Snacks

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.

BRC publishes new guidance on food packaging

22 Aug 2017 --- Brand and consumer protection organization, BRC Global Standards has published the first edition of food packaging materials guidance. It’s geared towards achieving a common understanding, terminology and point of reference for good practice for businesses involved in the delivery of food and to prevent substances from packaging materials from getting into food.

Snacking at the forefront of innovation for Kerry

07 Aug 2017 --- As consumers demand a return to real food products, Kerry Taste & Nutrition is responding with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. Kerry’s focus on Taste & Nutrition combines multi-sensory aroma and texture experience with in-depth knowledge of consumers and their nutritional needs.

Buhler SORTEX Technology Meets Food Safety Standards in Snack, Seeds & Popcorn Market

26 Jun 2017 --- SORTEX technology is playing an important role in the success of one of Europe’s leading nut and seed snack processors, as it continues to expand in the private label sector and with its own, widely recognized “Mogyi” brand and sub-brands - such as its recently launched Caramoon caramel coated popcorn, Gastropop savory popcorn, and flavored sunflower seeds.  Mogyi Kft. attributes its growth to its ability to adapt to customer needs and maintaining exemplary food safety standards, underpinned by advanced processing technology.

Kerry Highlight Opportunities in Snacking

16 Jun 2017 --- Snackex, which takes place from 21-22 June in Vienna and will see Kerry the Taste & Nutrition Company, showcase new research and opportunities in the snacking category. 

Boesch Boden Spies Brings Trendy ‘Flavored Almonds’ to Europe

13 Jun 2017 --- Ingredients specialist Bösch Boden Spies is now offering European food manufacturers a new ingredient that caters to several trends, such as the quest for new, unusual taste combinations by today’s increasingly adventurous consumers, and many consumers’ desire to combine pleasure and healthy eating. 

Hershey Q1 Net Sales Rise Less Than Forecast

27 Apr 2017 --- The Hershey Company yesterday announced its first quarter sales and earnings, with consolidated net sales reaching US$1,879.7 million compared with US$1,828.8 million for the first quarter of 2016 and reported net income reaching US$125 million, compared with US$229.8 million for the comparable period last year. The company noted that retail sales had been impacted by the timing of Easter, which this year was three weeks later than last year.

Bühler Launch Healthy and Convenient Snacks for On-the-Go Consumers

07 Apr 2017 --- More and more people don’t eat at home but rather while leaving the office, on the way to the day-care center, or before the gym, which means that the demand for healthy food on the go is increasing. No matter the raw materials, shape, taste or if the snack is coated with chocolate: Bühler’s solutions cover the complete range of end products. Nutritious and tasty cereal or nut bars are particularly popular: “At Interpack, we highlight our competence in the area of snacks by presenting our integrated production solutions, from grain or nuts to the finished bar or biscuit,” explains Thomas Bischof, Head of Bühler’s Business Unit Countlines.

Bühler’s Nut Sorting Technology Offers “Zero Tolerance” Approach to Meeting Food Safety Standards

03 Apr 2017 --- Industry and consumer pressure for a “zero tolerance” approach to contamination is driving unprecedented demand for Bühler’s SORTEX E optical sorters, with sales doubling, following the introduction of SORTEX BioVision technology in 2015.

Kashi Expands Portfolio to Support Organic Farmland

23 Feb 2017 --- Kashi introduced Chewy Nut Butter Bars – the second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional portfolio – which joins Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits, the company's best-performing cereal innovation in over five years. These deliciously chewy bars are made with real nut butters, whole grains and coconut oil, offering flavor packed, gluten-free nourishment in four tasty flavors: Almond Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Trail Mix, Salted Chocolate Chunk and Coconut Cashew Macaroon. 

Aryzta CEO Quits Following Financial Turmoil

15 Feb 2017 --- Aryzta CEO Owen Killian has stepped down following a series of financial issues at the Irish-Swiss food group. Swiss food maker Aryzta announced a record decline in shares with earnings set to decrease 20% this year, the latest in a long line of problems at the firm which says it has been struggling with the impact of Brexit, as well as taking a financial hit after introducing its Otis Spunkmeyer snacks to the US market. 

Kellogg Leverage Go-To-Market Approach, Strengthening US Snacks Business

09 Feb 2017 --- Kellogg Company have announced it will begin to exit its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) network in the second quarter, transitioning the DSD-distributed portion of the company's US Snacks business to the warehouse model already used by Pringles and the rest of its North American business. The new model will be transformational for Kellogg, reducing complexity and cost structure while driving growth and profitability for the company and its retail partners.

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