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Hostess relaunches patriotic Twinkies and CupCakes in tandem with Red Cross partnership

Hostess Brands is supporting the armed forces by donating $1 to the Red Cross for each photo incorporating an American flag posted with #HostessSupportsRedCross.

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Kellogg elects former PepsiCo exec to support e-commerce growth

Kellogg has announced the election of Carter Cast to its board of directors, effective June 15, 2017.

Kellogg’s sues tennis champ for Special K copyright infringement

Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis is facing another battle on court: not to play tennis though, but to face off against the breakfast cereal giant.

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European Bank confirms €45m loan to extend Turkish snack producer’s footprint

Peyman Kuruyemis has secured a €45m ($50.7m) loan from the European Bank to support its forward-thinking investment program.

ParmCrisps new packaging highlights 100% cheese protein content

Cookie Thins maker, That's How We Roll (THWR), designed new packaging inhouse for its ParmCrisps range, highlight the 100% cheese protein content.

Specialty snacks entering mass market with culinary touch, say founder of Snikiddy

Culinary trends, such as using exotic oil, are penetrating the snack category, said Mary Schulman, founder of Snikiddy.

Mondelēz reaffirms its commitment to climate change following Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Mondelēz International has reaffirmed its commitment to climate change following US President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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Our Little Rebellion's “double-digit growth is within grasp” as plant-based protein snacks are set to stay

Our Little Rebellion is shipping its latest snack line, Protein Crisps, to US retailers this month as the growth of plant-based snacks shows no signs of slowing down.

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Amplify Snacks launches new SkinnyPop flavors in chemical-free pop-up boxes

Amplify Snacks unveiled two new flavors for its microwave SkinnyPop popcorn - sea salt and butter - at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo held in Chicago.

Freshfel calls for minimum fruit content to use fruit images on-pack

Manufacturers are misleading consumers with images of fresh fruit on packaging when the actual fruit content is minimal or even zero, says trade group Freshfel, as it calls for a legal...

Cereal movement: General Mills regroups on Tiny Toast as Post Holdings revives Oreo O’s

The US breakfast cereals market has witnessed the return of Post Holdings Oreo O’s and the departure of General Mills’ Tiny Toast.

Unilever to switch to 100% renewable energy in UK plants

Renewable energy is now supplying 15 of Unilever’s UK sites, as part of its Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to hit the 100% mark by 2030.

Kellogg’s begins its mass workforce trim

The breakfast food giant is beginning its restructuring plan in closing a large number of distribution centers across the US, resulting in mass layoffs.

Weston Bakeries taps organic trend by producing Dave’s Killer Bread in Canada

Weston Bakeries has started producing and distributing Dave’s Killer Bread in Canada after it received the licensing rights from Flowers Foods.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

LCI adds clean touch to functional bakery ingredients

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has unveiled LCI Touch, its latest range of functional ingredients focused on clean label.

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Dang Foods aims for 40% growth through the mass channel

Dang Foods is focussing on the mass channel for 2017 growth, said CEO Vincent Kitirattragarn.

Granola bites are exploding, contradicting sluggish breakfast cereal sales, founder of Nourish Snacks says

According to Nourish Snacks' CEO, Joy Bauer, the breakfast category is not doing as well as it used to, but as the company's granola bites are not just a breakfast...

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SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

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Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as...

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Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

From Colgate's lasagne to Heinz's purple and green ketchup, Sweden's Museum of Failure opens next month with several food and drink products on display. We ask the exhibition curator and...

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

Aryzta has appointed the former CEO of airport operator Daa International, Kevin Toland, as its new CEO.

Amplify Snacks sees positive Q1 results due to solid SkinnyPop performance

Amplify Snack Brands reported its performance “exceeded expectations and continued to gain momentum” for the 13 weeks ended April 1, according to Tom Ennis, president and CEO.

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