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Decline in MOM Brand sales impacts Post Q1 ready-to-eat cereal performance

Overall sales of Post ready-to-eat cereals were impacted by a decline in the performance of the MOM brands acquired last year, the company has reported in its results for Q1 2016.

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.

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...

Treehouse completes $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra private-label business

Treehouse Foods has completed its $2.7bn acquisition of ConAgra’s private-label operations.

Ebro acquires French organic cereals manufacturer Celnat for $27.7m

French organic cereal manufacturer Celnat has been acquired by multinational food business Ebro in a €25.5m ($27.7m) deal.

Boulder Brands' Udi's Gluten Free grows product range and listings in UK

Free-from brand Udi’s Gluten Free has extended its presence in the UK with new products and listings.

Record breaker: Kellogg's UK team topples 2,700 packets of cornflakes

Kellogg’s UK has set a new Guinness World Record – a domino-style topple of almost 2,700 packets of breakfast cereal.

New marketing push 'reinvents' Kellogg's Special K brand in Australian market

Kellogg’s Australia claims it is reinventing the Special K brand with a new marketing push designed to inspire women to make “realistic and positive changes”.

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

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:

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

PepsiCo rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal range across US retail

PepsiCo is rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal across the US from this month.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

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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.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Modern Oats’ new products aim to tap demand for naturally-sourced ingredients

Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.

Premier Foods reveals strong cakes sales growth and Mr Kipling NPD plans

Innovation including the Cadbury Amaze Bites brownies launched last year have driven a strong performance for the cakes business of UK manufacturer Premier Foods.

WestRock acquires Cenveo Packaging for $105m

WestRock has acquired Cenveo Packaging for $105m, including six facilities in the US, Canada and Dominican Republic and strategic sourcing partnerships in Asia and the Caribbean for folded carton, shrink...

No let-up in number of school children missing breakfast, teachers tell Kellogg

Almost all UK teachers feel the number of children coming to school hungry is as high - or higher - than a year ago, according to a poll by Kellogg....

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake launches granola bars into Walmart

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake has expanded into the snack bars market with a granola product packing the caffeine content of half a cup of coffee.

WG Anderson folding carton manufacturer

Graphic Packaging International makes its second acquisition of the year

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding, has agreed to acquire Walter G. Anderson, (WG Anderson), including two converting facilities, expected to close in Q1, 2016.

Gallery: Kellogg Canada winter NPD brings new Special K and Pringles lines

Kellogg Canada has been inspired by consumer demand for natural products with recognizable, ingredients in its latest innovations.

GMO Labeling: After Campbell’s announcement, will others follow suit?

On this touchy subject, most companies declined to comment, and those that did emphasized the need for congress to act quickly.

How General Mills' in-store product testing could drive faster, smarter NPD

A new approach to product development by General Mills – testing foods directly with consumers in store - reflects how important the ‘voice of the crowd’ has become, according to a leading...

New microbes can increase US corn and soy yields, claims The BioAg Alliance

A microbe developed by The BioAg Alliance – a collaboration between Novozymes and Monsanto – is claimed to have increased corn yields by around four bushels per acre in US field tests.

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