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pladis unveils £1.3m Christmas 2017 campaign that unites McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s

This is the first time the UK biscuit company is bringing together its three key brands – McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s – in a million-pound seasonal campaign.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

Mondelēz International has begun rolling outs its Triscuit Crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified to stores across the US and Canada.

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Empire Technology Development has lost its appeal to trademark ‘coffee flour' in the US.

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

Snyder’s-Lance feels bite of 79% profit drop due to severance and other charges

The CEO of Kettle Chips maker Snyder’s Lance says he is ‘not satisfied’ with the company’s H1 2017 performance despite a 3% revenue increase in the second quarter.

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

Corbion reported its Food division’s performance in H1 2017 ‘fell short of ambition’, mainly due to lower volumes in Bakery, but it remains optimistic for H2.

Amplify wants to be 'fastest growing' premium snack group in Europe

Amplify Snack Brands has said that it wants to become the “fastest-growing” premium snack brand in Europe as it battles to improve the profitability of its international division.

India

Britannia announces plans for Maharashtra mega-factory

Indian FMCG major Britannia Industries is planning to build a new plant at a mega food park in Maharashtra.

Raisio ‘expanding in new markets and categories’, says CEO

Raisio, the Finnish food group, is forging ahead with its strategy to expand in new markets and categories despite operational challenges hitting first-half results, interim chief executive Jarmo Puputti tells...

CSM Bakery Solutions completes multi-million pound UK factory extension

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has finished renovations at its Bradford, UK, bakery, which will lead to 100 jobs being created over the next three months.

Row over UK front-of-pack labelling intensifies

The row over whether front-of-pack labeling in the UK should conform to unified standards intensified today when campaign group Action on Sugar accused cereal manufacturers of “deliberately deceiving” shoppers with “poor nutritional labelling”....

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the...

PaPis snacks get Lufthansa, REWE and EDEKA listings

Snack startup PaPicante’s sales are flying high since the company introduced its pea protein snack bar to the public at the ISM trade show held in Germany at the beginning...

Nothing egg-citing for Post Holdings earnings in Q3

Sales saw a small rise, but profits were down due to the Weetabix acquisition and egg antitrust class action settlement for Post Holdings’ third quarter.

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public...

Quarterly earnings

Kellogg's Q2 sales weakened by soft US consumption and declining EU Pringles sales

Kellogg’s Q2 2017 net sales have declined 2.5% year-over-year to $3.19bn, while its operating profit increased by 0.7% during the period, reported the company.

pladis and Unite advance UK government’s apprenticeship plan

McVitie’s maker pladis and Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement to facilitate the recruitment of 50 apprentices into engineering roles at pladis by...

Snyder’s-Lance to ‘substantially streamline’, close plant and cut 250 jobs

Snyder’s-Lance has announced a restructuring plan to drive down costs and complexities, which includes closing its Florida chips plant and retrenching 250 employees.

Quarterly Earnings

McCain Foods president to become Mondelēz’s new CEO amid Q2 revenue decline

Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as Mondelēz’s new CEO in November.

Aunt Jemima recall stresses Pinnacle’s earnings

Pinnacle Foods’ has posted a steep drop in Q2 earnings after recalling Aunt Jemima pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen French toast from US and Mexico shelves in May following potential...

Good Grain Bakery wins listing on Ocado and with Abel & Cole

Good Grain Bakery, a UK organic artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free vegan bread, has been listed by online supermarket Ocado and with organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Snack Attack 2017

Natural snacks bet on Amazon for distribution

Natural snack producers - from multi-million dollar snack companies to emerging startups - are eying Amazing for distribution expansion.

News in brief

Royal DSM appoints new president of DSM Food Specialties

Royal DSM has appointed Patrick Niels to replace Ilona Haaijer as president of DMS Food Specialities from August 1.

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