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Alexa ... what snacks category is driving the record sales for Amazon in 2017 so far?

Amazon.com’s sales of Dried Fruit Snacks are up by 75%, driving the online retailer’s Snacks & Sweets sales to $215m YTD, almost matching the $240m in total sales in the...

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand...

Battle of the giants: PepsiCo and Snyder’s-Lance again face off over ‘Pretzel Crisps’ trademark

Snyder’s-Lance subsidiary Princeton Vanguard and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay have once again faced off in court over a dispute whether the phrase ‘Pretzel Crisps’ can be registered as a trademark.

Bühler acquires Haas to add biscuit capabilities

The Bühler Group has acquired Austrian-based confectionery, biscuits and wafer equipment supplier Haas for an undisclosed sum.

Calbee back in full swing as potato supplies recover in Japan

Japanese snack giant Calbee’s operations have returned to normal, following a potato shortage that disrupted the production of 15 its potato chip brands.

Daelmans enters biggest US discount retailer Dollar General

Daelmans has secured distribution for its stroopwafel duo packs in Dollar General stores across the US.

Nigeria producer Sona Agro educates its VIP consumers on biscuit production

Sona Agro Allied Foods, one of Nigeria’s biggest biscuit companies, opened its factory in Ota, Ogun State to students to raise the standards of education in the African country.

Popcorn and pretzels could still compete in Frito-Lay dominated Walmart: says analyst

Quri’s latest data shows that Lay’s, Ruffles and Pringles dominate the share of display at Walmart stores across the US, but there is still room for other snack products....

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Graphic Packaging to close US Paperboard Mill, axing 120 jobs

Graphic Packaging will close its coated recycled paperboard mill in Santa Clara, California, at the end of 2017.

Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors ahead of footy finals

Kellogg’s-owned Pringles has launched limited edition Chicken Salt and Meat Pie flavors to its tubular-boxed potato chip snacks in Australia.

Fairfields Farm rolls out new microwavable crisps concept in UK

Artisan snack producer, Fairfields Farm, has created the first ever microwaveable bag of crisps (potato chips in the US).

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

Pladis to expand Godiva, DeMet’s and McVitie’s in US with new NY office

Pladis, the global confectionery unit of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, will expand to a new office in White Plains, New York, on Sept 29, 2017.

Egypt ripe for Britannia biscuits expansion

Egypt is among the countries under consideration by Indian snack major Britannia Industries as it seeks to expand its international footprint.

Indian Prataap Snacks plans IPO by October-November

Yellow Diamond potato chip maker Prataap Snacks has announced its initial public offering (IPO) will hit the market in two months as it looks to expand operations and enter new...

Kraklin' Kamut organic snacks will be as affordable as Snickers, says GM

The sea salt-flavored kamut snacks - made from an ancient grain - were developed two years ago and received an 'overwhelming' interest received from consumers.

Kellogg plans to cut further 223 jobs in Battle Creek

Kellogg’s is planning to cut 223 jobs in at the ready-to-eat cereal (RTEC) plant on Porter Street in Battle Creek, US, in 2018, in a move to streamline and decrease...

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Pontdexter adds pasteurization capacity to help Produce Safety Rule compliance

Poindexter Nut Company is to start pasteurizing all the walnuts it ships in North America with a high throughput Napasol line.

Nairn’s fight against shrinkification

Cracker brand Nairn’s is adding 20% extra product to its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers range in an attempt to wade off shrinkification, said CEO Marty Gray.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

Frito-Lay’s healthy image could help PepsiCo’s expansion in Whole Foods

Frito-Lay has launched a line of organic snacks made without artificial ingredients under its Lays, Doritos, Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos brands. 

FriPura ‘revolutionary’ filter reduces calories in fried food by 25%

FriPura says manufacturers don’t need to change portion sizes and ingredients in snacks because its ‘revolutionary’ filter can reduce calories in fried food by 25%. 

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Kellogg donates cereals, cookies and crackers to Hurricane-hit Texans

Kellogg’s charitable arm, Kellogg Company Fund, has donated $100,000 to support the disaster relief efforts following the devastating floods in Taxes. 

Cargo offers Extra gum, Pringles, Cheeze-It for Uber/Lyft passengers

New York-based startup Cargo that allows rideshare drivers to sell candy and snacks to passengers has launched in Chicago.

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Snacks: A Canadian Food History

BakeryandSnacks interviews Prof Janis Thiessen about her book that delves into Canada’s food history by profiling several snack producers, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolatier Ganong.The chapters...

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