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July 2017 NPD: Intersnack’s 3D chips, sweet potato snacks from Mondelēz and paleo flour

Grain-free granola The Paleo Foods Co. has launched a paleo...

Freedom Foods launches barley super grain line to revolutionize gut health in US

Australian natural foods company, Freedom Foods Group, is launching a range of cereal and snack products in the US made from a non-GMO Australian barley grain that promotes better gut...

Halal certification ‘unnecessary’ down under for Special K and Cornflakes, says Kellogg

Special K and Cornflakes maker Kellogg Company Australia and WeetBix producer Sanitarium have stopped paying for halal certification, stating their products are ‘inherently halal’.

General Mills wins fight to label Nature Valley granola bars as ‘natural’

General Mills has won a lawsuit alleging its Nature Valley granola bars cannot be labelled “100% natural” as they purportedly contain traces of herbicide.

IFT 2017

Bakery sector registers biggest growth of plant-based proteins: Axiom Foods

Rice and pea protein manufacturer Axiom Foods said bakery manufacturers are more receptive to plant-based proteins than ever before.

General Mills prioritizes cereal growth for fiscal 2018

General Mills said it will focus on growing its cereal venture with Nestlé, unlocking growth opportunities and investing in NPDs to overturn the company’s historical decline in quarter-on-quarter revenues.

US demand for cocoa fibers to grow amid FDA review, says Moner Cocoa

Moner Cocoa is targeting the US cookie market for its cocoa fiber ingredient FICAO as the Food and Drug Administration reclassifies dietary fiber.

Process that treats whey with gas plasma boosts bioefficiency, developers claim

The differentiation of whey proteins continues with a new offering that claims greater bioefficiency.

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

The Minneapolis-based food manufacturer has released its line-up of products to be launched around the world.

Nestlé pledges to cut sugar by 10% in UK breakfast cereals

Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé, has announced it will further reduce the sugar content in its Nestlé-branded cereals in the UK over the next...

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Post Holdings completes Weetabix acquisition

Post Holdings today has finalized the acquisition of Weetabix, an 84 year-old UK ready-to-eat cereal company.

General Mills saw sales and profit suffer during “year of significant change”

The Cheerios maker reported a dip in net earnings and sales during the fourth-quarter and full year 2017.

International Paper agrees to pay $354m settlement to Kleen Products

International Paper has agreed to pay $354m to Kleen Products in an antitrust lawsuit settlement, but denies the allegations.

Bakery product launches decline in UK: IRI analyst

The number of products launched in the UK in the past year has diminished by 8.4%, with food being the biggest contributor to the resulting loss in sales revenue.

Hostess grows breakfast portfolio to capture all-day breakfast eaters-on-the-go

Hostess Brands has added two products to its breakfast portfolio - Hostess Cinnamon Sugar Crunch Donettes and Hostess Apple Streusel Coffee Cakes.

Trump tax policy among factors making Canadian researchers cautious on bakery and snack prices

Bakery and cereal retail prices  in Canada will decrease 1% to 3% by the end of 2017, according to a revised forecast from Dalhousie University.

Sugar-free quinoa breakfast cereal finds success as creative consumers blur categories

A breakfast cereal made from French popped quinoa with a one-word ingredient list (quinoa - and that's it) is finding success as consumers use it for croutons and salad toppings thanks...

Canadian breakfast brand Oatbox uses seed funding to cement standing in meal kit market

Subscription-based delivery company Oatbox has raised C$1.55m ($1.17m) to strengthen its position in the competitive North American home delivered meal kit market.

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Nestlé and General Mills JV launches breakfast bars in Germany

Cereal Partners Deutschland (CPD), the German joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, has launched a range of cereal bars under the Nestlé Clusters brand.

Proposed “benchmark” acrylamide levels set to impose further food firm limits

Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline "benchmark" mandatory levels for the industry.

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Kellogg elects former PepsiCo exec to support e-commerce growth

Kellogg has announced the election of Carter Cast to its board of directors, effective June 15, 2017.

Kellogg’s sues tennis champ for Special K copyright infringement

Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis is facing another battle on court: not to play tennis though, but to face off against the breakfast cereal giant.

Three dead in corn mill explosion

Three people have died and a dozen injured after an explosion at a corn mill in Wisconsin, US.

Smaller size trend accelerates volume growth for flexible packaging

Portion control through smaller pack sizes is increasingly apparent across confectionery and snacks, according to Euromonitor International.

Cereal movement: General Mills regroups on Tiny Toast as Post Holdings revives Oreo O’s

The US breakfast cereals market has witnessed the return of Post Holdings Oreo O’s and the departure of General Mills’ Tiny Toast.

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