A gluten-free Twinkie would plug a market gap and hold huge appeal among US gluten-free consumers looking for indulgence and taste, says an analyst.
Younger Mexican consumers have adopted healthier eating trends as US influence, obesity concerns and marketing efforts take hold, prompting a sharp rise in breakfast cereal consumption, according to Canadean.
Consumers should be eating wholegrain breads, not basic white that offers little nutritional value, says a UK nutritionist.
US consumers don’t have the habit of eating hot cereal, but they are very open to new concepts and the Special K Nourish launch should do very well, says an analyst.
Kellogg has launched a breakfast biscuit range in France, Spain and Italy to cash in on consumer desires for ‘dunkable’, handheld breakfast options on the continent, it said.
Kellogg-owned Bear Naked has developed single serve pouches of its granola to target busy, on-the-go consumers, it said.
Frito-Lay’s flagship brand Lay’s has a global penetration of 26% and is the ninth most chosen fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) brand in the world, according to Kantar World Panel.
CHEWING OVER IDEAS WITH PURATOS
Consumers want the best of everything and the challenge for bakery manufacturers is to address complicated paradoxes, says the head of research and development (R&D) at Puratos.
The ‘al-desko’ breakfast trend has hit Britain and prompted consumer demands for re-sealable, easy to open cereal packs, says a Mintel analyst.
The growing demand for bite-sized treats in the UK has sparked United Biscuits the develop miniature varieties of two of its McVitie’s cake brands, it says.
SPECIAL EDITION: RIDING THE HEALTH CLAIMS WAVE
The health-conscious yet frugal consumer is increasingly difficult to convince, even when presented with a plethora of health and nutrition claims on pack. So, just how can manufacturers prompt that purchase?
Making quick business decisions is crucial in the UK bread market because it is a highly competitive space, says the sales director of Allied Bakeries.
SNACKING ON IDEAS: SALLY LYONS WYATT SNAPSHOT
Snack firms must battle with frugal consumers, expanded competition and the challenge to remain innovative, exciting and healthy, a leading sector analyst says.
LOOKING TO SPUR GROWTH IN AUSTRALIA?
There is huge potential in sliced bread and rolls in Australia as consumers look for cheap and easy lunch options in the wake of a turbulent economy, an analyst says.
Snacking on global brand ideas with Euromonitor
A snack is a snack in every market making global brand building easier, a Euromonitor analyst says.
Knowledge on ingredients and formulation puts Taura Natural Ingredients in good stead as it ventures into developing and manufacturing fruit snacks for selected partners, its marketing manager says.
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Taura Natural Ingredients’ newly launched gourmet fruit inclusion range plugs convenience, shelf-life and health for the artisanal baker, its marketing manager says.
Smaller and larger snack portions are equally effective in decreasing cravings and feelings of hunger, say researchers.
The Kellogg Company has launched new frozen breakfast options under its Special K and Eggo brands that it claims are ‘on-trend’ with consumer needs.
The success of ConAgra’s Orville Redenbacher’s pop up bowl has been underpinned by fun and convenience, a company brand manager says.
Snacking on Super Bowl ideas with Euromonitor
With Super Bowl 2013 just a ball’s throw away, beefed up pack sizes, ridged potato chips for easy dipping and well-paired flavors for hot wings, beer and pizza are set to succeed, an analyst says.
Brand equity is the best thing Wonder Bread has going for it by a long shot and future business strategies should hinge on this, an analyst says.
Brand owners must invest heavily in product development and target niche consumer groups to have a slice of the lucrative UK home baking pie, an analyst says.
The rising trend of scratch bakery in stores indicates a shift into super-artisanal and super-premium, an analyst says.
The English-born sandwich is a stern favorite with American consumers; consumed by a vast majority at least once a week, the Grains Food Foundation says.
Dispatches from IBA 2012
Convenience is a hyper-trend, with quality a top priority for consumers that is shaping industry development, the WP Food sales director says.
US bakery systems firm, Reading Thermal, has designed a portable R&D kit to enable travelling engineers to efficiently and quickly profile ovens.
Changing demographics and a shift in demand has opened up new opportunities for foreign investment in the once difficult to enter Japanese processed food market, says a US Government report.
Physically optimised flours signal clean-label shift in convenience foods
Dispatches from HIE 2010
With a clear clean-label trend affecting food formulation across Europe, one of the key sectors is core commodities such as flour, where so-called physically optimised (heat treated) flours are gaining ground on modified starch solutions.
Portable snack strips packer said to cut factory footprint
Ishida Europe has launched a portable version of the packaging machine it launched last year for the packaging of bags of snacks and sweets into strips for retail hanging displays.
Baxters launches new convenient packaging for soup
UK soup company Baxters is set to roll out new microwaveable pots
for its soup brands across the country, hoping to ride the trend
for snack foods that are both convenient and healthy.
Convenience top reason for snacking, new study
Consumers choose convenient "on-the-go" foods over factors such as
health, price and taste, according to a new US study.
Cadbury team up with bakers to target convenience trend
UK snack maker Kitchen Range Foods has launched a new range of
individually packaged chocolate doughnuts, created using the iconic
Cadbury confectionery brand.
Companies offer cup filling and packing service for convenience market
Two companies have teamed up to provide a cup filling and packing
service for processors looking to quickly cash in on the public's
growing appetite for convenience foods.
Best-selling product list confirms nutrition, convenience trends
A diet plan, a beer and 'light' snacks have come top of the list of
best selling products for this year, according to Information
Resources Inc (IRI), which said its 2005 product ranking results
confirm that nutrition, taste...
Kraft to target health, convenience and premium trends
US manufacturer Kraft Foods has announced a "fewer, bigger, better"
policy, concentrating on crucial brands in key areas as the firm
suffers from lagging performance.
Mega-trends: convenience food and health to double in ten years
Ten mega trends stretching from age to individualism will determine
the success and shape of any new products to hit the market in the
near future, claims market analysts Datamonitor.
Openings in product development for convenient breakfast foods
There are rich pickings for food makers focusing on innovative
products for the breakfast market, as a UK think tank finds less
than one in five consumers actually enjoys the first meal of the
NPD focus for convenience snacks
Britons spends four times as much on snacks as their Spanish
counterparts, eating their way through €17.3 billion a year, finds
a new report highlighting the ongoing opportunities for players in
the snack industry.
Cerealia taps into Russian convenience growth
A new bakery capable of producing up to 70 million bread loaves per
year is set to be built in Moscow by Swedish firm Cerealia to serve
the growing convenience food industry with cosmopolitan products -
and by-pass customs duties,...
Bakery Services suffers from retailers' convenience drive
UK group Bakery Services is being increasingly hamstrung by a
business model which means that more than 80 per cent of its
revenue is exposed to the changing strategy of a single chain store
group hosting its bakery operations, writes...
New report uncovers trends in convenience packaging
A new report examining convenience packaging and serving size
trends, from prepared meals to snacks and beverages, has been
UK consumer opts out of cooking as convenience grows
Ready-to-go food products continue to meet the needs of the UK
consumer, say market analysts Mintel, reflecting current
growth trends in the food industry and confirming the future
direction for food manufacturers playing to the UK...
Manufacturer CSi claims that its new range of pallet conveyors
offers food processors a number of useful innovations. The
equipment is made of stainless steel and aluminium, features
ultrasound sensors instead of photocells and is...
New packaging for convenience snacks
Leading consumer packaging firm Huhtamaki is launching a new line
of packaging to meet the ever-growing demand for ready-made snacks.