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'We're going into a world of one-on-one marketing… Welcome to the new world of retail,' says Frito-Lay's chief marketing officer

Dispatches from Snaxpo 2014: Frito-Lay marketing executive insight, part I

Frito-Lay: ‘These days of mass marketing are limited…’

By Kacey Culliney

Mass marketing no longer resonates with today's consumer and it must be replaced by one-on-one marketing with dedicated focus on pre-shop behavior, says Frito-Lay’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Healthy snackers driving growth in US cracker market

Healthy snackers driving growth in US cracker market

By Maggie Hennessy

As Americans continue to trade traditional meals for smaller eating occasions throughout the day, the $7 billion market for US crackers (as of 2013) is benefiting from this shift in eating habits, especially those touting healthy ingredients in their...

“As soon as you make an item on the nutrition label bold, you are venturing into public policy, which was the challenge with the design initially,” said Burkey Belser, who designed the original nutrition label.

Nutrition label update: A tweak or an overhaul?

By Maggie Hennessy

On Thursday the Obama administration unveiled the changes that the Food and Drug Administration drafted to the nutrition facts panel (see what the FDA is proposing here). In anticipation of the announcement, the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Pulses for gluten-free: ‘We are what they need,’ says Best Cooking Pulses

Special edition: Gluten-free

Pulses for gluten-free: ‘We are what they need,’ says Best Cooking Pulses

By Stephen DANIELLS

From ready meals to breakfast bars, lots of pulse flour-based gluten-free products are coming on stream, says Margaret Hughes from Best Cooking Pulses, Inc., with the favorable nutritional profiles and moderate costs gaining traction with manufacturers...

Pringles has doubled, even tripled, some of the scale that Kellogg's has in some emerging markets, its CEO says

Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

By Kacey Culliney

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

Kellogg commits to palm oil not associated with deforestation, climate change or human rights violation by end of 2015

Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests

By Kacey Culliney

The Kellogg Company has pledged to source fully traceable palm oil by the end of next year, a move that has been welcomed by NGOs that have been fighting for the cereal giant to change its policies for months.

Four crickets provide as much calcium as a glass of milk and dung beetles contain more iron than beef, says the project's leader. Photo credit: Just Walk Away Renee

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

Is Powerbar in for a face lift?

By Maggie Hennessy

This week Nestlé announced the sale of its sports nutrition business under the Powerbar and Musashi brands to Post Holdings. As the aging brand assumes new ownership, industry experts to weigh in on whether Powerbar will get an update to stay relevant...

PepsiCo, Goya Foods, sued over 4-MEI

PepsiCo and Goya Foods targeted in lawsuit over 4-MEI

By Elaine WATSON

First the report, now the class action lawsuits: PepsiCo and Goya Foods - who were both cited in a recent report from product testing firm Consumer Reports about allegedly “concerning” 4-MEI levels in soft drinks - have been targeted in lawsuits filed...

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