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Growing against regulations: Cannabis edibles industry’s significant profit margins are yet to be seen, Colorado marijuana bakers said

Experts from the cannabis edibles industry have shattered the popular belief that manufacturers of cannabis-infused bakers are able to make large profit margins due to the growing cannabis market. 

Kellogg to acquire controlling stakeholder of Brazil’s Parati for $429m

Kellogg has entered an agreement to acquire Ritmo Investimentos, controlling shareholder of Brazilian food group Parati to expand its presence in global emerging markets.

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I Won Organics continues to tap plant-based protein frenzy, expanding North America footprint

High protein is considered the second most important product claim by consumers who purchase better-for-you snacks, according to a recent Mintel survey sampling 993 internet users. 

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

News in brief

Unilever to relocate food R&D to Wageningen University

Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation...

Pumpkin spice and caramel: Hostess Brands unveils fall product line-up

Hostess Brands has unveiled a range of new and returning items in its fall US product line-up.

Greggs recovering majority of Brexit-induced decline: XTB analyst

Major UK bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has reported sales up 5.6% for the 13 weeks to October 1, and like-for-like sales up 3.4%.

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Probiotics migrate from drink and yogurt chillers to the snack aisle

Probiotic is booming as an ingredient in the US market, particularly in the beverage category as companies target consumer interest in digestive and gut health. 

US-based Krispy Kreme Group acquires UK Krispy Kreme operation

US-based Krispy Kreme Group has acquired Krispy Kreme UK from its private equity owners.

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Natural Sins targets $1m sales after seeing 300% growth in 10 weeks

The $4bn global dried fruit market has inspired snack manufacturers to come up with new ideas to gain a competitive edge in the category. But what’s the next grounder breaker...

Hearthside reopens former Post Holdings snack bar factory in Idaho

Snack bar manufacturer Hearthside Food Solutions has increased its US production capacity with the opening of a facility in Idaho.

Can Kingsmill Toasties revive the 'uninteresting' baked goods category?

Allied Bakeries is hoping to boost the presence of baked goods at breakfast time with the launch of its Toasties format.

Fannie May taps meal kit boom with Apron & Spoon launch

Chicago chocolate brand Fannie May has launched Apron & Spoon collection exclusively at its retail stores and its own website. 

Kellogg renews sponsorship of US Olympic Committee for 2018 and 2020 Games

Kellogg is renewing its partnership with US Olympic Committee, which it will sponsor through the 2018 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Lightlife advances mission to “change the culture of meat” with launch of plant-based Smart Jerky

Vegetarians and vegans can now participate in the quickly growing jerky craze that continues to sweep the US thanks to the launch of Lightlife’s plant-based Smart Jerky. 

Can chip-less Doritos packs get America’s youngsters to the ballot box?

PepsiCo snack brand Doritos is hoping to encourage Millennial consumers to vote in the US presidential election with limited-edition packs containing cardboard triangles instead of tortilla chips.

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

PepsiCo US Quaker mill to supply gluten-free oats for UK market

PepsiCo has launched a raft of new products under its Quaker Oats brand in the UK, including gluten-free oats and breakfast pouches containing cereal and yogurt.

Hippeas organic chickpea puffs explode out of the blocks as founder predicts revenues could go from zero to $35m by the end of 2018

Most new food & beverage brands quietly disappear after their creators run out of cash or patience; while those that do make it often slog away for years before the...

General Mills aiming to revive Fiber One snacks with NPD and marketing push

General Mills is hoping to turn around the performance of its Fiber One snacks with a marketing push and new and revamped products.

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Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

PepsiCo launching Swiss Chalet chips at retail after sell-out foodservice debut

Swiss Chalet sauce-flavored Lays potato chips – rolled out earlier this month in restaurants – are now getting a retail launch.

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

Kellogg, Post & General Mills hit with wave of lawsuits as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

If a high percentage of the calories in your product are from added sugar, and you are stating or implying that it’s healthy and nutritious, are you at risk of...

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