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Battle of the giants: PepsiCo and Snyder’s-Lance again face off over ‘Pretzel Crisps’ trademark

Snyder’s-Lance subsidiary Princeton Vanguard and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay have once again faced off in court over a dispute whether the phrase ‘Pretzel Crisps’ can be registered as a trademark.

Popcorn and pretzels could still compete in Frito-Lay dominated Walmart: says analyst

Quri’s latest data shows that Lay’s, Ruffles and Pringles dominate the share of display at Walmart stores across the US, but there is still room for other snack products....

Frito-Lay’s healthy image could help PepsiCo’s expansion in Whole Foods

Frito-Lay has launched a line of organic snacks made without artificial ingredients under its Lays, Doritos, Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos brands. 

PepsiCo brings Sunbites to nuts amid rising commodity costs

PepsiCo’s UK snacks subsidiary, Walkers, Ireland’s Kestrel Foods and Yorkshire's Bite UK are entering a category that is growing faster in the UK than potato chips, but they will be...

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.

PepsiCo palm oil progress report dismissed as ‘masterful window dressing’

PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest Action Network.

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.

PepsiCo sales boosted by pricier ‘guilt-free’ premium snacks

PepsiCo’s chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi says price hikes and a focus on premium products like Lay’s Poppables and Quaker Overnight Oats helped increase 2017 Q2 sales, despite flat volume...

IFT 2017

Asian ingredients and flavors set to grow in US snacks market: Asenzya

Asian flavors will grow in the snack market, but many US consumers are not ready for them yet, corporate executive chef at Asenzya, Dax Schaeffer, told BakeryandSnacks at IFT held...

News in brief

Post Holdings completes Weetabix acquisition

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

PepsiCo Argentina closes Buenos Aires plant and relocates cookies, snacks & soft drinks production

PepsiCo Argentina has closed a plant, which produces cookies, snacks and soft drinks, in Florida, Buenos Aires province, and moved production to Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive away, axing...

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.

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.

News in brief

Kellogg elects former PepsiCo exec to support e-commerce growth

Kellogg has announced the election of Carter Cast to its board of directors, effective June 15, 2017.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

News in brief

Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

PepsiCo designs clothing line for 'fun Cheetos snacking'

PepsiCo has introduced a new clothing line for consumers to make snacking on Frito-Lay's Cheetos more memorable this spring.

Nestlé "very concerned" over deforestation links to Wilmar palm oil

Nestlé says it is "very concerned" by allegations that its palm oil supplier Wilmar International has again been implicated in sourcing palm oil from the protected Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, according...

US bakery and snacks market report

Future of US bakery and snacks driven by healthy indulgence, say analysts

Wholesome, convenient extravagance, gluten-free and ethnic breads are forecast to be the biggest drivers of US bakery and snacks NPD in 2017.

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

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.

Class Action Lawsuit

Frito-Lay asks federal judge to dismiss health claims-related lawsuit

PepsiCo-owned snack brand, Frito-Lay, recently filed a request to the US District Court for the Northern District of California to reject a proposed class action over alleged misleading health claims.

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. 

Full-year results

PepsiCo profits benefit from ‘guilt-free’ snacks

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says 45% of the company's revenue now comes from “guilt-free" products as the company posts 2016 value sales gains.

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