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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.

bel'Vita introduces two new breakfast biscuits

Healthy biscuit brand, belVita is introducing two new launches to the breakfast biscuits category in June.

Old El Paso invents new scoop for dips

Old El Paso is hoping to “revolutionise” chips and dips with Tortilla Bowls, a bowl-shaped chip for scooping rather than dipping in sides such as guacamole and salsa.

McVitie’s becomes an official partner of Team GB

Biscuit brand McVitie’s has become an official partner of Team GB in a deal that takes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games period.

Cofresh invests in Asian TV and radio campaign

Indian snacks manufacturer Cofresh has invested in a primetime Asian TV and radio advertising campaign to help raise consumer awareness of the brand and drive footfall to the fixture during the key selling times of Ramadan, Eid, Diwali and Christmas.

Burton's Biscuit Company expands lower calorie range

Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its ‘less than 100 calories’ biscuits and snacks range with the launch of Maryland Oaty Cookie Bars.

Rustlers teams up with Godzilla film release

Micro-snacking brand Rustlers, is teaming up with Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Entertainment for the upcoming release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is in cinemas from May 29.

Unilever adds range of Asian inspired rice noodle pots

Unilever is launching a range of Asian inspired rice noodle pots under the Pot Noodle parent brand.

Seabrook Crisps renews deal with Alton Towers

Seabrook Crisps has agreed a deal to continue as the category exclusive partner with Alton Towers Resort in 2019.

Walkers introduces taste pledge across ‘Better For You’ ranges

Walkers has launched its first taste guarantee promotion across its ‘Better For You’ ranges, to help retailers drive sales and tackle the misconceptions regarding taste in the segment.

Country Choice extends range of branded sweet treats

Country Choice has extended its range of branded sweet treats with three additions, an Oreo muffin and two Cadbury cookies.

KP Snacks invests £4m in McCoy’s latest flavour release

KP Snacks is investing £4m in McCoy’s latest flavour release – the Mexican-inspired tortilla, Muchos.

Kettle Chips unveils new range incorporating real food

Kettle Chips has unveiled a new range, which will see its Kettle Chips seasoned and paired alongside real food inclusions for added vibrancy, texture and taste.

Pladis puts new twist on McVitie’s Digestives

Snacking company pladis is putting a new spin on its classic McVitie’s Digestives with the launch of McVitie’s Digestives Twists.

Cofresh reintroduces two products for Ramadan

Indian snacks manufacturer Cofresh has re-introduced two Ramadan products to help retailers maximise sales during the religious festival, which this year starts at sunset on 5 May and lasts until sunrise on 4 June.

Dairylea introduces three new products

Dairylea is introducing three new products across its Snackers, Lunchables and Dunkers ranges including its first price-marked pack on the Snackers range.

Premier Foods reveals Easter cake line-up

Premier Foods is making seasonal launches from its cake brands with new products in the Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges for Easter 2019.

Kerry Foods launches Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos

Kerry Foods is launching Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos, a new range of snacking products comprising bite-size cheese pieces, combined with a variety of savoury foods such as nuts and crunchy corn.

Kepak aims to position Rustlers as ideal hot lunch option

Kepak Consumer Foods is rolling out a nationwide campaign to position Rustlers as the ideal hot lunch option.

KP Snacks expands its range of PMPs

KP Snacks is adding to its £1 PMP range with the addition of Wheat Crunchies and the latest NPD, McCoy’s Muchos.

KP Snacks invests £2m in Hula Hoops Flavarings

KP Snacks is continuing its advertising drive with a £2m investment in Hula Hoops Flavarings.

Burton's unveils singles pack of Wagon Wheels

Burton’s Biscuit Company is aiming to broaden the appeal of Wagon Wheels with the introduction of individually-wrapped Wagon Wheels single packs, a new, on-the-go format aimed specifically at the convenience channel.

Kettle Chips offers chance to win Virgin Experience Days

Kettle is launching an on-pack promotion this spring, giving away exciting experiences in partnership with Virgin Experience Days.

Grenade adds two new flavours to Carb Killa range

Grenade, the active nutrition and protein brand behind the Carb Killa range, has expanded its portfolio of low sugar, high protein snacks to include two new bars, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and White Chocolate Salted Peanut.

Mini Babybel renews support for Comic Relief

Cheese snack brand Mini Babybel is supporting Comic Relief for the 20th year.

Pipers Crisps renews sponsorship of The Cricketer Village Cup

Pipers Crisps is repeating its sponsorship of The Cricketer Village Cup in 2019.

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.

Two new flavours join Walkers core range

Walkers is expanding its flavour range with the launch of BBQ Pulled Pork and Spicy Sriracha.

Carb Killa named protein bar Product of the Year

Grenade's Carb Killa has won the Product of the Year award in the Protein Bar category at the 2019 Product of The Year Awards. Product of the Year is the UK's largest consumer survey of product innovation, with over 10,000 shoppers voting each year to crown the winning products in each category and achieve the red seal of approval. The awards, now in their 15th year, champion the best products on the market each year.

McCoy's Muchos offer new taste experience

The latest line to join the McCoy's range is Muchos, a distinctive crescent-shaped folded tortilla crisp, in three Mexican flavours. Muchos comprises a corn, wheat and potato based crisp with a blend of six spices and beans locked into the base, before being seasoned with either Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese or Sour Cream & Onion flavours.

Pipers voted best savoury snack in upmarket poll

Pipers has, for the seventh year in a row, been voted Britain's best savoury snack brand. The Lincolnshire-based premium snack maker topped the poll in an annual survey of speciality food products on sale in UK delicatessens, farm shops and food halls by Fine Food Digest.

Walkers marks Uefa Champions League sponsorship with promotion

Walkers is celebrating its continued sponsorship as the official snack partner of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), with a new on-pack promotion that will run for 16 weeks.

McCoy's launch taps trend for Mexican food

The latest line to join the McCoy’s range is Muchos, a distinctive crescent-shaped folded tortilla crisp, in three Mexican flavours. Muchos comprises a corn, wheat and potato based crisp with a blend of six spices and beans locked into the base, before being seasoned with either Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese or Sour Cream & Onion flavours.

Aryzta Food Solutions adapts muffin for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis brand.

Pladis adds two new go ahead ranges

Pladis is adding to its £39m healthier snacking brand, go ahead, with the launch of two new ranges.

Nairn's expands portfolio with three new products

Nairn’s has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of new Ancient Grain Oatcakes, Gluten Free Caramelised Onion Flatbreads and Gluten Free Cheese Crackers.

PepsiCo adds flame grilled steak to Doritos flavours

Tortilla chip brand Doritos is adding to its line-up with new Doritos Flame Grilled Steak.

Pep & Lekker introduces compostable packaging

Vegan snacks producer Pep & Lekker has introduced compostable packaging for its Seed Snacks.

KP Snacks launches campaigns for two flagship brands

KP Snacks is reaffirming its commitment to the under 100 calories portfolio, which currently consists of 37 products, by launching creative campaigns for two of its flagship brands; Hula Hoops Puft and Popchips.

Walkers revamps packaging of its core range of crisps

Walkers is kicking off 2019 with a new look across its core range of crisps.

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.

KP Nuts launches £500,000 Christmas campaign

KP Nuts has launched this year’s Christmas campaign with out-of-home (OOH) print and digital billboards, digital advertising and a competition to win the ultimate Christmas jumper raising money for Save the Children.

Metcalfe's expands range of low-calorie snacks

Snacks brand Metcalfe’s has launched two new formats of low-calorie snacking products, Corn Chips and Mini Ricecakes.

Pladis extends Jaffa range

Pladis is expanding its £54m Jaffa Cakes brand into new territory with the launch of Jaffa Cakes Nibbles.

Ginsters expands bitesize range

Ginsters has expanded its Bitesize range.

product news: Walkers campaign gets new advert

Walkers is supporting the recent launch of its Christmas dinner flavoured crisps, with a new Christmas TV advert, aiming to spark debate across the nation. The new TV campaign will run throughout the festive season.

product news: Country Choice unveils bake in the pack paninis and wraps

Country Choice has launched new “Savour It” bake in the pack ready-made paninis and wraps.

product news: Cofresh relaunches Grills range

The Indian snacks brand Cofresh has unveiled a relaunch of its Grills range with the addition of three new flavours and new look, new feel packaging.

product news: Eat Real unveils vegan cheese straws

Healthier snacking brand Eat Real has unveiled a new variant of its Veggie Straws to help meet demand for a vegan-friendly, cheese-flavoured snack.

product news: Premier Foods introduces festive cakes

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges ahead of the festive season, with new products joining the ranges.