

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

By Hank Schultz

Many successful food brands have a founding myth.  In the case of Bear Naked Granola, it is the story of the co-founders offering “breakfast in bed” to the wrong person.

United Biscuits sells KP Snacks to Intersnack

Intersnack snaps up KP Snacks for undisclosed sum

By Kacey Culliney

European Intersnack Group has snapped up United Biscuits’ KP Snacks for an undisclosed sum in a move that will enable the UK firm to 'dedicate focus' to its biscuits business, United Biscuits said.

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Dispatches from the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

By Elaine Watson in San Antonio, Texas

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

PepsiCo focused on premium and value snacks

PepsiCo maintains polarized snacks strategy

By Kacey Culliney

Pepsico will continue to drive penetration in premium and value snacks as the business arm stood stable amid a 5% overall profit slip for Q3, its CEO said.

Nestlé 9-month sales up 11%

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Hydrocolloid prices under pressure

DuPont raises global hydrocolloids prices 10 to 15%

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

DuPont Nutrition & Health has said it would increase prices globally across its DuPont Danisco hydrocolloids range by an average of 10 to 15%, citing increases in raw material, energy and fuel costs.

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