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Berry Plastics to acquire AEP to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers with flexible film needs

Berry Plastics Group has entered into an agreement to acquire AEP Industries (AEP), a manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging films in North America, for $765m, expected to close in December.

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Purely Elizabeth secures listing at Publix after seeing 100% growth

Gluten-free granola brand, Purely Elizabeth, is now available at Publix with two of its first baked probiotic granola varieties: chocolate sea salt and maple walnut.

Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

General Mills targeted in latest ‘100% natural’ lawsuit over glyphosate

General Mills is the latest major CPG company to be targeted with class action lawsuits alleging it misrepresented the oats used in selected Nature Valley bars and snacks as ‘100%...

Top 10 US cereal brands: Winners and losers in first half of 2016

General Mills – which made some bullish comments  about its breakfast cereals business earlier this year – has outperformed major rivals in the first half of 2016.

With a new federal marketing order, can pecans become the next ‘it’ nut?

The USDA approved a federal marketing order (FMO) for the pecan industry earlier this year, enabling the industry to collect mandatory dues that will go towards marketing and research efforts...

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Childhood obesity: Bakers and cereal makers told to cut sugar by 20%

Bakers and breakfast cereal manufacturers have been told by the UK government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

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From platinum to gold: RiceBran upgrades Proryza line with new formulation

RiceBran has expanded its Proryza range with new formulation Proryza Gold to tap food industry demand for simple ingredients.

Kellogg giving away Special K packs to mark US Olympics gold medal success

Kellogg has unveiled special-edition packs of Special K it is giving away free to mark the US Olympic gymnastics gold medal wins.

When it comes to grocery shopping, children have a lot of clout

What differences in shopping habits do childless households have compared to ones with children? A lot, a new study by Packaged Facts reveals. We chat with founders of two smaller...

General Mills must face lawsuit over Cheerios Protein marketing

General Mills must face a lawsuit claiming the company misled consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a higher-protein alternative to regular Cheerios, a US federal judge has ruled.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

SunOpta Q2 results: Counting the cost of sunflower kernel recall

Ingredients supplier SunOpta has recorded a $16m half-year loss from a sunflower kernel recall that affected dozens of snacking products - but expects to claim most of this back through...

Warburtons and Cigi partner to develop new pulse flour-based baked goods

Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.

Snyder’s-Lance: Pop Secret can grow the microwave popcorn category

Snyder’s-Lance says it can grow the microwave popcorn category by reinvigorating the Pop Secret brand it acquired as part of Diamond Foods this year.

Unilever factory good practice certificate suspended in cereal contamination scare

Israeli health chiefs have suspended the Good Manufacturing Practice certificate at a Unilever factory after potentially contaminated breakfast cereal was sent out to retailers.

Kind publishes added sugar content of entire product range

Kind claims to have become the first US national snack brand to publish details of the added sugar in its products.

Amplify revenue up 26% despite slow Paqui tortilla chips sales

SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands has seen sales surge by more than a quarter, but admitted recently launched tortilla chip brand Paqui has got off to a slow start

Snyder’s-Lance reports overall growth in branded segment sales in Q2

Snack brands Lance, Snack Factory and Cape Cod have outperformed their respective categories in the past quarter, according to owner Snyder’s-Lance.

Fruit Bowl snack brand owner Stream Foods acquired by Bokomo

Cereals manufacturer Bokomo Foods has acquired UK fruit snacks business Stream Foods.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Tyrrells potato chips in $390m deal

UK-based potato chip brand Tyrrells is to be acquired by US SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands.

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Kellogg planning ‘aggressive’ changes to revive Special K snacks range

Special K has continued to drag down the performance of Kellogg’s US snacks segment – and the business says it is planning ‘more aggressive’ changes to the brand in the...

Post Holdings cereals division benefits from Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles growth

Growth in sales of Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles has driven an increase in Post Holdings' cereals business.

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