Snacks

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). 

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.

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.

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.

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.

La Morella Nuts Showcase New Range of Organic Mediterranean Nuts

31 Jan 2017 --- La Morella Nuts have launched a new range of freshly deshelled organic Mediterranean nuts on the occasion of the ISM trade fair in Cologne. The crunchy assortment is sustainably sourced and captures authentic flavors to be unleashed in premium confectionery creations.

Top Ten Trends – The Snacks and Confectionery Impact

18 Jan 2017 ---  19 Jan 2017 --- Sugar will continue to come under fire in 2017, although it remains the key ingredient delivering the sweetness and great taste that consumers are looking for. “Sweeter Balance” is tipped as trend 3 for 2017 by Innova Market Insights. The quest to combine taste and health is driving NPD, as the industry faces the challenge of balancing public demand to reduce added sugars and create indulgent experiences, while at the same time presenting clean label products.

Health, Convenience and Choice Drive Fruit Snacks NPD

03 Jan 2016 --- One of the key growth areas in the snacks category in recent years has been fruit-based snacks. Their share of global tracked snack launch activity recorded by Innova Market Insights has more than doubled from less than 8% to nearly 18%, over the past five years. This makes it the number three snacks sub-category overall after savory/salty snacks and snack nuts/seeds.

KEY INTERVIEW: Almond Board of California Says, “We Want Our Consumers to be More Savvy Snackers”

21 Nov 2016 --- Almonds are the number one nut in new introductions in Europe, as reported by FoodIngredientsFirst on 11th Nov, with a 48% regional share and a new record high of 42% globally. Germany, UK and France follow the US as the top leading countries introducing new almond products. With 4,313 new almond products, Europe saw a double-digit growth of 16% increase in 2015. 

Europeans Want Snacks Free From Additives

01 Nov 2016 --- The European snacks market is worth more than 14 billion euros – and counting. Research from a recent pan-European consumer survey by the GNT Group found that two thirds of Europeans reach for crisps, nuts and savory nibbles at least once a week and 11% eat them as often as several times a day. 

Diagnostic Tools Help Product Recall

26 Sep 2016 --- Two new tools called RecallOptic and CrisisOptic have been launched to help measure a business’ ability to respond to a product recall or operational crisis.

Pinnacle Foods Closes Evol Foods Manufacturing Plant in Colorado

22 Aug 2016 –-- Pinnacle Foods is to close its Evol Foods manufacturing plant in Boulder, Colorado in the first quarter of 2017 and is shifting production to its plant in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Amplify Snacks Buys Premium Snack Company Tyrrells for US$391 Million

10 Aug 2016 --- Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. and Crisps Topco Limited and Subsidiaries (“Tyrrells”) have executed a definitive agreement under which Amplify will acquire Tyrrells, an international, market-leading and rapidly growing premium Better-For-You snack food business. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Amplify’s board of directors.