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BFree: the Irish free-from bread brand making its mark in US retail

Irish allergen-free bakery business BFree Foods is ramping up its presence in the US after making its mainstream debut last year.

Decline in MOM Brand sales impacts Post Q1 ready-to-eat cereal performance

Overall sales of Post ready-to-eat cereals were impacted by a decline in the performance of the MOM brands acquired last year, the company has reported in its results for Q1 2016.

Taffel crisps maker Orkla launches review of Finnish production facilities

Manufacturer Orkla is reviewing its Finnish production operations – stating it is spending too much on maintaining and operating its Nordics and Baltics facilities.

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Nestlé buys out Israeli food manufacturer Osem for €752m

Food giant Nestlé has agreed to buy a remaining stake in Israeli food manufacturer Osem Investments, in a deal worth €752m ($840m).

Treehouse completes $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra private-label business

Treehouse Foods has completed its $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra’s private-label operations.

Record breaker: Kellogg's UK team topples 2,700 packets of cornflakes

Kellogg’s UK has set a new Guinness World Record – a domino-style topple of almost 2,700 packets of breakfast cereal.

New marketing push 'reinvents' Kellogg's Special K brand in Australian market

Kellogg’s Australia claims it is reinventing the Special K brand with a new marketing push designed to inspire women to make “realistic and positive changes”.

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

Snyder's-Lance net sales up 4% in 2015 despite below-par revenue in Q4

Snyder’s-Lance has reported an estimated 4% year on year increase in net sales for 2015 – despite a “tougher retailing environment” and a last-quarter performance below expectations.

PepsiCo rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal range across US retail

PepsiCo is rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal across the US from this month.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

Swap shop: PepsiCo promotion gives shoppers chance to shape Lay's line-up

PepsiCo is giving US consumers the chance to transform its Lay’s potato chip line-up with a major new promotion.

Premier Foods reveals strong cakes sales growth and Mr Kipling NPD plans

Innovation including the Cadbury Amaze Bites brownies launched last year have driven a strong performance for the cakes business of UK manufacturer Premier Foods.

PepsiCo unveils the potato chip bag that transforms into a sharing bowl

PepsiCo has unveiled a new packaging format for its potato chips – a bag that transforms into a bowl for sharing.

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Sugar Bowl Bakery extends Madeleines as it targets growth through innovation

Sugar Bowl Bakery has extended its fast-growing Madeleines range with a selection of flavored products.

General Mills: 75% of our cereals now free from artificial colors and flavors

General Mills has officially relaunched seven of its US cereals with new recipes – a move it says makes 75% of its cereals portfolio free from artificial flavors and colors.

ConAgra revealed as latest business looking to crack cage-free egg supply

ConAgra Foods has joined the growing list of bakery and snacks manufacturers who have pledged to switch to 100% cage-free egg supply.

General Mills to close Berwick Jus-Rol dough factory this autumn

General Mills has announced it will close its chilled and frozen dough factory in Berwick, UK, this autumn.

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake launches granola bars into Walmart

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake has expanded into the snack bars market with a granola product packing the caffeine content of half a cup of coffee.

Gallery: Kellogg Canada winter NPD brings new Special K and Pringles lines

Kellogg Canada has been inspired by consumer demand for natural products with recognizable, ingredients in its latest innovations.

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PepsiCo inviting Quaker Oats Company fans to Do Us An oatmeal Flavor

PepsiCo is bringing a Do Us A Flavor-style promotion to the cereals market.

Meatsnacks Group aims to widen appeal of jerky and biltong with sporty Strive

UK jerky and biltong manufacturer Meatsnacks Group is launching a new brand aimed at sports and fitness fans.

Insect protein makes a jump to the gourmet aisle with Jimini's apéritif snacks

While most insect products focus on hiding the insect content by using flours, French start-up Entoma sells Jimini's whole, spiced insects as a gourmet apéritif snack – a gamble that has paid...

Diamond Foods acquires stake in UK popcorn business Metcalfe’s Skinny

Diamond Foods has brought a stake in UK food business Metcalfe’s Skinny Limited, owner of premium popcorn brand Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn.

Campbell Soup Co calls for mandatory national GMO labeling scheme in US

Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s owner Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for mandatory GMO labeling on foods in the US.

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