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Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Meat snacks clock faster growth than potato chips: Mintel

Meat snacks are the third biggest category of salty snacks in the US and also the fastest-growing sub-segment, according to Mintel.

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the...

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public...

America’s most popular summer snacks: General Mills

Cheerios maker General Mills has released survey results showing top family summer activity and snack trends in the US.

General Mills wins fight to label Nature Valley granola bars as ‘natural’

General Mills has won a lawsuit alleging its Nature Valley granola bars cannot be labelled “100% natural” as they purportedly contain traces of herbicide.

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

Mars Chocolate has launched goodnessKNOWS bars in the UK, hitting the nerve of time that could disrupt the UK’s Top 10 snack bar brands, says Euromonitor.

General Mills prioritizes cereal growth for fiscal 2018

General Mills said it will focus on growing its cereal venture with Nestlé, unlocking growth opportunities and investing in NPDs to overturn the company’s historical decline in quarter-on-quarter revenues.

Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far: Sales soar for Frito-Lay’s Ruffles brand

IRI data reveals the 10 biggest brands in eight key US salty snacks categories in the first half of 2017.

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

The Minneapolis-based food manufacturer has released its line-up of products to be launched around the world.

Nestlé pledges to cut sugar by 10% in UK breakfast cereals

Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé, has announced it will further reduce the sugar content in its Nestlé-branded cereals in the UK over the next...

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Post Holdings completes Weetabix acquisition

Post Holdings today has finalized the acquisition of Weetabix, an 84 year-old UK ready-to-eat cereal company.

General Mills saw sales and profit suffer during “year of significant change”

The Cheerios maker reported a dip in net earnings and sales during the fourth-quarter and full year 2017.

Grupo Bimbo launches accelerator to stimulate innovation among food startups

Mexican bakery conglomerate Grupo Bimbo is inviting food entrepreneurs to submit project proposals to be part of its newly-formed innovation accelerator.

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Nestlé and General Mills JV launches breakfast bars in Germany

Cereal Partners Deutschland (CPD), the German joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, has launched a range of cereal bars under the Nestlé Clusters brand.

Bugs are big business for tomorrow’s snacks, says PepsiCo; calls for ideas

The Doritos and Cheetos maker is capitalizing on the growing insect and plant-based protein trend, and has called for novel protein ideas to use in its snacks.

Cereal movement: General Mills regroups on Tiny Toast as Post Holdings revives Oreo O’s

The US breakfast cereals market has witnessed the return of Post Holdings Oreo O’s and the departure of General Mills’ Tiny Toast.

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

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General Mills appoints new CEO

The Cheerios and Annie’s maker has announced it will be promoting COO Jeffrey Harmening to CEO, effective from June 1.

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.

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