Millennials want to smell the source of their savory snacks, says Kerry

Millennials want an immediate hit of aroma upon opening the packet that will identify the provenance of the snack. Pic: ©iStock/HASLOO

Millennial snackers consider aroma essential and want their snacks to evoke immediate sense of the origin of its main ingredients.

Target has joined the list of retailers and manufacturers who have made the pledge to remove artificial ingredients and preservatives from kiddie's foods. Pic: ©iStock/Sinenkiy

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

Premium Brands - producer of Piller's meat snacks - posted record results for the second quarter of 2017. Pic: ©iStock/Kuvona

Premium Brands posts record Q2 sales in drive to become 'North America’s leading specialty food company’: CEO

Mondelēz is rolling out its Cadbury Crunchy Melts in the UK. Pic: Mondelēz

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

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Hindu leader seeks Kellogg's CEO's resignation for beef-containing cereals

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Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

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More than just a snack: Meal deals boost ‘lunch on the go' UK sales

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Industry Voices

PepsiCo has increased its portfolio of everyday-nutrition premium snacks like Lay's Poppables, which has helped increase Q2 2017 sales. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo sales boosted by pricier ‘guilt-free’ premium snacks

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Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

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Bakery product launches decline in UK: IRI analyst

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Processing & Packaging

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RPC opens foam modelling studio to test packaging

One of the winners from the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition 2016. Picture PPC.

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

Factory MES aid operators to manage activities o the factory floor in real time for the food and beverage industry. Pic: ©iStock/Zapp2Photo

Aptean’s ‘Factory suite’ streamlines snack food factory floor operations

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Markets

Grana, the largest umbrella body for grain-producing companies in Russia's Altai region, is opening a new cereal mill together with Tretyakovsky Elevator in 2018. Pic:  ©iStock/joruba

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Brumau has been harvesting peanuts since 1989 and, today, is Brazil's largest edible peanut and peanut oil processor. Pic: ©iStock/wilaiwanphoto

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Novozymes' Food & Beverage division has posted good growth, following important advances in developing enzymes from grain milling, among others. Pic: ©iStock/younghee song

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

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Regulation & Safety

Nuts and seeds are once again among the top three culprits of food product recalls, which, in Q2 2017 saw the third highest number of recalls since 1999. Pic: ©iStock/Ildo Frazao

Recall update: Nuts and seeds still among top three offenders in Q2 2017

$5.1bn of grain was shipped to India and China in 2016. Picture: ©iStock

Canadian grain industry permitted to use private labs

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Bureau Veritas targets on-site aflatoxin testing

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Manufacturers

pladis is adding a bit of magic to Christmas this year with its million pound Merry Biscuits Everyone campaign. Pic: pladis

pladis unveils £1.3m Christmas 2017 campaign that unites McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s

Triscuit is rolling out its range of crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified across the US and Canada. Pic: Triscuit

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

The US TTAB has ruled that 'coffee flour' can not be trademarked as it is a generic term for the flour product. Pic: ©iStock/loca4motion

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

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Ingredients

Time to look for alternative sugar reduction ingredients. Picture: © iStock/BogdanReava.

BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

Univar & Kudos Blends extend their distribution agreement. Pic: Kudos Blends.

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Corbion's overall sales increase for H1 2017 was slightly impacted by the weak performance in its Bakery division as sales for frozen dough dipped. Pic: ©iStock/joxxxxjo

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

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Gluten-free products ‘not as healthy’ as conventional

The complex genome sequence of Wild Emmer will enable scientists cherry-pick the best characterists to develop hardier, more productive strains of modern wheat, which will help with food security. Pic: ©Depositphotos/pmmart

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

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Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

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PepsiCo palm oil progress report dismissed as ‘masterful window dressing’

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Cereal breakthrough: Scientists unveil wild wheat genome sequence capable of boosting future food production

The sharp increase in the butter price is causing a flurry of concern among manufacturers of butter-rich baked goods and patisseries. Pic: ©iStock/yanast

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

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Cereals drive world food prices; butter price at new high

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