Snacks - Articles and news items

92% of US millennials eat a snack in place of a full meal at least once a week, new research shows

Industry news  •  24 February 2017  •  New Food

New survey reveals behaviours and preferences of millennials who snack regularly…

ProSweets Cologne 2017: Diversified supporting programme

Featured news  •  12 December 2016  •  ProSweets

INNOFORUM, Speakers’ Corner, Reformulation special event, Newcomer Area and FutureLab…

The male market remains a big opportunity for savoury snacks manufacturers in Russia – Canadean

Industry news  •  14 September 2016  •  New Food

There is excellent growth potential for the savoury snacks male market in Russia according to Canadean…

Texturisation of dehydrated snacks

Issue 4 2016  •  18 August 2016  •  Clara Talens, Food Researcher, / Izaskun Pérez, Senior Researcher / Raquel Rodríguez Senior Researcher, AZTI

The texture of food is mainly perceived in the mouth but also visually, through touch, or even through sound. Regardless of individual texture preferences, certain foods are instinctively associated with certain textures. Conforming to these expectations often determines the product’s acceptability. Well-known examples of food–texture association are aperitifs and snacks of crunchy texture. Such snacks are usually made of dehydrated vegetable products (potatoes, corn, pellets or flour dough, etc.) of low moisture content and aerated appearance acquired during dehydration. The crispness of these products is due to their rigid, dehydrated and porous cellular structure. This structure is a consequence of several factors. Some of the decisive factors are the conditions under which the dehydration and expansion process is conducted and the composition and shape of the original substrate. The final result is mostly determined by the conditioning of the food and its preparation (cutting, moulding, etc.)…

Problems rife at Special K as Kellogg plan ‘aggressive’ overhaul

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Kellogg’s iconic but underperforming Special K brand has continued to undermine sales performances in the US snacks segment of the company.

Raisio sells leading snack manufacturer Halo Foods to Nimbus

Industry news  •  13 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

With the signing of the agreement yesterday, Halo Foods’ business and some 300 employees in the UK have been transferred to Nimbus…

NFF invests £1.2m in new baking production capabilities

Industry news  •  9 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), the UK’s biggest gluten-free biscuit manufacturer, is investing £1.2m in new baking production capabilities…

3D food printing vending machines: the future of customisable snacks

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  12 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

New Food caught up with Nesli Sözer, Principal Scientist at VTT, to find out more about VTT’s ambitions for 3D food printing vending machines…

UK consumers cutting down on snacks, Mintel research finds

Industry news  •  6 April 2016  •  Victoria White

Mintel research highlights that chocolate has fallen as a snack choice by 9 percentage-points over the course of a year…

Sales of crisps decline while popcorn demand rises

Industry news  •  3 February 2016  •  Victoria White

New research from Mintel reveals that sales of potato-based and other snacks, such as tortilla chips and popped chips, overtook sales of potato crisps in 2015…

Healthy snack alternatives: a new challenge for processors

Issue 6 2015  •  9 December 2015  •  Doug Baldwin, Vice President, Food and Industrial Products at Wenger Manufacturing Inc.

Doug Baldwin, Vice President, Food and Industrial Products at Wenger Manufacturing Inc. discusses new trends in extruded snacks…

Thorntons to take a bite out of the UK biscuits category

Industry news  •  2 October 2015  •  Victoria White

The company is confident that its new biscuit range will help it take a significant step into a category that is growing and developing…

Report suggests surge in snack food market

Industry news  •  13 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, New Food

According to a new report the UK snack food market grew by 29.7 percent between 2010 and 2014 with popcorn making headway over other snacks.

Healthy Snacks supplement 2015

Issue 2 2015, Supplements  •  23 April 2015  •  New Food magazine

In this Healthy Snacks supplement, Kellogg’s Leonnard Ojwang discusses the development of healthy, nourishing snack foods, plus a look at how popping physics can help to reduce salt in snacks…

Kraft Foods shareholders approve Mondelez International, Inc. as new name for global snacks company

Industry news, News  •  23 May 2012  •  Kraft Foods Inc.

Change becomes effective upon spin-off of North American grocery business…

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