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ADM expands sweetener manufacturing in Europe: ‘End of the sugar regime’

Global ingredient producer ADM is pushing harder into the European starch and sweetener market, announcing the acquisition of major production facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria on Monday in the wake...

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned...

South African fats and oils firms under spotlight in cartel probe

Five of South Africa’s top companies involved in the margarine, edible oils and baking fats industry have been accused of price fixing.

Dave’s Killer Breads producer to pay $9m to settle distributor class action lawsuit

Flowers Foods has reached deal to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged it misclassified three distributors as independent contractors, according to a filing to the US Securities and Exchange...

Dutch industry pledges to remove cartoon characters from unhealthy food

The Dutch food industry has pledged to restrict the use of licensed cartoon characters from the packaging of unhealthy foods aimed at children.

Kellogg shares drop as it struggles to woo Millennials: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has removed Kellogg from its US Focus List after downgrading the food stock to Neutral over concerns that growth at the Kellogg Company isn’t keeping up with peer...

Pop Notch builds new factory to grow sales abroad

Gourmet popcorn maker, Pop Notch, has opened a new factory at Maghera in county Derry, Northern Ireland, to boost its sales in Europe and the US.

Premium bakery lifts Real Good Food sales 5% in Q3

Real Good Food says its Premium Bakery division has helped it grow sales in its interim results for the six months leading up to September 30, 2016.

ADM sells stake in GrainCorp; completes revamp of Ukraine oilseed plant

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has sold its stake in GrainCorp Limited soon after separately reopening  its oilseed processing facility in Chornomorsk in the Ukraine.

Premium Brands extends its business offerings with three acquisitions

US-based specialty food producer Premium Brands has acquired Island City Baking, Conte Foods and Larosa Fine Foods.

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Chaucer sold to Japanese food firm in €122m deal

British food firm Chaucer has been sold to Japanese manufacturer Nagatanien in a £102.8m (€122.8m) deal which the freeze-dried food manufacturer says will help it expand into the US and...

Vox Pop: Can consumers tell the difference between sustainable cocoa labels?

Many consumers struggle to tell the difference between cocoa certification program labels like Fairtrade and company own labels, such as Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan, but all agree social responsibility should be...

FSNS partners with Tortilla Industry Association (TIA)

Tortilla sales set to rise, thanks to popularity of Hispanic meals

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has partnered with the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) to provide 2,600 members with food safety information and educational resources in the US.

Ferrero expected to acquire Delacre biscuits by mid-December

Ferrero is nearing the acquistion of biscuits firm Delacre in an attempt to decrease its reliance on chocolate and expand in North American, says market analysts Euromonitor.

New Mill Capital Holdings acquired former Kraft bakery in Maryland

New York-based asset disposition firm, New Mill Capital Holdings, has acquired the former Kraft Heinz bakery in Federalsburg, Maryland, according to a news release.

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Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Aryzta posts revenue decline after US contract losses

Cuisine De France supplier Arytza’s revenues have fallen 3.3% in the first quarter of its 2017 financial year.

Snyder’s-Lance sells Diamond of California; invests in Charlotte

Snyder’s-Lance is selling the nut business of Diamond Foods to private equity firm Blue Road Capital.

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WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for higher sugar content in developing markets

WASH, the World Action on Salt and Health, has hit out at discrepancies in the sugar and salt levels found in the same cereal brand sold in different countries.

Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.

Pure Growth Organic’s president supports hydroponics

Co-founder and president of Pure Growth Organic, Sabrina Peterson, recently told BakerysandSnacks that she thinks “there is a lot of good” in hydroponics. 

New English law on gluten-free labeling: have your say

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a public consultation on gluten-free labeling in England.

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Bantam Bagels shatters American bagel stereotypes

Former Shark Tank competitors, Nick and Elyse Oleksak, share their story of how Bantam Bagels has expanded to more than 7,700 Starbucks locations and the frozen section of grocery stores...

Zeelandia UK acquires bakery fillings specialist James Fleming & Co.

Royal Dutch Zeelandia (Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep b.v.) has purchased mincemeat and fillings producer James Fleming & Co. from Südzucker Group.

Hostess expects to save $8m interest expense annually after refinancing

Twinkie’s maker Hostess Brands has announced the completion of a debt refinancing, including the terms of its existing first lien term loan and debt.

Food Vision 2016

Oats market is ripe for disruption, claimed Grainful’s president

Oats-based foods company, Grainful, has announced it is entering the initial growth stages after a period of market testing, scale up and market validation. Its products will be available in...

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