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Hovis won the coveted Training Programme of the Year award in the food manufacturing Oscars

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Hovis turns top crust with training programme award

By Michael Stones

Bakery and milling business Hovis has won the coveted Training Programme trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

KP Snacks was bought by Intersnack in 2012

KP Snacks confirms plant closure

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks’s Consett factory will close in the first quarter of next year, threatening more than 100 jobs, the company has confirmed, with the closure of its Corby plant also likely.

BEMA Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 Dubai

BEMA networking event Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

By Jenny Eagle

BEMA (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) brought together its exhibiting members at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, recently.

'We are responding to consumer demand for gluten-free versions of their favorite products,' says CPW nutrition manager

Nestlé gluten-free cornflakes hit Europe

By Kacey Culliney

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) has developed Nestlé gluten-free cornflakes for select European countries to capture increasing interest from non-celiac dieters.

Mondelēz resolves French retailer backlash over wholesale price hikes but loses some distribution in the process

French trade dispute dents Mondelēz Q3 earnings

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Mondelēz International third-quarter earnings fell 11% compared to last year due to disputes with French retailers over wholesale pricing changes and 'soft' developed market demand.

Kellogg CEO on Special K: 'We really need to move that to a weight wellness discussion, really away from reduced calories to the food itself which has tremendous nutrient benefits'

Special K global rebrand set for 2015

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.

Lance Snacks senior brand director: 'Radio is the perfect fit because it hits [consumers] at a time where they’re looking for something to snack on'

Lance Snacks bets big on radio

By Kacey Culliney

Snyder’s-Lance is using radio rather than TV for its latest Lance Snacks marketing campaign to target consumers effectively – while on the go, the senior brand director says.

Chaucer Foods believes Crunchies will boost its strength in freeze-dried foods

Chaucer Foods buys 65% stake in US snacks firm

By Rod Addy

Chaucer Foods has agreed to buy 65% of US-based Crunchies Food Company, which supplies healthy snacks, including freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, to expand its global business.

Special K Protein delivers 10 g protein per 22 serving - made possible using wheat gluten, soy protein isolates and added lysine

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg NPD scientist: Protein has plenty of challenges

By Kacey Culliney

Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.

Sprouted seeds! The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks

Consumers want to see what you are putting into the product as well as what isn’t in there

The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks: ‘All-natural’ is all very well, but what really matters is nutrient density

By Elaine Watson

With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better Snacks has been nothing short of meteoric. But while great branding, its focus on ‘sprouted’ seeds and the CPG experience of its founder & CEO Jim Breen have...

Seabrook Crisps is on an innovation drive, having recently launched its lattice-cut crisps

Seabrook Crisps pumps cash into production

By Rod Addy

Seabrook Crisps has invested £32,730 in new machinery and the creation of at least four jobs as part of wider plans to boost innovation, improve production flexibility and boost sales.

Finsbury is acquiring Fletchers Group of Bakeries in a £56M deal

Finsbury buys Fletchers Bakeries for £56M

By Michael Stones

Finsbury Food Group, the cake, bread and bakery goods manufacturer, has acquired the Fletchers Group of Bakeries for £56M from private equity owner Vision Capital.

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