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‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Battle Creek layoffs: Kellogg to slash 250 jobs

Kellogg Company has announced its cutting 250 jobs from its North American operations, which will primarily impact employees at its Battle Creek headquarters.

Bimbo Bakeries expands Entenmann’s Little Bites line with Chocolate Party Cakes launch

Bimbo Bakeries USA-owned Entenmann’s brand has added chocolate party cakes to its Little Bites’ line as a new “seasonal favorites” product, the company announced in a statement.

Nielsen's top innovative products: 'Our winners leveraged package design, pricing & advertising to truly remarkable effect'

Packaging is the forgotten hero of food marketing - especially considering more than half of purchase decisions are made at the shelf, says Nielsen. We look at some of the...

Brexit blamed for Pizza Factory job losses, says Unite

Theresa May’s ‘hard exit’ Brexit has been partly blamed by bosses for the imminent threat to 280 jobs at The Pizza Factory in Nottingham, UK.

Goodman Fielder’s major restructuring strategy; cuts 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs could be lost under restructuring plans by the Australian bakery giant.

Three Squirrels expects to be incorporated after reporting net profit of over $29m

Rumor has been mounting over the last month that e-commerce snack brand in China, Three Squirrels, is planning to be incorporated in the near future, BakeryandSnacks learned from various sources.

Clover buys stake in Olive Pride; announces new JV

Publicly-listed Clover Industries has announced it has acquired a 51% stake in olive and olive oil supplier Olive Pride.

Kellogg Company announces new CFO

Kellogg Company has named Fareed Khan as its new chief financial officer and principal financial officer.

Hain Celestial taps better-for-you snack growth by expanding tortilla chip portfolio

New York-based natural and organic food company, Hain Celestial, has introduced two new tortilla chip products under its Garden of Eatin’ brand. 

Kellogg centers on organic ingredients with multiple product launches

After intensive R&D, Kellogg Company is launching more than 50 new products across its cereal, snacks and frozen food lines.

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.

Startup Tracker

Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate. 

Waste not, want not: UK start-up turns leftover food into hummus

Food waste-conscious start-up, ChicP, transforms leftover fruit and vegetables into a variety of flavoured hummus, and is crowdfunding to expand into new markets.

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....

Belgian Boys taps imported European snacks growth with butter cookies

European snack startup, Belgian Boys, will roll out its butter cookies inspired by the original Belgian cookie, Speculoos, across the US in February. 

Beef jerky facility sued over finger cutting incident

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Lone Star Western Beef, John Bachman, after he fired an employee who called 911 to help...

Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

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.

Denmark’s Tænk slams producers for misleading labels

A Danish consumer rights organisation has made wide-ranging formal complaints against several food producers, including Nestlé and Kellogg’s, accusing them of misleading product labelling.

ConAgra dealt blow by ninth circuit in '100% natural' case, but its wider significance is less clear, say experts

A hotly-anticipated opinion by the US court of appeals for the ninth circuit in a high-profile false advertising case, contains bad news for defendant ConAgra Foods (now ConAgra Brands), but...

Palsgaard expands activities into Brazil

Palsgaard A/S has purchased Brazilian food ingredients company Candon Aditivos para Alimentos, according to the acquiring firm.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

Parker Products to triple its production facilities

Parker Products has broken ground for its new 90,000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

Flowers Foods to sell Specialty Blending business, focusing on branded bakery foods

One of the largest yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions firm in the US, AB Mauri, has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending...

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