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Urban Eat relaunches its food-to go-range

Sandwich brand Urban Eat is relaunching its Food to Go range including new flavours and a new look.

Kraft Heinz unveils Heinz Gourmet Ketchup range

Kraft Heinz has launched its new Heinz Gourmet Ketchup range.

Jammie Dodgers launches marketing campaign

Jammie Dodgers is launching a fully integrated marketing campaign with the theme that no matter how mischievous children can be, we love them for it because they’re ‘Sweet at Heart’.

Snacks on track

When it comes to snacking, the choices are incredible and so they should be given research that says snacking in the UK has near universal appeal, with 99.8% of us indulging in snacks.

Biscuits barrelling along

Despite the 'war on sugar', the biscuit category is holding up well thanks to the fact that sweet biscuits are universally popular, with nine out of 10 consumers eating them. Mintel research reveals that value sales have increased due to higher average prices and predicts that the sweet biscuit and cereal bars category will reach £2.5bn by 2022.

Healthy profits

The term 'healthy snack' is open to interpretation but one thing most consumers are agreed upon is that fruit makes the healthiest snack. New research from Him, where they quizzed 1,000 consumers in September, found that 94% of them viewed fresh fruit to be healthy. The second healthiest item was nuts, then dried fruit, veg-and-a-dip, then plain rice cakes. Over half of those who took part in the survey thought crisps were healthy but they were 'veggie' crisps as opposed to potato ones.

Variety boosts snacks

Go into a high street pub and you may still find the packaged snacks choice confined to a brand each of crisps, nuts and pork scratchings, but in the fast-moving world of grocery and convenience it's become much more than that.

Meat is making its mark

The spread of snacks on to the chilled fixture has brought a proliferation of meat snacks, with Peperami supplier Jack Link's among the most active in the segment.

Popcorn comes out of the cinema and into the mainstream

Upmarket and trendy brands have dragged popcorn out of the cinema foyer and into widespread distribution in supermarkets and convenience stores.

Consumers say 'yes' to cheese

Dairy Crest is aiming to raise the profile of single-serve cheese as a snacking option with the launch of its Cathedral City Snack Bar, which comes in Mature and a 99-calorie Lighter Mature variant in 30g single packs and four-bar mutlipacks.

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