Health hype fails to deter dessert-lovers
The furore over rising obesity rates has failed to dissuade UK
consumers from tucking into desserts such as cheesecakes, trifles
and cream cakes, judging from a new report from market analysts
Kettle extends healthy crisp range
Premium UK crisp maker Kettle Foods is adding to its Crispy Bakes
range, which offers consumers a healthier alternative to standard
crisps, sales of which are suffering in the anti-obesity backlash.
Kids' cookie hits health niche
UK bakery supplier BakeMark UK, has developed a 'better-for-you'
cookie for the children's snack market in order to introduce
healthier snacking habits to sweet-toothed youngsters.
Low fat crisps hope for healthy sales
Innovation in the healthy crisp sector is booming with a raft of
new products aimed at re-establishing the snack as a low-fat treat
that need not be a dietary hazard.
Consumers seek healthy, quick and indulgent snacking, report
A gap in the market for snack food that is simultaneously
convenient, healthy and indulgent is ripe for exploitation by canny
retailers, according to a new report from analyst group
GM: A healthy debate
The development of genetically modified crops to improve human
health could be the golden ticket for advocates to persuade the
wary public that GM is not a wholly nefarious idea after all. But
will a new, healthy spin be enough to...
Omega-3 snack bar promotes healthy baking
Healthy snack maker Wholebake has released a new bar fortified with
fatty acids to further cement their position in the profitable
health food market.
Frito-Lay targets healthy consumers with fruit crisps
US snack giant Frito-Lay has become the latest manufacturer to
invest in healthier innovation with the launch of fruit and
vegetable-based crisps under the Flat Earth brand name.
Ailing snack market hit by health worries
The UK sweet and salty snacks market has seen disappointing sales
in the wake of Government efforts to reduce obesity by alerting
consumers to the importance of a healthy diet.
Healthy snackers opt for fruit
France's dried fruit snack market has more than doubled in value
since 1998 – boosted by the trend for healthier indulgent snack
GDAs 'fundamentally flawed', claims health group
Food industry-backed front-of-pack nutritional signposting is
'fundamentally flawed', according to the National Heart Forum
BakeMark UK targets indulgent and healthy bakery
BakeMark UK is attempting to capture both health and indulgence
bakery trends with the launch of two new products this month.
Better-for-you foods top Mintel survey
Food products with lower levels of 'bad' ingredients, such as fat
and sugar, have seen a sharp rise in popularity over the past year,
according to Mintel.
Danisco encourages healthy innovation
Danish ingredients giant Danisco is set to host a seminar on
international sweet snacking to encourage new product development
in the bakery and confectionery industries.
Healthy trans fat oil developed?
University of Arkansas researchers have developed a trans fat oil
that they claim could have health benefits.