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Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants....

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

Samai to double business with US and Europe re-packing plants

Ecuador snack maker Samai will open two re-packing plants in the US and Europe by 2015 – expansion that should double global business, its marketing manager says.

The power of the 0.9%

Although fewer than one in 100 (0.9%) of US consumers is afflicted with a peanut or treenut allergy, the purchasing power of that group extends far beyond those with allergies,...

ABF buys Dorset Cereals

Associated British Foods (ABF) has bought UK premium cereal maker Dorset Cereals in a deal rumoured to be worth £50m ($83.7m) - taking its cereal brand tally up to two.

“We believe that the sugar confectionery category and our brands within it are the 'most honest' category in store": Chewits owner

What are you playing at? Kellogg, Coca-Cola and Cloetta accused of ‘sneaky’ advertising to kids

Food and drink firms are using so called ‘advergames’ and social media to get around laws governing advertising to children, a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary has claimed.

General Mills: Soy protein Cheerios hold mainstream appeal

General Mills has developed a high-protein variant of its flagship cereal brand Cheerios using soy – a product it says will sit comfortably in the mainstream breakfast aisle.

News in brief

Cereal giant’s restructure affects 80 Manchester jobs

A Kellogg’s restructure threatens 80 jobs at its Manchester headquarters, amid plans to relocate office functions such as supply chain, finance, human resources and IT to Bucharest, Romania.

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

Snyder’s-Lance: ‘Snack solutions’ will be gigantic as grazing grabs America

The future of snacks will be positioning them as part of a 'meal bridge' solution that hits on convenience, value, taste and health, says the marketing head at Snyder’s-Lance.

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo

Bare Snacks chases the coconut craze

Bare Snacks’ coconut chip line rides in the wake of a mega trend, its marketing head says, but not all future R&D will be reactive to market skews.

DISPATCHES FROM SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO 2014

Beanitos: Our puffed bean line adds innovation to a dull sector

Beanitos has launched two puffed bean snacks – a move that brings excitement into a category that has seen little innovation beyond flavor, says its chief innovation officer.

Special edition: Organic & non-GMO

One Degree Organic: like CPGs from the farmers’ market

The founders of Canadian bakery products manufacturer One Degree Organic Foods think the current packaged food landscape has distanced consumers far too much from Mother Nature. They’re looking to narrow...

General Mills and Kellogg refute Oxfam climate change attack

General Mills and Kellogg have dismissed Oxfam’s claim that they are the ‘worst offenders’ on global greenhouse gas emissions and not doing enough to tackle climate change.

Cereal entrepreneurs seek to engage kids in effort to improve category's nutrition

The founders of Bitsy’s Brainfood, which has launched a new line of childrens’ breakfast cereals to go with its cookies, used their experience as mothers and working with kids in...

£80M pumped into Hovis to fund future growth

Hovis has received £80M of cash from commercial lender GE Capital to fund future growth plans following The Gores Group’s acquisition of a controlling stake in the bakery firm in...

Dispatches from Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

Flamous Brands CEO: We want to take falafel chips mainstream

Flamous Brands has redesigned its packaging for better shelf appeal as it tries to push falafel chips into the mainstream snacking space, its CEO says.

Kraft: Meat has been largely absent from healthy-protein snacking

Kraft Foods has developed a high-protein snack with a meat component to tap into a space in healthy-protein snacking that it says has been missed.

Bagel Thins will boom in the UK, says Allied Bakeries

Healthy sandwich alternatives are trending and Kingsmill ‘bagel thins’ will tap into this in the UK, says Allied Bakeries’ category director.

Bolthouse, Plum hot spots in tepid earnings report from Campbell Soup

Recent acquisitions in the natural space—Bolthouse Farms and Plum Organic—were among the bright spots in a disappointing quarterly earnings report for Campbell Soup Company.  The development points to changing sales...

Mary’s Gone Crackers founder: We realized we were more than a cracker company

Mary’s Gone Crackers has become much more than a cracker company and it needed a brand revamp to better reflect that, says founder.

What’s your food brand’s digital IQ?

The $321 bn US packaged food market’s appetite for digital is growing, yet just a handful of brands are truly differentiating themselves when it comes to their digital presence, says...

YoCrunch and Kellogg's partner to bring cereal to the yogurt aisle

Danone's US 'yogurt with toppers' business YoCrunch has teamed up with Kellogg's to combine the latter's most popular breakfast cereal brands with Greek and traditional yogurt.

Big interview: Craig Lieberman, founder & CEO, 34 Degrees

34° Crisps founder: We want to reinvent what people think about crackers

When Craig Lieberman flew to Sydney to study for a Master’s Degree in International Relations in the mid-1990s, his goal was to be a diplomat. But not long after he...

Special edition: Organic & Non-GMO

Quinn Popcorn founder: You have to be an idealist if you’re going to change the food industry

Microwave popcorn was a childhood favorite snack of Kristy Lewis; though her nostalgia turned to disillusionment when as an adult she learned that the chemical-, hydrogenated oil-laden formula hadn’t evolved...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Laboratoire PYC eyes Asia with high-protein soya crisps

Laboratoire PYC wants to expand its high-protein soya crisps into Asia and has started flavor development for the market, its marketing head says.

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