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Weston Bakeries taps organic trend by producing Dave’s Killer Bread in Canada

Weston Bakeries has started producing and distributing Dave’s Killer Bread in Canada after it received the licensing rights from Flowers Foods.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

LCI adds clean touch to functional bakery ingredients

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has unveiled LCI Touch, its latest range of functional ingredients focused on clean label.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Dang Foods aims for 40% growth through the mass channel

Dang Foods is focussing on the mass channel for 2017 growth, said CEO Vincent Kitirattragarn.

Granola bites are exploding, contradicting sluggish breakfast cereal sales, founder of Nourish Snacks says

According to Nourish Snacks' CEO, Joy Bauer, the breakfast category is not doing as well as it used to, but as the company's granola bites are not just a breakfast...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

From Colgate's lasagne to Heinz's purple and green ketchup, Sweden's Museum of Failure opens next month with several food and drink products on display. We ask the exhibition curator and...

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

Aryzta has appointed the former CEO of airport operator Daa International, Kevin Toland, as its new CEO.

Amplify Snacks sees positive Q1 results due to solid SkinnyPop performance

Amplify Snack Brands reported its performance “exceeded expectations and continued to gain momentum” for the 13 weeks ended April 1, according to Tom Ennis, president and CEO.

China direct

Noodle major Nissin to enter Chinese potato chip market

Nissin is preparing to enter China’s “shining” potato chips market in a bid to open up a new revenue stream beyond its traditional instant noodles empire.

Snackworthy brand envisioned to eventually account for 25% of Lehi Valley’s business

Snackworthy currently only accounts for less than 10% of Lehi Valley’s overall business, but this is about to change, Howard Kaufman, Lehi Valley's chief sales officer told BakeryandSnacks.

Perky Jerky shatters "macho-man" image with new jerky stick aimed at females

Perky Jerky said it has tapped into a new female-oriented market, effectively taking jerky snacks from “Bubba to Barbara” since launching in 2009. 

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

The McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner is the latest company to sign a pledge with Time to Change to change the way people view employee mental health.

Grupo Bimbo’s Wholesome Harvest Baking extends its Virginia facility

The Mexican bread giant’s US subsidiary, Wholesome Harvest Baking, is investing $22.1m in its Roanoke, Virginia, factory to install a new production line for its artisanal bread range.

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

The Little Kernel adds s’mores flavor after experiencing ‘crazy ride’ with growth

Popcorn startup, The Little Kernel, will unveil its new s’mores flavor during the upcoming Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago.

7-Eleven taps specialty bakery growth with Twix-topped donuts

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has unveiled its first donuts topped with Twix Caramel Cookie bar pieces.

Former Kraft exec launches Artisan Kettle organic chocolate chips

Artisan Kettle, an organic baking chocolate line created by former Kraft Foods’ brand manager Beth Goeddel, is rolling out across the US market.

Quarterly earnings

Snyder’s-Lance ‘very disappointing’ in Q1, says interim CEO

Snyder’s-Lance has fallen short of expectations in the first quarter, says its interim CEO.

Puratos has 'absolutely no intention to go public,' CEO Daniel Malcorps says

The bakery, chocolate and patisserie applications development company has no plans to go public, despite being run like a public firm.

News in brief

General Mills appoints new CEO

The Cheerios and Annie’s maker has announced it will be promoting COO Jeffrey Harmening to CEO, effective from June 1.

Quarterly earnings

Mondelēz Q1 a ‘solid start’, driven by Oreo, Cadbury, belVita and Ritz

Mondelēz has posted organic growth of 0.6% during Q1, beating the company’s expectation, CEO Irene Rosenfeld said.

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