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Boulder Brands: 5-10% of US wheat-based categories are going to be gluten-free in 3-5 years

While many grocery brands are struggling to generate any growth right now, top gluten-free brands Udi's and Glutino notched up combined net sales growth of 53% in the latest quarter,...

Premier Foods tight-lipped on bread sale

Premier Foods is remaining tight-lipped about reports that the Mexican bakery Grupo Bimbo may acquire its troubled bread division, as the firm’s short-term prospects divided City opinion.

Maggots found in Weetabix in the UK

Maggots have been found in a chocolate Weetabix product in the UK.

Does Frito-Lay want a taste of the candy market?

Frito-Lay’s move to develop chocolate-dipped potato chips bridges the gap into candy, broadening its consumer catchment at a clever time, says an analyst.

SPECIAL EDITION: MINIMIZING COSTS THROUGH INGREDIENTS

Bakers look to commodity supply for cost management

Rather than innovative formulation changes to manage costs, bakers across the globe are instead going back to basics and cleverly sourcing commodities. 

Premier Foods seeks partner for bread business

Premier Foods has confirmed press reports that it is seeking a partner to raise funding for its troubled bread business.

Kellogg's "difficult" cut-backs

Project K: Kellogg chomps 7% of global workforce

Kellogg Company will axe 7% - 2000+ staff - of its workforce by the end of 2017 as part of a four year efficiency program designed to drive growth.

Walkers Crisps plant production restored after fire

PepsiCo’s Walkers Crisps factory at Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, has returned to normal production levels following a blaze that took 60 firefighters to bring under control.

Grupo Bimbo Visa agreement to boost Mexican business

Grupo Bimbo hopes to boost Mexican business thanks to an agreement with Visa via its technology subsidiary that enables small Mexican retailers to accept electronic card payments.

Premier Foods ‘ahead’ on scrapping suppliers

Premier Foods is ahead of target on cutting suppliers and product lines, according to ceo Gavin Darby, reporting on third quarter (Q3) financial results yesterday.

General Mills makes health gains across US categories

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. retail sales volume since 2005, with more than 20% improvement in fiscal 2013 alone. 

Kellogg’s Live Nation music app is just a novelty, says analyst

Kellogg has developed an interactive music mobile app with entertainment major Live Nation but the move will only be semi-interesting for consumers and considered a novelty, says an analyst.

Kellogg frustrated and disappointed over Memphis lockout

The Kellogg Company has locked out workers at its Memphis plant over union rows regarding casual labor contracts; a decision it says has left the company in a “frustrating and disappointing” position....

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Canada Bread Company in $120m Olivieri Foods sale

Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary, Canada Bread Company, is selling Olivieri Foods to Ebro Foods, Madrid, for approximately $120m.

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Hearthside Food Solutions in rumored $1bn sell-off

Private equity firm Wind Point Partners is rumored to sell off Hearthside Food Solutions for more than $1bn, according to Reuters news agency.

Independent crisp maker: Consumers fed up with profiteering big brands

Start-up UK chip maker Tags Tasty Crisps will succeed in a crowded market because its independence will appeal to despondent consumers, its CEO says.

SPECIAL EDITION: ENERGY-SAVING BAKING

Innovative energy efficiency: Bakers aren’t fully on board yet…

Next generation energy-saving technologies do exist for bakers but not everyone is jumping on board, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).

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.

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