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Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

The British are coming: Boom in UK exports of cereals and bakery goods

Baked goods and breakfast cereals have been among the UK’s biggest export successes of 2015.

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

Weetabix recalls Oatibix Flakes over rubber contamination fear

Weetabix Food Company has recalled four batches of its Oatibix Flakes in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of rubber.

Mühlenchemie and partners invest $6.5m in upgrading flour technology center

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie and partner companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym have invested €6m ($6.5m) in research facilities.

Pinnacle Foods reveals plans to streamline Boulder Brands product range

New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.

Campbell Soup Co reports 23% surge in snacks and biscuits division profits

Pepperidge Farm owner Campbell Soup Co has reported strong profit growth from its Global Biscuits and Snacks division.

Innovation round-up February 2016

New Product Round-up February 2016: Atkins relaunch, Doritos mixes it up, Walkers Sunbites Popcorn

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 February 2016

Guest article

Opinion: 'We are only realizing a fraction of the intrinsic potential of yeast'

Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer at global yeast technology company Renaissance Bioscience, on the untapped opportunities in yeast – and how the food and beverage industries could look to...

Exclusive interview

Processor-turned-manufacturer aims to grow presence in snack bar market

Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

Bread margins under pressure as price remains at eight-year low, reports ABF

Bread prices are at their lowest level for eight years and are continuing to put pressure on bakery industry margins, according to Kingsmill brand owner Associated British Foods (ABF).

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Kellogg: Single-serve formats a big opportunity for Pringles and Cheez-It

Kellogg says it has a ‘huge opportunity’ to grow its snacks business in North America through smaller formats and new retail channels.

CAGNY Conference 2016

Second time lucky? General Mills takes Annie's back into cereals market

General Mills is extending its Annie’s range into the cereals market – four years after the brand ended its first foray into the highly competitive category.

Treehouse Foods: Competitive pressure dents sales but earnings rise 2.3%

Treehouse Foods has said 2016 marks the “beginning of an important journey” as it focuses on integrating the private label business it has acquired from ConAgra Foods.

Startup Watch

Crunch Time: Ex-United Biscuits product developer brings granola snacks to UK market

A former product developer for businesses including Heinz, Nestlé and United Biscuits has created a range of snacking granola pouches.

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

Disappointing bioavailablility results for UV vitamin D2 fortified bread

Vitamin D2 from UV-irradiated yeast maybe a cheaper and more ecological way to fortify bread but it shows poor bioavailability in humans, suggests EU-funded research. 

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut khorasan wheat, finds study

Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Free-from consumers set to increase spend as product range widens

Half of UK free-from consumers are likely to eat more free-from food in the coming year, according to new research by Mintel.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Big brand, big trust: Land O’ Lakes, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s have consumers’ trust

Name recognition won the day in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, as brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, and Folgers won big in their representative categories.

Kellogg predicts its US cereals will grow 'a couple of percent' in 2016

Kellogg has said it believes its US breakfast cereals sales will return to growth in 2016.

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