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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2012: Trends look at hot products, healthy snacking

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Top snacking trends were found at the National Confectioners Association’s 2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago last week, and the show filled with plenty of visitors. Fun sweets, foreign flavors and healthy snacks emerged as things to watch. Thousands of new confectionery and snack foods were presented during the show, as the hottest new products from more than 560 companies lead the industry with the new flavors.
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The Food Safety Evolution

The industry is becoming more educated and informed to comply with the changing requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
By Lisa White
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The emphasis on food safety has been constantly shifting and evolving. Traceability was an initial focus; then came the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) practices, which impacted manufacturing. More recently, the Global Food Initiative was created to improve food safety supply chain management.
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Talking Tortillas and the Social Network

Flatbread and tortilla producers amplify their promotional spending and look to the social network to ensure consumers get the messages producers want them to have.
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When you hear the word, “tortilla,” what typically comes to mind? Tacos? Burritos? Enchiladas? Fajitas? Quesadillas? What about wraps, flatbreads or melts?
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Don't sweat summer humidity in facilities

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Buildings besieged with moisture inside can face suffering productivity.
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Consumer goods year in review

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A report on the hot trends this year in the CPG industry indicates that shoppers will keep defining value based on price. Some will open their wallets more if positive economic reports continue. But manufacturers and retailers could pass more manufacturing price increases onto shoppers because they’re running out of cost-cutting efficiencies and are sensing shoppers’ ability to pay more money. Private-label will continue to account for unit sales in the 22-23% range and dollar sales in the 18-20% range.
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Snack Food Company of the Year: Kangaroo Brands.

By Lauren R. Hartman
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Family-owned Kangaroo Brands, Milwaukee, strives for consistent quality and value when it comes to all things pita. Passionate about baking and snack production, Kangaroo uses quality ingredients to provide quality products, including its popular line of light, crunchy pita chips for retail and foodservice. It’s for these and other reasons that Kangaroo is our Snack Manufacturer of the Year.
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Ethnic Foods

By Jen Roth
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Authenticity, versatility and bold flavors are in demand when it comes to ethnic foods. Manufacturers are finding many clever ways to meet consumer preferences in this up-and-coming market segment, all while keeping healthfulness in mind.
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SNAXPO 2012: SNAXPO at 75

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The snack industry should plan on attending or exhibiting at SNAXPO 2012, March 16-19, in Phoenix at the Phoenix Convention Center. Hosted by the Snack Food Association, this exciting diamond anniversary (75th year) snack event will provide opportunities to network with snack food industry professionals from around the world, learn the latest and greatest trends and technologies and hear interesting speakers, such as former Arkansas governor and best-selling author, Mike Huckabee.
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New Packaging Dimensions

By Bob Garrison
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It doesn’t take 3D glasses to see the new developments and trends in snack and bakery packaging.
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Hotter Than Hot

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Even though the temperatures outside may be striking a new high, today’s jerky and meat snack manufacturers are heating things up on their own with hot flavorings and spicy offerings.
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