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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

Innovation drives 7.2% profit growth in Orkla snacks and confectionery

Innovation including new nuts and chocolate products has contributed to a strong performance by the confectionery and snacks division of Norwegian-based business Orkla.

Kellogg: full-year sales down 7.2% but US cereal trends 'are improving'

Kellogg has reported a 10.6% drop in overall sales in the last quarter of 2015 to £3.1bn – but says performance of its US cereals business is improving.

Go Raw launch and Vaasan deal helps Lantmännen hit record earnings

Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the...

Seed mix: buyers facing peaks and troughs in seeds ingredients market

Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.

VTT files patent for bio-based mineral oil barrier film in cereals

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) has filed a patent for a bio-based mineral oil barrier film and is looking for partners to commercialize the technology.

Decline in MOM Brand sales impacts Post Q1 ready-to-eat cereal performance

Overall sales of Post ready-to-eat cereals were impacted by a decline in the performance of the MOM brands acquired last year, the company has reported in its results for Q1 2016.

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