KP Snacks take a trip down memory lane with re-launch of old favorite Discos

Discos comeback: KP Snacks revamps old favorite

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

KP Snacks has announced its plans to revamp old favorite Discos, but in an increasingly saturated snack market can brands rely solely on the nostalgia factor?

Global Sustainability Summit changing consumer habits

Top 10 changing consumer habits

By Jenny EAGLE

Food manufacturers and retailers need to be aware of the shift in today’s food culture, which is impacting consumers’ expectations for grocery products and packaging, according to Greener Package.

All Natural Freshness offers stackable tolling for companies looking to try out high-pressure processing.

Stackable tolling raises the bar on HPP

By Jenni Spinner

All Natural Freshness has released a stackable tolling system designed to cut costs associated with high-pressure processing (HPP).

The most important thing for Twinkies is to get back on the shelf before innovation and line extensions, says marketing expert

Twinkies must innovate slowly, warns marketing expert

By Kacey Culliney

The Twinkies return has been terrific but the owners need to take things slowly and ensure a solid comeback before launching any line extensions like gluten-free variants, a marketing expert warns.

Social media represents an extremely powerful B2B tool, it's not just for brand-building and consumer engagement, expert says

Social media: The B2B money maker?

By Kacey Culliney

Social media is an extremely powerful brand-building tool that engages consumers, but it can also be a platform for strong business relationships and revenue generation, an expert says.

PLM growing as firms take holistic approach

PLM part of holistic approach for industry

By Joseph James Whitworth

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is still emerging in food and beverage with growth expected as more firms take a holistic approach, according to the president of CIMdata.

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

By Nathan Gray

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Mondi focuses on high growth areas and integration

Mondi focuses on high growth areas and integration

By Rod Addy

Global packaging giant Mondi will concentrate on higher growth products such as consumer packaging, and business integration following its 2012 €1.2bn acquisition spree, it reported in its full-year results.

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.

RPC engages in spicy spooning with Bart Ingredients

RPC engages in spicy spooning

By Rod Addy

Packaging firm RPC is rolling out a spice jar for UK firm Bart Ingredients Company with a dual feature cap that enables consumers to spoon or sprinkle spices much more easily.

Diamond posts Q1 loss after walnut scandal

Diamond posts Q1 loss after walnut scandal

By Oliver Nieburg

Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods has recorded a $10.7m loss in the first quarter of 2013 after incurring expenses for an investigation into improper payments to walnut growers.

Paper struggles dilute DS Smith success

Paper struggles dilute DS Smith success

By Rod Addy

A difficult paper market diluted DS Smith's half year performance, but despite this it posted strong double digit sales and profit growth in its half year results, buoyed by its acquisition of SCA Packaging in June.

Scientex snaps up GW Plastics core business

Scientex snaps up GW Plastics core business

By Rod Addy

Asian packaging firm Scientex (SB Group) has launched a bid for Great Wall Plastic and Great Wall Packaging for 283.2m Malaysian Ringgits (RM) (€71.6m).

Spartech Announces Third Quarter Results

Spartech resilient despite sales decline

By Joe Whitworth

Spartech Corporation has recorded a 10% decrease in sales in its Packaging Technologies segment in its third financial quarter (Q3), but said it would continue to shift its product mix towards more specialized and higher margin products.

How importance are consumer tastes?

PepsiCo Frito-Lay asks Facebook favours for flavours

By Kacey Culliney

Snack titan Frito-Lay will harness the power of social media engagement to gather recipes and taste insights from consumers and launch three new flavours of Lay’s crisps in early 2013 across the US.

Amcor targets SME’s with latest acquisition

Amcor targets SME’s with latest acquisition

By Rory Harrington

Amcor has announced the completion of the purchase of packaging distributors Wayne Richardson Sales (WRS) as its quest to swell its already imposing portfolio continues unabated.

The health and indulgence categories take the biscuit for top sales

Biscuit sector driven by health and indulgence

By Freddie Dawson

Global biscuit manufacturers are responding to consumers’ contradictory demands by launching new products targeting both health and indulgence, according to market research firm, Innova Market Insights.


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