Grupo Bimbo launches accelerator to stimulate innovation among food startups

Grupo Bimbo has launched venture capital arm Bimbo Ventures and is inviting food startups to submit innovative projects to win a spot in its accelerator program. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Mexican bakery conglomerate Grupo Bimbo is inviting food entrepreneurs to submit project proposals to be part of its newly-formed innovation accelerator.

UK bakery giant Warburtons has reported to have saved thousands of pounds by implementing FutureMaster's supply chain software. Pic: Warburtons

Warbutons claims improved accuracy in forecasting with FuturMaster system

Snack maker Vico has chosen Sonoco's rigid paper tubes for its Hula Hoops potato dough snacks distributed in France. Pic: Sonoco

French snack producer Vico launches Hula Hoops variants in Sonoco packaging

Hostess Brands has introduced two new products to its breakfast lineup for people who like to snack of breakfast items all day. Pic: Hostess

Hostess grows breakfast portfolio to capture all-day breakfast eaters-on-the-go

American Almond has opened its new New Jersey facility. Pic: American Almond

Barry Callebaut-owned American Almond’s new facility opened in New Jersey

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Retail & Shopper Insights

Industry leader predicts Whole Foods may eventually move to Amazon Go tech.  Photo: ©iStock/krblokhin

Alexa, can I have some organic candy and snacks? Category set to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

China's bakery market is booming, thanks to the consumer's taste for international products as well as a stipulation for highly decorated sweet cakes.

Penchant for Western products supports China’s bakery boom, says analyst

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New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

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Industry Voices

Grupo Bimbo has pledged to reduce its impact on the environment by reducing its carbon and water footprints, implementing a waste management plan and refining its value chain. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo reaffirms pledge to fight climate change

The Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie has appointed a new president. Pic: ©iStock/pixinoo

Sébastien Touflet elected president of Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

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Processing & Packaging

The ClearGuard pouches for liquids. Picture: Sonoco.

Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging for liquid and viscous product pouches

GVP is used for for cooking and baking papers. Pic: Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands Genuine Vegetable Parchment capacity for bakery

Deep fried potato products, biscuits and crackers as well as bread and some baby foods are dietary sources of acrylamide.©iStock/Zerbor

Proposed “benchmark” acrylamide levels set to impose further food firm limits

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Markets

Bakery and cereal prices in Canada are set to decrease by 1% to 3% by the end of 2017. ©iStock/NatchaS

Trump tax policy among factors making Canadian researchers cautious on bakery and snack prices

The growth the US nuts, seeds and trail mix category set to surpass that of the savory biscuits category.  Photo: iStock/tomku

Nuts, seeds and trail mixes set to outperform savory biscuits in the US

Ryvita is expecting its new Three Cheese variant to become a popular flavor in its Thins range. Pic: Ryvita

New variant of Queen’s favoured crispbread Ryvita could be top three bestseller

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Regulation & Safety

The US FDA has delayed the implementation date of the nutrition facts label. Pic: ©iStock/i-frontier

American Bakers Association applauds FDA for delaying nutrition facts label rule

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ProGnosis Biotech launches test to detect T-2 and HT-2 mycotoxins

Neogen's Veratox for Sesame

Neogen launches sesame allergen test kit

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Manufacturers

Kopper's Chocolate will debut a brand new booth this year at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.  Photo: Nuts.com

Nuts.com acquires Kopper’s Chocolate in multimillion-dollar deal

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Calbee resumes potato chip sales in Japan

Brownie Brittle's newest products play into the snacking chocolate trend and the company has new flavors plannned for 2018. Pic: Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle launches gluten-free and bites ranges in major US retailers

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Ingredients

A University of Adelaide durum wheat field trial in South Australia. Photo: Steve Adcock.

Full durum: The South Australian science of spaghetti

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

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What are the best flours to use in gluten-free bread? Study evaluates contenders

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R&D

Puraslim lowers the fat levels in baked goods without affecting the taste. Pic: ©iStock/AND-ONE

Puratos takes a novel look at reducing fat in baked goods with virtual reality campaign

The National Research Council of Canada is giving Renaissance BioScience a funding boost to further develop its novel yeasts. Pic: ©iStock/13-Smile

Renaissance BioScience receives funding to advance next-generation yeast R&D

Personalisation in both bread metabolism and the gut microbiome, suggests that understanding dietary effects requires integration of person-specific factors.©iStock

Sourdough or white? Trust in gut reaction to provide the answer

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Commodities

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

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

New strains of wheat rust were found in numerous regions across the world last year. Pic: ©iStock/Volokhatiuk

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

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Popular News

While cutting back on some weaker brands, Snyder's-Lance plans to expand the distribution of many of its stronger SKUs. Pic: Snyder's-Lance

Snyder’s-Lance to trim snacks portfolio to drive sales growth

Bakeries and baked goods manufacturers are on a slippery slope when it comes to the ever-increase butter price rise and the looming shortage of the ingredients. Pic: ©:iStock/Joss

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

Hostess plans to continue focusing on penetrating several new product categories in the future. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess Brands plans to penetrate new categories under direction of new CCO

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