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Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

TerraVia hires ex Mars chief as CEO and explores algae butter for bakery

Former president of Mars Food North America, Apu Mody, has taken over as CEO of algae-based nutrition company TerraVia.

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Strong growth prospects in Asia’s snack stick market, says Euromonitor

Snack sticks are enjoying a surge in Asia as new entrants enter the category with smaller pack sizes and innovative flavors, writes Euromontior analyst Emil Fazira Bte Kamari.

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Duke’s rolls out new look and flavors for its meat snacks as sales double

Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.

General Mills targets Millennials with new Totino’s snack meals

Totino’s pizza sticks and stuffed nachos have hit shelves in major retailers across the US this month as General Mills continues to expand its on-the-go snack meal portfolio.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Hostess extends into frozen food market with Deep Fried Twinkies

Sweet baked goods manufacturer Hostess has entered the US frozen snacks market with a deep-fried version of the Twinkie.

Kellogg giving away Special K packs to mark US Olympics gold medal success

Kellogg has unveiled special-edition packs of Special K it is giving away free to mark the US Olympic gymnastics gold medal wins.

General Mills must face lawsuit over Cheerios Protein marketing

General Mills must face a lawsuit claiming the company misled consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a higher-protein alternative to regular Cheerios, a US federal judge has ruled.

Kroger hooks Mondelēz’s new Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos

Mondelēz has launched Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos, which combine Oreo chocolate wafers and Swedish Fish-flavored crème, exclusively at Kroger stores across the US.

Mondelēz acquires licence to produce Cadbury-branded biscuits

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has bought the licence to produce Cadbury-branded biscuits from UK manufacturer Burton’s Biscuit Company.

Absolutely aims new Superseed Clusters at gap in gluten-free market

Kayco Company-owned brand Absolutely Gluten Free has unveiled new snacking product Organic Superseed Crunch.

Flowers Foods set to cut costs with 'Project Centennial' business review

Flowers Foods has launched a wide-ranging business review designed to cut costs and boost sales – and revealed its Nature’s Own brand has been hit by intense price competition....

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Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Nature’s Own producer Flowers Foods faces fair-labor compliance review

Shares in Nature’s Own brand owner Flowers Foods have fallen following an announcement by the business that is to come under review by the US Department of Labor.

Snyder’s-Lance: Pop Secret can grow the microwave popcorn category

Snyder’s-Lance says it can grow the microwave popcorn category by reinvigorating the Pop Secret brand it acquired as part of Diamond Foods this year.

Amplify revenue up 26% despite slow Paqui tortilla chips sales

SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands has seen sales surge by more than a quarter, but admitted recently launched tortilla chip brand Paqui has got off to a slow start

Snyder’s-Lance reports overall growth in branded segment sales in Q2

Snack brands Lance, Snack Factory and Cape Cod have outperformed their respective categories in the past quarter, according to owner Snyder’s-Lance.

Fruit Bowl snack brand owner Stream Foods acquired by Bokomo

Cereals manufacturer Bokomo Foods has acquired UK fruit snacks business Stream Foods.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Tyrrells potato chips in $390m deal

UK-based potato chip brand Tyrrells is to be acquired by US SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands.

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Kellogg planning ‘aggressive’ changes to revive Special K snacks range

Special K has continued to drag down the performance of Kellogg’s US snacks segment – and the business says it is planning ‘more aggressive’ changes to the brand in the...

Post Holdings cereals division benefits from Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles growth

Growth in sales of Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles has driven an increase in Post Holdings' cereals business.

Scots baker Bells targets export market after doubling pastry capacity

Scottish pastry and pie manufacturer Bells Food Group has set its sights on high-volume contracts in the UK and overseas after completing the first stage in a £3.6m ($4.7m) factory...

Ferrero aims to ease North America struggles by acquiring Delacre: Analyst

Ferrero has reportedly made a bid to acquire Belgian biscuits and pastries manufacturer Delacre in a move one analyst says could support a push for North America and reduce its...

Kellogg to close US Town House and Kashi cracker factory

Kellogg is to close one of its US snacks production plants to reduce capacity in its cracker manufacturing operations.

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