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News & Analysis on the Bakery and Snacks Industries

22 August 2019

Editor's Spotlight: The science of scents

Roasty, fatty and sweaty: Study determines aroma profile of freshly baked soft pretzels

Soft pretzels elicit a characteristic aroma that is markedly different from other baked goods, but scientific data on this is scarce, prompting researchers to pinpoint the odorants responsible. Read more


Private label pretzel maker adds industry vets and factory space

Pretzels Inc. has hired two R&D leads and one board member with plenty of pretzel experience as it continues a 120k-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Indiana. Read more

Pretzels and donuts round out top 10 bakery franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 ranking included 17 US bakery franchises in total, with Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s in the top 100 overall. Read more

Snyder’s Lance ad campaign touches nostalgia, whimsy and transparency

Campell Snacks is flexing its muscles with fresh advertising for key brands – Cape Cod, Kettle Chips, Snyder’s of Hanover and Goldfish – a year after acquiring Snyder’s Lance for an estimated $1.6bn. Read more

KP Snacks partners with TerraCycle to help UK consumers recycle packaging waste

The free-to-use program will accept all of KP’s line of nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels; however, it excludes potato chip tubes and packages that contained seeds, nutrient powder, dried fruit or meat snacks. Read more

The future of salty snacks 2019: Mintel

As the popularity of snacking continues, consumers are balancing their desires for health and indulgence. Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel, shares with BakeryandSnacks her annual review of the salty snack industry. Read more

Raising the bar: America's top 10 snack brands for the first half of 2018

Everyone loves a good snack, and while the slant has definitely skewed towards healthier options that offer nutritional benefits, the salty snack sector still remains king. Read more

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