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British Bakels sweetens the pot with new investment and the next generation of caramels

British Bakels has invested £1.5m ($1.9m) in a new production line specifically designed to produce a new range of caramels, expanding the company’s wet production capacity by approximately 25%.

Mondelēz union workers’ leader welcomes demise of TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the...

Rustic Crust adds new Italian hand-held snack to American flatbread

American Flatbread has added a new snack line to bring a traditional Italian street food to America.

Tim Tam enters the US as on-the-go snacks demand rises

Australian biscuit brand Tim Tam has entered the US market for the first time after the company decided to cater to the US consumer demands for on-the-go snacks, with a distribution...

Three Squirrels cracks open first brick-and-mortar store in Suzhou City

China’s first snack company that began as an e-commerce business on Alibaba has opened its first brick-and-mortar store as part of its new year plan to interface with customers in...

Mondelēz adds new flavors to Chips Ahoy Thins cookie portfolio

Mondelēz-owned Chips Ahoy has launched two varieties to its Thins product portfolio, including oatmeal and double chocolate, to continue tapping the portion control trend in the confectionery and snack industry....

Exclusive interview

‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Goodman Fielder’s major restructuring strategy; cuts 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs could be lost under restructuring plans by the Australian bakery giant.

Entrepreneur sees demand for bakery processing equipment following eCommerce Hub success

Entrepreneur George Spears, of ePurchasing Network (ePN), has created an eCommerce Hub for resellers (dealers) and distributors.

Three Squirrels expects to be incorporated after reporting net profit of over $29m

Rumor has been mounting over the last month that e-commerce snack brand in China, Three Squirrels, is planning to be incorporated in the near future, BakeryandSnacks learned from various sources.

Clover buys stake in Olive Pride; announces new JV

Publicly-listed Clover Industries has announced it has acquired a 51% stake in olive and olive oil supplier Olive Pride.

ProSweets 2017

Answering consumer's call: the reformulation tour

Exhibitors and visitors alike are gearing up for ProSweets Cologne 2017, taking place in Cologne, Germany from January 30 – February 2.

Startup Tracker

Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate. 

Kellogg’s Pringles launches five new flavors under LOUD collection

Pringles has introduced potato chips range Pringles LOUD, featuring five new flavors, including fiery chilli lime.

J&J extends baked goods offerings with Hill & Valley acquisition

J&J Snack Foods Corp (J&J) has acquired Hill & Valley, a $45m manufacturer of a variety of pre-baked cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and other desserts located in Rock Island, Illinois....

Parker Products to triple its production facilities

Parker Products has broken ground for its new 90,000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Dunkable’ Mallow & Marsh secures Starbucks listings in the UK

UK’s premium marshmallow brand Mallow & Marsh has announced it will be available in over 800 Starbucks stores in the UK and will be promoted on the coffee chains mobile...

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned...

ADM sells stake in GrainCorp; completes revamp of Ukraine oilseed plant

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has sold its stake in GrainCorp Limited soon after separately reopening  its oilseed processing facility in Chornomorsk in the Ukraine.

Company's president Sabrina Peterson: Hydroponics would create a larger supply of organic ingredients, which, in turn, would lower the cost and make organic more accessible.

Pure Growth Organic’s president supports hydroponics

Co-founder and president of Pure Growth Organic, Sabrina Peterson, recently told BakerysandSnacks that she thinks “there is a lot of good” in hydroponics. 

Interpack preview 2017

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0,...

Novozymes to add 0.001 Euro cent to a kilo flour after increasing Fungamyl price

The global biological solutions firm, Novozymes, has announced a price increase of its Fungamyl products by up to 10%, which will add approximately 0.001 Euro cent to a kilo of flour.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

IBIE 2016

Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient...

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