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French Toast Crunch in line with ‘current nutritional goals’, says General Mills

General Mills has brought back French Toast Crunch cereal to US shelves but has reformulated the product to align with “current nutritional goals”, it says.

IRI F&B DATA: Part I on bread

White bread chomps into UK top 20 F&B but sales plummet

Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.

IRI F&B DATA: Part II on snacks

Snacks scatter UK top 20 F&B showing sturdy growth

Two major snack brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list with above-market growth, according to IRI data.

Irish private label sector has ‘scope to grow further’

Private label groceries have not performed as well in Ireland as elsewhere in Europe, but there is significant scope for expanding market share, claims market research firm Nielsen.

European sports nutrition sector intensifies lobbying ahead of 2015 report

The European sports nutrition sector will promote dialogue with regulators at European level ahead of a Commission report due in mid-2015 that could alter the way the multi-billion euro sector...

French retailers make ‘responsible suppliers’ pledge

Several major French retailers have committed to a nationwide responsible supplier initiative, four years after it was first proposed.

Dispatches: Pack Expo 2014

Corrugated packaging not going away in snacks

Snack makers need to protect fragile product and meet increasing e-commerce and promotional demands – good reasons to increase the use of corrugate in secondary packaging, says a business strategy expert.

Researchers urge retailers to replace kids’ ‘eye level’ junk food

Policies aimed at encouraging families and children to eat healthier could be aided by retailers that place healthier food options at the eye level of children, say researchers.

United Biscuits hungry for impulse channel growth

United Biscuits will take its core savory snack lines on a UK depot tour to engage with retailers on how best to stock and display products in impulse channels.

Opinion

EU on charm offensive as Asean gears up for regulatory harmonisation

To a backdrop of the Asean regulatory harmonisation process, a number of European Union officials have descended on Kuala Lumpur to attend a forum designed to apply the older bloc’s...

Price gap between ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ foods is growing wider

The gap in price between cheaper unhealthy foods and more expensive but healthier options has grown significantly wider over the last ten years, say researchers.

Scottish food standards agency moves step closer

The role of a newly-created food standards body in Scotland has been debated by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

Retailers need to up sustainable cocoa game, says BDSI

Supermarkets in Germany cannot neglect their role in bringing about a sustainable cocoa supply chain, says the German confectionery association BDSI.

Joe & Seph’s popcorn: Cinema, airlines and duty free give explosive brand exposure

UK gourmet popcorn maker Joe & Seph’s has secured listings with World Duty Free and Cineworld, adding to its airline presence – channels its co-founder says spark unprecedented brand attention.

Premium private label drinks colonize branded EU shelf space: Canadean

An increasing number of private label drinks are gaining traction in space traditionally reserved for ‘premium’ brands, according to Canadean, as retailers appreciate the margins such products can offer.

Asda commits to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free guarantee across all stores

Asda has pledged to stock eight staple gluten-free products across all of its UK stores; a commitment that should spark innovation and encourage new players into the market, says Coeliac...

News in brief

Glanbia reveals use of Qadex software

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has spoken out about its use of Qadex Vision software to manage parts of its business.  

Holland & Barrett 'qualified to advise' on nutrition? Yes says regulator after challenge

UK supplements and health food retailer Holland & Barrett (H&B) has had its staff training programmes vindicated after a customer challenged whether in-store workers were "Qualified to advise"....

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes, protein concentrates and dietary fibers.

Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade sanctions - to reveal which countries and categories will be worst hit, and...

Nestlé Fitness strikes partnership with Malta Marathon

Nestlé Fitness will be the official cereal sponsor of the Vodafone Malta Marathon for the next four years.

Genius targets in-store bakeries for French expansion

UK gluten-free major Genius has rolled products in French in-store bakeries – a move it says should normalize gluten-free for consumers.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: ENTREPRENEUR'S EDITION

'PowerPoint can be painful!’ Tesco soft drinks buyer warns entrepreneurs

The head of Tesco’s soft drinks buying team David Beardmore has urged aspiring brands not to turn up at the retailer’s HQ with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation but to do...

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: ENTREPRENEUR'S EDITION

SWALLOW OR SLING? Rebel Kitchen Matcha Green Tea Mylk

Our intrepid journalists sample interesting new beverage brands – to find out if the taste, texture, packaging and branding is up to scratch, or should be scratched off. Rebel Kitchen...

‘Not an efficient use of public money’: EU auditor slams €1.16bn wine fund

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) says specific investment and promotion funds for EU wine is not justified and argues that money is often used to consolidate markets not penetrate...

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