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The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Hershey to become ‘further engrained’ in snacks

The Hershey Company will not rule out additional M&A activity to strengthen traction in snacks and innovate beyond core confections, its brand head says.

UB plans further multi-million pound investments

United Biscuits (UB) will boost its overall output by pumping millions of pounds into its UK manufacturing facilities, following an initial £50M investment at its Harlesden site.

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative...

Save Food: Nestlé pledges to help the world tackle food loss and waste

The world’s biggest food firm, Nestlé, has put reducing food waste firmly on its agenda, announcing plans to help further prevent the issue of food losses and waste around the...

Allied Bakeries shrugs off Tesco dropping Kingsmill bread

Allied Bakeries (AB) won’t be stung by Tesco’s decision to drop the bakery giant’s flagship Kingsmill bread brand, Nick Law, AB’s operations director has claimed.

Kellogg Q1 results 'greater than the company's expectations'

Despite a decline in both sales and profit, Corn Flakes manufacturer Kellogg claims it exceeded its Q1 "expectations."

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May the spoons (not forks) be with you! General Mills to launch Star Wars cereal

Packs of General Mills' Star Wars cereal, featuring characters Yoda and Darth Vadar, will hit US shelves in June ahead of the launch of the latest film.

Disptaches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

Start-ups stake vital claim to nutrition leadership at Vitafoods

Experts at Vitafoods Europe say the true age of the start-up is upon us as markets fragment and larger players are caught behind the innovation curve.

Northern Ireland pastry firm creates 43 jobs

A pastry firm is creating 43 jobs in Strabane, Northern Ireland, as a result of a £7.4M investment.

Leadership changes for Kellogg to drive US growth

Kellogg Company has announced two new appointments; a move it says will help drive further growth for its business in North America. 

Edita to take Twinkies to Middle East & North Africa after extending Hostess deal

Egyptian bakery manufacturer Edita has embarked on an aggressive regional expansion drive across the Middle East and North Africa after acquiring the rights to Hostess Brands’ Hoho’s, Twinkies and Tiger...

Frito-Lay gambles on US market with Doritos Roulette

PepsiCo owned Frito-Lay has launched its Doritos Roulette tortilla chips onto the US market and is using Twitter’s new video streaming platform Periscope to support its introduction.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Allied Bakeries completes £210m investment programme

Allied Bakeries has completed its £210m five-year modernisation programme across its UK bakeries with a £31m investment in its Stevenage bakery.

Oxifree anti-corrosion resin becomes official supplier for Kellogg’s UK

Following successful pilot projects with Kellogg’s, Meadow Vale Foods and food processors ABP, Oxifree anti-corrosion resin has signed an agreement as the official supplier for Kellogg’s UK.

Sales brokers, distributors helped startup SuperEats reach major retailers nationwide quickly

Outsourcing sales and partnering with large distributors from the beginning helped propel the two-man startup SuperEats’ Kale + Chia Chips into large retailers nationwide within two years of the snack’s...

PepsiCo ponders what ‘good for you’ means

PepsiCo, the world's largest snack maker, said it was “going through a little change in our thinking” as it reported its Q1 2015 results.

Kellogg Australia adopts health star ratings

Kellogg will run the voluntary health star rating system across its entire cereal range in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2015, kick-starting with a handful of products...

Sweet heat: Rudolph Foods launches spring/summer popcorn

Rudolph Foods’ sweet and spicy Gaslamp popcorn variants should intrigue consumers and stave off fierce start-up competition, says its marketing and innovation head.

News in brief

Frito-Lay injects sweet-savory into Rold Gold brand

Frito-Lay has developed sweet dips and fillings for its typically savory Rold Gold pretzel and sandwich cracker brand.

Love With Food subscription snack box helps brands sample products efficiently

Subscription snack box company Love With Food helps natural snack manufacturers drive brand awareness and sales by sampling their products directly to consumers’ doors for a fraction of the cost...

Freeze-dried fruit packs nutrition and nostalgia into one adventurous snack

The adventure-seeking co-founders of freeze-dried snack fruit start-up Berry Golden hope to lead consumers by example to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. 

Snack Out Loud’s pinto bean snacks: the next nut?

As many of today’s busy consumers are getting upwards of half their daily calories from snacks, they’re demanding more than ever from the category. So newcomer Snack Out Loud saw...

KP Snacks axes 70 roles at Phileas Fogg Consett site

The loss of 70 jobs at KP Snacks’s Consett factory, one-time home to Phileas Fogg crisps, was “an incredibly sad time” for its members and the local area, according to...

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