Snacks

Pepsi acquires Bare Snacks, expands better-for-you portfolio

28 May 2018 --- PepsiCo, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co. (doing business as Bare Snacks), a US-based maker of baked fruit and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its Performance with Purpose vision to offer consumers more positive nutrition options.

Hitting the Healthy Snacking Sweet Spot

01 May 2018 ---  The changing face of the snacking sector sees innovation with healthy ingredients, while there are some fundamental changes including how meals are taking on a snack-like appearance.

Plant Power with ... Empro® pea protein isolate

30 Apr 2018 ---  The latest developed and manufactured pea protein isolates of Emsland Group are Empro® E 86 and Empro® E 86 HV. These products are ideal for many food applications. Our Empro® – types provides important nutritional and functional benefits as well as easy handling and excellent food-technical characteristics. The latest developed and manufactured pea protein isolates of Emsland Group are Empro® E 86 and Empro® E 86 HV. These products are ideal for many food applications. Our Empro® – types provides important nutritional and functional benefits as well as easy handling and excellent food-technical characteristics.

Chocolate snacking: Almonds thrive amid premium, plant-based and texture trends

25 Apr 2018 --- Indulgence has long been known as a key driver for chocolate NPD, but nowadays consumers are looking for a healthier chocolate experience. According to Innova Market Insights, 11 percent of global chocolate products have an indulgent and premium positioning in 2017 and globally, 23 percent of all chocolate launches tracked in 2017 carry a texture claim. Social eating occasions are driving the trend for sharing bags and easy to share formats across the confectionery, bakery and snacking segments.

Make your grill flavored products match new EU requirements.

18 Apr 2018 ---  Effective April 22, 2018, the European Commission will ban the majority of the traditional grill flavors. Ultimately, the safety of these could not be established based on the data provided. What to do? Change all products? Create new recipes? Replace all ingredients? Symrise has been developing the ideal alternative grill flavor before the ban became a serious threat to the industry: Grillicious is the professional answer to grill flavor and substances requests – in terms of performance, labeling, and costs.

Campbell's taps into fast-growing snack space

28 Mar 2018 --- Campbell Soup Company recently announced the completion of the acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. for US$50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $6.1 billion, is a strategic acquisition for Campbell, creating a US$10 billion company with almost half of annual net sales in the fast-growing snacking category, called Campbell’s Snacks.

Taghleef rides the circular economy with sustainable, recyclable packaging solutions at Anuga Foodtec 2018

27 Mar 2018 --- Taghleef Industries showcased their approach to modern, sustainable, flexible packaging and positioning themselves firmly as within a circular economy at Anuga FoodTec 2018. The show had a reported record-breaking number of visitors (50,000) when held in Cologne, Germany last week: an 11 percent increase from 2017. The show also attracted visitors from over 152 countries and comprised of 1,700 exhibitors.

Kraft Heinz Ingredients eyes opportunities in nut-based snacking

27 Mar 2018 --- Kraft Heinz Ingredients (KHI) is planning to roll out new nut snacks based on prototypes introduced at the recent Snaxpo in Atlanta, US. Kraft's Senior Associate Brand Manager James Clinton Francis said that nuts offer a “new path forward for snacking” driven by the growing health and wellness trend.

Start-up focus: Taking insect protein into America’s snacks pantries

19 Mar 2018 --- Most Westerners shudder at the prospect of eating insects, but attitudes towards them vary dramatically across the globe. In fact, around two billion people already eat bugs as part of their diet. As the global population continues to rise, more and more people are looking for insect protein as a sustainable food source. Not only do many insects, including crickets, contain all nine essential amino acids, this type of protein is also sustainable, especially in comparison to traditional meat sources. It takes one gallon of water to produce one pound of insect protein. Almost two thousand gallons of water, by contrast, are poured into every pound of beef that lands on a plate. US-based start-up Chirps Chips is on a mission to educate Western society on the benefits of insect protein in a corn snack.

Pretzels & co: GoodMills Innovation eyes 50 percent less salt for savory snacks

13 Mar 2018 --- This week is Salt Awareness Week (March 12-18) and GoodMills Innovation is enabling salt reduction in pretzel décor without the consumer noticing any visible difference. When it comes to pretzels or salt sticks, the visual contrast between a dark crust and a rich salt décor is a mark of quality for most consumers and according to GoodMills Innovation, their new Slow Milling Pretzel Salt SG has the answer.

Startup focus: Fruitfunk eyes opportunities in healthy snacking for children

26 Feb 2018 --- The demand for healthy snacks for children is a market in itself and Dutch-based startup Fruitfunk saw that there was an increasing need for an alternative to sweets snacks. In 2014, the company decided to do something about it. As a fairly young startup, Fruitfunk were daring enough to develop a completely responsible products range, something which the company believes big confectionery players might be hesitant to do.

Valio to cut salt and sugar by 2020, backs UN sustainability program

14 Feb 2018 --- Valio has announced its nutrition agreement for improving the health and well-being of consumers. The ambitious targets for reducing salt and sugar content in Valio’s products by 2020 are part of the United Nations sustainability program and continued efforts to improve public health.

Acrylamide reduction: Orkla and Renaissance BioScience expand yeast partnership

13 Feb 2018 --- Orkla Food Ingredients and Renaissance BioScience Corp. have agreed to expand their license agreement for Orkla to exclusively manufacture and sell Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast, Acrylow, to food manufacturers in additional new markets in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The agreement builds on the initial exclusive agreement implemented in Q3/2017 that covered the Nordic and Baltic regional markets in Europe.

Campbell snaps up snack group Snyder’s-Lance in $4.7bn deal

19 Dec 2017 --- The Campbell Soup Company has now made it official by announcing the US$4.87bn acquisition of Snyder's-Lance, in a deal said to be the soup company's largest ever in its 148-year history. Traditional companies like Campbell have been struggling against a backdrop of shifting food preferences in markets all over the world, however, Campbell’s is hoping the addition of Snyder’s snacks brands will shore up its position in-store.

Almonds provide inspiration for innovation at FiE

28 Nov 2017 --- Consumers are increasingly taking a more holistic view when choosing what to eat, something that is becoming a major driver in their purchasing decisions. According to new research by Innova Market Insights, concerns around products that are “good for me, good for the planet” are increasing, providing opportunities for ingredients that can support sustainability and ethics claims in relation to humans, animals and the environment.

Symrise study examines family and children snacking habits to create product concepts

13 Oct 2017 --- Symrise Flavors has announced the findings from an in-depth study on children's snacking that spans preschool to high school age subjects. A wide range of issues were explored and, using the information gathered, Symrise was able to conceptualize new solutions to address consumer needs.

The snack factor: (Part 1) Nuts and seeds driving NPD in savory category

09 Oct 2017 --- Not only did new product activity in the snacks market continue to forge ahead in 2016 and the first part of 2017, but the growth rate actually increased slightly. Innova Market Insights recorded a rise of 10 percent in overall global launch numbers in the 12 months to the end of May 2017, upon a still impressive near-9 percent in the previous 12-month period. The category, as defined by Innova Market Insights, includes not only traditional savory or salty snacks and snack nuts & seeds, but also products such as meat snacks, popcorn and fruit-based snacks, as well as finger foods and hors-d'oeuvres.

Bosch Boden Spies presents new application solutions in response to consumer trends

27 Sep 2017 --- Clean Label, snackification, child-friendly products, and seeds are current trends in the food industry that are likely to become even more important in the future. Hamburg-based ingredient specialist Bösch Boden Spies has investigated these trends and is presenting suitable application solutions based on natural fruit and nut ingredients at Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt (28-30 November). 

Snacking 2020: The Opportunities

14 Sep 2017 ---  Key suppliers offer their thoughts on savory bakery & snacks trends and formulation. How is snacking evolving and where are the untapped opportunities?

Boesch Boden Spies expands range to include Salted Caramel Almonds

31 Aug 2017 --- Sweet and salty is all the rage, according to ingredients specialist Bösch Boden Spies. To cater to this trend, the company has now added salty-caramel flavored almonds to its range. “Salted Caramel” is the latest addition to the producer Blue Diamond’s “Flavored Almonds” line, which combines the popular ingredient with new flavors.

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