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Keystone Food Products expands snack production

Keystone Food Products has expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site, adding a series of tna technology to its packaging lines; robag 3ci; intelli-weigh omega 314; intelli-read 3 barcode...

Campbell Soup Co calls for mandatory national GMO labeling scheme in US

Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s owner Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for mandatory GMO labeling on foods in the US.

EquipNet opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of...

News in brief

Evonik constructs production plant for specialty copolyester

Evonik Industries is building a production plant for specialty copolyesters, at its Witten site, in Germany, scheduled for completion in 2018.

Insights

Epic Provisions: Analysts and brand fans react to acquisition by General Mills

General Mills is tapping key snacking trends – and entering a category tipped to be worth $1.3bn by 2017 - with its acquisition of Epic Provisions, according to analysts Mintel.

Delta Print and Packaging boss wins OBE after opening plant in Poland amid plans to expand Belfast factory

Entrepreneur, Tony Cross, chairman of Delta Print and Packaging, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy and voluntary sector in Northern...

Free-from brand Enjoy Life to launch protein snacks as it aims to raise profile

Mondelēz International's US free-from brand Enjoy Life Foods is expanding its line-up with on-the-go protein snacks as it looks to raise brand awareness.

General Mills acquires ethical meat snacks brand Epic Provisions

General Mills has acquired Texas-based meat snacks manufacturer Epic Provisions less than three years after it was founded.

General Mills unveils key snacking and cereals lines for winter 2016

General Mills is tapping key consumer trends – including simpler ingredient lists and sweet & spicy flavors – with a raft of upcoming and recently launched products. Here we round up...

Amcor acquires Deluxe Packages for $45m

Amcor has acquired Deluxe Packages, for $45m which will form part of the firm’s Flexibles Americas business group.

OAL wins £60k grant to develop robotic ‘chefs’ to speed up food processing

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has received a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop robotic ‘chefs’ in food manufacturing.

AR Metallizing Group expands in Brazil with its beer and Heinz ketchup labels

AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.

News in brief

Arabian Can Industry joins Empac

Arabian Can Industry has joined Empac, European Metal Packaging association as its second international associate member.

Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

UK government agency Public Health England has launched a smartphone app enabling consumers to scan the barcode on products to discover their sugar content in ‘cubes’ and grams.

Guest article

Pulses, purple and portable protein - key baked goods trends for the year ahead

Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of the trends set to shape the global baked...

Huhtamaki kicks off New Year with FIOMO acquisition and egg packaging expansion

Huhtamäki Oyj's subsidiary is to acquire FIOMO, which manufactures flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic, expected to be completed in Q1, 2016.

Butterkist claims first for UK market with launch of yogurt-coated popcorn

Tangerine Confectionery is next year launching what it claims is the UK’s first yogurt-coated popcorn.

Feature

The year that was: 10 of our most-read bakery and snacks stories of 2015

Below are 10 of the stories that most captured the attention and imagination of BakeryandSnacks readers over the past 12 months. In many ways, the list is a microcosm of...

General Mills meets sodium reduction target in seven out of 10 categories

General Mills – which five years ago pledged to cut sodium content in 10 key product categories by 20% - has met or exceeded the goal in seven categories.

Guest article: European Snacks Association boss

Snacks 2016: ESA chief pinpoints future trends that will shape the industry

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig looks at the consumer demands and trends set to drive the development of the snacks market in 2016

Innofresh pilots world’s first automated grape packing machine

InnoFresh Packing, a joint company set up by the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, both in The Netherlands, has installed its first grape packaging machine at The Greenery, processing up...

Lotus Bakeries acquires UK-based Bear snacks producer Urban Fresh Foods

Lotus Bakeries has revealed ambitions to become an international ‘category captain’ in healthy snacking after acquiring UK business Urban Fresh Foods, producer of Bear fruit snacks and cereals.

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

Clif Bar joins Connect the Drops initiative to protect California water supply

California-based snacking and nutrition brand Clif Bar has joined a campaign to help conserve the state’s water supply.

Snyder’s-Lance faces 'no barriers' to Diamond deal as antitrust period expires

Snyder’s-Lance’s acquisition of Diamond Foods has moved a step closer this week with the expiration of an antitrust waiting period.

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