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Allied Bakeries launches white bread ‘saviour’

Allied Bakeries (AB) will use consumer diet and health concerns in a bid to reverse a predicted 8% sales decline in white plant bread products in the next few years.

General Mills hopes comic books will invigorate cereal

General Mills hopes to influence purchase decisions in the cereal aisle with a limited edition comic book series across selected Big G brands.

SFA: Nutrition labeling will ‘expose’ snacks but we remain confident

Nutrition labeling will expose snacks for what they are, but we’re committed to being transparent and confident US consumers will remain a snacking nation, says the CEO of the Snack...

Late July CEO: The brand just exploded... We’ve tripled our revenues in three years

In 2012, Late July’s revenues were a modest $18.6m. In 2014, founder and CEO Nicole Dawes says the brand is "currently at a $60M run rate", primarily due to explosive...

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Premier has ‘brightest outlook in a decade’: City

Premier Foods now has “the brightest outlook for a decade”, after re-engineering its balance sheet with a major refinancing plan, says City analyst Shore Capital.

Kellogg muesli launch taps into ‘superfood’ trend

Kellogg Australia’s new Fibrelicious muesli expands the brand beyond its traditional flake format and taps into the ‘superfood’ seed trend, according to a Datamonitor analyst.

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United Biscuits R&D targets impulse channel

 United Biscuits has revamped the cheese flavor of its baked Mini Cheddars snack, developed a new chili beef flavor and added more price marked packs to target impulse buys.

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Bakery supplier Zeelandia promotes food industry in school

Bakery supplier Zeelandia is backing National Apprenticeship Week by offering an insight into careers in the food industry to girls at Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster.

Premier Foods’ finance deal to ‘liberate it from the past’

Premier Foods has revealed 18% growth in trading profit in full-year results for 2013, alongside a new pensions deal and a much-awaited major capital restructuring plan designed to “liberate the firm...

Interview with Bobo's Oat Bars founder Beryl Stafford

Bobo’s oat bars at the crux of convenience, gluten-free

Ten years after Bobo’s Oat Bars first hit natural food store and coffee shop shelves in Boulder, CO, the now profitable cereal bar manufacturer is capitalizing on the parallel growth...

Top PepsiCo exec slams Peltz for selective ‘financial engineering’

PepsiCo has hit out at activist investor Nelson Peltz for continuing to press for a split between its beverage and snack arms, and says his use of data is ‘selective,...

Who is the gluten-free consumer? Find out at the FoodNavigator-USA Forum: Gluten-free in Perspective

Are consumers who say they’re avoiding gluten really just avoiding wheat? Can we trust survey data about the number of people following ‘gluten-free diets’? Are market researchers' (wildly differing) estimates...

Exotic snack flavor innovation must go beyond heat, says Snyder’s Lance

The American palate is more welcoming of exotic, ethnic flavors but snack innovation must go beyond just hot and spicy, says Snyder’s-Lance innovation head.

PopChips agrees $2.4m ‘all-natural’ lawsuit settlement; settlements also likely in Kashi and Bear Naked cases

Snack maker PopChips looks set to become the latest firm to stop using the term ‘all-natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a lawsuit alleging it misled consumers...

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only...

Indulgence Patisserie’s £2.5M plant to add up to 30 jobs

Desserts business Indulgence Patisserie aims to create 25–30 jobs in the next three years after completing a new factory next to its existing Colchester facility.

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Fruit pouch snack maker opens second US plant

Materne North America, the makers of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce, will reportedly invest $85m in a food processing plant in Nampa, Idaho, creating 230 jobs.

Associated British Foods results undermined by sugar

Weak sugar prices will be offset by a strong performance of its budget clothing business Primark, according to Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) pre-close trading statement, covering the first half of...

Grupo Bimbo doubles full-year profits, pulls in historical EBIDTA

Grupo Bimbo doubled its net profit for 2013 and totted up its highest ever EBIDTA – improvements that defined what its CEO described as a ‘pivotal’ year.

Food firm told to pay £5.4k for finger injury

A London food firm has been ordered to pay £5,400 after one of its workers suffered serious finger injuries while cleaning a poorly guarded machine.

Frito-Lay CEO: We went very, very deep on snack occasions

Frito-Lay has looked deeply into consumer snacking occasions to get a better understanding on how to sway business, its CEO says.

Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

Euromonitor: Grupo Bimbo could face disappointment with Canada Bread

Grupo Bimbo will have its work cut out baking up success in Canada and could be disappointed if it expects too much, says analyst. 

Goodbye GMOs (and vitamin B12, D, A, and Riboflavin): New non-GMO Grape Nuts and Original Cheerios are ‘certainly less nutritious’, claims professor

The new non-GMO formulations of Original Cheerios and Grape Nuts might be made without ingredients from genetically engineered crops, but they also come with fewer vitamins - although brand owners...

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we...

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