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PepsiCo sales boosted by pricier ‘guilt-free’ premium snacks

PepsiCo’s chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi says price hikes and a focus on premium products like Lay’s Poppables and Quaker Overnight Oats helped increase 2017 Q2 sales, despite flat volume...

India’s pulse exemption allows Canada to avoid penalties

India has again extended Canada’s exemption on pulse fumigation regulations.

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.

Summer Fancy Food 2017

Dewey’s Bakery enters US grocery stores with branded cookies and crackers

North Carolina-based Dewey’s unveiled a range of Southern cuisine-inspired cookies and crackers at the Summer Fancy Food Show held in New York City recently. 

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

IFT 2017

Asian ingredients and flavors set to grow in US snacks market: Asenzya

Asian flavors will grow in the snack market, but many US consumers are not ready for them yet, corporate executive chef at Asenzya, Dax Schaeffer, told BakeryandSnacks at IFT held...

IFT 2017

Arla extends protein bar shelf life with clean label ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients showcased a clean label protein bar prototype made with milk from grass-fed cows without any added hormones at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

M&A

American Bakers Association merges with Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has added 116 Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) companies to its membership list after the merger between the two organizations came into effect on...

WATCH: First packaged edible insect snack for China to be launched

A chip style snack made with silkworm powder is to be launched in China, in what is believed to be the first edible insect-based packaged product to go on sale...

Startup Watch

Googly Fruit: Candy alternative for kids gets first UK brick and mortar listing

Fruit snack brand Googly Fruit will enter Superdrug stores in the UK this summer.

Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

Ishida Europe has expanded its range of hygienic multihead weighers with a new open frame design that allows fast and easy access for cleaning and inspections.

IFT 2017

Kraft Heinz Ingredients extends clean-label cream cheese to biscuits

Kraft Heinz Ingredients (KHI) showcased biscuits flavored with its clean-label cream cheese powder at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

Ingredion unveils texturizer series for baked snacks

Ingredion answers Asian consumer demands for wider range of textures in baked snacks

Irish chip maker Tayto Group cements foray in British vending sector with West Country acquisition

Tayto Group’s (TGL) sister company, Montagu Group, has acquired Bath-based West Country Vending Service (WCVS) for an undisclosed amount.

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.

Patriotic Product Round-up: Matzo crackers, key lime cookies and poutine donuts

This month, we take a look at some proudly American products released in time for Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

News in brief

Brian Driscoll elected president and CEO of Snyder’s-Lance

Snyder's-Lance board of directors has permanently appointed interim president and CEO Brian Driscoll.

Quarterly earnings

Acquisition of Thanasi Foods contributes to ConAgra’s Q4 growth, despite sales decline

The Thanasi Foods acquisition provided traction for ConAgra's growth in 2017, despite a sales decline across the board.

Huhtamaki to acquire International Paper foodservice packaging operations in China for $17.1m

Finnish packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj is to acquire International Paper's foodservice packaging operations in China for €15m ($17.1m).

API launches Holonique Boutique for custom decorative packaging

API has launched a custom decorative holography service called Holonique Boutique.

PepsiCo Argentina closes Buenos Aires plant and relocates cookies, snacks & soft drinks production

PepsiCo Argentina has closed a plant, which produces cookies, snacks and soft drinks, in Florida, Buenos Aires province, and moved production to Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive away, axing...

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.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

Grupo Bimbo launches accelerator to stimulate innovation among food startups

Mexican bakery conglomerate Grupo Bimbo is inviting food entrepreneurs to submit project proposals to be part of its newly-formed innovation accelerator.

French snack producer Vico launches Hula Hoops variants in Sonoco packaging

The Vic-sur-Aisne-based firm introduced its three-dimensional Hula Hoops to the French market last year and is now expanding the range with the launch of Bacon and Sour Cream & Onion...

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