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General Mills net profit plummets 37% amid continued cereal woes

General Mills has reported a significant slump in profits for its second quarter, pulled down by a tough environment in North America, particularly across breakfast cereals.

FIC regulation was a big fish to fry, says European Snacks Association

The EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation has been the biggest challenge for snack makers during 2014 and difficulties aren’t over yet, says the European Snacks Association (ESA).

News in brief

Grupo Bimbo strengthens Canada footprint with Saputo Bakery buy

Grupo Bimbo has bought Saputo Bakery via its Canadian subsidiary Canada Bread for C$120m ($103m).

Festive Film

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

New Zealand

High-fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers.

Un-savoury contest? Pork pies merger brings UK competition concerns

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that Pork Farms’ acquisition of Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry (CSP) business may substantially lessen competition in the sector.

Spotlight

General Mills French Toast Crunch: Reformulated, repackaged

French Toast Crunch in line with ‘current nutritional goals’, says General Mills

General Mills has brought back French Toast Crunch cereal to US shelves but has reformulated the product...

BakeryandSnacks Personality of the Year 2014: Top 10 finalists

Celebrating brilliance: Top 10 finalists for Personality of the Year 2014

Our editorial panel has sifted tirelessly through a pile of fantastic nominations for this year’s BakeryandSnacks Personality...

Bread packaging: Innovation needed, says CPS International
SPECIAL EDITION: SMART PACKAGING

Bread packaging is far from ‘smart’ but could be, says expert

Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark...

NPD 2014: Datamonitor Consumer Innovation Tracking

NPD watch: Green tea cereal, meat bars and bread for women

Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the...

Near Field Communication in packaging: Bakery shelf life future?
Special Edition: Smart Packaging

Nifty packaging: Could data tech be the future for bakery shelf life?

Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels...

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