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Flowers Foods has fighting hope for ex-Hostess ‘powerhouse brand’ Wonder

Flowers Foods will ignite growth in new markets and pick up lost volumes with its newly acquired ex-Hostess brand Wonder – a product its president and CEO describes as a...

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Limited edition Pepsi-flavored Cheetos in Japan

Frito-Lay has developed Pepsi-flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market, but revealed no plans to bring them to other markets.

Europe no.1 in the global bakery innovation race

Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all new product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products? 

Quaker shifts away from cereal with Jamba Juice partnership

PepsiCo’s Quaker brand sees potential in oats beyond breakfast and has struck a deal with smoothie retailer Jamba Juice.

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No ‘magic bullet’ to battling private label: Rabobank tells snack makers

There is no “magic bullet” when battling private label competition and a dual tracking strategy that balances brand and private label is risky, a Rabobank analyst warns snack makers.

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Aryzta finalizes strategic German takeover

Switzerland-based bakery firm Aryzta has finalized its €280m ($476m) takeover of German frozen bakery specialist Klemme.

Snyder’s-Lance: New R&D center to support aggressive category-expanding innovation

A new research and development (R&D) center will enable Snyder’s-Lance to deliver category-expanding, innovative new products for 2013, its president and COO says.

Barry Callebaut targets authenticity with single origin cocoa and chocolate

Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.

Mexican Cola bottler delves deeper into snacks with two acquisitions

Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Arca Continental (AC) has bought two snack companies as it seeks to deepen its hold in the ‘highly complementary’ snacks arena.

Premier Foods: Catalysts, closures and consolidation…

Premier Foods will shut two bakery sites and remove 130 distribution routes at a cost of £28m ($44.5m); a move sparked by its lost Co-op bread contract.

Barilla moves away from private label bakery as Lieken goes on the block

Italian firm Barilla Holding has announced its intentions to sell German private label bakery business Lieken in order to focus on branded bakery and growth in its pasta, sauces and...

Frutarom targets frozen bakery with first move into meat and fish systems

Cashing in on the soaring mega-trend for convenience food, extracts and flavours, Frutarom moves into meat and fish preparations for the first time.

Food and drink moves toward more automation and control systems

A combination of technological innovation, legislation as well as sprawling production facilities and complex supply chains are driving the European food and drink industry toward investments inautomation and control solutions,...

Kalev gets ISO certification and moves into bakery

Having just announced ISO certification, Estonian confectionery maker Kalev has made a second acquisition to extend its reach into the bakery market.

Snacks market continues to diversify

According to Mintel, a leading supplier of competitive media and product & consumer intelligence, the snack market is becoming increasingly varied as the industry continues to pursue innovation.

Shift to grocery boosts ABF

An increased presence in the branded food sector helped Associated British Foods lift its profits by 10 per cent to £473 million in the year...

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