Pepsico bets on Kurkure plus local flavours to crack the Indian snack market
October 07, 2018
Despite being an early bird in branded packaged snacks, PepsiCo India faces tough competition in this category. The company bets on its Kurkure brand combined with local flavors to keep up with the competition.
Sustainability Report: Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate
January 22, 2017
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Teenagers’ potassium intake may lower blood pressure in adulthood
April 30, 2015
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a diet high in potassium may protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood. Since potatoes are a major dietary source of potassium, the potato sector should take note of this research.
McDonalds India has cut sodium in its French Fries by 20%
March 01, 2015
Last month, McDonald's India has cut the amount of calories and salt on its Indian menu as it fights to hold on to customers in a rapidly growing developing market where newer, healthier fast-food options are just starting to catch on.
Snack Food Association releases Statement on Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease Studies
August 25, 2014
“Research released on sodium and cardiovascular disease in today’s [August 14] New England Journal of Medicine adds to the national discussion of sodium's role in the American diet,” says Snack Food Association (SFA) CEO Tom Dempsey.
Study finds restaurant industry takes one step forward, one step back in menu nutrition
November 03, 2013
Although a number of chain restaurants have announced healthy menu changes over the years, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants assessed from 2010 to 2011 have remained the same, shows a study.
Is the classic potato chip/crisp losing its appeal?
June 11, 2013
They may not be the healthiest of foods but crisps are still the second most popular snack in the UK, research shows. But with crisps made from other vegetables and even fruit now on the market, is the classic potato crisp under threat?
Snack Food Association responds to (IOM) Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence
May 21, 2013
The Snack Food Association (SFA) and the American Bakers Association (ABA) believe the findings from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence add a vital new perspective to the national discussion o...
Technomic finds strong consumer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants
November 28, 2012
In a recently completed survey of restaurant user attitudes, Technomic found that 65 percent favor nutritional labeling in restaurants, with the strongest demand for listing of calories and sodium content.