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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...

Snyder’s-Lance continues to face suit over terminated franchisees

A US district judge denied Snyder’s-Lance Distribution’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit on Friday, August 25, 2017. 

NPD for August 2017: Crunchy crêpes, protein chips and crispy quinoa breakfast cereal

BakeryandSnacks tracks new products that are hitting the shelves.

Half-year results

Want Want China sees rice cracker sales crumble in H1 due to shorter Lunar New Year

The rising cost of raw ingredients and the early arrival of the Chinese New Year in 2017 has taken a toll on Want Want Holdings’ half-year sales, according to the...

M&A

Oreo churros maker J&J Snack Foods acquires Labriola Baking Company

J&J Snack Foods has announced the acquisition of Labriola Baking Company, a premium bakery of breads and artisan soft pretzels located outside Chicago, for an undisclosed amount.

Crunchmaster refrains from protein overkill in crackers line

Gluten-free crackers brand, Crunchmaster, has launched a protein cracker range, noting that adding a 'massive amount of protein' may not be the best way to target protein snack eaters.

Snact launches ‘food waste-fighting’ Banana Bars in UK through Crowdfunding

Snact, an eco-conscious snack producer that uses fruit that would otherwise go to waste, has launched a snack line following another successful Crowdfunding campaign.

PepsiCo brings Sunbites to nuts amid rising commodity costs

PepsiCo’s UK snacks subsidiary, Walkers, Ireland’s Kestrel Foods and Yorkshire's Bite UK are entering a category that is growing faster in the UK than potato chips, but they will be...

Kind Snacks promotes new line by dumping mountain of sugar in Times Square

Kind has waged war on sugar-laden snacks by dumping almost 50,000 pounds of sugar in New York City’s Times Square to promote the launch of its all-natural Fruit Bites.

Demand for cheese powder on the rise thanks to quick meal options and on-the-go snacks

The global cheese powder market is expected to grow with the highest compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2023, thanks to a rise in quick meal options and snacking-on-the-go,...

Snack companies may label macadamia health benefits following FDA approval

The labeling of macadamia nuts’ health benefits, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, may appear on snack packaging having received FDA approval, said Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut. 

Food processors 'deceive consumers', say Norwegians as pressure mounts to introduce ombudsman

Pressure is mounting on Norway’s government to introduce an ombudsman to oversee a food supply chain that is increasingly dominated by a few major players.

Fruit & veg grab bigger share of on-the-go snack category: Nielsen

The $16.3m ‘snackable’ fruit and vegetable sub-category may not be as big as the $27bn salty snack category, but it is making a big dent into the $1.1bn ‘on-the-go’ snacking...

M&A

B&G Foods acquires cookie and granola maker Back to Nature from Mondelēz

B&G Foods has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Back to Nature Foods Company for $162.5m in cash.

‘Smoked’ and ‘burnt’ among flavors driving snacks: Mintel

The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a...

Mondelēz launches Oreo Choc’O Brownie in UK

Mondelēz has introduced its Oreo Choc’O Brownie to the UK market and will be supporting the launch with a £2.5m ($3.2m) audiovisual advertising, experiential, sampling and PR campaign. ...

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white...

Premium Brands posts record Q2 sales in drive to become 'North America’s leading specialty food company’: CEO

Piller’s meat snack maker Premium Brands reported a massive 24.7% increase in its second quarter revenue and solid growth generated across all business platforms.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Millennials want to smell the source of their savory snacks, says Kerry

Millennial snackers consider aroma essential and want their snacks to evoke immediate sense of the origin of its main ingredients.

pladis unveils £1.3m Christmas 2017 campaign that unites McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s

This is the first time the UK biscuit company is bringing together its three key brands – McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s – in a million-pound seasonal campaign.

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

Mondelēz International has begun rolling outs its Triscuit Crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified to stores across the US and Canada.

Hindu leader seeks Kellogg's CEO's resignation for beef-containing cereals

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said it was “shocking” for Hindus in the US to learn that some of Kellogg’s cereals they had been eating for years contained beef. 

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

tna sees ‘immense potential’ in Russia as it opens office in Moscow

tna has opened TNA Eurasia in Moscow to support food manufacturers in Russia, the Baltics and the wider region of CIS  (Commonwealth of Independent States).

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