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Going online means you can capture millennials, says Busken Bakery VP

Moving business online enables bakers to pick up new, younger customers because of the convenience factor, says the vice president of Busken Bakery.

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Corporate altruism: Oxymoron or get-real solution?

Writing up an article on Kellogg’s World Food Day initiative yesterday, that age old question seemed to buzz through: is there really such a thing as a selfless good deed?...

Canada Bread forms committee in wake of potential Maple Leaf sell-off

Canada Bread has established an independent committee to protect business as parent company Maple Leaf considers selling its 90% stake in the bread firm.

Kellogg “spearheading” hunger relief efforts with breakfasts initiative

Kellogg says its commitment to fighting global hunger does not stop at events like last week’s World Food Day.

GMO debate gets ugly as General Mills takes flak from GMO Inside and GMA is sued by Washington State attorney general

In new developments in the highly charged debate over GMOs, General Mills has been targeted in a report blasted by a plant geneticist as “a collection of discredited studies and...

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Snikiddy develops Asian-inspired veggie snacks

Snikiddy has developed a soy and ginger variety of its vegetable snack to tap into unique flavor demands, it says.

General Mills wants to liven up cereal: ‘It’s part of the American pop culture’

General Mills took its faith in the struggling cereal category up a notch this week with a national cereal lovers initiative across the US in a bid to inject the...

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Unilever joins with Solidaridad to tackle sustainable sugar cane challenge

Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.

Tastes like Christmas: Pringles develops mint choc and cinnamon festive flavors

Pringles' sweet crisp flavors will capitalize on the UK Christmas snack rush and a growing consumer curiosity for flavor experimentation, says analyst. 

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Bare Fruit spices up its apple chip line

Natural fruit snack specialist Bare says its two new flavor combinations are ‘unexpected’ and should draw consumers in.

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Flowers Foods kickstarts ex-Hostess production plant

Flowers Foods will begin production at an ex-Hostess production plant later this year to meet market demand, its president and CEO says.

Natco owner buys Trigon out of administration

Trigon Snacks, maker of Big D, Planters and Passion Shed brands, has been snatched from administration in an eleventh hour sale to Choithram & Sons, owner of Natco Foods....

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Host of brands go Fair Trade USA certified

Lake Champlain Chocolates, Alter Eco and Ripple Brands have all announced products that will carry Fair Trade USA certification labels.

Kellogg wants ‘productive dialogue’ between Wilmar and RAN after palm oil protests

The Kellogg Company hopes its Asian partner Wilmar International can have a productive dialogue with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) over issues surrounding its palm oil sourcing.

Union urges Trigon administrator to save 110 jobs

Unite the union has urged administrator Duff & Phelps to involve government in a last-minute bid to save at least 110 jobs at the Liverpool snack manufacturer Trigon Snacks.

Trick or treat: Frito-Lay ‘on point’ with Halloween Cheetos

Frito-Lay has made a smart move with its limited edition glow in the dark Cheetos pack for the Halloween season, an innovation expert says.

Big intervew: David Israel, Founder and CEO, POP! Gourmet Popcorn

Who makes Oprah’s favorite gourmet popcorn? Meet the king of pop…

In year one of launching its first retail products, POP! Gourmet Popcorn notched up sales of almost $1m. In year two, it’s looking at $3-4m. Next year, it's aiming for...

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Mrs Bector’s investor 'looking to divest stake in biscuits business'

Rumours persist that one of India’s leading bakery and condiments companies is looking to sell off the controlling stake in its biscuits business to private equity investors.

Diamond Foods on road to recovery says CEO as firm drops $147m into the red in Q4

While its fourth quarter figures make for dismal reading, there are some silver linings to the clouds that have enveloped Diamond Foods for the past couple of years, CEO Brian...

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.

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