Our Little Rebellion targets better-for-you market with protein crisps and popped bean snack

Our Little Rebellion is launching its Bean Crisps and PopCorners in the UK and throughout the EU. Pic: Our Little Rebellion

Gluten-free snack firm Our Little Rebellion is debuting a line of bean snacks in the UK and Europe, and protein crisps in the US.

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General Mills’ earnings take a plunge amid price war

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Mondelēz’s new baked Ritz chips contain more fat than its Lay’s counterpart

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Boon Bean claims ready-meal success is due to the product and packaging

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One in five shoppers want more apps to help them reduce food waste: Survey

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Future of US bakery and snacks driven by healthy indulgence, say analysts

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Advanced cooking methods inspire Snyder’s-Lance spring ‘better-for-you’ launches

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Industry Voices

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UK food industry calls for early Brexit deal with Ireland

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Breaking down the US packaging market for bakery and snacks

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Breaking the fast: Campbell’s-funded start-up aims to make cereal accessible to all

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FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

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Constantia Flexibles to close confectionery & snack packaging plant

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Fox’s Biscuits responds to daily retailer forecasting

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Superior acquisition drives Hostess’s revenue increases in 2016

US supermarket chains are capitalizing on the growing gluten-free trend by adding gluten-free aisles and employing in-store dieticians. Pic: ©iStock/chameleonseye

Gluten-free reports reiterate enormous opportunities, say market researchers

Grupo Bimbo subsidiary, Canada Bread, is closing one of its bakeries, moving production to another, and has acquired a craft bread maker. Pic: ©iStock/ajijchan

Grupo Bimbo to close bakery in Canada Bread reshuffle

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A 20% sugar cut by 2020? ‘It won’t be possible,’ says FDF

Verduijn’s cheese biscuits have been recalled. Picture: AFSCA.

Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits recalled for mineral oil contamination

IFST has updated its Information Statement on Acrylamide. Picture: EFSA.

IFST updates Information Statement on Acrylamide ahead of EU Commission regulation

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Manufacturers

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Free2b Foods primes for free-from chocolate snacking expansion

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Pension lawsuit against Grupo Bimbo-owned Canada Bread to be resolved in Q2

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Tea Squares faces possible acquisition after securing Whole Foods shelf space

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Baobab could be the next big thing in gluten- and grain-free baking: Mintel

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Ulrick & Short launches sweetener that could halve sugar in sweet baked goods

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Ardent Mills’ commitment to boost growth and stability of North American grown quinoa

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Synthetic yeast creations pave way for improved food industry applications

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Businesses make €14 for every €1 spent on reducing food waste: Study

PepsiCo's "guilt-free" products now account for 45% of the company's revenue.

PepsiCo profits benefit from ‘guilt-free’ snacks

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The growing global grain consumption trend will contribute to an average annual growth rate of about 2%, with no significant acceleration or deceleration, predict analysts. Pic: ©iStock/Six Dun

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

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Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

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World cereal prices rise, despite all-time high stocks

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CSM Bakery Solutions introduces Cadbury muffin and doughnut range in UK

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Superior acquisition drives Hostess’s revenue increases in 2016

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