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Consumers are going nuts over nut-based snacks, which is partly responsible for driving up the price of the commodity. Pic: ©iStock/Andris Tkachenko

PepsiCo brings Sunbites to nuts amid rising commodity costs

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo’s UK snacks subsidiary, Walkers, Ireland’s Kestrel Foods and Yorkshire's Bite UK are entering a category that is growing faster in the UK than potato chips, but they will be contending with higher nut prices.

Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products from Belgium supermarket shelves, found to contain small traces of fipronil from the use of contaminated eggs. Pic: ©iStock/studioaraminta

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Lotus Bakeries takes precautionary measures amid Fipronil scare

By Gill Hyslop

Indulgent and natural snack producer Lotus Bakeries has voluntarily recalled products that contain a slightly higher than recommended level of Fipronil from Belgium supermarket shelves, but says UK market is unaffected.

Mondelēz has launched an Oreo cookie with a brownie batter center in the UK. Pic: Mondelēz

Mondelēz launches Oreo Choc’O Brownie in UK

By Douglas Yu

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. 

Ron Shaich, founder, CEO and chairman of Panera Bread has published a letter to his employees on Twitter criticizing President Trump's failure to condum the 'alt-right' groups behind the Charlottesville rally. Pic: Panera Bread

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

By Gill Hyslop

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 supremacist groups.