What is the growth potential for stevia in snacks?
Attracted by its natural, low calorie profile, food manufacturers across the industry are turning to stevia but it is the market for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks that is leading the way.
John Wanvig becomes new CEEREAL president
The European Breakfast Cereal Association (CEEREAL) has appointed its former vice-president John Wanvig as its new head.
Breakfast trial puts morning meal on policy map
Campaigners to put breakfast on the public policy agenda have held a mock trial in Brussels to raise awareness of the importance of the first meal of the day.
Desire for satiating breakfasts opens doors for soy
Consumers increasingly seek filling breakfasts that release energy
slowly, expanding opportunities for manufacturers of soy products,
according to US-based Solae.
Researchers pave way for soy-based cereals
Soy could form the base of future high-protein, low-fat breakfast
cereals following new developments that received increased consumer
acceptance, say researchers.
Kid breakfast items remain constant over decades, report
Breakfast products that are quick and easy to prepare remain the
most popular items chosen by moms with young children, revealing
that certain trends withstand time, according to the NPD Group.
Nestlé cuts cereal salt levels
Cereal manufacturer Nestle has announced it is to cut the salt
content of one of its leading brands by 15 per cent, appeasing
health-conscious consumers and giving the product a healthier
Obesity - breakfast research points to new opportunities
Skipping breakfast and eating more fast food have again been shown
to lead to overweight in late teenage years.
Routine features first in breakfast choices, says study
Taste preference and familiarity remain the most important drivers
behind peoples' breakfast choices, according to a new study by
market researcher the NPD Group.
Americans recognize - but ignore - importance of breakfast, survey
Although most Americans agree in the importance of consuming
breakfast, the majority of consumers say they do not have the time
for it, according to a new survey.
Breakfast cereals and satiety: scientists examine potential
Adding alginates or guar gum to baked goods and breakfast cereals
could be one way to increase the satiety these products provide,
allowing consumers to feel full longer, according to food
scientists at the University of Maine.
Kellogg seeking acquisitions in Asia
Kellogg, the world's biggest breakfast cereal maker, is in talks to
buy a Chinese food company as part of its plans to boost sales in
Asia, according to a report.
Convenience and healthy make breakfast a success
The low-carb trend and a general move towards healthy eating, plus
the ongoing search for convenience and ease-of-use were the three
factors that shaped the US breakfast market in 2004, according to a
Openings in product development for convenient breakfast foods
There are rich pickings for food makers focusing on innovative
products for the breakfast market, as a UK think tank finds less
than one in five consumers actually enjoys the first meal of the
Health driving French cereal market (but chocolate helps too)
The French are among the most frequent breakfasters in Europe,
according to a recent study - but traditional tastes are changing
rapidly with cereals beginning to take considerable market share
from the less trendy crackers and biscuits....