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Pringles has doubled, even tripled, some of the scale that Kellogg's has in some emerging markets, its CEO says

Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

By Kacey Culliney

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we examine the arguments for and against any split.

Kellogg commits to palm oil not associated with deforestation, climate change or human rights violation by end of 2015

Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests

By Kacey Culliney

The Kellogg Company has pledged to source fully traceable palm oil by the end of next year, a move that has been welcomed by NGOs that have been fighting for the cereal giant to change its policies for months.

Pasty company angles at core male audience with new TV campaign

Ginsters: 'Manly' ad campaign will fuel male interest

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

UK-based pasty maker Ginsters wants to re-engage with its core male audience through a £4m ($6.58m) advertising campaign but said the tone does not aim to be 'laddy' or alienate female consumers.

Park Cakes said winning the new M&S contract would safeguard jobs at the Oldham bakery

Park Cakes rejects union’s bakery cheap labour claims

By Michael Stones

Park Cakes has rejected claims by the Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) that its success in winning a multi-million pound contract from Marks & Spencer (M&S) was driving the firm’s bid to cut workers’ pay and conditions at its Oldham...

 AAK profits up 12%

AAK fattened by 12% profit increase

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

AarhusKarlshamn (AAK), the Sweden-based oils and fat producer, has reported a 12% increase in operating profit in the fourth quarter (Q2), driven by recovery in its chocolate and confectionery fats division. 

Image of Welsh nationalist poet accidentally selected for Tyrrells English Crisps competition

Tyrrells uses poetic license with writer’s image

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Tyrrells Crisps has apologized for inadvertently using an image of a Nobel Prize nominated poet to illustrate a "fleeting look of contempt" for its on-pack competition.

Exo will upscale production in the coming weeks and launch two new flavors in spring

Cricket bar start-up lands production deal

By Kacey Culliney

US start-up Exo has secured large-scale production and distribution for its cricket protein bars and is set to launch new flavors this spring.

One down: Premier Foods' joint venture deal with the Gores Group will allow the business to focus on its seven remaining Power Brands, said Shore Capital

Mixed reaction to Premier Foods’ Hovis partnership with Gores

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods’ £87.5M joint venture with the US-based Gores Group has drawn a mixed reception from leading City analysts, as the manufacturer confirmed trading profit for the year ended December 31 would be in line with market expectations.

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Bright Blue Foods cuts 57 jobs at cake plant

By Rod Addy

Bright Blue Foods aims to cut 57 jobs as it closes its Manchester bakery, which makes slab, loaf and Christmas cake, and shift production to other sites to improve efficiency.

Producing attractive finger foods - rather than those that require cutlery - could encourage people with Alzheimer's disease to eat more, say researchers.

Finger foods may be best for people with Alzheimer's

By Nathan Gray

Finger foods that are specifically designed for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease could help those suffering with the condition to eat more and improve their nutritional status, say researchers.

The revival of Hovis needs to happen within a broader balancing of the UK packaged bread market, says analyst

Can a US equity giant revive Hovis?

By Kacey Culliney

US Gores Group is allegedly in talks to buy out a stake of Premier Foods’ Hovis business and a city analyst has said that geography would not impact its ability to turn around the struggling brand.

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