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Interview with Zego allergy-friendly nutrition bar founders Colleen Kavanagh and Jonathan Shambroom

Zego ‘allergy-friendly’ bar founders: Industry must do more than slap allergen disclaimers on pack

The manufacturers of a soy-, nut-, dairy- and gluten-free protein bar are hoping to make allergy-friendly products more accessible for on-the-go consumers with national distribution on Amazon.com and a strong...

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Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos in Japan

PepsiCo has developed another beverage-inspired flavor for its Cheetos brand in Japan – this time, Mountain Dew.

Genius ‘suitably busy’ amid global expansion

Gluten-free major Genuis is suitably busy with an ambitious international expansion plan as it moves into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its commercial director says.

Kosher is only one slice of Wholly Wholesome’s pie, says CEO

Opportunities in kosher bakery alone are fairly limited, but alongside gluten-free, vegan and organic it’s valuable, says Wholly Wholesome CEO.

General Mills: Next generation growth is in subscription snacking

General Mills says its subscription snacking service Nibblr will feed next generation business growth as convenience booms.

Cheerio GMOs! But can General Mills have its non-GMO cake and eat it?

Is it possible to have your non-GMO cake and eat it?

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PepsiCo Doritos Super Bowl competition heats up

 PepsiCo has selected five finalist video entries for its user-generated Super Bowl advert competition.

Grupo Bimbo CSR app – lost on consumers, good for business

Grupo Bimbo’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) app is unlikely to spark interest among consumers but could prove valuable as a way to collate business efforts and differentiate, says an innovation...

Consumers tolerate breads with as much as 30% less salt in university test

Bakers seeking to meet sodium reduction targets can take hope in new research conducted at Oregon State University that shows that consumers are willing to accept lower-salt breads and, if...

Original Cheerios going GMO-free

General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties...

Skinny bread: Warburtons to invest £20m in sandwich alternatives

UK bread major Warburtons will pump £20m ($32.8m) into a new production plant dedicated to sandwich alternatives as demand in the segment booms.

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General Mills debuts subscription snack service

General Mills is experimenting with a concept that ships snacks directly to consumers through a subscription service. Called Nibblr, the service offers four small boxes of various snacks for $6. 

Back to Nature Foods acquires SnackWell’s from Mondelez

Back to Nature Foods plans to increase its scale in the ‘important’ cookie and cracker categories with newly acquired SnackWell’s business.

Goodman Fielder sells biscuit business to Green’s Foods

Australian food major Goodman Fielder has announced that it has sold its biscuits business to Green’s Food Holdings, a move in line with its strategy over the last two years...

Japanese food majors to launch new instant noodle brand in India

Two of Japan’s major food makers have reached an agreement to set up instant noodle joint-ventures in India and Nigeria to meet growing demand from these markets.

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in...

General Mills: ‘We are not waiting on industry trends to improve’

General Mills reported lower-than-expected earnings for Q2, fiscal 2014 but said it plans to reinvigorate business in the second half with NPD.

Kellogg NPD: Mess-free frozen breakfasts target morning rush

Kellogg’s new frozen breakfast products are mess-free, on-the-go options that will attract today’s busy consumer, an analyst says. 

Pastry makers should brighten up, says Pidy

The patisserie world has not fully tapped into vibrant colors but should, a manager at Pidy says.

Change in Brussels is biggest 2014 challenge for Euro snacks

Snack makers will need to iron out misperceptions and talk about health efforts all over again as EU parliament changes next year, says the European Snacks Association (ESA).

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POP! Gourmet Popcorn secures landmark distribution deal in Middle East

Premium popcorn maker POP! Gourmet Popcorn has struck a deal with a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East that will significantly boost its presence in international markets.

Choice is important when snacking is a way of life, says SFA CEO

A broad and mixed range of healthy and traditional snacks is important as snacking becomes a way of life for Americans, the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA) says.

Bread deal should boost Premier Foods

Premier Foods should gain ground from any deal involving its bread business, according to Investec analyst Nicola Mallard.

Confectioner Cloetta ready to compete in snacks after acquisition

Dry roasted nut maker Alrifai Nutisal has been acquired by Nordic confectionery firm Cloetta.

Food processing seasonal products: Pandoro Xmas cake

'Christmas and cakes: an Italian combo thanks to “pandoro”, the traditional Christmas cake which accompanies Italian consumers throughout the holidays together with the Milanese cake “panettone”.

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