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 Tossed and Pret are now present in motorway services. Pic: Tossed

IGD: Top five food-to-go trends 2017

By Gavin Rothwell

With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, senior retail insight manager at grocery research organization IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes will shape this sector in the future.

Tim Tam is Arnott's only biscuit brand that is available in the US.  Photo: Tim Tam

Tim Tam enters the US as on-the-go snacks demand rises

By Douglas Yu

Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution deal with Connecticut-based commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm. 

General Mills has been using a cost-cutting strategy to make itself financially more attractive to potential buyers, Euromonitor speculated. Pic: ©iStock/Wolterk

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

By Douglas Yu

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway last year.

Pure Growth Organic plans to expand distribution and develop new snacks next year.  Pic: Pure Growth Organic

Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.

Pure Growth Organic’s president supports hydroponics

By Douglas Yu

Co-founder and president of Pure Growth Organic, Sabrina Peterson, recently told BakerysandSnacks that she thinks “there is a lot of good” in hydroponics. 

Picture credit: Bosch muesli cereals

Interpack preview 2017

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

By Jenny Eagle

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0, ahead of...

Firebird Artisan Mills said quinoa is the most popular ancient grain in the bakery industry.

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Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

By Douglas Yu

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient grains or seeds have almost tripled between the period of...

The RBS Science and Innovation Center includes a batch mixing area.

Reading Bakery Systems on trend with cookie processing tech

By Jenny Eagle

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) has added a cookie production line to its Science and Innovation Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, to complement its existing snack production line testing crackers, pretzels and other baked goods.

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