August 15, 2012
PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division launches a gluten-free recipe section on its corporate website to help make snacking easy and more enjoyable for consumers with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.
While times have been rough for some bakery categories, frozen pizza manufacturers continue to find their sweet spot by introducing products with creative flavors, premium toppings and affordable prices.
June 21, 2012
Nearly four years after the economic downturn, many Americans are still keeping a tight rein on their expenditures, monitoring how much they spend on essentials, including groceries, and nonessentials, such as eating out. Not surprisingly, many food manufacturers and restaurants have been impacted by this new-found consumer frugality, prompting the former to trim unprofitable items from their product lines and the latter to add more specials to their menus.Read More
June 19, 2012
I am 100% sure that you have received a load of “must-have” nutritional advice. The overload of life lessons like this can be quite overwhelming, not to mention scary. I used to go to bed at night questioning my nutrition skills, thinking about how in the world I missed the research proving all of those theories. Well, a quick search or even a phone call to mom (or grams), proved false.
In today’s sweet goods market, products face a sand trap of consumers who forego sweet products.
June 18, 2012
It can be rather tough for sweet goods products these days. The huge movement to better-for-you items hasn’t exactly been good news and a smooth fairway for this category. But bakers and manufacturers of sweet goods, snack cakes and other delectable treats are watching the demands just as closely as producers in other bakery market segments, and heeding the calls.Read More
May 16, 2012
In my first column in February, I highlighted the rapid growth of the gluten-free market and provided an overview of conditions that require a gluten-free diet for treatment, as well as other reasons why consumers may be following it.Read More
The mounting pressure to stand out on grocery store shelves has manufacturers looking to new and exciting ways to grab interest in their products through better-for-you sweet and savory options and unique flavor profiles.
February 16, 2012
In a move toward boldly-flavored, healthful products, manufacturers are finding innovative ways to meet the needs of consumers who favor sweet and savory bakery foods and snacks. Starting with the dessert first, familiar flavors and healthful benefits can be found in many of Wholly Wholesome’s pie products.Read More
January 23, 2012
Company: The Glutino Food Group, Laval, Quebec, CanadaRead More
Introduced: August 2011
Suggested Retail: $5.49 for a 14.1-oz. loaf
January 19, 2012
Company: Mediterranean Snack Food Co., Boonton, N.J.Read More
Suggested Retail: $3.49-$3.99 for a 4.-5 oz. box
January 19, 2012
Company: thinkproducts, Ventura, Calif.Read More
Suggested Retail: $1.69-1.99 for a 1.41-oz. bar or a 14.11-oz. box
January 1, 2012
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.Read More