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Puratos CEO: The future of bakery in sourdough and innovation investment

The CEO of Puratos says an age-old ingredient of bread is key to future industry success.

Snyder's-Lance to acquire Diamond Foods in $1.91bn deal

Snyder's-Lance is to expand its snack foods empire with the acquisition of Emerald Nuts and Kettle Brand chips maker Diamond Foods in a cash and shares deal worth approximately $1.91bn.

Karma Baker: Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free… and delicious

If you’re going to launch a gourmet organic, vegan and gluten-free bakery business, L.A. is probably the place to do it, acknowledges Karma Baker’s founder Celine Ikeler. But if you...


PepsiCo science chief: Food industry must innovate in grains to feed growing population

The baking and snacks industry must explore innovations in grains to meet the challenges of a growing population, according to PepsiCo's global R&D head.

Nourish Snacks co-founder Joy Bauer talks sugar, portion control, and the key pillars of healthy snacking

The ‘healthier’ snacks market is awash with non-GMO, gluten-free, and ‘no artificial’ claims, while corn syrup is out and ‘real’ (cane) sugar, coconut sugar, and agave syrup are in. But...

Frozen bread company set to open £3M bakery

Frozen bread company Speciality Breads is set to open a £3M bakery, allowing a four-fold increase in production capacity.

Mondelēz to bring belVita to China

Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps opens factory after £350k investment

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has opened a factory in Kent after securing an investment of more than £350,000.

The cricket bar: A healthy alternative to steak?

Christine Spliid was looking for a new healthy food business. On a trip to Asia, she found an off-kilter ingredient that worked perfectly: Crickets.

US snack bars Kind Snacks to launch in the UK this month

After seeing a quick rise in the US snacks market, Kind Snacks will launch its bars in the UK this month.

Financial results

C-stores drive PepsiCo's Q3 snack profits

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay business saw an increase in revenue this quarter supported by volume growth in convenience stores.

General Mills announces recall of 1.8m boxes of Cheerios

General Mills announced late Monday afternoon that it will voluntarily recall 1.8m boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios after undeclared wheat was detected in gluten-free cereals.

Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.

Gluten-free bread firm Schär revamps with ancient grains

Global gluten free bread market leader Schär has reformulated its line of breads to include ancient grains and has relaunched across the US.

Kellogg seizes on Egypt's breakfast cereal surge with Mass Food buy

The Kellogg Company has acquired Egypt’s leading cereal company Mass Food Group for $50m as the country's breakfast cereal category registers rapid growth.

Potato power: 2 Sisters starts up ‘world-first’ plant

2 Sisters Food Group has started up the ‘world’s first’ potato-powered energy plant to turn mashed potato and other factory waste into energy, it claimed. 

General Mills champions its gluten-free Cheerios - but will the launch help its cereal business?

It’s been a rough couple of years for the cereal market, but General Mills said it is outpacing net sales expectations for Q1 2016 thanks in large part to products...

Hearthside Food Solutions cited by OSHA after employee loses part of finger

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, was cited for safety hazards after an employee lost part of their finger in a dough-cutting machine at the company’s Ohio facility.

Tyrrells Crisps boss in ‘firing line’ over badger cull

Tyrrells Crisps boss David Milner has found himself ‘in the firing line’ of direct action against the badger cull, after the anti-cull group Stop the Cull published his home contact...

Social justice or social media? How will Doritos Rainbow campaign affect the company?

Doritos Rainbow chip campaign in support of gay teens has drawn both praise and ire from consumers, but one Mintel analyst believes it was a great way to target a...

Finsbury profit up 76% after ‘transformational’ year

Finsbury Food Group has posted a 76% rise in profit before tax to £11.4M after a “transformational” year for the cake, bread and bakery goods manufacturer.

£20k Burton’s biscuit theft: Three men charged

Three men have been charged with stealing a trailer containing biscuits worth about £20,000.

Chip brand sustainability level has ‘a long way to go’: Rank a Brand

The sustainability ranking of some of the world's biggest chip brands leaves a lot to be desired, according to a recent report from Rank a Brand.

Mondelēz to lean on healthy snacks and digital media to expand margins

Mondelēz International hopes to “significantly expand margins” through healthier versions of its products, product innovation and more reliance on digital media.

Consumers becoming more savvy, health conscious: Q&A with Healthfull Bread’s director

A savvier group of customers want healthier products with fewer preservatives and ingredients, a trend one bread executive says will continue for a long time.

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