Snack Food

The children’s choices of food classification closely mirror that of their parents. Tomsickova

Special edition: Food for kids

Study shows healthy eating programmes should target preschool years

By Will Chu

The foods children define as a meal or snack is largely undetermined in their formative preschool years suggesting that eating and diet programs could use the findings of a new study to encourage a healthy balanced diet from an early age.

The biggest driver behind unhealthy snacking? A special occasion... finds research

What drives unhealthy snacking?

By Kacey Culliney

Enjoying a special occasion, opportunistic eating and social pressures are just some of the drivers behind unhealthy snacking – factors that could be used to drive change, researchers claim.

Udi's gluten-free strawberry flavoured breakfast bars

Snacks and home baking rise up in gluten-free

By Rachel Arthur

Snacks - particularly those using ancient grains – and baking mixes have been pushing the gluten-free sector forward, according to market research firm Mintel. 

Hershey said the deal would bring new distribution channels for its products

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm


Hershey Netherlands B.V. has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese confectionery and snack firm Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company (SGM) - and the remaining 20% in 2015.

The globe shares ideas on snacking prompting brand building opportunities, Euromonitor says

Snacking on global brand ideas with Euromonitor

The big eat: A shared global snack vision

By Kacey Culliney

A snack is a snack in every market making global brand building easier, a Euromonitor analyst says.

Quality control lab at the new facility

Givaudan opens €130m savoury flavour plant in Hungary

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Givaudan has opened a new €130m production facility in Makó, Hungary dedicated to savoury flavours, which the company says reflects growing demand for savoury flavours in emerging markets.

The energy behind snacking

The energy behind snacking

Earlier this month we reported on a new survey that revealed the
stable, and increasing, market for snacks. This week a new report
suggests that snack bars, snack mixes and energy bars continue to
be a driving force in the snacks...


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