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Absolutely aims new Superseed Clusters at gap in gluten-free market

Kayco Company-owned brand Absolutely Gluten Free has unveiled new snacking product Organic Superseed Crunch.

IFT 2016

Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Nature’s Own producer Flowers Foods faces fair-labor compliance review

Shares in Nature’s Own brand owner Flowers Foods have fallen following an announcement by the business that is to come under review by the US Department of Labor.

Snyder’s-Lance: Pop Secret can grow the microwave popcorn category

Snyder’s-Lance says it can grow the microwave popcorn category by reinvigorating the Pop Secret brand it acquired as part of Diamond Foods this year.

Amplify revenue up 26% despite slow Paqui tortilla chips sales

SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands has seen sales surge by more than a quarter, but admitted recently launched tortilla chip brand Paqui has got off to a slow start

Snyder’s-Lance reports overall growth in branded segment sales in Q2

Snack brands Lance, Snack Factory and Cape Cod have outperformed their respective categories in the past quarter, according to owner Snyder’s-Lance.

Fruit Bowl snack brand owner Stream Foods acquired by Bokomo

Cereals manufacturer Bokomo Foods has acquired UK fruit snacks business Stream Foods.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Tyrrells potato chips in $390m deal

UK-based potato chip brand Tyrrells is to be acquired by US SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands.

Financial results: Q2

Kellogg planning ‘aggressive’ changes to revive Special K snacks range

Special K has continued to drag down the performance of Kellogg’s US snacks segment – and the business says it is planning ‘more aggressive’ changes to the brand in the...

Post Holdings cereals division benefits from Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles growth

Growth in sales of Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles has driven an increase in Post Holdings' cereals business.

Scots baker Bells targets export market after doubling pastry capacity

Scottish pastry and pie manufacturer Bells Food Group has set its sights on high-volume contracts in the UK and overseas after completing the first stage in a £3.6m ($4.7m) factory...

Ferrero aims to ease North America struggles by acquiring Delacre: Analyst

Ferrero has reportedly made a bid to acquire Belgian biscuits and pastries manufacturer Delacre in a move one analyst says could support a push for North America and reduce its...

Kellogg to close US Town House and Kashi cracker factory

Kellogg is to close one of its US snacks production plants to reduce capacity in its cracker manufacturing operations.

Hearthside Food Solutions acquires bars and cookie firm Oak State Products

Hearthside Food Solutions is tapping growing demand for contract food manufacturing with the acquisition of Illinois bars and cookie producer Oak State Products.

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Kellogg spices up breakfast range with Pop-Tarts and Special K limited-editions

Kellogg has unveiled a raft of limited-edition products to tap the arrival of the fall season.

New product round-up July 2016: Lays goes global, Tango popcorn, Justin’s banana chip snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye

Bel Group to acquire MOM Group from LBO

The Bel Group and MOM Group’s management team have agreed to undertake exclusive negotiations with LBO France to acquire the MOM Group.

Unilever reveals it halted cornflake production in Israel over bacterial contamination

Unilever’s cornflakes have been in the spotlight in Israel after testing by the company revealed a bacterial contamination.

Financial Results

Hershey reports Q2 growth, continuing to target ‘snackfection’ trend

Hershey has posted 3.7% net sales growth in its second quarter results as it gears up to launch a 'snackfection' item later this year.

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

Mondelēz adapts Milka to local tastes for China launch

Mondelēz International has tailored its Milka brand to Chinese tastes ahead of September launch for the power brand in the emerging Chinese market. 

Grupo Bimbo US performance hindered by pressure in private label

Pressure on volumes in the US private label bread market has offset growth in Grupo Bimbo brands, the company has reported.

Bimbo takes Eureka national as US organic bread category soars 18%

Bimbo Bakeries has rolled out its Eureka brand nationally as US demand for organic bread continues to grow.

ConAgra tightens business focus through sales of JM Swank and Spicetec

Slim Jim owner ConAgra Foods has sold its JM Swank and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings businesses.

Gruma: US snack firms drive corn flour demand - but tortilla sales fall

Mexican tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – says US snacks manufacturers are showing a growing appetite for its corn flour.

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