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Dual-filled pastries should inspire market, says Lantmännen Unibake

 Lantmännen Unibake wants to challenge and establish new eating experiences among consumers with its dual-filled pastries, it says.

Is Nestlé looking to divest its Powerbar sports nutrition brand?

Nestle has declined to comment on a report in Reuters  suggesting that it is looking to divest its PowerBar brand.

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Kellogg backs US Winter Olympians

The Kellogg Company has sponsored US Winter Olympians with two of its cereal and granola brands Bear Naked and Kashi.

General Mills unveils sustainable sourcing commitments for 10 core raw materials

UPDATED - General Mills has unveiled a commitment to sustainably source 10 key ingredients, representing 50% of its raw material purchases, by 2020. 

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Andre Agassi teams up with V20 Foods to launch Box Budd!es snacks for kids

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education has teamed up with Michigan-based private label specialist V20 Foods to create Andre Agassi's Box Budd!es, a line of kids' snacks that will be...

From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

‘It’s a classic’: Flowers goes retro with Wonder bread roll-out

Flowers Foods is bringing Wonder bread back to shelves with retro pack designs in a bid to spark consumer nostalgia in the US, its vice president of marketing says.

Premier Foods: another boss quits

Premier Foods’ executive director and chief financial officer (cfo) Mark Moran is to leave the firm, in what City analyst Panmure Gordon called further evidence that “the revolving door continues to...

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PepsiCo eyes expansion with new AMEA CEO

PepsiCo has appointed a new chief executive officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region as it aims to bolster penetration in the region.

Tyrrells forays into ‘permissible indulgence’ with apple crisps

UK-based Tyrrells has expanded its premium, hand-cooked chip portfolio with the launch of two apple varieties – taking the brand into permissible indulgence territory, its marketing manager says.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: KELLOGG ASIA PACIFIC PRESIDENT – PART II

Kellogg APAC president: We’re ready to drive Pringles deeper into Asia

Pringles brand awareness is varied across Asia Pacific but commercial innovations like seasonal marketing and in-store promotions should deepen traction, Kellogg’s Asia Pacific president says.

McKee Foods brings back Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, Yodels, Drake’s Coffee Cake 10 months after Hostess collapse: ‘We had to start from scratch’

The return of brands from the former Hostess stable including Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, Yodels and Drake’s Coffee Cake on Monday will be followed by several other Drake’s products in...

United Biscuits unveils McVitie’s Christmas cake range

United Biscuits has revealed its UK Christmas cake range – including some old favorites like Jamaica Ginger Cake and Galaxy Mistletoe Kisses, along with a new Irish cream cake bar. The...

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Manufacturing capability shortfalls prompt Bimbo Bakeries plant closure

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) will close a Californian bakery and shift production elsewhere after careful analysis showed shortfalls in the infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities, the regional vice president said.

General Mills has ‘unwavering faith’ that cereal is an adaptable category

The US breakfast cereal category can be bolstered by unlocking neglected brands and pushing deeper into the natural segment, the head of cereals at General Mills says.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: KELLOGG ASIA PACIFIC PRESIDENT – PART I

Kellogg APAC president: We're in a position to create the breakfast category in Asia

Kellogg is in a position to drive, shape and ultimately create a cereal category in Asia Pacific, and that’s exactly what it plans on doing, its regional president says.

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Betty Crocker and Hershey launch baking mixes

Betty Crocker has teamed up with confectionery major Hershey to launch a range of cookie and cupcake mixes.

Trigon Snacks likely to be snapped up by UK firm: Analyst

Nut manufacturer Trigon Snacks, the maker of UK Planters, will likely be bought out of administration by another domestic player, an analyst says.

Big interview: Sarah Wallace, co-founder, the good bean

Chickpeas are the new chia, says the boss of The Good Bean. Welcome to the next generation of high-protein snacking

After spending years marketing products from Luna Bars and PopChips to thinkThin bars, The Good Bean co-founder Sarah Wallace knew a thing or two about building healthy snacking brands before...

General Mills named to sustainability honor roll

Cereal and snack brand owner General Mills has been added to a list of possible targets for sustainable-minded investors.

Peanut processor Trigon Snacks enters administration

Trigon Snacks, the maker of pub favourite peanut brands such as Big D and Planters, has entered administration as a result of cash flow problems, putting more than 130 jobs...

Big interview: Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO, Hampton Creek Foods

Plant egg entrepreneur: ‘We’re not in business just to sell products to vegans in Northern California’

Egg replacers have been around for years, acknowledges the entrepreneur who has persuaded everyone from Bill Gates to the co-founder of PayPal to part with some serious cash to fund...

‘We’ve slashed the salt, now where's the credit?’

Bradford-based Seabrook crisps has slashed its products’ salt levels by 20% – but its boss says the industry as a whole is not getting the credit is deserves for undertaking...

A masterstroke? Pepsi-flavored Cheetos could spell innovative salt reduction

Frito-Lay’s limited edition Pepsi-flavored Cheetos in Japan aren’t anything ground-breaking, but the new taste profile could be used as a platform to reduce salt levels, an innovation expert says....

B&G Foods builds up natural snacks empire, sees “huge upside” for True North and Pirate’s Booty

Natural snack brands including Pirate’s Booty (gluten-free rice and corn puffs) and True North (premium nut clusters) have huge untapped growth potential, bosses at B&G Foods told delegates at the...

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