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PepsiCo road testing Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda in US

Nacho cheese Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda - a taste combination dubbed 'Dewitos' - is being road tested by PepsiCo at colleges across the US.

Mondelēz to acquire Vietnamese biscuit leader Kinh Do for $370m

Mondelēz International will acquire a 80% stake in Vietnam’s leading biscuit firm Kinh Do to spur growth in the rising Asia-Pacific market.

French trade dispute dents Mondelēz Q3 earnings

Mondelēz International third-quarter earnings fell 11% compared to last year due to disputes with French retailers over wholesale pricing changes and 'soft' developed market demand.

Yildiz still lacks 'power brands' after United Biscuits buy: Analyst

Yildiz Holding's acquisition of UK United Biscuits makes it the world's third largest biscuit player, but now it will have to work hard to find its 'power brand' answer to Mondelēz's...

Turkey’s Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi nets United Biscuits

United Biscuits (UB) has been sold to Turkish food firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, private equity owners Blackstone and PAI Partners have confirmed.

Protein gummies hit sweet spot of convenience, taste and consumer weariness with other sources, developer says

Protein fortification continues to be a hot topic, with high protein forms of shakes and other beverages, nutrition bars, cereals and other foods crowding the market.  Now startup company Rap...

Special K global rebrand set for 2015

Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.

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KP Snacks targets value with £1 price-marked nuts

KP Snacks has launched £1 price-marked nuts across its four top-selling flavors to try and drive sales in convenience stores.

Henry's Humdingers wants to spread word about spicy honey and the problems afflicting bees

CEO Henry Miller had a vision for his company, Henry’s Humdingers, when he founded it. He wanted to give consumers a new take on honey and at the same time...

Lance Snacks bets big on radio

Snyder’s-Lance is using radio rather than TV for its latest Lance Snacks marketing campaign to target consumers effectively – while on the go, the senior brand director says.

Chaucer Foods buys 65% stake in US snacks firm

Chaucer Foods has agreed to buy 65% of US-based Crunchies Food Company, which supplies healthy snacks, including freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, to expand its global business.

Simply 7 Snacks: If you’re making a quinoa chip, consumers expect quinoa to be the first ingredient

While Beanitos probably has a higher profile, fellow Texan chip maker Simply7 snacks has quietly carved out an equally impressive niche in the better-for-you snacks aisle over the past four...

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg NPD scientist: Protein has plenty of challenges

Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.

Exo cricket bar founder: ‘It’s been a constant game of not running out of product’

Food technology startup Exo has closed a $1.2 million seed funding round, which will help the cricket-fueled protein bar maker expand its product line and dramatically boost production to keep...

General Mills develops ancient grains Cheerios

General Mills will launch ancient grains Cheerios to take the fast-growing trend into mainstream cereal, its marketing manager for cereal innovation says.

UK firm seeks partner to upscale baking quality marque

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is looking for a partner to develop and drive forward its bakery quality stamp in the UK.

Kashi: Not enough people know about Kamut Khorasan wheat

Kashi says inclusion of Kamut Khorasan wheat in its organic granola should drive awareness of the nutrition-dense, lesser known grain.

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New bakery for Bertinet Warburtons partnership

Artisan bakery Bertinet, in partnership with Warburtons, is to open a second bakery at its Milton Keynes site to serve the south east of England.

Consumers want to see what you are putting into the product as well as what isn’t in there

The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks: ‘All-natural’ is all very well, but what really matters is nutrient density

With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better Snacks has been nothing short of meteoric. But while great branding, its focus...

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United Biscuits appoints Sunday Times’ NED of the year

United Biscuits has appointed the Sunday Times’ non-executive director of the year, Frank Meysman, as its non-executive chairman.

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Warburtons donates £10,000 to youth charity

UK bread major Warburtons has pledged £10,000 ($15,900) to a youth charity project focused on driving employment.

Seabrook Crisps pumps cash into production

Seabrook Crisps has invested £32,730 in new machinery and the creation of at least four jobs as part of wider plans to boost innovation, improve production flexibility and boost sales.

United Biscuits hungry for impulse channel growth

United Biscuits will take its core savory snack lines on a UK depot tour to engage with retailers on how best to stock and display products in impulse channels.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Flowers Foods on sodium reduction: Try salt first… it’s the low-hanging fruit

Bakers should consider slashing salt content before turning to sodium alternatives, says the VP of technical service at Flowers Foods.

Finsbury buys Fletchers Bakeries for £56M

Finsbury Food Group, the cake, bread and bakery goods manufacturer, has acquired the Fletchers Group of Bakeries for £56M from private equity owner Vision Capital.

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