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DSM develops new glucose oxidase to increase extensibility of doughs

Netherlands-based Enzymes supplier DSM has developed a new glucose oxidase for bakeries to improve the stability of products during fermentation.

No deal: McCormick walks away from Premier Foods takeover

McCormick & Co has abandoned its plans to take over Premier Foods, owner of number one UK cake brand Mr Kipling.

Maravilla production kit upgraded by tna to meet growth in Algerian snack market

Algerian manufacturer Maravilla has updated its production systems to meet the changing demands of the local snacks market.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure secures Target listing with smaller meat sticks

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its range with a smaller meat stick and secured a nationwide listing with Target.

Sainsbury's to axe its Brand Match price-matching scheme

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing its Brand Match pricing scheme in favor of an everyday low pricing policy.

Revealed: How Premier Foods aims to grow cakes business in US and UK

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed strategies to grow its on-the-go and US cakes businesses.

Snack pellets: how can manufacturers accelerate US market growth?

Increased innovation and better-for-you reformulation have been tipped as ways to boost growth in the US snack pellets market.

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Bars of gold: Veggie inclusions to maintain growth in healthy snack bars?

With sales of healthy snack bars booming in the US, industry experts predict vegetables and savory flavors could become key weapons in maintaining growth.

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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

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Think Jerky targets $1m first-year sales from flavors developed by celeb chefs

Chicago-based startup Think Jerky has set its sights on generating $1m in revenue in its first year on the market.

PepsiCo takes Quaker into breakfast snack bars market

PepsiCo has extended its Quaker brand snacks bars into the US breakfast market with Quaker Breakfast Flats.

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Sekar Laut to bring Indonesian crackers to US ready-to-eat snacks market

Indonesian business Sekar Laut is seeking a US manufacturer to help launch its crackers as a ready-to-eat snack in the American market. 

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Snack bars 2015: top 10 best-selling granola, breakfast and nutrition bars

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the...

Minions help Finsbury Foods Group sales grow to $220m in half-year

Universal Picture's smash-hit Minions characters helped boost revenues at UK bakery business Finsbury Food Group to more than £150m ($211m) in the first half of its financial year.

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Processor-turned-manufacturer aims to grow presence in snack bar market

Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

Straight talking: Tesco to no longer sell traditional crescent-shaped croissants

Tesco is to sell only straight croissants from this week – claiming UK shoppers have lost their appetite for the traditional crescent-shaped variety.

Crackers? New $21.5m Jacob's ad push features lip-syncing savory snacks

United Biscuits is launching a £15m ($21.5m) marketing push for its Jacob’s savory snack brand in the UK focused on how the products make consumers feel.

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Kellogg: Single-serve formats a big opportunity for Pringles and Cheez-It

Kellogg says it has a ‘huge opportunity’ to grow its snacks business in North America through smaller formats and new retail channels.

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Crunch Time: Ex-United Biscuits product developer brings granola snacks to UK market

A former product developer for businesses including Heinz, Nestlé and United Biscuits has created a range of snacking granola pouches.

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

Grow the core and add more: PepsiCo reports Frito-Lay profit up 6%

Frito-Lay has benefited from improved productivity and lower commodity costs in the past 12 months, PepsiCo has reported in its full-year results.

Go Raw launch and Vaasan deal helps Lantmännen hit record earnings

Lantmännen has reported strong growth in its food business in 2015 following new product launches, improved efficiency and the acquisition of Finnish bakery business Vaasan.

'Four times thicker' Slabs crisps launch into single-serve market

UK business Great Food Affairs is expanding its Slabs crisp brand – which claims to be four times thicker than standard crisps - with a single-serve range.

United Biscuits targets £17m first-year sales for McVitie’s Digestive Nibbles

United Biscuits is claiming a first for the UK biscuits category with the launch of new bitesized products under its McVitie’s brand.

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