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Battle of the giants: PepsiCo and Snyder’s-Lance again face off over ‘Pretzel Crisps’ trademark

Snyder’s-Lance subsidiary Princeton Vanguard and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay have once again faced off in court over a dispute whether the phrase ‘Pretzel Crisps’ can be registered as a trademark.

Calbee back in full swing as potato supplies recover in Japan

Japanese snack giant Calbee’s operations have returned to normal, following a potato shortage that disrupted the production of 15 its potato chip brands.

Bells Professional Pastry created to meet growing demand for UK pastry products

Scottish pies, cakes and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has established Bells Professional Pastry, a dedicated arm of the business focused pastry manufacture.

Daelmans enters biggest US discount retailer Dollar General

Daelmans has secured distribution for its stroopwafel duo packs in Dollar General stores across the US.

Lantmännen Cerealia acquires Russian crispbread producer Orient Products

Finn Crisp maker Lantmännen Cerealia has acquired Orient Products for an undisclosed amount.

Popcorn and pretzels could still compete in Frito-Lay dominated Walmart: says analyst

Quri’s latest data shows that Lay’s, Ruffles and Pringles dominate the share of display at Walmart stores across the US, but there is still room for other snack products....

Food and drink brands aim to win big in e-commerce

General Mills, Kellogg, Unilever and Coca Cola Co. outline their plans to win in e-commerce, a channel tipped for growth in Europe where brands over-index.

ADM Milling introduces Multiseed Bread Mix with ancient grains in the UK

ADM Milling has launched a multiseed concentrate that contains ancient grains in the UK, in response to growing consumer demand for wellness-focused foods.

Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors ahead of footy finals

Kellogg’s-owned Pringles has launched limited edition Chicken Salt and Meat Pie flavors to its tubular-boxed potato chip snacks in Australia.

Nestlé launches Shreddies marketing campaign that reflects modern life

Nestlé’s latest brand campaign, created by McCann London, moves away from knitting grandmothers after seven years to embrace a new ‘Shreddie or Not’ attitude.

Bimbo Colombia opens $86m bakery facility

Bakery giant Bimbo Colombia has officially opened its second multi-million bakery facility with four production lines in Tenjo, about 20 miles outside of Bogotá.

Fairfields Farm rolls out new microwavable crisps concept in UK

Artisan snack producer, Fairfields Farm, has created the first ever microwaveable bag of crisps (potato chips in the US).

Pladis to expand Godiva, DeMet’s and McVitie’s in US with new NY office

Pladis, the global confectionery unit of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, will expand to a new office in White Plains, New York, on Sept 29, 2017.

Egypt ripe for Britannia biscuits expansion

Egypt is among the countries under consideration by Indian snack major Britannia Industries as it seeks to expand its international footprint.

Indian Prataap Snacks plans IPO by October-November

Yellow Diamond potato chip maker Prataap Snacks has announced its initial public offering (IPO) will hit the market in two months as it looks to expand operations and enter new...

Astarta secures $25m loan from EBRD to develop and modernize Ukraine grain sector

Ukraine agricultural conglomerate Astarta Grain has secured a $25m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to upgrade its grain and sugar facilities.

CSM Bakery and 3D Systems to bring 3D printing to food industry

CSM Bakery Solutions is collaborating with 3D Systems Corp to develop 3D printers for the food industry, expected to be ready for distribution by the end of 2018.

Kraklin' Kamut organic snacks will be as affordable as Snickers, says GM

The sea salt-flavored kamut snacks - made from an ancient grain - were developed two years ago and received an 'overwhelming' interest received from consumers.

Kellogg plans to cut further 223 jobs in Battle Creek

Kellogg’s is planning to cut 223 jobs in at the ready-to-eat cereal (RTEC) plant on Porter Street in Battle Creek, US, in 2018, in a move to streamline and decrease...

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Woolworths Father's Day cake sparks outrage online

A Woolworths mud cake sparked widespread controversy during this year’s antipodean Father’s Day.

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US snack giant Snyder’s-Lance joins Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Snyder’s-Lance says it will donate $150,000 towards relief efforts to mop up the mess that Hurricane Harvey has wrecked across the US Gulf.

Nairn’s fight against shrinkification

Cracker brand Nairn’s is adding 20% extra product to its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers range in an attempt to wade off shrinkification, said CEO Marty Gray.

Frito-Lay’s healthy image could help PepsiCo’s expansion in Whole Foods

Frito-Lay has launched a line of organic snacks made without artificial ingredients under its Lays, Doritos, Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos brands. 

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Kellogg donates cereals, cookies and crackers to Hurricane-hit Texans

Kellogg’s charitable arm, Kellogg Company Fund, has donated $100,000 to support the disaster relief efforts following the devastating floods in Taxes. 

Cargo offers Extra gum, Pringles, Cheeze-It for Uber/Lyft passengers

New York-based startup Cargo that allows rideshare drivers to sell candy and snacks to passengers has launched in Chicago.

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