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General Mills launches new Nature Valley, Chex Mix Popped, Bugle Ranch lines at AWMA 2015

General Mills has whipped the covers off four new bakery and snack products for C-store retailers at AWMA 2015 in Las Vegas.

VIP Nuts: We’ve cracked it with beer collaboration

Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO: 'Not all business is good business'

If sales of cold cereal are not setting the world on fire, the hot cereal market is faring much better, say the founders of super-premium oatmeal cup brand Umpqua Oats,...

Meat Chips founder: ‘Chips with meat don’t happen overnight’

Developing potato chips that contain high levels of real chicken has been complex and taken eight years of NPD, but the concept is poised for success, says the founder of...

‘Snack and beverage co-purchases beat peanut butter and jelly!’ Frito-Lay CEO Tom Greco champions PepsiCo's 'Better Together' policy

Frito-Lay CEO Tom Greco insists snacks and beverages occupy common ‘demand spaces’, and PepsiCo’s ‘Better Together’ approach gives it the scale to outpace its rivals at retail level.

US retail sales of RTE cereal dropped 4% in 2014, says IRI, but Kellogg, Gen Mills insist decline isn't terminal

US retail sales of ready to eat breakfast cereal continued to fall in 2014, with multi-outlet* data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI revealing a 4% drop in dollar sales...

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‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over the yogurt brand’s future – with the rebound driven by Greek and stripping...

Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Kellogg’s Europe president Chris Hood says the company is ‘excited’ by the growth potential of new Egyptian biscuit acquisition BiscoMisr, which he says can help drive sales of global brands...

Kellogg’s readies ‘real food prepared simply’: Origins cereal range primed for US launch

Kellogg’s chief growth officer Paul Norman says the company plans to launch a new healthy cereal, muesli and granola range in the US this summer called Origins, and describes it...

Enjoy Life Foods sells to Mondelez International: 'We're growing fast, but we're impatient. Now is the time to really expand distribution'

Being part of a multinational company will enable Enjoy Life Foods to significantly boost its distribution and accelerate the innovation process, chief marketing officer Joel Warady told FoodNavigator-USA after the...

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Goodman Fielder acquisition clears Chinese regulatory hurdle

The Chinese business regulator has given the green light for Wilmar International and First Pacific to acquire Australian food manufacturing major Goodman Fielder. 

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

United Products to drive Middle East snacks into Europe

Dubai-made Signature Snacks have plenty of expansion potential in Europe thanks to favorable labor costs and a central global location, says distributor United Products.

Kellogg posts $293m net loss - Special K and Kashi drag down business

Kellogg’s 136% profit plunge for the fourth quarter (Q4) is disappointing and can mainly be attributed to continued poor performances in Special K and Kashi, its CEO says.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Bull’s heads and traffic light men: Intersnack unveils 2015 NPD

Intersnack Germany has added bull-shaped hollow snacks and traffic light men chips to add a playful twist to snacking, says its marketing head.

Frito-Lay peddles forward to gain market share

Frito-Lay has gained market share in snacks for the first time in a year thanks to successful international expansions and marketing campaigns, says PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi.

General Mills to roll out five gluten-free Cheerios products this summer

Beginning in July, five Cheerios products will be going gluten free: Original Cheerios, Honey Nut, Multi-Grain, Apple Cinnamon and Frosted, General Mills has revealed.

Kellogg may shut cereal plant after lengthy union battles

Kellogg Company says it will ‘have no choice’ but to close at least one US cereal plant if union members refuse to reconsider a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) issued on...

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Keogh’s MD: We won’t take our eye off quality like most luxury crisp makers

Irish premium chip maker Keogh’s has invested heavily in quality control as business booms, but while exports are set to increase the MD wants to remain 'small'.

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Angelic Bakehouse develops sprouted grains wrap

The US sprouted grains specialist will launch a wrap product seven-grain wrap across the US in the coming months.

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United Biscuits injects flavor into Crinklys

United Biscuits has reformulated its Jacob’s Crinklys snacks to enhance taste.

Timing is ‘absolutely right’ for low-sugar Cheerios, says expert

Cheerios has timed its low-sugar launch in the UK well because sugar is top of the agenda for consumers, says Mintel’s innovation head.

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

Warburtons: Free-from sections often look like a ‘disaster zone’

Warburtons is heavily focused on improving gluten-free product availability, particularly in free-from sections which tend to be lower down the priority list for busy retailers, says its free-from director.

The plant-based approach to paleo is here to stay, Wholly Bites CEO says

The plant-based, grain- and sugar-free approach to the trendy paleo diet is the future of eating, according to the CEO of Wholly Bites, who wants to make sticking to the...

Post plans to revitalize PowerBar

Post Holdings hopes to return the long-neglected and aging PowerBar brand back to its former glory by revitalizing its marketing, branding and product innovation in 2015, according to company executives. 

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