Snacking insight

New reports from TechNavio highlight market growth rates and trends set to impact the global cereal bar, savory snacks and confectionery markets.

Let off steam

KM Packaging Services has enhanced its range of lidding films with the launch of a new steam venting product. The new film is manufactured in the UK, where KM is also based, and is compatible with polypropylene trays. The development of the steam venting film has been driven by consumer demand for added value features […]

‘Leading by example’

Alice Cadman was recently appointed head of business development and marketing at 
Leatherhead Food Research. Here, she explains why the food industry must continue to improve its understanding of the more distant and less sustainable aspects of the food supply chain…

Safe and sound

The September issue of Food & Drink Technology is due to hit desks this week and as we have super-sized the issue this month, I apologise if it makes a dent in your desk when it lands! The first of some major shows coming up throughout autumn are upon us, so we’ve included comprehensive previews […]

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Cracking the nuts market

EHL Ingredients is experiencing a boost in sales of nuts in the run up to National Nut Day. The celebratory day, dedicated to the taste, versatility and nutritious value of nuts, will be held on 22 October. EHL Ingredients supplies 22 types of nuts including brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and pine […]


Almond use continues to climb

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35%, compared to a 10% increase in 2012. As the number one ingredient nut for eight years running, almonds continue to lead new product introductions around the world and over multiple […]

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Demand for snack pot packaging

Sharpak Aylesham has released statistics which show more than a third of consumers (37%) cite a lack of availability as the main barrier to buying fruit-based snacks. The survey, conducted by the plastic packaging specialist at Fruit Focus 2014, also reveals 27% of those surveyed say healthy snacks aren’t convenient. Ruth Price, business development director […]

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Expansion for food packaging firm

Faerch Plast, European producer of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the UK following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and associated thermoformers at its Durham-based manufacturing facility by early 2015. This move will ensure the company continues to meet its annual output for CPET ready […]

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New coating technology for oven snacks

Crisp Sensation Holding SA has announced that its licensee Royaan has launched the first products made with its crumb coating. The Dutch manufacturer of snack products has introduced a range of oven snacks under the brand name Kwekkeboom. All products in the range, from meat croquettes to cheese dippers, use the patented Crisp Sensation technology […]


Opportunity for popcorn progress in Europe

While popped snacks are gaining considerable attention as one of the up-and-coming sectors of the bagged snacks market, there still appears to be some mileage in the traditional popcorn market, both in the US and Europe. Gourmet lines, already established in the US, are starting to make their way across the Atlantic, bringing a raft […]

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Economic snack food packing solutions

Ishida Europe has developed a range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units which offer an economic, medium speed solution for food manufacturers, thus delivering a fast payback on a reduced investment cost while ensuring consistent weights, pack quality and seal integrity. The Ishida First range comprises either a 10- or 14-head CCW-SE economy multihead weigher with […]

Beef flavours expand savoury capabilities

Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Synergy has launched a new range of beef flavour solutions to support savoury food manufacturers meet increasing consumer demand for authentic and recognisable flavour profiles. A result of in-depth market research and sensory mapping, the range has been designed to deliver distinct and impactful beef flavour across a wide variety of […]

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