Snacks

Mmmm... salty or sweet? Brits show a love of both when it comes to vending machine sales. Pic: GettyImages/kasto80

The UK’s top 10 vending machine snack sellers

By Gill Hyslop

Most Brits share a love for snacking because of its ability to deliver a moment of joy, to fulfil that craving for something salty, to give an energy boost or to provide solace in these unprecedented times. Where it does differ is which snack is the nation’s...

The Hostess brand’s history dates back to 1919, when the Hostess CupCake was introduced to the public, followed by Twinkies in 1930. Pic: Hostess Brands

Twinkies and CupCakes rescuer exits Hostess

By Gill Hyslop

Dean Metropoulos – punted as the man to have rescued the Hostess brand from extinction – has notified the company that he will resign as chairman of the Board of Directors at the end of 2020 to pursue other commitments.

An advertising ban on HFSS foods could result in a £3bn loss for the food industry. Pics: GettyImages/Eskemar/Suradech 14/happy_lark

£500m at risk if promotion ban on HFSS bakery and snacks goes ahead

By Gill Hyslop

The predictive analytics provider told BakeryandSnacks the UK savoury snacks industry stands to lose £381.1m, while the bakery sector is at risk of losing £143.4m should the government’s injunction on advertising products labelled as high in fat, sugar...

Fox's Biscuit acqusition slides Ferrero into second spot on the global sweet biscuit market. Pic: GettyImages/martinrlee

2 Sisters slides Fox’s to Ferrero

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has agreed to a partial sale of Fox’s Biscuits to Ferrero in a deal valued at £246m.

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