EIT Food has launched its latest Europe-wide Open Innovation Call for pioneering tech responses to the biggest challenges in the agrifood sector, such as better-for-you snacks and a net zero footprint.
The Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) is seeking a partner to form a joint venture (JV) to build on the early success of its retail consumer product business in the rapidly growing better-for-you snack category.
Colour plays a vital role in delighting the senses, differentiating flavour expectations and aiding in taste perceptions. It also adds to consumer’s assessment of the snack’s ‘health halo’, writes Marie Wright, president of Creation, Design and Development...
Candy giant Mars Inc has upped its stake in the company behind Kind nut bars and granola to expand its own portfolio into the healthier snacking space as consumers increasingly skew their focus on what snacks can bring to the table to manage their health.
The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.
VMG Partners, a private equity firm specializing in better-for-you food and beverage brands since 2005, announced its acquisition of popchips and the launch of an investment arm and incubator for the next snacking era.
We talked with Euromonitor analyst Jared Koerten at the National Confectioners Association’s annual expo in Chicago about the rise of premium snacks, textured candies, functional ingredients and consumption occasions. Here’s what he had to say.*
Consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based alternatives for health reasons and sustainability concerns, signalling further shifts that could affect their consumption of snacks and baked goods, according to a recent DSM Food Specialities survey.
There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and vegan launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of...
Chile has achieved record snack sales in 2010 leading a pro-Chile group and a market analyst to say there could be potential for food manufacturers to tap into high domestic demand for functional foods.
A new process to create credit card-shaped snacks has gathered significant interest from the food industry as it provides a novel format for healthy snacks, according to its manufacturer Baker Perkins.