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General Mills cereal brand becomes first sponsor of Yahoo eSports show

General Mills’ Reese’s Puffs cereal has become the first sponsor of a new weekly Yahoo show covering competitive video gaming.

Graze snacks brand eyes retail opportunities beyond the UK

Snacks subscription service Graze is looking at opportunities to take its retail range overseas following the success of its UK debut.

Modified barley yields 30% more in salty soil: Study

A genetic anomaly discovered in barley may allow the crop to thrive in high-salt conditions, a study has determined.

Hunger pains: Kids who skip breakfast more likely to get angry, say teachers

Three quarters of Canadian teachers say children who skip breakfast are more likely to become frustrated or angry at school, according to a new survey for Kellogg.

Do kids make better food decisions than their mums when choosing snacks?

Children’s acceptance of healthy food is underrated by their mothers as a study finds kids choose a higher number of healthy foods for their mothers than for themselves.

Game on: Quest Nutrition bars to sponsor university eSports team

Fast-growing protein bar manufacturer Quest Nutrition is to sponsor the eSports teams at an Illinois university.

Kellogg extends New York cereal café menu as it aims to tap foodie culture

Kellogg has extended the menu at its NYC cereal café with a pumpkin spice latte bowl based on limited-edition Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice cereal.

Post Foods tests Snapchat marketing with Honey Bunches of Oats campaign

With Snapchat ads, a personalized ad generator, and the tagline “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.,” Post Foods LLC believes it has the tools to target younger Millennials with surgical precision.

Against the tide: Goldfish and other snacks buck decline in Campbell’s sales

Campbell’s Soup Co promises investment to maintain growth for its cracker and biscuits brands and plans further innovation in its fresh bakery business.

NuGo Nutrition acquires protein bar manufacturer Promax

Protein bar manufacturer Promax has been acquired by Pennsylvania-based NuGo Nutrition.

Snyder's-Lance takes full ownership of UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny

Snyder's-Lance has acquired the remaining shares in UK popcorn business Metcalfe's Skinny Limited – just months after taking a minority stake.

General Mills names new heads of US Retail and Europe-Australia divisions

General Mills has named the new head of its US Retail arm, which is the largest operational segment of the FMCG giant and includes its cereals, snacking and bakery divisions.

ÅR Packaging to hold renewable packaging factory tour as it enters ‘next stage of development’

Cereal and confectionery packaging manufacturer ÅR Packaging says its recently announced acquisition by CVC Capital Partners will move the business into the 'next stage of its development'.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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