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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. 

Gen Mills ‘well down path’ of removing BHT from cereals; Kellogg ‘actively testing natural alternatives’

Food blogger Vani Hari (a,k.a. the ‘Food Babe’) claimed victory on Wednesday after Kellogg said it was “actively testing natural alternatives” to the antioxidant BHT in cereal packaging liners and General...

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‘Super premium’ snacking: Snyder’s-Lance wants to quadruple European sales

Snyder’s-Lance will ramp up European sales from $5m to $20m in the next five years with NPD and broader distribution, its international sales chief says.

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Diamond Foods buys majority stake in Yellow Chips

US snack major Diamond Foods has bought a 51% stake in its European Kettle chip co-manufacturer to drive presence in the booming vegetable chip market, its CEO says.

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Kellogg packs antioxidant punch with cranberry Raisin Bran

Kellogg has added cranberries to its Raisin Bran cereal in the US in response to consumer calls for more nutritious breakfast options.

Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Europe to pull in 25% of sales within five years, says Beanitos

US bean chip brand Beanitos is looking for co-packers and distributors to kick-start European expansion where it wants to pull in one quarter of total sales within five years.

Seabrook Crisps boss investigates investment

Seabrook Crisps could “investigate areas for potential investment” to speed up growth after appointing independent corporate finance advisor McQueen, according to ceo Jonathan Bye.

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NuGo Nutrition acquires Gnu Foods FiberLove

Healthy snack specialist NuGo Nutrition will edge into the high-fiber snacking space after acquiring Gnu Foods FiberLove.

‘Right move, right price, right category!’ Post Holdings swallows MOM Brands for $1.15bn

Post Holdings CEO Rob Vitale said today that his firm’s $1.15bn move to buy smaller ready-to-eat cereal rival MOM Brands for $1.15bn was the “right move, at the right price,...

Cheetos Sweetos: A ‘sweet’ way to latch on to younger snackers?

Frito-Lay’s upcoming sweet cinnamon snack Cheetos Sweetos will help the company latch on to a younger consumer base interested in sweet snacking, says Euromonitor International.

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Zeelandia completes Brics strategy with Indian joint-venture

Zeelandia and Fine Organics have set up a joint-venture for India and its neighbouring markets under the name Fine Zeelandia to sell mostly locally produced baking ingredients.

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Maplehurst Bakeries expands in cakes with Creative Occasions buy

Weston Foods subsidiary Maplehurst Bakeries will acquire decorated cake manufacturer Creative Occasions.

Baltic shake-up: Lantmännen to acquire Vaasan

Lantmännen Unibake will acquire Finnish bakery firm Vaasan, strengthening its presence in the Baltic Sea region, the CEO says.

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Signature Flatbreads to create 200 jobs

Signature Flatbreads aims to create at least 200 jobs and target £100M in turnover within the next three years, joint md William Eid claimed after the company’s launch.

PepsiCo: Sum Of Us Doritos palm oil attack is ‘patently false’

PepsiCo has slammed a campaign from Sum Of Us against its Doritos brand that suggests the chips contain unsustainable palm oil.

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Special K targets female New Year snacking

Kellogg has developed two lines under its Special K brand to appeal to health-conscious women.

Frito-Lay wins snack and candy TV ‘brand of the year’

Frito-Lay’s 2014 TV ads for Lay’s in the US were the most effective across the snack and confectionery category, staving off competition from Hershey and Mars, according to analysis firm...

Peeled Snacks: If you don’t take time to understand retail buyers, why should they take time to understand you?

The natural channel: ‘An utter pain to sell to, but the exposure it can give your brand is huge’

Which retail channel is right for your brand? Natural? Club? Convenience? And once you’ve jumped through all the buyers’ hoops, will you still be able to make any money? It...

Aryzta forms flatbreads firm with ex-Honeytop bosses

Aryzta has pledged to shake up the ethnic baking category, creating UK business Signature Flatbreads with the help of the former bosses of Aryzta subsidiary Honeytop Speciality Foods.

General Mills closures continue: Two Pillsbury plants to shut

General Mills will continue its cost-saving program across the US and Canada with further plant closures, announcing the shutdown of two Pillsbury production sites.

Cheerios crowned ‘brand of the year’ in US packaged foods TV advertising

General Mills’ flagship cereal brand generated a storm of interest in television advertising for 2014 - way ahead of the competition, according to analysis firm Ace Metrix.

Kellogg’s BiscoMisr buy a vehicle to Middle East & Africa: Analyst

Kellogg has secured a gateway to introduce its own brands in the promising MEA region by acquiring a controlling stake in Egyptian biscuit maker BiscoMisr, says an analyst.

Kellogg: Shoppers expect gluten-free in the free-from aisle

Kellogg will launch its gluten-free corn puffs into free-from sections of major UK retailers this month to align with shopper expectations, it says.

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