26 Jun 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic and the speed at which it developed has had a profound effect on day-to-day life. While it is too early to understand the full impact of the new normal, it’s increasingly clear that many of the... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- A new report published by the United Nations (UN) calls upon governments and other actors to undertake urgent measures to radically transform food systems, to ensure endemic food security and nutrition. This comes ahead of... Read More
16 Jun 2020
--- German consumers are bucking the trend for healthier nibbles, with indulgence claims being the single most important influence on snack purchase decisions in the country. This is according to Innova Market Insights, which... Read More
08 Jun 2020
--- Utz Quality Foods, a US-based manufacturer of branded savory snacks, has entered a definitive agreement with investment company Collier Creek Holdings to merge and form Utz Brands, a publicly listed company. Utz Brands will... Read More
19 May 2020
--- A spike in snacking during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside excessive sodium consumption globally, has pushed up the salt-reduction agenda as an on-trend task for snack companies. To this end, Israel-based Salt of the Earth... Read More
14 May 2020
--- Ocean Spray and Germany-based Foodist have joined forces to launch a new Crunchy Cranberry snack “with the speed of a start-up.” Ocean Spray reportedly sought out Foodist to promote cranberries on the German... Read More
30 Apr 2020
--- While out-of-home channels have taken a battering by the coronavirus pandemic, the at-home market is boosted by legions of locked down home workers and families turning to snacking. These trends are benefiting the likes of... Read More
27 Apr 2020
--- Following the launch of its beverage and dairy labs, Ingredion has extended its virtual lab, Inside Idea Labs, to the bakery and snacks market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The platform gives food and beverage... Read More
21 Apr 2020
--- Syntegon Technology is equipped to demonstrate its resource-saving technologies for confectionery, bakery and pharmaceutical packaging applications at this year’s inaugural Virtual Show, held from May 7 to 13, 2020.... Read More
02 Apr 2020
--- Mondelēz International has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go, a North American leader in fully-finished sweet baked goods and owners of the popular... Read More
26 Mar 2020
--- The 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo, originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020, in Chicago, has been canceled. It joins a growing list of trade show disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Restrictions and recommendations... Read More
26 Feb 2020
--- Mondelēz International is set to acquire a significant majority interest in Give & Go, a North American company in fully-finished sweet baked goods and owners of the “two-bite” brand and the “Create-... Read More
18 Feb 2020
--- Algae has taken on a starring role in product development in recent years, particularly in plant-based and flavor-boosting applications. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to German producer Viva Maris, at recently culminated... Read More
14 Feb 2020
--- Ingredients derived from peas, potatoes or fava beans are challenging soy’s market share in the meat analog industry. The latest varieties of plant proteins offer new textures, tastes and nutritional profiles, which... Read More
04 Feb 2020
--- Nuts are suited for a wide range of uses and applications, lending craveable flavors and textures to plant-based and natural products that offer wholesome indulgence. Often synonymous with protein claims, nuts enable the... Read More
30 Jan 2020
--- Charles & Alice in partnership with Kerry Group is unveiling its “immune-boosting,” all-natural fruit pouches featuring licensed characters from popular children’s movies. The idea is to make snack-time... Read More
19 Dec 2019
--- Food manufacturers and brands are seeking ways to put more seaweed on-pack, as consumers increasingly perceive the plant to be healthy. Just as kale rapidly emerged into the mainstream, seaweed is on the path to superfood... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- Taura Natural Ingredients used Fi Europe 2019 as a platform to launch a new range of fruit solutions that deliver the benefits of fiber without compromising on taste or texture. Jus Fruit Fibre+ was part of a range of fruit... Read More
03 Dec 2019
--- PepsiCo is set to acquire BFY Brands, the maker of PopCorners snacks. Upon closing, BFY Brands will report into PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division. The acquisition will expand Frito-Lay’s portfolio to... Read More
25 Oct 2019
--- Consumers are increasingly seeking to consume raw cookie dough as a trendy food in itself, as highlighted by UK-based Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd. The ingredients specialist has now tripled its cookie dough production... Read More