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Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and...

Post Holdings prevails in bidding war for Weetabix; appoints new MD

There will be a management shuffle once US cereal giant Post Holdings has concluded the £1.4bn ($1.76bn) deal for the UK’s 84-year-old cereal business the Weetabix Food Company.

Countdown to Interpack 2017

Bühler demonstrates its renewed competence for countlines, coated items and cereal bars at Interpack

Bühler’s 1,700m2 stand at the trade show will comprise a bistro and a Solutions Space, showcasing the company’s innovative offerings for making chocolate products, biscuits and cereal bars....

E-commerce expert calms retailers’ fear of Amazon driving away their Oreo and Cheerios customers

Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker. 

General Mills-owned Annie’s vows to save Ron Finley's urban garden

US natural foods company, Annie’s, and President John Foraker along with his wife have donated $100,000 to an urban farmland in Los Angeles, California, called "The Ron Finley Project." ...

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...

Scientists have developed a wheat that could aid the world’s malnourished millions

Test results found the wheat increases the digestibility of phosphorus, calcium and other minerals in poultry.

News in brief

Rob Scoines appointed GM of Sanitarium NZ

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing operation has named Rob Scoines as its general manager in New Zealand.

Purity protocol standardization may drive gluten-free snacks price down: says association

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has teamed up with several major North American oat processors to standardize the gluten-free screening process, commonly known as the purity protocol. 

General Mills’ earnings take a plunge amid price war

The Cheerios maker reported its seventh straight decline in quarterly sales, with a 5% decline in sales for Q3, due to gaps in pricing and increased promotional activity.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

General Mills’ pledge to counteract the world’s bee crisis with wildflowers

The Annie’s and Nature Valley maker has been selling its Honey Nut Cheerios’ boxes throughout the US this spring without the recognizable mascot.

Freedom Foods seals deal for US expansion and snaps up sports nutrition firm

Australian firm Freedom Foods is partnering with US management group AFT Holdings to expand into North America.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Americans helping Americans

Breaking the fast: Campbell’s-funded start-up aims to make cereal accessible to all

Four Campbell’s employees secured investment to set up The Soulfull Project – a ‘buy one, give one’ cereal venture in the US. 

Champagne crisps and Tabasco popcorn: Innovations at ife 2017

UK exhibitors will be showcasing novel products at ife 2017, the international food & drink event in London from March 19 to 22.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

General Mills’ Cascadian Farm invests in eco-friendly grain Kernza

General Mills plans to use a sweet, nutty-tasting grain that it claims is more environmentally friendly than conventional wheat in its  Cascadian Farm organic brand.

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

IndexBox market researchers expect slow rise in demand for cereals due to protracted macroeconomic and climate challenges.

Dutch cereal giants Meneba and Codrico Rotterdam team up

Meneba BV and Codrico Rotterdam BV have formed a joint venture to offer customers a wider portfolio of products.

United Sugars Corporation opens Chicago storage and transfer facility

Earlier this month, United Sugars Corporation (USC) commenced operation at a new bulk sugar storage and transfer structure in Montgomery, Illinois, US.

NPD Jan-Feb 2017: Spinach tortilla, coffee popcorn and Limoncello biscotti

 BakeryandSnacks tracks new product launches for the first two months of this year.

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. 

Pea protein crisps add health kick to cereals and snacks, claims PGPI

PGP International (PGPI) has added a 60% protein crisp offering to its product portfolio.

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