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David v Goliath breakfast cereal battle gears up for NZ High Court

Like any other trademark holder, Sanitarium has little choice but to protect its brand, according to NZ Food and Grocery Council chief executive Katherine Rich.

Bread fortified with pomelo lowers GI and risk of diabetes: study

Indian scientists suggest adding the citrus fruit to bread lowers its glycemic index, which increases its nutritional value and decreases the risk of diabetes.

Mondelēz launches Oreo Choc’O Brownie in UK

Mondelēz has introduced its Oreo Choc’O Brownie to the UK market and will be supporting the launch with a £2.5m ($3.2m) audiovisual advertising, experiential, sampling and PR campaign. ...

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Baking Supply Co. kicks off fundraising campaign to deliver baking kits with free-from ingredients

Baking kit startup Baking Supply Co. has launched its Indiegogo campaign in the hope of raising $22,000 within a month to kick off its business.

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Wrights Food Group acquires Premier Catering to increase production capacity tenfold

Wrights has secured a deal to purchase Premier Catering for an undisclosed amount and will be relocating the Stoke-on-Trent bakery to its headquarters in Crewe to dramatically increase production.

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white...

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BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help...

Premium Brands posts record Q2 sales in drive to become 'North America’s leading specialty food company’: CEO

Piller’s meat snack maker Premium Brands reported a massive 24.7% increase in its second quarter revenue and solid growth generated across all business platforms.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Millennials want to smell the source of their savory snacks, says Kerry

Millennial snackers consider aroma essential and want their snacks to evoke immediate sense of the origin of its main ingredients.

pladis unveils £1.3m Christmas 2017 campaign that unites McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s

This is the first time the UK biscuit company is bringing together its three key brands – McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s – in a million-pound seasonal campaign.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

Mondelēz International has begun rolling outs its Triscuit Crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified to stores across the US and Canada.

Hindu leader seeks Kellogg's CEO's resignation for beef-containing cereals

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said it was “shocking” for Hindus in the US to learn that some of Kellogg’s cereals they had been eating for years contained beef. 

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Empire Technology Development has lost its appeal to trademark ‘coffee flour' in the US.

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

RPC opens foam modelling studio to test packaging

RPC Design team has opened a purpose-built foam modelling studio for designers to make mock-ups of packs to test and modify them before they are released on the market. 

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Univar, chemical and ingredients distributor, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell brand of raising agents, including sodium reduction products. 

PPC top paperboard packaging trends

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed its top trends in folding carton and rigid box design, following entries for the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

tna sees ‘immense potential’ in Russia as it opens office in Moscow

tna has opened TNA Eurasia in Moscow to support food manufacturers in Russia, the Baltics and the wider region of CIS  (Commonwealth of Independent States).

Recall update: Nuts and seeds still among top three offenders in Q2 2017

Stericycle’s Recall and Notification Index reveals nuts and seeds are still one of the biggest culprits of product recalls, which saw an ‘unprecedented rise’ during the second quarter of 2017.

Snyder’s-Lance feels bite of 79% profit drop due to severance and other charges

The CEO of Kettle Chips maker Snyder’s Lance says he is ‘not satisfied’ with the company’s H1 2017 performance despite a 3% revenue increase in the second quarter.

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

Corbion reported its Food division’s performance in H1 2017 ‘fell short of ambition’, mainly due to lower volumes in Bakery, but it remains optimistic for H2.

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