North Dublin-based Keogh’s has earmarked €10m to construct a new greenfield production facility that will see 18 million potatoes face the slicer each year before finding their way onto the snack aisles of some of the biggest airline operators.
With the growing demand for sustainable packaging, manufacturers constantly need to evaluate emerging solutions at a scaled pilot, prompting Melodea to inaugurate a new pilot centre in Rehovot, equipped with advanced equipment and analytics tools.
The ingredient specialist has expanded its US portfolio of functional, clean label ingredients to include texturisers that offer manufacturers a variety of benefits in functionality, value creation and sustainability.
While ‘clean label’ was first mooted to describe simple, understandable ingredients, today it’s a broad concept that means different things to different consumers, influenced by a range of external factors, not all of which are conclusion or straightforward.
In 2023, 135 publicly traded companies spanning 19 countries and 48 industries have been recognised for their unwavering commitment to business integrity. PepsiCo is one of six to have been made honouree since the inception of the list in 2007.
The snacking giant has extended its highly successful greenhouse programme to the Asia-Pacific region to seek out the entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions that promote the circular economy for packaging and climate reduction.
Some of the biggest names in the bakery and snacks industries – including Mondelez, Quinn, ADM, PepsiCo, General Mills and Wildfarmed – have signed up to promote the importance of better-for-you farming processes. But there’s so much more to be achieved.
The regenerative agriculture pioneers have collaborated with 20 bakeries across the UK for a nationwide tour throughout March to give away baked treats made with Wildfarmed flour and to introduce consumers to the better-for-the planet farming processes.
We’re in the midst of the deadliest bird flu outbreak in US history, with the knock-on effect of squeezing egg supply. Combined with high commodity feed prices and labour shortages, eggs have surged in price – not a happy situation for either the consumer...
The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute (KHNI) has identified 10 key trends set to shape the food industry in 2023, with women’s health, affordable nutrition and sugar and salt reduction among some of the top areas for innovation.
The Colorado-based mission-driven snack producer has announced its participation in the Soil Carbon Initiative's recently launched Go-To-Market Pilot Programme, designed to incentivise more US farmers to improve soil health, which will increase biodiversity...
‘Today’s consumers are unified in taking a holistic approach to health, however, there is no one-size-fits-all solution’, as highlighted in research commissioned by Fonterra’s wellbeing nutrition brand Nutiani.
Ahead of the 2025 World Health Assembly Nutrition deadline, several heads of African Union (AU) member states have called for more commitment and accountability in tackling malnutrition and food insecurity.
PepsiCo’s philanthropic arm and the Frito-Lay brand's initiative have entered into a year-long partnership with the Black Nonprofit Changemakers programme, developed to uplift community leaders and amplify their voices to showcase the positive impact...
Despite a slight easing in annual food and drink inflation – the first in 18 months – Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland said prices remain high, placing onus on government to help the sector to keep costs down for Scottish consumers.
The Oreo maker has launched Harmony Ambition 2030, the next chapter of its European sustainable wheat sourcing programme. Bees play a key role, and for each pack of biscuits sold, consumers will have the opportunity to contribute towards ‘a beautiful...
$23.9bn was spent on gifting last year, with 53% of American planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day again in style in 2023 – and nine million of them choosing this event to pop the big question, according to stats gathered by GiftWrapper. That’s big business...
The Mexican bakery giant – owner of India’s Harvest Gold, Modern Bread and Kitty brands – donated 35,000 loaves of bread (equivalent to five lakh slices) to the India Food Banking Network (IFBN), as part of the India chapter of its Bimbo Global Race initiative.
Investments in consumer-centric innovations – like Frito-Lay Minis, Doritos Sweet & Tangy BBQ, Doritos dips, Cheetos Bolitas and SunChips Black Bean Spicy Jalapeno – were instrumental in the division’s strong growth.
EIT Food has launched its 2023 Entrepreneurship Programmes, designed to offer support to entrepreneurs to scale up their agrifood startups working to solve global food system challenges and deliver new innovations worldwide.
Trade groups like Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and Federation of Bakers have welcomed the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. The Real Bread Campaign, on the other hand, remains highly...
During the Dakar 2 African Food Summit, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Canadian government announced the establishment of a special fund to support Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector.
The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) has released its 2023 Global Manufacturers report, which commends those companies for being transparent in their cage-free egg commitment, but also names and shame those that are lagging.
PepsiCo has launched a project to turn waste into renewable energy at its snack plant in Carregado, Portugal. The move, a first for PepsiCo in Southern Europe, will reduce carbon emissions at the site.
The female-founded snack brand – now a PepsiCo brand – furthers its legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs with a new cohort of Project winners and showcasing Rise – created in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine and...
For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...
Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky and the team that helped to build his brand into a multi-billion dollar realisation have formed Camino Partners, an investment platform committed to help build the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Mondelēz International has released its 2022 State of Snacking report, which reveals that, for the fourth consecutive year, snacking remains a preference over traditional meals, even though consumers are feeling the crunch of the current economy.