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Game on: Quest Nutrition bars to sponsor university eSports team

Fast-growing protein bar manufacturer Quest Nutrition is to sponsor the eSports teams at an Illinois university.

Tapping the boom: Warburtons unveils higher-protein bread, wraps and thins

Number one UK bread brand Warburtons is hoping to tap consumer demand for protein with the launch of products boasting higher protein content than its standard range.

Premier Foods aims to woo younger shoppers with Cadbury Whole Cakes

Premier Foods is expanding its booming Cadbury Cakes brand in the UK with a range of sharing cakes.

Kellogg extends New York cereal café menu as it aims to tap foodie culture

Kellogg has extended the menu at its NYC cereal café with a pumpkin spice latte bowl based on limited-edition Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice cereal.

Post Foods tests Snapchat marketing with Honey Bunches of Oats campaign

With Snapchat ads, a personalized ad generator, and the tagline “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.,” Post Foods LLC believes it has the tools to target younger Millennials with surgical precision.

Clif Bar opens $90m Idaho bakery with focus on sustainability

Clif Bar has opened its first self-owned and operated baking facility with a $90m investment that focuses on improving sustainability.

Against the tide: Goldfish and other snacks buck decline in Campbell’s sales

Campbell’s Soup Co promises investment to maintain growth for its cracker and biscuits brands and plans further innovation in its fresh bakery business.

NuGo Nutrition acquires protein bar manufacturer Promax

Protein bar manufacturer Promax has been acquired by Pennsylvania-based NuGo Nutrition.

4505 Chicharrones aiming to replicate resurgence of beef jerky with new flavors

Artisan pork rind brand 4505 Chicharrones is this month rolling out two new flavors and new packaging in stores across the US in response to the growing on-the-go protein snack trend....

Snyder's-Lance takes full ownership of UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny

Snyder's-Lance has acquired the remaining shares in UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny Limited – just months after taking a minority stake.

General Mills names new heads of US Retail and Europe-Australia divisions

General Mills has named the new head of its US Retail arm, which is the largest operational segment of the FMCG giant and includes its cereals, snacking and bakery divisions.

Snack NPD August 2016: Good Thins’ new flavors, Burton’s Biscuit, Jack Link’s new jerky and strips

BakeryandSnacks presents a monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye in August.

Ingredion promises gluten free and non-GMO rice flour through Sun Flour deal in Thailand

Ingredients supplier Ingredion is waiting for Thai government approval to acquire domestic rice starch and rice flour Sun Flour. 

Purely Elizabeth secures listing at Publix after seeing 100% growth

Gluten-free granola brand, Purely Elizabeth, is now available at Publix with two of its first baked probiotic granola varieties: chocolate sea salt and maple walnut.

Amazing Grass unveils organic 'superfood' bars

Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.

General Mills targeted in latest ‘100% natural’ lawsuit over glyphosate

General Mills is the latest major CPG company to be targeted with class action lawsuits alleging it misrepresented the oats used in selected Nature Valley bars and snacks as ‘100%...

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally....

Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

TerraVia hires ex Mars chief as CEO and explores algae butter for bakery

Former president of Mars Food North America, Apu Mody, has taken over as CEO of algae-based nutrition company TerraVia.

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Strong growth prospects in Asia’s snack stick market, says Euromonitor

Snack sticks are enjoying a surge in Asia as new entrants enter the category with smaller pack sizes and innovative flavors, writes Euromontior analyst Emil Fazira Bte Kamari.

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Duke’s rolls out new look and flavors for its meat snacks as sales double

Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.

General Mills targets Millennials with new Totino’s snack meals

Totino’s pizza sticks and stuffed nachos have hit shelves in major retailers across the US this month as General Mills continues to expand its on-the-go snack meal portfolio.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Hostess extends into frozen food market with Deep Fried Twinkies

Sweet baked goods manufacturer Hostess has entered the US frozen snacks market with a deep-fried version of the Twinkie.

Kellogg giving away Special K packs to mark US Olympics gold medal success

Kellogg has unveiled special-edition packs of Special K it is giving away free to mark the US Olympic gymnastics gold medal wins.

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