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General Mills makes big push in plant-based category, D’s Naturals CEO said

Plant-based protein snack maker D’s Naturals has received a boost from 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners and General Mills’ 301 Inc. to aggressively grow its footprint this year. 

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Hershey looks to upgrade chocolate confectionery lab upon visiting AAK’s new innovation center

AAK has opened an innovation center in Edison, New Jersey, during which it highlighted some of the most up-to-date product making technologies to partners, including Hershey, Mondelēz and Barry Callebaut....

FOOD VISION 2017: Food evangelists, 3D printed selfies and the importance of ingredient diversity

Industry movers and shakers gathered in London last week for Food Vision discussing the some of the hottest trends and issues affecting the industry today. Here are some highlights if...

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Dutch baker Daelmans aims to take stroopwafels worldwide

Daelmans has been making the caramel waffles for over 100 years and today, is the worldwide market leader, producing several million of the speciality biscuits in its bakeries daily.

Nestlé ramps up gluten-free production with new Auckland facility

KitKat maker Nestlé has expanded its South Auckland factory in New Zealand with a new $2m gluten-free facility, according to a recent release.

Class Action Lawsuit

Frito-Lay asks federal judge to dismiss health claims-related lawsuit

PepsiCo-owned snack brand, Frito-Lay, recently filed a request to the US District Court for the Northern District of California to reject a proposed class action over alleged misleading health claims.

Bimbo acquires frozen bakery brand Panattiere

Grupo Bimbo has acquired a Colombia-based frozen bakery firm, Panattiere, CEO Daniel Servitje announced during the recent financial results conference call.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more: General Mills gets DC super hero makeover

General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit. 

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Kettle Chips ventures out of UK and to new snack territory with Snyder’s-Lance

UK business Kettle Foods is diversifying into new snacking avenues such as popcorn and potentially pretzels as it expands overseas with its parent firm.

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Coffee Flour expands footprint into chocolate and baking categories

Coffee Flour, a firm that started with an idea to take advantage of discarded coffee cherry fruit, is vying for health and nutrition-focused investment partners after recently being selected by...

Indian snack maker Haldiram’s posts positive 2016 growth

Haldiram’s has announced a 13% revenue growth to reach Rs 4,000 crore (over $600m) in financial year 2016.

Mondelēz names 2017 ‘Year of Well-being and Innovation’ with launch of Véa snacks

Mondelēz has added savory biscuit brand Véa to its portfolio, targeted at today’s health-conscious millennials.

Trailblazers: Sustainable hummus, barista-style superfood tea & healthy noodles win innovation award

Hummus made from surplus vegetables, barista-style rooibos tea with superfoods and gluten-free noodles with a difference have won the Trailblazers contest hosted William Reed Business Media’s Food Vision event.

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Whole Foods executive-created OCHO Candy fills Easter's organic chocolate void

Organic confectionery brand OCHO Candy has developed its first Easter egg after spotting an unmet need for natural alternatives during the holiday season.

Hain Celestial steps up veggie snacks portfolio with new Terra chips

Hain Celestial has added two new products to its Terra range - plaintains with sea salt and sweet plantains - both made with coconut oil.

Lotte to face 'severe consequences' if it allows US missile system, warns China

China’s state media outlet Xinhua has urged Lotte to reject a US missile system on a golf course owned by the Korean conglomerate or face "severe consequences"....

Snyder’s-Lance adds organic pretzel crisps to upscale better-for-you snack category

Snyder’s-Lance has introduced organic Pretzel Crisps under its Snack Factory brand to further sales in the better-for-you category.

BREAKING NEWS

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft-Heinz mega-merger bid

Dutch-Anglo food giant Unilever has rejected a $143bn (€134bn) merger proposal from US company Kraft Heinz as being too low.

Mondelēz rolls out SmartLabel app to keep its consumers informed

More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app. 

ISM/ProSweets 2017

Soviet era’s Long Chips’ journey of endurance

Pernes L’s Latvian snack, Long Chips, survived the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and today is available in over 25 countries.

Full-year results

PepsiCo profits benefit from ‘guilt-free’ snacks

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says 45% of the company's revenue now comes from “guilt-free" products as the company posts 2016 value sales gains.

Snack It Forward introduces real fruit snacks in partnership with Sunkist

Better-for-you snack brand Snack It Forward will debut its TrueFruit clusters at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit to be held later this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

E-commerce snacks: PepsiCo's Lay chips crowned Super Bowl winner

Lay’s chips was the top selling snack brand during the 2017 Super Bowl, leading Amazon's top 100 best-selling products list in the two weeks leading up to the event.

Lantmännen Unibake acquires Swedish ‘Bonjour’ bakery

Lantmännen Unibake has agreed a deal for Anderson Bakery, a baguette manufacturer in Stockholm, for an undisclosed sum.

Hong Kong’s Swire to double down on Chinese bakery investment

Cathay Pacific’s parent plans to nearly double the size of its retail bakery business by 202, to become one of the biggest bakers in China.

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