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ISM/ProSweets 2017

Kettle Chips ventures out of UK and to new snack territory with Snyder’s-Lance

UK business Kettle Foods is diversifying into new snacking avenues such as popcorn and potentially pretzels as it expands overseas with its parent firm.

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Coffee Flour expands footprint into chocolate and baking categories

Coffee Flour, a firm that started with an idea to take advantage of discarded coffee cherry fruit, is vying for health and nutrition-focused investment partners after recently being selected by...

Indian snack maker Haldiram’s posts positive 2016 growth

Haldiram’s has announced a 13% revenue growth to reach Rs 4,000 crore (over $600m) in financial year 2016.

Mondelēz names 2017 ‘Year of Well-being and Innovation’ with launch of Véa snacks

Mondelēz has added savory biscuit brand Véa to its portfolio, targeted at today’s health-conscious millennials.

Trailblazers: Sustainable hummus, barista-style superfood tea & healthy noodles win innovation award

Hummus made from surplus vegetables, barista-style rooibos tea with superfoods and gluten-free noodles with a difference have won the Trailblazers contest hosted William Reed Business Media’s Food Vision event.

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Whole Foods executive-created OCHO Candy fills Easter's organic chocolate void

Organic confectionery brand OCHO Candy has developed its first Easter egg after spotting an unmet need for natural alternatives during the holiday season.

Hain Celestial steps up veggie snacks portfolio with new Terra chips

Hain Celestial has added two new products to its Terra range - plaintains with sea salt and sweet plantains - both made with coconut oil.

Lotte to face 'severe consequences' if it allows US missile system, warns China

China’s state media outlet Xinhua has urged Lotte to reject a US missile system on a golf course owned by the Korean conglomerate or face "severe consequences"....

Snyder’s-Lance adds organic pretzel crisps to upscale better-for-you snack category

Snyder’s-Lance has introduced organic Pretzel Crisps under its Snack Factory brand to further sales in the better-for-you category.

BREAKING NEWS

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft-Heinz mega-merger bid

Dutch-Anglo food giant Unilever has rejected a $143bn (€134bn) merger proposal from US company Kraft Heinz as being too low.

Mondelēz rolls out SmartLabel app to keep its consumers informed

More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app. 

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Soviet era’s Long Chips’ journey of endurance

Pernes L’s Latvian snack, Long Chips, survived the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and today is available in over 25 countries.

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.

Snack It Forward introduces real fruit snacks in partnership with Sunkist

Better-for-you snack brand Snack It Forward will debut its TrueFruit clusters at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit to be held later this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

E-commerce snacks: PepsiCo's Lay chips crowned Super Bowl winner

Lay’s chips was the top selling snack brand during the 2017 Super Bowl, leading Amazon's top 100 best-selling products list in the two weeks leading up to the event.

Lantmännen Unibake acquires Swedish ‘Bonjour’ bakery

Lantmännen Unibake has agreed a deal for Anderson Bakery, a baguette manufacturer in Stockholm, for an undisclosed sum.

Hong Kong’s Swire to double down on Chinese bakery investment

Cathay Pacific’s parent plans to nearly double the size of its retail bakery business by 202, to become one of the biggest bakers in China.

Better-for-you options account for a third of Snyder’s-Lance 2016 total sales

The company’s investment in brands like Emerald and Pop Secret are “beginning to bear fruit,” while core brands like Snyders of Hanover and Lance have seen a 2.1% growth, said...

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Food safety starts with ingredient quality and handling, Mikey’s CEO said

Chef-turned-CEO of gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s, Michael Tierney, has underscored the proper handling of ingredients at the beginning stages of food production is crucial.

Grupo Bimbo outlook remains positive after co-founder’s death: Analyst

Grupo Bimbo is expected to maintain growth after the death of the Mexican bakery magnate Don Lorenzo Servitje Sendra, who founded the company in the 1940s, says an analyst.

Dunkin’ Brands sees positive growth for Q4 2016

Dunkin’ Brands has reported better-than-expected quarterly profits.

Quarterly earnings

Kellogg to align with Pringles in warehouse distribution, further fueling US snack sales

The US food giant, Kellogg, has announced it will shift its entire snack business in North America from direct store delivery (DSD) to warehouse distribution systems to meet consumers’ evolving...

FoodVision Preview

The secret to making insects a snack staple? 'Make a shareable, social product,' says Jimini's

Alternative proteins are in high demand, but can consumers stomach the thought of eating insects whole? French start-up Jimini’s is on a mission to put crickets, worms and grasshoppers on...

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Cola-flavored biscuits: Döhler borrows from beverages for bakery concepts

Döhler showcased an array of concepts for the bakery industry inspired by drinks at ProSweets.

Full-year results

Mondelēz revenues slide 13% in 2016 as analysts casts doubt on Kraft-Heinz merger

Oreo maker Mondelēz has posted a sharp drop in reported full-year revenues as analysts speculate a potential tie-up with Kraft-Heinz is now uncertain after the Brexit vote and Trump presidency....

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