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Hovis production line closure threatens over 100 jobs

Hovis plans to close a bread production line at its bakery in Wigan, threatening more than 100 jobs.

UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from...

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Märsch Importshandels to rely on X-ray inspection by next year

Märsch Importshandels has said it intends to rely fully on X-ray inspection by the end of 2016.

Post Holdings sees 2015 sales lift as US RTE cereal declines slow

Post Holdings has reported strong sales growth in its full year and fourth quarter (Q4) results, driven by an improving ready-to-eat (RTE) US cereal category and its merger with MOM...

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Sweet success as bakery installs Loma X-ray inspection machine

Changing retailer codes of practice and business growth have driven a cake and dessert producer to install an X-ray detection machine from Loma Systems.

Greencore to invest £12M in new manufacturing unit

Greencore plans to invest £12M in building a new manufacturing unit at its food-to-go site in Northampton.

Pinnacle Foods expands presence in natural channel with $975 million acquisition of Boulder Brands

Long-anchored in the conventional channel’s center-store with iconic brands such as Hungry Man and Wishbone, Pinnacle Foods’ $975 million acquisition of Boulder Brands gives it a better foothold in the...

Seabook Crisps turnover soars to £27M

Seabrook Crisps has boosted profitability and increased its turnover by 11% to £27M after adapting to the changing retail environment.

Splitting ConAgra Foods into two will 'enable each company to sharpen its strategic focus', says CEO

Just weeks after announcing its intention to sell its private label business to TreeHouse Foods, ConAgra Foods has unveiled plans to re-engineer itself again, this time by separating into independent...

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Cost cutting drives General Mills to shut NZ manufacturing plant

General Mills will close its East Tamaki plant by the end of the year as part of an international restructuring process in the face of the company's dwindling international performance.  ...

NCA’s Sweets and Snacks Expo to grow 20% in 2016

The confectionery industry is growing, and with it the National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will grow as well.

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Glanbia buys US protein bar maker for €200m

Irish dairy and ingredients giant Ganbia is acquiring Californian protein bar specialist thinkThin for $217m (€200m), as it boosts its bar presence.

Angelic Bakehouse brings healthy bread to Costco

Wisconsin-based Angelic Bakehouse will make its popular Sprouted Seven-Grain bread available in Costco locations across the US Midwest after years of availability in small shops.

General Mills sued over protein content of Cheerios

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against General Mills, alleging that high-protein Cheerios are falsely marketed.

Personalized Oreo packs to strengthen our e-commerce strategy, says Mondelēz

Mondelēz International is offering fans of its Oreo brand of cookies the opportunity to design their own cookie packaging.

KIND trying to sustain growth with sugar removal promise: Euromonitor analyst

With KIND’s announcement that it will be cutting sugar across its line of fruit and nut snack bars, one analyst said this is a move the company hopes will help...

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Dali Foods to lead renewed Chinese IPOs activity after moratorium ends

Dali Foods will be floated after Chinese companies were given the go-ahead to resume IPO activity in the wake of emergency measures that were designed to prevent a plunge in...

Exo launches new line of savory cricket bars

Exo will launch three new savory cricket bars this year, the company has announced.

KIND cuts added sugar in Fruit & Nut bars ahead of potential “added sugar” label change

KIND LLC will significantly reduce added sugar in some of its snack bars in spring 2016, which will make its label more appealing to health conscious shoppers, especially if FDA’s...

Kellogg cereal ‘building momentum’ with adult varieties, but still down in Q3

Although Kellogg’s CEO was positive during the company’s Q3 2015 earnings call, cereal sales and net sales were both down.

And now the lawsuits… General Mills sued over recalled gluten-free Cheerios

A month after telling shoppers it was “embarrassed and truly sorry” after an undeclared allergen (wheat) was detected in selected boxes of gluten-free Cheerios, General Mills has been hit with...

The 'premium piece': Snyder’s-Lance plugs portfolio gap with $1.9bn Diamond Foods acquisition, analyst says

Snyder's-Lance agreed to acquire Diamond Foods, Inc. last week and one Mintel analyst believes the acquisition helps Snyder’s up its game in premium.

General Mills factory closure plan threatens 265 jobs

The planned closure of a General Mills factory, threatening 265 jobs, has been described as a “devastating blow” for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

J&J Snack Foods to pay $2.1m to temporary workers after federal investigation

J&J Snack Foods has been ordered to pay millions in wages and damages after a labor violation.

Puratos CEO: The future of bakery in sourdough and innovation investment

The CEO of Puratos says an age-old ingredient of bread is key to future industry success.

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