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IBIE 2013 Educational Sessions: What not to miss

IBIE teaser: You’re never too old, or big, to learn…

By Kacey Culliney

IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at ‘what not to miss’…

Europe bakery NPD strongest globally: Most innovative products

Europe no.1 in the global bakery innovation race

By Kacey Culliney

Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all new product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products? 

Are consumers swayed by green packaging in their shopping choices?

SPECIAL EDITION: GOING GREEN - THE SNACK PACKAGING QUEST

Do consumers care about sustainable snack packaging?

By Oliver Nieburg

Sustainable snack packaging may be on the top brand owners’ agendas, but do consumers appreciate the efforts and how do these green materials affect their snacking experience?

Manufacturers need to do more than just make health claims on pack, say analysts

SPECIAL EDITION: RIDING THE HEALTH CLAIMS WAVE

The hunt for that ‘added extra’: Pushing beyond a health claim

By Kacey Culliney

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?

Allied says there are opportunities in the roll segment

Allied Bakeries invests in ‘healthy white’ bread

By Kacey Culliney

UK firm Allied Bakeries has launched a high fiber white bread loaf and roll line under its Allinson brand to target huge opportunities in the healthier white segment, its brand manager says.

Snacks and bakery firms are at the forefront of packaging developments globally, says PMMI

Bakery and snacks firms: The packaging innovators

By Kacey Culliney

Investment in packaging developments is especially apparent among bakery and snacks manufacturers and it is a trend predominantly fuelled by retail demands, according to a new report.

MonoSol pouch containing oatmeal

Edible food packaging dissolves in water – developer

By Joe Whitworth

A US company has developed a food packaging technology that dissolves when exposed to water and said it is ready for commercial roll-out as soon as individual customers’ needs are satisfied.  

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

By Rory Harrington

The first public version of a new database for active and intelligent packaging (AIP) innovations that aims to give small and medium enterprises (SME) free access to the groundbreaking technology has been launched.

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