Portable and adventurous is how Snyder’s-Lance Inc. sees snacking, which is becoming more of a lifestyle these days. U.S. consumers are strapped for time, which means totable delivery formats and packaging are key.
Clean label may not be neatly defined, but food companies can convey the concept in five ways. Because it’s a broad topic, and there is no regulation yet, there’s a huge opportunity in finding new space within clean label, says Innova Market Insights.
The bakery market is rife with change this year, as bakers face plenty of challenges that just keep coming. With a hailstorm of food-safety issues, for example, most bakers are beginning the certification process through the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program and others.
The National Restaurant Association’s annual show was packed again this year, displaying many better-for-you food and menu options with bolder, spicy flavors; portion-controlled packaging; and even Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza that’s gluten-free. In fact, more gluten-free food exhibits showcased new products than ever before.
Snack food manufacturer Snyder's-Lance Inc., Charlotte, N.C., signs agreements to acquire Baptista’s Bakery in Wisconsin and to sell its Private Brands and two manufacturing facilities to Shearer’s Foods in Ohio. The transactions are expected to close in the 2014 second quarter.
Shearer’s Foods, owned by Toronto-based Wind Point Partners, acquires the assets of Medallion Foods from Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods for $33.5 million. Medallion Foods produces value- and private-label, corn-based snack foods, including tortilla chips, corn chips and extruded corn products. ConAgra bought Medallion Foods as part of its purchase of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. in early 2013.