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Post Holdings prevails in bidding war for Weetabix; appoints new MD

There will be a management shuffle once US cereal giant Post Holdings has concluded the £1.4bn ($1.76bn) deal for the UK’s 84-year-old cereal business the Weetabix Food Company.

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Ingredion introduces new texturizers for baked chips

The Illinois-based ingredient supplier has released several texturizer proptotypes that will enhance the taste and texture of baked potato and tortilla chips.

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker. 

General Mills-owned Annie’s vows to save Ron Finley's urban garden

US natural foods company, Annie’s, and President John Foraker along with his wife have donated $100,000 to an urban farmland in Los Angeles, California, called "The Ron Finley Project." ...

General Mills’ earnings take a plunge amid price war

The Cheerios maker reported its seventh straight decline in quarterly sales, with a 5% decline in sales for Q3, due to gaps in pricing and increased promotional activity.

Gluten-free reports reiterate enormous opportunities, say market researchers

New research has underscored the potential for bakers and cereals processors to boost their gluten-free sales.

Nonni’s Foods competes with Oreo with seasonal biscotti

Artisan bakery, Nonni’s Foods, has launched limited batch spring biscotti to boost market share in the growing snack category. 

General Mills’ Cascadian Farm invests in eco-friendly grain Kernza

General Mills plans to use a sweet, nutty-tasting grain that it claims is more environmentally friendly than conventional wheat in its  Cascadian Farm organic brand.

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General Mills makes big push in plant-based category, D’s Naturals CEO said

Plant-based protein snack maker D’s Naturals has received a boost from 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners and General Mills’ 301 Inc. to aggressively grow its footprint this year. 

General Mills reiterates cage-free egg commitment

General Mills has reiterated its commitment to exclusively sourcing cage-free eggs for its global operations by 2025.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more: General Mills gets DC super hero makeover

General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit. 

Want Want, PepsiCo and Orion only account for 19% of the Chinese snack market. Could nuts and seeds be a future disruptor?

Savory snacks market in China expected to reach $16.6bn by 2021, Euromonitor

A recent Euromonitor report projected China's savory snack market will reach sales of 3,676,200 tons and 144.1bn RMB ($16.6bn) by 2021 with 4% retail volume CAGR and 6% value CAGR. 

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Bidding war expected for Weetabix: Barilla, Nestle, General Mills, pladis and PepsiCo in the loop

UK cereal company Weetabix has been put up for sale by its Chinese owner Bright Food Group and there are several suitors in the frame, says analysts.

General Mills, Grupo Bimbo and Hostess post dramatically different sales results

IRI releases bakery data, highlighting pies and cakes category growth

BakeryandSnacks analyzes IRI’s multi-outlets with c-stores data regarding the bakery category for the 52 weeks ending December 25, 2016.

Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

The US flour-milling and ingredients company has joined General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler and The Hershey Company in assisting eight African countries to feed themselves.

General Mills taps weight management trend with latest launches

General Mills has launched a host of new snacks that address a range of modern snacking trends focused on health around the world.

J&J extends baked goods offerings with Hill & Valley acquisition

J&J Snack Foods Corp (J&J) has acquired Hill & Valley, a $45m manufacturer of a variety of pre-baked cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and other desserts located in Rock Island, Illinois....

What do executives from bakery and snack industry expect in 2017?

BakeryandSnacks correspondent has collected comments from several renowned US CPG brands about their business plans for 2017, and what direction the food industry is headed.

Case against Kellogg’s trans-fat cookies crumbles

‘Frivolous’ is how a California federal judge described a proposed class action targeting the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in Kellogg’s cookies.

Canada’s animal care council dragging heels on battery-cage egg ban, claim lobby groups

Mercy For Animals (MFA) contends the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is still behind the times in outlawing caged egg production.

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned...

Cereal Partners could be hit by industrial action at Shredded Wheat plant

Trade union Unite could call upon its members working at Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW)  in Wiltshire, UK, to strike.

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

General Mills aiming to revive Fiber One snacks with NPD and marketing push

General Mills is hoping to turn around the performance of its Fiber One snacks with a marketing push and new and revamped products.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

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