All news articles for August 2020

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General Mills finds more families report eating breakfast together

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Three quarters of families with school-aged children now report being able to spend more time together eating at the breakfast table, promoting an uptick in cereal consumption, according to a new survey commissioned by General Mills Big G cereals.

Lebanon is expected to run out of bread in 2½ weeks. Pics: GettyImages/alefbet/Mo Semsem

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Humanitarian aid scrambles to circumvent Lebanon’s bread crisis

By Gill Hyslop

The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.

With travel on hold, backyard fire pits and s'mores treats have become popular. Pic: Gettyimages

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More s’mores please: Sales of American classic soar during COVID pandemic

By Anthony Myers

Hershey has reported a record-breaking demand for s’mores during the coronavirus crisis, with sales of its six-pack bars skyrocketing by 40% - even higher in some US states with stricter lockdown regulations. Monday 10 August is ‘National S’mores Day’...

Two Magpies is spreading its philosophy of teaching new skills and sharing trade secrets with a new Bake School. Pic: Two Magpies Bakery

Two Magpies opens Bake School in Suffolk

By Gill Hyslop

Two Magpies Bakery – which operates four artisan bakeries across the UK – has inaugurated a purpose-built bake school in Suffolk, designed to teach new skills and share trade secrets of artisan baking.

The strong performance of its core Hostess branded products propelled the American bakery company's second quarter financial results. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess financial results again exceed expectations

By Gill Hyslop

Hostess Brands has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the past four quarters, again surpassing the Zachs Consensus Estimate by 1.38% for the quarter ended June 2020.

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Partake Foods builds mass consumer appeal for allergen-friendly cookies

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Partake Foods, an emerging allergen-friendly cookie brand, has grown its retail presence from 350 stores to over 3,000 in less than one year including recent national distribution in Target and a vision to create a platform brand that spans across multiple...

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