Today’s market for better-for-you extruded snacks is skyrocketing, with products like veggie straws and other puffed/expanded products finding appeal among shoppers seeking alternatives to traditional offerings.
For over 500 years, we’ve been looking for the fountain of youth—that magical restorative water that will make us look and feel younger. While the fountain has yet to be discovered, we can find some solace in knowing that many of the foods we eat are becoming healthier for us.
The Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA’s) newest report, How America’s Eating Habits are Changing, focuses on millennials and their eating habits, and it found that although they purchase from many different sources, they frequently shop at supermarkets.
Thermal management is crucial to processing, storing and delivering several types of snacks and baked goods. The latest systems cover a wide range of functions, including chilling dough, cooling product after exiting the oven, and refrigerating or freezing finished product. Specialized cold storage facilities also are part of the mix.
For snack food and select baked goods producers today, flexibility is the most sought-after feature of form/fill/seal (FFS) packaging equipment. Manufacturers also seek modular designs that provide scalable solutions and flexible layout configurations.
According to data from IRI, Chicago, sales of frozen pizza were up about 1.15 percent in the 52 weeks ending August 7, 2016, representing about $4.5 billion. Unit sales, though, were down about 2.14 percent. Why?
Private label has come a long way from its “generic” years. Today, focuses are on premium, national-brand-better (NBB) offerings and clean eating—snack and bakery products that are part of the better-for-you category, including those that are gluten-free.
IBIE 2016 was bigger and better than ever, offering the best of the baking industry today under one roof.
October 26, 2016
The 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—the most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry—recently wrapped up its largest show ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
When discussing the healthfulness of your company’s products, how often do you find yourself starting sentences with “Why can’t we just say?...” As a researcher, I spend much of my time analyzing the contribution of grains to the American diet, working to clarify misconceptions around the health merits of grains.
Handling FDA and state regulatory inspections has never been easy, but at least companies knew what records they had to share and how to deliver a uniform company message by using designated plant spokespeople.
PLMA’s annual Private Label Trade Show will take place Nov. 13–15 in Rosemont, IL at the Rosemont Convention Center, conveniently located near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The convention center is within walking distance and short shuttle bus rides from major hotels.