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Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

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Fancypants Baking eyes further growth after rebranding Crunch Cookie range

Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.

Straight talking: Tesco to no longer sell traditional crescent-shaped croissants

Tesco is to sell only straight croissants from this week – claiming UK shoppers have lost their appetite for the traditional crescent-shaped variety.

Mantrose-Haeuser to expand into bakery sector

Mantrose-Haeuser edible coatings and specialty ingredients for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial industries, has acquired Holton Food Products Company.

Udi's Gluten Free UK products recalled due to sesame seed contamination

Boulder Brands UK has recalled five Udi’s Gluten Free products from sale in the UK due to sesame seed contamination.

Pro Mach to expand its secondary packaging product line

Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap to expand its secondary packaging product line.

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

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Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

Sabert Corporation has agreed to acquire Kalman Packaging, a North Carolina based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, for the bakery/supermarket sector.

Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut khorasan wheat, finds study

Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Free-from consumers set to increase spend as product range widens

Half of UK free-from consumers are likely to eat more free-from food in the coming year, according to new research by Mintel.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Nature's Own baker Flowers Foods 'not satisfied' with Q4 performance

Nature's Own manufacturer Flowers Foods has reported an increase in full-year sales despite a slowdown in the last quarter.

Go Raw launch and Vaasan deal helps Lantmännen hit record earnings

Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.

Enzymes firm Novozymes restructures operation into three divisions

Enzymes supplier Novozymes is restructuring its business in a move designed to deliver innovation more quickly and with greater commercial impact.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.

New online free-from retailer Honest Eats set to offer products from across Europe

An online free-from store launching in the UK has claimed it will offer a “diverse and affordable” range of European food and drink brands.

Bauli aims to grow US panettone use with gluten-free and savory breads

Italian bakery Bauli is launching what it claims is the US’s first gluten-free panettone bread.

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

ISM 2016: round-up of snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was at the ISM show in Cologne this week to check out the latest innovations in the world of snacking. Here are some of the sights and products that...

Simple Mills aiming to boost distribution to 5,000 stores by end of year

Natural baking mix manufacturer Simple Mills has revealed ambitions to more than double its distribution by the end of the year.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

Acquisition takes US paperboard firm Lamitech into bakery board market

US paperboard manufacturer Lamitech is extending into the bakery board market with the acquisition of Signature Food Boards.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

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