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PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

EU whole grain label laws could take over a year to define, says expert

Industry will meet with scientists next week in Vienna to start discussions on the future of pan-European whole grain labeling, but it’s likely to take more than one year to...

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on one of the hottest trends in food development: gluten-free.

Woats Oatsnack plans expansion as it nears $1m mark

The founder of Woats Oatsnack has plans to expand the kids snack line and says the company’s pledge to inspire young kids has underpinned business success so far.

Graze has tripled business in US since January

Online healthy snacks service Graze has surpassed 150,000 in US subscriptions after just three months in the market; growth the CEO has described as phenomenal.

Greece ordered to recover aid granted to cereal producers

Greece must recover aid given to cereal producers and agricultural cooperatives in 2008, the European Union’s General Court has ruled.

Frito-Lay Cheetos-Doritos combo: It’s taking a shot at an empty net, says Euromonitor

Frito-Lay has pulled Cheetos and Doritos into one bag for its latest snack launch; a move that is less about innovation and more just an easy win, says Euromonitor International.

Elafin for gluten toxicity faces GMO hurdle, says chief scientist

A protein that could help fight celiac disease gut symptoms may struggle to overcome strict EU rules on genetically modified organisms, says the research director of the institute behind the...

Butter-like rice bran ingredient shows low fat bakery potential

A 'butter-like' extract of natural compounds from rice bran oil shows promise for several food applications, including use as a replacement for butter, margarine and shortening in baked goods, say...

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

Special edition: Automation

‘Using robots to pick-up and pack food is starting to accelerate’

Pacepacker, which works with FANUC and Festo, and integrates robots for pick and place and palletising, is running a ‘Try Before You Buy’ trial at its Essex factory, UK, and...

Matte is the new black for snacks: ‘There are several drivers’, says expert

Traditional high-gloss packs will soon be a thing of the past as snack makers turn to matte finishes in the battle for shelf appeal, an expert says.

Elite Spice: Roasted spices and citrus are innovation areas

Spices will continue to prove popular in 2014 but innovation will be seen in roasting or smoking spices and incorporating citrus into flavor mixes, says the senior vice president of...

From Pirate’s Booty to SexyPop: In conversation with the 'Shaman of snacks'

A former commodities trader with a passion for snacks, Robert Ehrlich turned Pirate’s Booty into a multimillion dollar brand. But can he strike gold again with his latest product, SexyPop?...

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Suntava secures Non-GMO Project certification for its antioxidant-packed purple corn

Suntava - the Minnesota-based firm promoting anthocyanin-packed purple-corn ingredients - has gone through the Non-GMO Project verification process to reassure customers and consumers that the corn from which they are...

Oilseeds International: Non-GMO and ‘canola factor’ drive sunflower oils

The sunflower oil market will saturate in the next five years, fueled by the step away from GMO oils and canola, says Oilseeds International.

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IRI on snacks 2014: ‘Consider this your transition year’

Snack firms should brace for a transition year shaped by new competition but brimming with opportunities in digital brand building and expansion, says a leading sector analyst.

Ukraine crisis: Continued political unrest could hit wheat market

Continued unrest in the Ukraine – the breadbasket of Europe – could cause the country's wheat prices to rise and harm exports, warn analysts.

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Almonds are on fire, says Blue Diamond CEO as meteoric growth rates continue

Sales of Blue Diamond Grower’s retail products -  from Almond Breeze to Almond Nut Thins - have surged dramatically over the past five years and now account for nearly $500m...

General Mills ramps up palm oil pledge to consider deforestation

General Mills has strengthened its pledge to source fully traceable palm oil by next year, with explicit focus on counteracting deforestation.

Oat processing needs a re-think, says Campden BRI

Heat treatment of oats remains very traditional and should shift to continuous technologies for improved nutrition and reduced contamination, says a Campden BRI processing expert.

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Goldman Sachs & Vestar Capital buy Hearthside Food Solutions

Investment bank Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners have joined forces to buy Hearthside Food Solutions.

Food Service Specialties: Snacks can scoop up sales with co-branded dips

Co-branded dips can load up tasty sales for snack makers, says Food Service Specialties.

Fuchs North America to launch 10 ethnic snack seasonings

Fuchs North America will launch a line of snack seasonings that draw inspiration from Asia, South America and the Mediterranean region to differentiate amid the ethnic flavor boom.

Indian start-up targets global snacks with high protein, price stable quinoa

Snack makers should consider sourcing quinoa from India where the exotica strain is sweeter, higher in protein and sells at a stable, lower price, says the managing director of Ashtral...

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