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Granola in Japan has boomed and playing up health benefits with a fashionable image can be a 'winning formula', says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst

Granola: A sophisticated breakfast win in Japan

By Kacey Culliney

Granola has boomed in Japan because of its health promise and versatility and Western cereal firms could cash in further by playing up the trendy aspect, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.

High-protein meat snacking: The US is ready for meat bars, says Datamonitor Consumer

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Meat bars: The next beef jerky?

By Kacey Culliney

Meat snack bars take beef jerky to a new level, appealing to busy and health-conscious Americans, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Yogurt and cereal marry well together because both products are considered inherently healthy, says Mintel's head of innovation and insight

Yogurt and cereal: The new snap, crackle and pop?

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg Australia reckons there’s a new breakfast cereal trend afloat as consumers replace traditional milk with yogurt or fruit juice, but Mintel’s innovation head says this is nothing new.

“The snacking territory in the universe right now is probably some of the most exciting that we’ve seen given all the opportunities,

SNACKING ON IDEAS WITH SALLY LYONS WYATT: PART II

IRI on snacks 2014: ‘Consider this your transition year’

By Kacey Culliney

Snack firms should brace for a transition year shaped by new competition but brimming with opportunities in digital brand building and expansion, says a leading sector analyst.

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and iron so when used in cookies can play into healthy indulgence, says Datamonitor

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION & NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Sweet potato cookies: The new way to indulge

By Kacey Culliney

Sweet potato should be seriously considered by cookie makers looking to tap into better-for-you indulgence, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Snack competition ramped up a notch in 2013 with quick-serve mega chains like McDonald's wanting a piece of snacking action, says IRI snack expert

Snacking on ideas with Sally Lyons Wyatt: Part I

IRI executive: Snacks faced a competitive shark tank last year

By Kacey Culliney

Snack makers survived a difficult 2013 with increased competition forming a much larger battleground that included quick-serve, online and even airlines, says a leading sector analyst.

Joining forces will not only boost transparency but also stimulate sales growth and profitability for the category, Frito-Lay's marketing head says

Dispatches from Snaxpo 2014: Frito-Lay marketing insight, part III

Frito-Lay: Eyes are on snacks, so transparency and cooperation are critical

By Kacey Culliney

Governments and consumers want more transparency and regulatory bodies are closely eyeing snacks, so it is more crucial than ever to come together as an industry, warns Frito-Lay’s chief marketing officer.

United Biscuits has reformulated its classic baked Mini Cheddars and developed a new chili beef variant

United Biscuits R&D targets impulse channel

 United Biscuits has revamped the cheese flavor of its baked Mini Cheddars snack, developed a new chili beef flavor and added more price marked packs to target impulse buys.

Artisanal breads are among the new products that the company expects to develop at the center

Bakels bakery center opens to aid new product growth

By Sarah Hills

Bakery ingredients business, Bakels, has opened a new center for product development, offering a ‘bridge’ between bakers, confectioners and retail channels to shorten the development cycle.

A solid subscription snacking service needs to be have strength in logistics and consumer relationships - Graze.com was founded on both

Graze.com versus Nibblr: Let’s bet peanuts…

By Kacey Culliney

It takes no genius to realize that if you deliver ready-made, healthy, portion-controlled snacks to the millennial snacker they’ll gobble the concept right up. What it does take a genius to do is to give that concept legs.

Report forecasts frozen bread sector promise

Frozen bakery will to soar to $32.5bn by 2018

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The global frozen bakery market will reach $32,505.2m by 2018, with the Asia-Pacific market promising the greatest growth, according to new report findings. 

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