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Sekar Laut to bring Indonesian crackers to US ready-to-eat snacks market

Indonesian business Sekar Laut is seeking a US manufacturer to help launch its crackers as a ready-to-eat snack in the American market. 

Investment firm Clearlake acquires Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips producer

That’s How We Roll – US-based producer of snack brands Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips – has been acquired by private investment firm Clearlake Capital.

CFSAF: 'Gen Mills was forced to make decision because of Senate’s failure to act'

General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: 'We can’t label our products for only one state'

It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...

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New line of Ridges, packaging refresh gives popchips a leg up on conventional competition

Ruffles may have ridges, but now so too do popchips – and with significantly less fat and fewer calories than the conventional competitor the better-for-you brand is in a strong...

Aryzta CEO 'regrets having to' sell $17m of shares in the bakery business

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian has sold shares in the business worth around $17m – but insists the move is no indication of his confidence in the company.

Minions help Finsbury Foods Group sales grow to $220m in half-year

Universal Picture's smash-hit Minions characters helped boost revenues at UK bakery business Finsbury Food Group to more than £150m ($211m) in the first half of its financial year.

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Jack Link’s boss on grass-fed beef, Lorissa’s Kitchen and retail outlets

It’s been a busy few months for the household name in US jerky – just weeks after launching a new brand, Jack Link’s announced it had acquired a supplier of...

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The number of bites, not calories, influences satiety, Enjoy Life Foods CMO says

Research showing the repetition of taking multiple bites is more satiating than one piece or bite regardless of the calorie-count is what inspired Enjoy Life Food to develop mini versions...

Investigation launched into video of man 'urinating' on Kellogg production line

A criminal investigation has been launched after video footage emerged of a man apparently urinating on a Kellogg production line in the US.

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Nature’s Bakery launches brownies as it aims to build national brand

US manufacturer Nature’s Bakery has set out its mission to create a nationally known brand with the launch of double-chocolate brownies and a NASCAR sponsorship.

Tale of two markets: Aryzta reports decline in US and growth in Europe

Speciality baking business Aryzta has reported a decline in underlying revenue from its US division, while in-store bakery growth has driven a strong performance in Europe.

General Mills aiming to double its use of organic acreage by 2019

General Mills has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.

Popcorn to grow $4bn globally by 2020 - but US market share predicted to shrink

Latin America and the Asia-Pacific countries are tipped to increase their share of the global popcorn market over the next five years.

Good Thins: Mondelēz International unveils 'wholesome' savory snack brand

Mondelēz International is aiming to meet US consumer demand for “more wholesome” savory snacks with the launch of a new brand.

McVitie's and Jacob's lines to go back into production at flood-hit UB factory

United Biscuits’ factory in Carlisle is set to resume production – three months after being severely damaged by flooding.

Deal will help Dang expand its presence in club, drug & convenience channels

Sonoma Brands makes its first investment: 'Dang Foods is a true category disrupter in snacks'

Dang Foods – a Berkeley-based firm specializing in whole food snacks (coconut chips, onion chips)- is the first company to receive funding from Sonoma Brands, a food incubator run by...

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Dick Stevens aiming to grow jerky/trail mix category with new products

Dick Stevens - producer of a range of products that combine trail mix with jerky - is hoping to increase brand awareness with the launch of three new lines.

ELEMENT Snacks aims to “reinvent” rice cakes with help from $2 million in Series Seed funds

An injection of $2 million in Series Seed funds will help startup ELEMENT Snacks “reinvent rice cakes into fun snacks” by enabling it to expand distribution and roll out new...

Cereal thriller: General Mills gives away Batman and Superman comic books

General Mills has again partnered with DC Comics to give away superhero comic books with its breakfast cereals in the US.

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US supplier Sioux Natural launches vegan plant-based egg substitute

Iowa-based Sioux Natural has developed a plant-based egg alternative targeted at the wholesale baking industry

In the bag: Snyder's-Lance completes Diamond Foods acquisition

Snyder's-Lance has completed its acquisition of Kettle brand owner Diamond Foods.

Orkla adds UK grocery to sales channels with Waverley Bakery acquisition

Bakery ingredients business Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI) has boosted its presence in the ice cream cones and wafers market with the acquisition of Scottish supplier The Waverley Bakery Limited.

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

Pinnacle Foods reveals plans to streamline Boulder Brands product range

New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.

Campbell Soup Co reports 23% surge in snacks and biscuits division profits

Pepperidge Farm owner Campbell Soup Co has reported strong profit growth from its Global Biscuits and Snacks division.

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