Bakery expands healthier snacks range
09-Aug-2007 By Karen Willmer
Barbara's Bakery has launched the first all natural snack bars
combining fruit fillings and yogurt in a whole-grain crust, the
company claimed today.
Keep up with healthy convenience, says Datamonitor
01-Aug-2007 By Jess Halliday
Healthy foods in convenient packaging is a consumer need that is
growing in momentum, according to Datamonitor, with 59 per cent of
European and US consumers seeking a combination of the two selling
Healthy snacks market will boom, says report
26-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
The whole grain and high fibre food market will reach $21bn
(€15bn) by 2010, according to a new report by Global Industry
Unhealthy diet a lifestyle choice, says UK study
17-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
People on low incomes consume just as much unhealthy food and drink
as the general population, and so bad diets are the result of
personal choice, according to a study published by the UK
Guar gum - science builds for health benefits
21-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Guar gum, extensively used as an emulsifier, thickener and
stabiliser, may also have potential as a health ingredient for
lowering cholesterol levels, suggests new research.
Nestle sets out 10 year health and wellness model
07-Jun-2007 By staff reporter
Nestle is eyeing organic growth in health, wellness and nutrition
of five to six per cent over the next ten years, the chief
financial officer was due to told investors at a seminar today.
United Biscuits rolls out healthier crisps
31-May-2007 By Catherine Boal
Following its decision to cut saturated fats from top snack lines,
European biscuit and crisp manufacturer United Biscuits UK (UBUK)
is venturing further into healthier reformulation with the relaunch
of a new, improved Hula Hoops...
Oat innovation targets healthy snackers
24-May-2007 By Catherine Boal
Oat snack manufacturer Nairn's has launched new additions to its
product line-up to target health-conscious consumers who are tuning
into the nutritional benefits of a diet incorporating oats.
Snack makers urged to target health nuts
16-May-2007 By Catherine Boal
Manufacturers of nut snacks could boost lacklustre sales by
marketing the products from a health platform and being more
vociferous in publicising the nutritional benefits of a diet rich
in nuts, according to the American Peanut Council.
New vegetable snack targets healthy eaters
10-May-2007 By Catherine Boal
Food researchers in Italy have developed a new process for the
formulation of vegetable-based snacks in a bid to bridge the gap
between fast, on-the-go snacking and meeting consumer health
Health hype fails to deter dessert-lovers
12-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
12-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
02-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
27-Mar-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
19-Mar-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
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Omega-3 snack bar promotes healthy baking
05-Mar-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
22-Feb-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
22-Feb-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
15-Feb-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
15-Feb-2007 By Anthony Fletcher
Food industry-backed front-of-pack nutritional signposting is
'fundamentally flawed', according to the National Heart Forum
BakeMark UK targets indulgent and healthy bakery
01-Feb-2007 By Catherine Boal
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
24-Jan-2007 By Lorraine Heller
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
15-Jan-2007 By Catherine Boal
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?
03-Jan-2007 By staff reporter
University of Arkansas researchers have developed a trans fat oil
that they claim could have health benefits.
Soy crisps encourage healthier snacking
07-Dec-2006 By Catherine Boal
A Finnish company is poised to take advantage of the emerging trend
towards healthier snacking with a range of soy-based crisps, nuts
and crunchy bites.
Crisp company lure kids with healthy snacks
24-Nov-2006 By Catherine Boal
Healthy crisp company, Snapz Crisps, is introducing a new fruit
snacking option for kids in a bid to take advantage of the
anti-obesity backlash which has caused crisp sales to plummet in
Seed and nut sales soar in health boom
14-Nov-2006 By Catherine Boal
Healthy snacks are poised for significant growth, especially in the
niche seeds sector with sales expected to almost double over the
next five years to hit £39m (€58m) according to a new report.
Report slams cereal bars' healthy image
02-Nov-2006 By Catherine Boal
Cereal companies may need to re-examine the health platform from
which they market cereal bars following a damning report from
consumer watchdog Which?
Limagrain, GRDC to bring GM healthy wheat to market
02-Nov-2006 By Dominique Patton
A genetically modified wheat variety that has significantly more
resistant starch than regular wheat could reach the market in five
years, say Australian scientists who have won financial backing to
commercialise the crop.
Walnut's healthy snack image boosted by study
31-Oct-2006 By Catherine Boal
Health conscious snackers could soon be driving up walnut sales
following more research into the nut's role in protecting against
Oatcakes hit health niche
26-Oct-2006 By Catherine Boal
Scottish snack company Paterson's has become the latest business to
target the growing trend towards healthier and more traditional
snacking with a new addition to its own-brand range of flavoured
Health and convenience drive snack growth, report
19-Oct-2006 By Catherine Boal
Growth in the snacking industry is being driven by health concerns
coupled with the need for convenience, according to new reports
into both the fruit and hot snacks sectors.
Health boom drives cereal snacks, report
10-Oct-2006 By Catherine Boal
On the back of growing demand for healthier snacking products,
cereal snacks are luring consumers away from traditional
indulgences such as crisps and confectionery - prompting snack
makers to diversify to keep up with the trend.
Is a trans fat ban a healthy solution?
Sometimes I just love eating fatty, greasy, unquestionably
hazardous foods. But I don't like trans fats, that come as a
by-product in some processed foods, and have been linked to high
cholesterol and heart problems.
Finsbury tackles healthy bakery market
19-Sep-2006 By Catherine Boal
A year of acquisition and investment has proved profitable for UK
bakery company Finsbury Foods but now the group plans to further
build sales by targeting the growing health sector.
Organic snacking proves healthy for Glisten
12-Sep-2006 By Catherine Boal
The market for healthy, convenience snacking is going from strength
to strength, according to UK snack group Glisten who posted
encouraging preliminary results today.
'Healthy' crisps aim to improve Walkers image
07-Sep-2006 By Catherine Boal
Following a £15m (€22.2m) investment in research and development at
the company, UK crisp giant Walkers has launched a new 'healthier'
range to attract snack-loving consumers worried about their
Weetabix acts on rising demand for healthy oats
24-Aug-2006 By Catherine Boal
The iconic UK cereal brand Weetabix has added a new oat variety to
its portfolio in a bid to attract health-conscious consumers
seeking to benefit from its cholesterol-lowering properties.
Danisco Sweeteners targets health-focused consumers
16-Aug-2006 By staff reporter
Danisco Sweeteners has developed a range of ingredients designed to
help food makers create snacks with less than 100 calories.
Greggs hit by heat, health and high energy prices
08-Aug-2006 By Catherine Boal
UK bakery group Greggs has blamed a combination of hot weather,
healthier eating and rising energy costs for a drop in first half
RHM invest in 'healthy' Hovis
03-Aug-2006 By Catherine Boal
Hovis bread, produced by the UK bakers RHM, is to get an expensive
facelift in a bid to strengthen its position as Britain's
Cognis launches healthier aerating agent
02-Aug-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
Cognis has launched a new aerating agent that it claims has the
potential to improve the health value of baked goods.
Zetar profits healthy after snack purchase
01-Aug-2006 By Catherine Boal
Following its recent acquisition of snack manufacturing companies,
Humdinger and Readifoods, food buyout company Zetar has announced
growing profits for its second year of business.
Health trend will hit sales, says business forum
25-Jul-2006 By Catherine Boal
The UK-based International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) has warned
snack food manufacturers that reluctance to address the growing
obesity epidemic could hit them where it hurts - their sales
Healthy snacks grow at expense of less healthy options, report
13-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The general trend towards healthier eating has resulted in American
consumers turning away from carefree snacks, and opting instead for
healthier products, according to Snack Food Trends in the US, a new
report by Packaged Facts.
Kids' snacks try for healthier option
11-Jul-2006 By Catherine Boal
In the wake of UK government concerns over childhood obesity and
pressure from health watchdogs, crisp manufacturers have been
pursuing healthier alternatives to kid-friendly brands.
Hovis healthy range contribute to RHM profit
06-Jul-2006 By Catherine Boal
UK food manufacturer RHM remains undeterred by last year's slump in
Mr Kipling cake sales - their financial second half results show
business is improving with the aid of healthy Hovis products.
Med diet better than low-fat for heart health says "landmark" trial
06-Jul-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Eating a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts or olive oil is
significantly better for heart health than a low-fat diet, says a
"landmark" clinical trial from Spain.
ESA affirms commitment to healthy, nutritious snacks
06-Jul-2006 By Jess Halliday
Europe's savoury snacks industry last week pledged its commitment
to nutrition and health and tackling obesity - but switching off
advertising is not seen as an effective solution to driving change
in the market.