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Fannie May taps meal kit boom with Apron & Spoon launch

Chicago chocolate brand Fannie May has launched Apron & Spoon collection exclusively at its retail stores and its own website. 

Kellogg renews sponsorship of US Olympic Committee for 2018 and 2020 Games

Kellogg is renewing its partnership with US Olympic Committee, which it will sponsor through the 2018 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Lightlife advances mission to “change the culture of meat” with launch of plant-based Smart Jerky

Vegetarians and vegans can now participate in the quickly growing jerky craze that continues to sweep the US thanks to the launch of Lightlife’s plant-based Smart Jerky. 

Can chip-less Doritos packs get America’s youngsters to the ballot box?

PepsiCo snack brand Doritos is hoping to encourage Millennial consumers to vote in the US presidential election with limited-edition packs containing cardboard triangles instead of tortilla chips.

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

PepsiCo US Quaker mill to supply gluten-free oats for UK market

PepsiCo has launched a raft of new products under its Quaker Oats brand in the UK, including gluten-free oats and breakfast pouches containing cereal and yogurt.

Hippeas organic chickpea puffs explode out of the blocks as founder predicts revenues could go from zero to $35m by the end of 2018

Most new food & beverage brands quietly disappear after their creators run out of cash or patience; while those that do make it often slog away for years before the...

General Mills aiming to revive Fiber One snacks with NPD and marketing push

General Mills is hoping to turn around the performance of its Fiber One snacks with a marketing push and new and revamped products.

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Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

PepsiCo launching Swiss Chalet chips at retail after sell-out foodservice debut

Swiss Chalet sauce-flavored Lays potato chips – rolled out earlier this month in restaurants – are now getting a retail launch.

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

Kellogg, Post & General Mills hit with wave of lawsuits as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

If a high percentage of the calories in your product are from added sugar, and you are stating or implying that it’s healthy and nutritious, are you at risk of...

Kellogg recalls 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over listeria bug fear

Kellogg has voluntarily recalled around 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears they may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes listeriosis.

Slimmer Jim? Field Trip plans move into meat stick category with grass-fed, free-range meats

Field Trip - which burst onto the premium jerky scene in 2010 and is now in 30,000+ retail locations from Stop & Shop to Starbucks – is hoping it can...

Kirkegaard replaces Sharpe as CSM Bakery Solutions head

US bakery ingredients and finished goods business CSM Bakery Solutions has promoted Marianne Kirkegaard to president and chief executive officer.

Innovation and investment pay off for UK bakery firm Finsbury Foods

Investment in innovation and capacity has contributed to 5% organic revenue growth at UK cakes and baked goods manufacturer Finsbury Foods.

PepsiCo launches Pop Works in UK as US firms eye British popcorn market

PepsiCo is ramping up its presence in the UK snack markets with the roll-out of popcorn brand Pop Works & Company.

Nellson investing up to $50m in new-build bar facility in California

Nutrition bar manufacturer Nellson is to invest up to $50m in a new production facility in California.

Enjoy Life Foods builds $39m ‘free-from' bakery to expand global footprint

Mondelēz-owned snack brand Enjoy Life Foods has doubled its capacity with the opening a new 200,000-square-foot free-from bakery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Mondelēz ramps up presence in emerging markets with $65m R&D investment

Mondelēz International is to invest $65m in developing a global network of research & development facilities.

Having a ball: Can a move to fresh bakery help Eat the Ball crack the US grocery market?

It burst onto the scene six years ago in Europe, but can Eat the Ball crack the US market? It’s still early days, but with the right merchandising strategy, the...

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

General Mills cereal brand becomes first sponsor of Yahoo eSports show

General Mills’ Reese’s Puffs cereal has become the first sponsor of a new weekly Yahoo show covering competitive video gaming.

Bare Snacks extends coconut chips line with ginger and coffee flavors

Bare Snacks - best known for its baked fruit slices - has expanded its coconut chips range with “on-trend” flavors.

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