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Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani, has set out a growth strategy for his marshmallow brand as its business has tripled month over month since launching seven months ago.

Interpack 2017

Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Trump and pope put potica’s political popularity centrestage

An exchange between Melania Trump and Pope Francis is not the first time the Eastern European cake has made it to the political podium.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

The National Confectionery Association (NCA) has announced the Most Innovative Award winners from nine major candy and snack categories, including chocolate, seasonal, gum and mints, at the Sweets & Snacks...

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as...

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

Sweets & Snacks 2017

Meat snacks continue explosive growth with new flavors and portability

Meat snack manufacturers come to the fore with new flavors and on-the-go packaging as the category continues to gain momentum among US consumers.

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.

OmegaIngredients launches sweetening flavour modifier in powder form

OmegaIngredients' "smarter than a sweetener" flavour modifier in powder form allows manufacturers to shift sugar reduction efforts beyond beverages to cakes, biscuits and ice cream, it says.

Pringles and Lucozade respond to criticism about their packaging

The makers of Pringles and Lucozade Sport have come under fire from The Recycling Association because it claims the materials in their packaging make it harder to recycle.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

From Colgate's lasagne to Heinz's purple and green ketchup, Sweden's Museum of Failure opens next month with several food and drink products on display. We ask the exhibition curator and...

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

Aryzta has appointed the former CEO of airport operator Daa International, Kevin Toland, as its new CEO.

Amplify Snacks sees positive Q1 results due to solid SkinnyPop performance

Amplify Snack Brands reported its performance “exceeded expectations and continued to gain momentum” for the 13 weeks ended April 1, according to Tom Ennis, president and CEO.

China direct

Noodle major Nissin to enter Chinese potato chip market

Nissin is preparing to enter China’s “shining” potato chips market in a bid to open up a new revenue stream beyond its traditional instant noodles empire.

French yeast giant Lesaffre establishes APAC hub in Singapore

Lesaffre, a 164-year-old French company specialising in yeast and fermentation products, has officially opened its regional expertise hub in Singapore, consolidating its different APAC business streams.

Pro Mach acquires P.E. Labellers with plans to open more facilities

Pro Mach has acquired P.E. Labellers, which manufacturers self-adhesive, hot melt, cold glue, roll-fed, and sleeve labeling technologies.

Snackworthy brand envisioned to eventually account for 25% of Lehi Valley’s business

Snackworthy currently only accounts for less than 10% of Lehi Valley’s overall business, but this is about to change, Howard Kaufman, Lehi Valley's chief sales officer told BakeryandSnacks.

Perky Jerky shatters "macho-man" image with new jerky stick aimed at females

Perky Jerky said it has tapped into a new female-oriented market, effectively taking jerky snacks from “Bubba to Barbara” since launching in 2009. 

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

The McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner is the latest company to sign a pledge with Time to Change to change the way people view employee mental health.

Univar to bring Bunge lecithin range to Europe

Bunge has partnered with ingredient distributor Univar to bring its lecithin brand BungeMaxx to Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Grupo Bimbo’s Wholesome Harvest Baking extends its Virginia facility

The Mexican bread giant’s US subsidiary, Wholesome Harvest Baking, is investing $22.1m in its Roanoke, Virginia, factory to install a new production line for its artisanal bread range.

Interpack 2017

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Flexible packaging, sufficient product protection, gentle packaging processes for crackers and cookies, are just some of the concerns manufacturers face, according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

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