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Treehouse Foods reports strong US snacks sales in first quarter

Treehouse Foods – which last week recalled dozens of products in a listeria scare – has reported a good performance by its North American snacking foods in the first quarter...

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Supply chain communication ‘the basics’ for allergen control – General Mills

Communication in the supply chain is ‘the basics’ when dealing with potential allergens, according to the European external quality manager at General Mills.

Kellogg US snacks sales hit by direct store delivery shake-up

A major reorganization of Kellogg’s snacks direct store delivery system took its toll on sales in the first quarter of the year, the company has admitted.

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Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle taps organic boom with new range

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.

Treehouse Foods recalls almost 100 products in sunflower seed listeria scare

Treehouse Foods has voluntarily recalled almost 100 products over fears they may contain sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Oatmega producer Boundless Nutrition

Amplify Snack Brands – producer of SkinnyPop popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips – has acquired fellow Texas business Boundless Nutrition.

Kellogg taps protein and ancient grains trends with breakfast and snacks NPD

Kellogg has unveiled a raft of new breakfast and snacking products as it looks to tap key consumer trends including demand for protein and ancient grains.

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Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

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Snack Innovations to tap key consumer trends with first organic popcorn lines

US manufacturer Snack Innovations is set to unveil its first USDA Organic snack ranges under the new Awesome Organics brand.

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Duke’s Smoked Meats eyes 'aggressive growth' after landing Target listing

Meat snack manufacturer Duke’s Smoked Meats has revealed its expectations for "aggressive growth" after securing listings for its Smoked Shorty Sausages in select Target stores across the US. ...

Change of tack: Bimbo switches focus from restructuring to efficiency gains

Grupo Bimbo says it now has a major opportunity to boost the efficiency and productivity of its US and Canada business after concluding restructuring work.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

Addition of peanut flour to some Kellogg’s snacks “outrages” consumers, prompts petition

Kellogg’s efforts to appease consumers who asked it not to add peanut flour to several previously allergy-safe snacks has backfired on the manufacturer – further aggravating parents of children who...

Brand growth and currency drive 21% hike in Grupo Bimbo North America sales

Increased marketing investment and more effective promotional activity has helped drive a 21% year-on-year hike in net sales of Grupo Bimbo’s North American business.

Alpha Baking moves into sweet goods with ConAgra bakeries acquisition

S Rosen’s brand owner Alpha Baking Co is extending into sweet goods with the acquisition of two US bakeries from ConAgra Foods.

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Graze.com moves into bagged sharing snacks with new range

Snacks subscription service Graze.com has extended into the bagged snacks market with six products launching in stores next month.

What happened when US consumers had chance to transform Lays chips line-up?

A high-profile marketing push announced by PepsiCo in January gave US shoppers the chance to reshape the Lays potato chip line-up – and they have voted to keep it as...

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list...

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Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

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LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

Gruma to take Mission brand into new markets as net sales grow 17% in Q1

Tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – has reported a 17% year on year hike in net sales in the first quarter of 2016.

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Pretzel Pete reformulating products following Mini Twists launch

US brand Pretzel Pete is reformulating some of its range to give them a cleaner label using non-GMO ingredients.

PepsiCo adds ancient grains quinoa and amaranth to Quaker line-up

PepsiCo is extending its Quaker line-up with four new products featuring ‘supergrains’ such as quinoa or amaranth.

Jack Link's to sell direct to US snackers through e-commerce platform

Jack Links has launched an e-commerce platform enabling it to sell its meat snacks direct to US consumers.

Grupo Bimbo to buy General Mills Argentina bakery and foodservice arm

General Mills is to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo.

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