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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”.

Pringles Christmas flavors: Sweet-savory for the traveled consumer

Sweet-savory Christmas Pringles in the US and UK draw inspiration from Asia and target traveled consumers, its EMEA flavor development leader says.

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Limited edition cream stew Cheetos in Japan

Frito-Lay has developed cream stew flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market.

Bitter sweet? Frito-Lay's Wavy chips have 'too much chocolate'

Frito-Lay has used too much chocolate on its new Wavy chips but the product should do very well in the indulgent snacks arena, an analyst says.

ADM on transatlantic differences: “American sweet” protein bar

Europe is still behind America on the nutrition bar trend and European perceptions of sweetness levels are different, says ADM marketing boss.

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Hostess Brands may move beyond US soon, president says

Hostess Brands could move beyond the US as strong interest from around the world has the potential to spark partnerships, its president says.

Only in Waterford: Blaa bread granted EU protection

Traditional Irish blaa bread joins the likes of the Cornish pasty as it is granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) by the European Union. 

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C.H. Guenther & Son seals three Canadian acquisition deals

C.H. Guenther & Son (CHG) has acquired three Canadian bakery companies in a bid to expand its geographical reach.

Europe Snacks changes hands

France’s leading private label snack maker Europe Snacks has been sold by private equity firm IK Investment Partners to another private equity company Apax Partners.

Cake manufacturer pumps millions into production

Bright Blue Foods, formerly McCambridge Foods’ cake business, is investing millions in its facilities in Poland and Blackburn, having secured new funding and renamed itself, according to ceo Andrew Johnson.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

General Mills cereal tactics: Fan bases, adult fun, gluten-free and protein

General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.

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General Mills launches limited edition Star Wars packs

General Mills hopes to create a buzz as it  launches cereal packs containing Star War pens and encourages consumers to engage in ‘Cereal Wars’ on social media.

Competing with PepsiCo: How to be a top 10 snack player

PepsiCo holds six slots in the top 10 global snack brands and fighting for a space is a huge challenge for other snack makers but not impossible, an analyst says.

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