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Japan’s Calbee teams up with URC to tap Filipino snack food market

Filipino food major Universal Robina Corp's has partnered with Calbee Inc., Japan's largest snack food company, a move that will further establish both firms in Philippines’ growing packaged food market.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

Whole grain breakfast cereals lead the pack for total dietary fiber contribution, but many Americans still falling short of recommendations

The fiber and whole grain intakes of many Americans are still falling well short of the recommendations, but food such as ready to eat cereals, yeast bread/rolls, and oatmeal are...

Civil rights body seeks to end Kellogg Memphis lockout

The National Action Network (NAN) has stepped in to try and end a three-month stalemate between Kellogg and more than 200 workers over casual labor contracts.

Cricket bar start-up lands production deal

US start-up Exo has secured large-scale production and distribution for its cricket protein bars and is set to launch new flavors this spring.

Kettle Foods takes 70% reduced-fat baked line to UK

Kettle Foods is tackling new ground in the UK with small pack, better-for-you baked potato chips and says the new line plugs a market gap.

Nestlé injects $60m into Mexican cereal expansion

Nestlé will invest $60m to upgrade and expand cereal operations in Mexico, doubling capacity at the plant.

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Kellogg Australia makes kids cereal pledge

Kellogg Australia has pledged to donate at least two million servings of cereal to kids in 2014.

Premier Foods launches Hovis partnership with Gores Group

Premier Foods has launched a £87.5M joint venture with the US-based Gores Group to run its troubled Hovis bread and flour business.

Mixed reaction to Premier Foods’ Hovis partnership with Gores

Premier Foods’ £87.5M joint venture with the US-based Gores Group has drawn a mixed reception from leading City analysts, as the manufacturer confirmed trading profit for the year ended December...

Finsbury Food Group expects first half profit to be on track

Cake and bread bakery goods manufacturer Finsbury Food Group predicts profit will be in line with market expectations in the first half of its current financial year, ended December 28 2013.

Burton’s eyes snack leadership with vintage relaunch

Burton’s Biscuit Company wants to re-establish market leadership in savory snacks with a modern twist on its 1980s Fish ‘n’ Chips brand, the company's marketing head says.

Trades union ‘saddened’ by 140 job cuts at Kellogg

Trades union Usdaw said it was “saddened” to hear of the 140 job cuts planned at breakfast cereal giant Kellogg’s Wrexham factory, part of a global business restructure.

Bright Blue Foods cuts 57 jobs at cake plant

Bright Blue Foods aims to cut 57 jobs as it closes its Manchester bakery, which makes slab, loaf and Christmas cake, and shift production to other sites to improve efficiency.

Adult fun: Nestlé extends Toffee Crisp chocolate bar into cereal

Nestlé has made another chocolate brand extension, this time into breakfast, with adult-targeted Toffee Crisp cereal – set to be a win with older consumers, says innovation director at Mintel.

Mondelez adds investor Nelson Peltz to board

Mondelez International has added US ‘activist’ investor Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, the company has said.

Ambient bakery is ‘devoid of innovation’, says Bright Blue Foods CEO

The ambient bakery sector in the UK has been devoid of any innovation over the past few years and Bright Blue Foods is eager to change that, its CEO says.

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Royal Wessanen to divest IZICO frozen snacks business

Netherlands-based food company Royal Wessanen has said it has started preparations to divest IZICO, its frozen snacks business. 

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PepsiCo UK snack fire a ‘minor incident’

A fire at one of PepsiCo’s biggest UK snack plants was minor and has not impacted production, the company says.

Nestlé defends 'lunchbox friendly' claims after nut allergen rebuke

Nestlé has defended itself and its allergy charity consort against criticism of the marketing of its ''lunchbox friendly'' muesli bars to schools despite them being unsuitable for nut allergy sufferers. ...

Post unveils non-GMO verified Grape Nuts as Gen Mills says goodbye to GMOs in Original Cheerios

Cereals giant Post Foods has unveiled non-GMO verified Original Grape Nuts, just days after General Mills announced it had reformulated Original Cheerios to remove GMOs.

Mondelez touts 100% RSPO-certified palm oil - two years ahead of schedule

Mondelez International reached its 2015 goal of sourcing 100% RSPO-certified palm oil for all its purchases last year – two years ahead of schedule, the company has said.

New year, new waistline, new market? Kellogg slashes snack bar prices by 29%

Kellogg has cut prices of its single-serve cereal bars in the UK by 29% which could make them competitive amid waistline woes and catapult the brand out of the breakfast...

Finger foods may be best for people with Alzheimer's

Finger foods that are specifically designed for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease could help those suffering with the condition to eat more and improve their nutritional status, say researchers.

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Cascadian Farm plugs alternative protein trend with organic pea bars

General Mills-owned Cascadian Farm says its organic pea-based protein bars plug consumer desire for alternative protein sources.

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