Orkla Latvia Investing EUR 1.2 Mln in Chips Plant

Orkla Latvia has invested EUR 1.2 million improving the production process at its Adazi chips manufacturing facility. The investment includes installing new automated packaging...

Smaller, Thinner, Less Sweet Snacks? Mondelez Makes Health Drive

Snack maker Mondelez will offer more treats in smaller portions and with less sugar, as the company behind Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate responds...

Signature Foods Acquires Topking Fingerfood

Dutch snacks company Topking Fingerfood had been acquired by Signature Foods BV for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1982, Topking’s products include spring rolls, cheese...

Snacks: Calbee Acquires Warnock Food Products

Calbee, through its US subsidiary Calbee America (CAN), has acquired an 80% share in Californian based snacks manufacturer Warnock Food Products. “Through the acquisition...

Oreos Maker Mondelez Raises Outlook on Emerging Markets Demand

Ritz crackers-owner Mondelez International Inc raised its 2019 sales forecast on Tuesday after reporting a 1.1% rise in third-quarter revenue, driven by higher demand...

Snacks Manufacturer Uncle Ray’s Constructing New Facility in Missouri

Potato chip and snack manufacturer Uncle Ray’s has started construction on a new manufacturing facility in Montgomery City, Missouri. The 94,000 sq foot facility...

Kar’s Nuts Names Veteran Snack Food Executive As CEO

Kar's Nuts, a manufacturer of premium and better-for-you snacking products under the Kar's®, Second Nature® and Sanders Fine Chocolatiers® brands, today announced the appointment...

Conagra Brands Completes Divestiture of DSD Model Snacks Business to Utz Quality Foods

Conagra Brands, Inc.announced that it has completed the divestiture of the portion of its snacks business that operates under a Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) model to...

Kantar Case Study – Pepsico: Overcoming Barriers for Snacks

Sometimes a product just seems to have reached saturation in its market. For no obvious reason, it’s just not clear how to encourage people...

Pork Brand Snaffling Pig Raises GBP 1.28 Mln in Crowdcube Round

Premium food and drink brand Snaffling Pig has closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube securing GBP 1,286,000 in total funding. Starting as a a...

KIND Announces Acquisition of Better-For-You Snacking Company Creative Snacks Co.

Today, KIND Healthy Snacks announced the acquisition of Creative Snacks Co., a family owned better-for-you snack manufacturer based in North Carolina. Creative Snacks' award-winning...

Tyson’s Food Waste Fighting Brand Yappah Shutting Down

Yappah Brand launched by Tyson Innovation Lab in May 2018 has shut down. The brand that upcycled chicken breast trim to protein crisps posted...

UK: Rebel Kitchen and Nurture Brands to Merge

From January 2020 Rebel Kitchen will join Emily and Ape as part of Nurture Brands to creating a plant-based snack and beverage business. Rebel Kitchen’s...

Campbell Completes Sale of European Chips Business to Valeo Foods

Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP,...

Symrise Invests EUR 3 Mln Expanding Innovation Centre in Indonesia

Symrise has invested EUR 3 million expanding its Jakarta innovation centre significantly expanding the laboratory capacity for taste as well as fragrance and care. The...

Snacks: PE Firm VMG Partners Acquires Popchips

VMG Partners has acquired the better-for-you snack brand popchips for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the launch of the company’s branded snacking platform,...

USD 31 Mln. Upgrades to Boost Sustainability at Frito-Lay Plant in CA

04 October 2019- Nearly USD 31 million will be invested in transportation and infrastructure upgrades at the Frito-Lay production plant in Modesto, California to...

US: PepsiCo Investing USD 70 Mln Expanding Capacity at Frito Lay Plant

PepsiCo is investing USD 70 million in its Frito Lay Frankfort Indiana facility adding a new snacks line and expanding warehouse space local press...

Mondelez Piloting New Snacks Featuring Barry Callebaut’s Cacaofruit Experience

Mondelez International, through its innovations and ventures arm, SnackFutures will be piloting two new products featuring Barry Callebault’s “Cacaofruit Experience”, a new range of...

PepsiCo to Stop Snacks Production in the Philippines

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Incorporated (PCPPI) is set to close down its snack production line to focus on its core business, local press reports. PCPPI...

UK: Popcorn Maker Thomas Tucker Enters Administration

Nottingham based popcorn manufacturer Thomas Tucker has entered administration, local press reports 64 people will lose their jobs. The company, established in 1988, supplies popcorn,...

Campbell Completes Sale of Kelsen Group

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has completed the sale of Kelsen Group to a Ferrero affiliated company for a purchase price of...

Israel: Strauss Group Tackles Excessive Sugar in Milk Chocolate with New Bar

Israel’s Strauss Group is the latest food manufacturer to take on excessive sugar in milk chocolate, with the company recently announcing the creation of...

Turkish Dried Fruit and Nuts Firm Builds New Plant with EBRD Loan

Turkish exporter of organic dried fruits and nuts, Isik Organic, is set to expand production and reduce waste with a EUR 16 million loan...

UK: Ready Salted Still the Nation’s Favourite Crisp

Ready salted are still the UK’s favourite crisp flavour despite the ‘vast array’ of flavours in the crisp aisles. Innovation has led to an explosion...

Nestle Opens New Frozen Pizzas Line, Part of EUR 100 Mln. German Production Modernization

06 September 2019- As part of a push to modernize its German plants to increase both sustainability and efficiency, Nestle inaugurated a modernized production...

Conagra Brands To Build New Innovation Center In Chicago

Today Conagra Brands, Inc. announced plans to build The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design in Chicago at 350 N. Orleans Street, located next...

Nestlé Portugal Invests EUR 11 Mln to Establish Organic Baby Snacks Production Hub

The Swiss multinational’s Portuguese subsidiary will reportedly be spending EUR 11 million to turn its Avanca factory into its main production hub for a...

Towerbrook Capital Partners Eyes Biscuit International and Fox’s Biscuits

4 September 2019 - UK private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners has been linked by Sky News to discussions to buy Biscuit International (BI),...

Better-For-You Snack Company Expanding Production to Pennsylvania

04 September 2019- New Jersey-based snack company That’s How We Roll, LLC is expanding production to Pennsylvania with an investment of USD 4.4 million...

UK: Greencore Group Acquires Convenience Foods Maker Freshtime

Greencore Group plc (“Greencore” or “the Group”), a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, announces that it has today completed the acquisition...

Burton’s Biscuits Builds Capability With Acquisition Of Paterson Arran

Burton’s Biscuit Co. is strengthening its capability and broadening its product portfolio with the acquisition of Paterson Arran, one of Scotland’s independent food companies. The...

Valeo to Buy Campbell’s European Chips Business for USD 80 Mln

Campbell Soup Company announced it has signed an agreement for the intended sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company...

Mintel: Growth Opportunities in India For Snacks with Functional Benefits

Mintel Trend ‘Total Wellbeing’ highlights how consumers all over the world are on the lookout for solutions that complement their personal health—an opportunity for...

Mintel: Permissible Indulgence a Key Opportunity for US Cookie Industry

Flexible and balanced diets are gaining traction among US consumers who are striving to combine healthy eating regimens with occasional treats. Occasional indulgence has...

Highlander Partners Acquires Evans Food Group, Forms Food Platform Benestar Brands

Dallas based private investment firm Highland Partners has acquired Evans Food Group through its newly formed food platform Benestar Brands. No financial details were...

Simply Good Foods to Acquire Quest Nutrition for USD 1 Bln

The Simply Good Foods Company, a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, and Quest Nutrition, LLC , a healthy...

Biena Snacks Secures $8 Million in Financing

Biena Snacks, a pioneer in the plant-based snacking movement, has secured $8 million in Series B financing led by MAW Investments. The group was...

Valeo Foods in Talks to Buy Kettle Foods

Irish food group Valeo is in talks to buy Kettle Foods, Sky News reports, the deal is thought to be worth more than GBP...

MegaMex Foods and Herdez Set Up New Distribution Deal with UTZ Foods

MegaMex Foods (Orange, Calif.) and Herdez S.A. de C.V. (Mexico City, Mexico) announced a new licensing agreement with UTZ Quality Foods, LLC. (Hanover, PA)...

Cambodia: Ly Ly Food Industry Opens Cracker Factory in JV

Ly Ly Kameda Co Ltd, a joint venture between Ly Ly Food Industry Co Ltd and Japanese Kameda Seika Co Ltd, has started operations...

PepsiCo India to Invest USD 74 Mln to Set up Snack Manufacturing Plant

05 August 2019 – PepsiCo India will be investing INR 514 crores, or around USD 73.8 million, over the next three years to build...

Campbell Sells its Australian Snacks Unit Arnott’s and Some International Operations to KKR for...

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Arnott’s and certain of Campbell’s International operations to...

TreeHouse Foods Completes the Sale of its Snacks Division to Atlas Holdings LLC

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its snack nuts and trail mix business to Atlas Holdings for $90...

Kellogg Company Closes Sale of Keebler Cookies and Related Businesses to Ferrero

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that it has closed the sale of Keebler cookies and other selected businesses to the Ferrero Group and...

Unilever Food Business Expands 1.3% in Q2; Ice Cream Innovation Mitigates Weather Woes

Unilever’s food and refreshments business saw growth of 1.3% in Q2, of which 1.4% came from price. In ice cream, the company managed 2% of...

KKR Devours Tim Tam Biscuits Maker in $2.2 Bln Deal with Campbell

* KKR says its offer for Arnott's was accepted by Campbell * No deal value given; Media report puts deal value at $2.2 bln * Campbell...

Snacks Brand Graze Expands into Europe

Healthy snacking brand graze has started its European expansion, last month launching direct-to - consumer in the Republic of Ireland, press sources report. Founded in...

Mondelez Completes Acquisition of Majority Interest in Perfect Snacks

Mondelēz International today announced it has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire a majority interest in Perfect Snacks®, a pioneer in the fast-growing...

Campbell Signs Agreement for Sale of Kelsen Group for USD 300 Mln

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Kelsen Group to a Ferrero affiliated company for...

Orkla Reports Good Growth for Food, Confectionery and Ingredients in Q2

Orkla ASA: Improvement for Orkla's branded consumer goods business In the second quarter of 2019, Orkla's branded consumer goods business achieved operating profit (EBIT adj.)...

Cerealto Siro Sells Baby Food and Pastry Businesses as it Refocuses on Cereal

11 July 2019- Spanish food manufacturer Cerealto Siro has announced the divestment of two of its businesses and an investment in its production capacity...

Ghee Start-Up 4th & Heart Closes USD 7.6 Mln Funding

Californian based 4th & Heart Food brand has secured USD 7.6 million in a series C funding round led by Harbinger Ventures. The funding...

PepsiCo’s Mini-Sized Sodas Boost Quarterly Results

PepsiCo Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, boosted by higher sales of its traditional Pepsi soda as well as...

PepsiCo Q2 Net Revenue up 2.2%

PepsiCo, Inc.  today reported results for the second quarter 2019. “We are pleased with our results for the second quarter,” said Chairman and CEO Ramon...

TreeHouse Foods Sells Snack Division to Atlas Holdings

TreeHouse Foods is offloading its Snacks Division to Atlas Holding for USD 90 million, the deal subject to closing conditions is expected to close...

Universal Robina Corporation Partners with Intersnack to Boost Oceania Operations

Universal Robina Corporation (URC), through its wholly owned BVI subsidiary URC Oceania Company Limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with Europe-based Intersnack Group...

UK: Burts Chips Renaming to Burts Snacks to Better Reflect Business

Burts Potato Chips has announced it is renaming to Burt Snacks to reflect its growing range of brands and “commitment to becoming the UK’s...

Nestle Launches Paper Packaging for Snack Bars

Global food giant Nestle SA has developed new paper packaging for its YES! snack bars, a technology it hopes to scale up and extend...

Mount Franklin Foods Appoints Enrique Grajeda As President And CEO

Mount Franklin Foods, a leading manufacturer of branded and private label confectionery, nuts, snacks and foodservice products, announces the appointment of Enrique Grajeda as...

INTERVIEW: Energy Ball Recipes Founder Victoria Prince on Delivering Healthy Snack Kits to Your...

Last year, mailbox snack kit company EnergyBallRecipes.com launched on Kickstarter and has gone from strength to strength since then. The kits bring all the...

Unilever to Close Ice Cream Facility in Nevada

Unilever may close an ice cream manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada, impacting about 300 jobs. Local press, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, report that...

AUA Private Equity Acquires Snack Food Manufacturer TruFood

AUA Private Equity Partners has acquired the assets of snack food contract manufacturer TruFood, no financial details have been disclosed. Founded in 1985, TruFood manufactures...

Mondelez International to Acquire Majority Interest in Perfect Snacks

Fresh-from-the-fridge protein snacks further expands company’s leadership in broader snacking Provides attractive platform to grow company’s well-being offering Mondelēz International today announced an agreement...

UK: Kettle Foods Opens GBP 2.7 Potato Processing Plant

Campbells owned Kettle Foods has opened its GBP 2.7 million potato processing building as a part of the upgrade to its Norwich crisps factory. Kettle...

UK: Wholebake Acquires Energy Ball Brand Bounce

Gluten free snack contract manufacturer Wholebake has acquired energy ball snack company Bounce, no financial details have been disclosed. Wholebake’s portfolio crosses a range of...

RG Brands Sells Snacks Business

Kazakhstan based food and beverage company RG brands is selling its Almaty Snack Food asset, producer of Grizzly potato chip brand. No financial details...

France: Chip Maker Sibell Taken Over by Marbour Foods

27 May 2019- French chip maker Sibell has been sold to Marbour foods, a subsidiary of Marseillais Marbour Group, as per order of the...

UK: KP Snacks Opens GBP 6 Mln Production Facility

22 May 2019- KP Snacks has opened a new GBP 6 million pellet production facility at its KP Teeside plant. Pom Bear, Hula Hoops...

USA: Pretzels Inc Expanding Manufacturing Facility

20 May 2019- Snack company Pretzels Inc plans to increase capacity, over a range of products, expanding its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Indiana. The...

S CAP Funds Two Companies in Snacking and Beverage Sector

17 May 2019- S CAP announced this week that it has funded Bright Greens, creator of blender-less smoothies, and Libre Naturals, maker of allergen-free...

UK: Cofresh Snack Foods Expands Acquiring New Factory

17 May 2019- UK Indian snack company Cofresh Snack Foods has invested GBP 20 million acquiring a new production and warehousing facility in Nuneaton. Cofresh...

Mintel: Can’t Sleep? The Untapped Opportunity of Bedtime Biscuits

Snacking before bed isn’t ideal, but when late night cravings kick in, it’s just impossible to resist. This highlights an untapped opportunity to develop...

Euromonitor: Revitalising the Yoghurt Market in Western Europe

The yoghurt market in Western Europe is not doing well. The top five yoghurt markets in Western Europe – Italy, France, the UK and...

Campbell Eyes Sale of Kettle Crisps

07 May 2019- Campbell has reportedly hired advisers to look into the future of its snack brand Kettle, according to the Press Association Barclays...

UK: Burts Potato Chips Expands Leicester Facility

02 May 2019- Burts Potato Chips has expanded its Leicester-based site almost doubling the size of its production facility to meet growth in customer...

Mondelez Makes Venture Investment in Paleo Chocolate Company Hu

Mondelez International has announced the second investment under its SnackFutures innovation and venture hub, in the form of a minority investment in minimally-processed snack...

Mintel- Snacking’s heavy hitters: China, India, Indonesia and Japan among the world’s top five...

18 April 2019- Latest research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that Asia is home to four out of five of...

US Snack Brand Stryve Biltong Raises USD 16.5 Mln in Series B Funding

16 April 2019- Stryve Biltong, the leader in biltong snacks, announced today a $16.5 Million Series B investment. The round was led by Meaningful...

Mondelez’s Offer for Campbell Soup’s Arnott’s Biscuits too Low – CNBC

8 April 2019 - Mondelez’s plans to acquire Campbell Soup’s international brands which include Arnott’s Biscuits, have hit a hurdle, reports CNBC. Referring to people...

Mintel: India’s Growing Snack Culture

28 March 2019- India enjoys a wide variety of local snacks, be it Gujarat’s dhokla to Ratlam’s sev, Indians simply love their snacks. Indeed,...

Tayto Snacks to Invest EUR 16 mln In Ashbourne Factory

25 March 2019- Tayto Snacks is set to invest EUR 16 million in its Ashbourne Co Meath factory to increase efficiency, local press reports. The...

Mondelez Partners with Food Business Incubator, The Hatchery Chicago

21 March 2019- Mondelēz International announced today a partnership with The Hatchery Chicago, a non-profit food business incubator, as it ramps up its innovation...

Unilever Acquires UK Healthy Snack Brand Graze

06 February 2019- Unilever had acquired the holding company of the UK’s healthy snacking brand graze, no financial details have been disclosed. Founded in 2008...

GreenSpace Brands Sells Rolling Meadow Dairy Brand to Agrifoods Cooperative Subsdiary

31 January 2019- GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV:JTR) ("GreenSpace") and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. ("Agrifoods") are pleased to announce the sale by Greenspace of the...

Barry Callebaut Completes Acquisition of Inforum in Russia

01 February 2019- The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced that it has successfully closed...

Suedzucker to Close Two German Sugar Factories in Restructuring

31 January 2019 - Suedzucker, Europe's largest sugar refiner, said on Thursday it plans to close two German sugar production plants as part of a restructuring programme announced this week.

Hershey Reports 2018 Net Sales up 3.7%

31 January 2019- The Hershey Company today announced net sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. The...

Mondelez Sees Organic Net Revenue Grow 2.4% over FY2018

Full-Year Highlights Net revenues increased 0.2% despite unfavorable currency and divestiture impacts; Organic Net Revenue grew 2.4%, with balanced volume/mix and pricing Gross...

Lotte Confectionery Acquires Bakery Company L&M Mayson

31 January 2019- South Korean confectionery company Lotte Confectionery has announced it has acquired an 80% stake of Myanmar’s L&M Mayson for around EUR...

UK Competition Authority Clears PepsiCo Acquiring Pipers Crisps

31 January 2019- The UK competition authority has cleared the acquisition of Pipers Crisps to PepsiCo PepsiCo announced its intention to acquire crisps brand Pipers,...

The Coca-Cola Company Completes Acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria

30 January 2019- The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria. Coca-Cola first announced a minority investment in Chi three years ago and, as planned, has now acquired full ownership of the company.

Kraft Heinz Completes Sale of Indian Brands Including Complan

30 January 2019- The Kraft Heinz Company today announced it has completed the sale of Indian brands Complan, Glucon-D, Nycil and Sampriti to Zydus Wellness Limited and its affiliates.

Danish Crown to Cut Over 300 Jobs, Primarily in Underperforming UK Unit

30 January 2019- Danish Crown has revealed that, as part of an effort to reduce costs by DKK 350 million in the current financial year, it will be cutting between 300 and 400 jobs across the company, primarily at its UK operation Tulip.

Britain’s Leading Tea Brand Reveals Suppliers in Bid to End Worker Abuses

29 January 2019 - Britain's biggest tea brand has revealed details of its suppliers on Tuesday in a fast-growing campaign to break a "club...

“Next Generation Food Ingredients” Company Renewal Mill Secures USD 2.5 mln in Funding

30 January 2019- California based “next generation ingredient company” Renewal has secured USD 2.5 million in seed funding from HG Ventures. Renewal Mill, which...

“Next Generation Food Ingredients” Company Renewal Mill Secures USD 2.5 mln in Funding

30 January 2019- California based “next generation ingredient company” Renewal has secured USD 2.5 million in seed funding from HG Ventures. Renewal Mill, which upcycles the by-products of food manufacturing into ingredients and products, plans to use the funding to increase current production and expand into new market opportunities.

Domino’s Says Overseas Ops to Slice into Profit, Shares Dive

29 January 2019- Domino's Pizza on Tuesday warned a slowdown in overseas markets would dent its 2018 underlying pretax profit, sending shares in Britain's biggest pizza delivery firm down more than 10 percent, on course for their worst day in two years.

Kantar: The Surprising Source of FMCG Growth in China

29 January 2019- Young families in lower-tier cities are an increasingly important source of growth for the FMCG industry. For many brands, they are the make-or-break factor for their success in China. To win them over, brands need to understand what they're buying and, more importantly, why.

HKScan Secures Deal with Chinese E-Commerce Company Alibaba

28 January 2019- HKScan has secured a contract with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to stock its Omega-3 Pork, the products will be available through Alibaba's grocery chain Hema.

HKSan Secures Deal with Chinese E-Commerce Company Alibaba

28 January 2019- HKScan has secured a contract with the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to stock its Omega-3 Pork, the products will be available...

DAVOS-Nestle Chairman Defends Long-Term Strategy in Face of Shareholder Activist

25 January 2019- Nestle SA chairman Paul Bulcke said on Friday he would not pursue short-term efforts at the expense of long-term success, in the face of...

Nestle Chairman Defends Long-Term Strategy in Face of Shareholder Activist

25 January 2019 - Nestle SA chairman Paul Bulcke said on Friday he would not pursue short-term efforts at the expense of long-term success, in the face of scrutiny from shareholder activists who know how to "pressure-point you and tease."

Japan’s Asahi to Buy Fuller’s Beer Business

25 January 2019- Shares of Fuller, Smith & Turner jumped 21 percent after the British pub operator and brewer agreed to sell its beer business to Japan's Asahi for an enterprise value of 250 million pounds ($327 million).

Elev8 Brands, Inc. Acquires Blessed Bean Coffee, LLC

24 January 2019- Brands, Inc., a holding company (the "Company") focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products, is pleased to announce it has acquired Blessed Bean Coffee, LLC.

Mintel- Allergen Labelling Confusion: Just 37% of Brits Agree It’s Easy to Identify Which...

• 39% of allergy/intolerance sufferers who have bought /used free-from products would like to see a UK-wide allergen labelling system on free-from products.
• 48% of Brits say that they, or someone in their household, avoid at least one food/ingredient - although only 20% do so due to an allergy or intolerance.
• UK free-from market valued at £837 million in 2018, growing by 133% since 2013.

Big Brands Revisit the Milkman Model to Cut Plastic Pollution

24 January 2019- Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world's waterways, have teamed with recycling and shipping firms on an e-commerce service that puts a twist on the old-fashioned milkman.

Irish Nutrition Company Glanbia Stockpiling in UK Ahead of Brexit

24 January 2019- Irish nutrition company Glanbia has begun stockpiling products in Britain as it works on the assumption that Britain will leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, its chief executive said.

Milk Powder, Whey, Lactose and Casein Prices in Selected EU Countries and USA –...

10 January 2019 - Below are the latest monthly prices for food-grade whole milk powder (in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Poland and Germany), skim...

Cargill CEO: ‘We Want to Remain a Private Company’; Acquisitions Likely in 2019

24 January 2019 - Talking with journalists at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Cargill CEO and Chairman David MacLennan stressed...

American Pasteurization Company Acquires FreshCo Foods

23 January 2019- American Pasteurization Company (APC), a national leader in High Pressure Processing (HPP), has acquired FreshCo Foods, a Milwaukee-based, end-to-end co-manufacturer of...

Brazilian Poultry Firm BRF Aims to Restore Saudi Exports in Three Months

23 January 2019- - Brazilian poultry processor BRF said on Wednesday it expected to restore chicken exports to Saudi Arabia to previous levels in three months after one of its plants lost its certification to export to the Middle Eastern country.

From Bait to Plate: Blockchain Platform Tracks Food’s Journey

23 January 2019- With a scan of their smartphones, consumers can now track the journey of their fish meal to ensure it's a legal, ethical and sustainable product.

FrieslandCampina Opens New Distribution Centre in The Netherlands

23 January 2019- Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has opened a new distribution centre in Meppel, the Netherlands. The distribution centre will store and transfer dairy products coming from its production facilities in Beilen and Meppel for export to China, Hong Kong, Russia and Greece.

Snack Company The Good Crisp Announces Investment to Fuel 2019 Expansion

23 January 2019- Stacked chips company The Good Crisp has received a new round of funding from Circle up Growth Partners. The company plans...

Bunge Names Gregory A. Heckman Acting Chief Executive Officer

January 22, 2019 – Bunge Limited, a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients, today announced that Board member Gregory A. Heckman, a seasoned agribusiness...

Glanbia Ireland and Royal A-Ware Partner to Build New EUR 140 mln Cheese Plant

22 January 2019- Dairy processor Glanbia Ireland and Dutch dairy producer Royal A-ware have announced a strategic partnership, jointly investing EUR 140 million to construct a cheese factory in Belview, Ireland.

Parabel and CK Ingredients Sign Distribution Agreement for LENTEIN Plant Protein in Canada

21 January 2019- Parabel USA Inc, producer of plant protein ingredients, today announced that it has finalized a Distribution Agreement with CK Ingredients, a supplier of innovative raw materials, for the commercialization of LENTEIN® plant protein for the nutraceutical sector in the Canadian market.

Bonduelle in Discussions to Acquire US Plant from Seneca Foods

22 January 2019- The Bonduelle Group announces they have entered into discussions with the American company Seneca Foods Corporation to acquire its plant in Lebanon (Pennsylvania, USA).

Parabel and CK Ingredients Sign Distribution Agreement for Plant Protein in Canada

21 January 2019- Parabel USA Inc, producer of plant protein ingredients, today announced that it has finalized a Distribution Agreement with CK Ingredients, a...

Conagra Brands Exploring Strategic Alternatives for Italian-Based Frozen Pasta Business

22 January- Conagra Brands has said it is looking into strategic alternatives for its Italian-based frozen pasta business, Gelit. As yet the Conagra has not set a timeline for the process or made any decisions relating to the strategic alternatives.

UK Snack Company Pladis Appoints A. Salman Amin as Global CEO

21 January 2019 - Pladis, one of the world's leading snacking companies, has appointed A. Salman Amin as global CEO. Salman will be taking over the leadership officially in February.

Mintel: 3 Trends to Look Out For in China’s Snack Market

04 January 2019- Though experiencing a slower growth rate, China’s snack food retail market has been growing steadily in the past years, according to...

Chocolate Products and Methods of Making Thereof

The present invention, in an embodiment, is a chocolate product that includes a carbohydrate such as starch, dextrin, or maltodextrin having a bulk density of 0.01 gram/cubic centimeter to 0.4 gram/cubic centimeter; 30 weight percent to 70 weight percent, based on the total weight of the carbohydrate and the vegetable oil, of a vegetable oil that is an unsaturated fat; and cocoa butter. In other embodiments, the present invention is a method of making a chocolate product.

Imitation Cheese With Improved Melt

An imitation cheese composition is provided with improved melt functionality. The imitation cheese composition includes non-interesterified/non-hydrogenated vegetable oils, fractionated vegetable oils, specific corn-derived food starches, specific potato-derived food starches, gelatin, and hydrocolloids.

Investor Rabo Participaties Acquires a 40% Interest in V&S Food Specialist

07 December 2018- V&S Food Specialist (V&S), a Dutch manufacturer of hand-made satay, ethnic and vegetarian snacks has attracted a new shareholder: Rabo Participaties....

China Approves Kazakhstan Barley, Corn to Diversify Imports

23 November 2018- China approved imports of barley and corn from Kazakhstan, the customs administration said on Friday, in a move aimed at diversifying the country's sources of grain shipments.

Barry Callebaut’s FY Sales Volume up 6.3%

07 November 2018- Full-Year Results Fiscal Year 2017/18 of the Barry Callebaut Group

Non-Dairy Cream for Baking and Preparation Method Thereof

A non-dairy cream for baking includes the following raw materials in percentages by weight: 28-40% of plant fats, 0.02-0.5% of lecithin, 0.02-2% of salt, 0.02-0.5% of diacetyl tartaric acid mono-(di-)glycerides, 0.05-0.1% of mono- and di-glycerol fatty acid esters, 0-0.2% of sucrose fatty acid esters, 0-0.5% of polyglycerol esters, 2-5% of sweet whey powder, 0.05-1% of denatured cellulose, 0.1-2.5% of sodium caseinate, 0-0.5% of sodium stearyl lactylate, 0-0.5% of lactic acid glycerin fatty acid ester, 0-0.3% of sodium alginate, 0.002-0.2% of sodium iso-ascorbate, 3-6% of sugar, 3-6% of glucose syrup and 10-18% of high fructose corn syrup, the balance being water.

India: Mondelez International Opens New Global Technical Center

02 November 2018- Mondelez International has opened its latest Technical Center in India. The £15 million investment will support new product and technology for the company's global brands in Chocolate and Beverages.

Beyond Coffee: Illy Looks to Wine and Chocolate for Stronger Aroma

31 Octohber 2018- Riccardo Illy, whose family owns one of Italy's most renowned coffee brands, would rather discuss the finer points of tea and cellared wine these days than the perfect espresso.

Mintel: Bite-sized, Functional and Premium Chocolate Gain Popularity in the US

• 76% of US chocolate buyers say it's worth it to pay more money for premium chocolate.
• Just 42% of parents who eat candy say they limit the amount of candy their kids eat.
• New product launches of chewy candy grew 83% over the last five years.

Tereos Opens R&D Centre in Singapore

29 October 2018- Tereos has expanded its services and research capabilities opening an Asia Pacific R&D Centre in Singapore. The Asia R&D centre aims to leverage the groups portfolio of products and address regional demand for noodles, bakery products, confectionery, teas, sauces, snacks and beverages, the company said.

Orkla Foods Q3 Sales down 1.7%, Confectionery and Snacks Sales Stay Flat

25 October 2018- Orkla's operating profit (EBIT adj.) increased by 7% in the third quarter to NOK 1,353 million. Orkla's operating revenues increased in the third quarter by 3%, to NOK 10,126 million.

Hershey Reports Q3 Consolidated Net Sales up 2.3%.

25 October 2018- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced sales and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 and reaffirmed its 2018 reported net sales and adjusted earnings outlook.

AAK Operating Profit Rises 11% in Q3

25 October 2018- AAK's Interim report for the third quarter 2018.

Euromonitor: Ancient Grains: From Traditional Staple Food to Superfood

23 October 2018- by Maria Mascaraque

Switzerland: Lindt Chocolate Centre Under Construction

22 October 2018- Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company Lindt is building a chocolate centre and Sprungli head office at its Lindt and Sprungli factory in Kilchberg.

USA: Ferrero Announces USD 9 mln Facility Expansion

22 October 2018 – Global confectionery company Ferrero has started construction on a USD 9 million expansion at its facility in New Jersey. The expansion will increase the facility's packaging and warehousing to 67,000 square feet.

Hershey Completes Acquisition Of Pirate Brands

17 October 2018- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Pirate Brands from B&G Foods, Inc., including the Pirate's Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings brands, for a purchase price of $420 million, or approximately $360 million net of tax benefits.

Beer Lovers Face Price Spikes, Shortages as Climate Changes -Study

15 October 2018- Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers...

US: Flagship Food Group Expands its Frozen Food Manufacturing

12 October 2018- Flagship Food Group is expanding its frozen food manufacturing in Albuquerque, a response the company says to projected growth in 2019.

Mars Partners with Benson Hill Biosystems to Help Protect Cacao from Climate Change

11 October 2018—Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, and Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned global pet care, confectionery and food business, today announced a strategic partnership to improve the productivity and climate resilience of the cacao tree, essential to chocolate production.

Turkish Confectionery Producer Kervan Group Expanding

10 October 2018- Turkish soft candy producer and exporter Kervan Gida has secured a USD 7.5 million loan from EBRD to help with its expansion plans to meet increased consumer demand both in Turkey and abroad.

Mondelez Commits to Making All Packaging Recyclable by 2025

9 October 2018- Mondelez International today announced a new commitment to make all packaging recyclable and provide recycling information by 2025.

France Cuts Sugar Beet, Maize Crop Forecasts as Harvest Advances

9 October 2018- France's farm ministry on Tuesday further cut its forecasts of the country's 2018 sugar beet and maize production to take account of damage from scorching summer weather, as harvesting of the crops progresses in the European Union's largest grower.

Foodstuffs Comprising Treated Fava Bean Protein Concentrates

This specification discloses heat moisture treated fava bean protein concentrates having between about 50% and about 73% protein, about 0.1% to about 8% be weight starch, and between about 0.1% and about 9% fat, and use of said concentrates in foodstuffs, including for example emulsions, confectionary spreads, and ice cream.

Barry Callebaut to Acquire Inforum, Expanding Business in Russia

4 October 2018- The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to buy Russian chocolate manufacturer Inforum. No financial details have been disclosed. The deal subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions is expected to complete this year.

Orkla Acquires UK Fudge and Chocolate Manufacturer

1 October 2018- Through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited ("NIC"), Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to acquire the British chocolatier and confectioner County Confectionery Ltd. ("County's").

Mars and Snickers Chocolate Bars to get Recipe Change to Make them Healthier

1 October 2018- In January 2019 Mars and Snickers chocolate bars will be available with less sugar and more protein to make them healthier, according to media sources including The Grocer.

Brenntag Exclusive Distribution Partner for Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate in Central Eastern Europe

1 October 2018- Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH) and Cargill have reached an agreement, making Brenntag the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill's industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region.

US: Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips Expanding Capacity

27 September 2018- Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. announced today that their latest production facility is officially live.

Baked Snack Coating Using Waxy Corn Starch

A coated foodstuff is made using two starch components. One is a spray cooked agglomerated waxy corn starch as having a peak time to hydration viscosity of between about 5.5 and about 7.5 minutes. The snack has unique expansion and hardness properties compared to coatings made from other corn starches, in embodiments the snack has a coating that expands to between about 1.7 and about 2.6 mm, a hardness of between about 3000 and about 3750 grams, or a hardness-to-expansion ratio of about 1200:1 to about 2200:1 g/mm.

Gelatin-Free Aerated Confectionery Products, Foam Structuring Compositions, And Methods for Preparing the Same

The invention relates to the manufacture of foods, in particular to aerated confectionery products, like marshmallow-type products, to foam structuring compositions, and methods for preparing them. Provided is an aerated confectionery product having a density up to 0.5 g/cm3, the product comprising as foam structuring composition a combination of (i) a native potato protein; (ii) a gelling starch; and (iii) a highly branched starch (HBS) obtained by treatment of starch or a starch derivative with glycogen branching enzyme (EC 2.4.1.18), and wherein said HBS has a molecular branching degree of at least 6%, wherein the molecular branching degree is defined as the percentage of a- 1,6 glycosidic linkages of the total of a- 1,6 and a- 1,4 glycosidic linkages ((a- 1,6 /(a- 1,6 +a- l,4) *100%)

Turkish Owner of Godiva Chocolate Exploring Sale of Japanese Business -Sources

26 September 2018- Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of Godiva chocolate, is exploring a sale of the high-end chain's Japanese business in a deal that could fetch around $1.5 billion, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

US: Spangler Candy Buys Necco Wafers and Sweethearts

26 September 2018- Spangler Candy Company has announced it has bought candy brands Sweethearts and NECCO Wafers. The brands and equipment were obtained following a series of transactions brought about by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) bankruptcy.

UK’s Hotel Chocolat Looks to Japan, U.S. for More Growth

25 September 2018- Hotel Chocolat will open shops in Japan and the United States later this year, the British chocolatier said on Tuesday, targeting international expansion to drive its long-term growth after profit climbed 13 percent in its latest financial year.

Euromonitor: Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP) Creates Market Opportunities in Packaged Food

24 September 2018- by Euromonitor Research

Snacks Company Pladis Announces Management Change

21 September 2018- Cem Karakas, pladis CEO, has decided to step down from his role with immediate effect.

Monogram Foods to Invest $30 Mln in Fourth Manufacturing Operation Expansion

21 Sep - Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added meats, will invest $30 million to expand its manufacturing operation, Monogram Snacks, in Henry County. The company will expand its product lines to accommodate new and expanding contracts. Virginia successfully competed against six other states for the project, which will create 300 new jobs.

Bon Appetit! French Find Traces of Bugs in Their Food and Drink

20 Sep - From insect residues in fizzy drinks to beef gelatin in yoghurt, consumer group Foodwatch said it had found undisclosed animal-based ingredients in a dozen food and drink products sold in France.

Non-dairy Confectionery Product

The present invention relates to non-dairy and/or vegan confectionery products, especially chocolate based products and methods of their preparation.

Barry Callebaut Signs Supply Agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company

19 September 2018- Zurich based Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement with UK Burton's Biscuit Company for the long-term supply of over 12,000 metric tonnes of chocolate and compound per year.

Nestle, Unilever, Coke Make Bids in $4 Bln-Plus GSK India Sale-Sources

18 Sep - Nestle, Unilever and Coca-Cola are among bidders for GlaxoSmithKline's Indian Horlicks nutrition business, expected to fetch more than $4 billion, four people familiar with the matter said.

Hydrolyzed Starch Compositions And Their Use In Food Applications

Provided herein are common starch-based and waxy starch-based hydrolyzed starches. The hydrolyzed starches described herein demonstrate desirable properties over existing hydrolyzed starches for food applications, including but not limited to, dairy, ready-to-eat cereal coatings, clean-label confectionary products, nutritional and cereal bars, crumb chocolate, infant and/or elderly nutrition.

Stryve Biltong Protein Snacks Secures $10 Mln Investment to Accelerate Manufacturing Capacity and Brand...

13 Sep - Emerging protein snack brand, Stryve Biltong, announced today that it has received an investment from Meaningful Partners, an investment firm focused on purposeful and mission-oriented consumer facing challenger brands, and Murano group, a privately-owned holding company, among others.

Finsbury Food Group’s Preliminary FY Group Revenue Down 3.4%

17 June - Finsbury Food Group Plc (AIM: FIF), a leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for the retail and foodservice channels, is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the financial year ended 30 June 2018.

Barry Callebaut Completes USD 30 mln Expansion Investments in NA Facilities

13 September 2018- Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced the completion of several expansion investments in three of its North American facilities located in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec; Chatham, Ontario; and St. Albans, Vermont.

Hershey To Acquire Pirate Brands From B&G Foods

12 September 2018- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) and B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Hershey to acquire Pirate Brands, including the Pirate's Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings brands.

Method For Producing Fresh Cheese-like Vegetable Food Product

Provided is a method for producing a fresh cheese-like vegetable food product which is free from dairy products, has a natural, fresh cheese-like dairy flavor and body, and has excellent spreadability and squeezability as a confectionery material. The pH of an emulsified oil composition which contains a soybean emulsified composition containing a specific protein and lipid, a specific soybean protein material having a reduced content of a lipophilic protein among soybean proteins, and a protein coagulant is adjusted to a pH of 5.5-6.3 using lactic acid fermentation and/or an organic acid.

Cadbury Owner Mondelez Stockpiles Products, Prepares for Hard Brexit – the Times

11 September 2018 - Mondelez International Inc, the owner of Cadbury brand, is stockpiling ingredients, chocolates and biscuits in case of a no-deal Brexit, the Times reported https://bit.ly/2MjCYjJ on Tuesday, citing president of Mondelez's European division.

ABF Expects Ingredients’ Revenues to Be Ahead of Last Year

10 Sep - Associated British Foods plc issues the following update prior to entering the close period for its full year results for the 52 weeks to 15 September 2018, which are scheduled to be announced on 6 November 2018.

Mondelez Expects 2-3% Organic Sales Rise in 2019

7 Sep - Today, at a meeting with analysts and investors in Boston, Mondelez International Chief Executive Officer, Dirk Van de Put, and other senior executives outlined the company's new long-term strategy to generate sustainable shareholder value. The company also established new long-term targets, reaffirmed its 2018 outlook, and provided an outlook for 2019.

Rabin Worldwide and Union Confectionery Machinery Company to Take Iconic Necco Candy to Auction

6 September 2018 - After many months of rumors and speculation and a cavalcade of potential buyers, Necco, the oldest confectionary company in the United States, is writing its next chapter. A massive public auction will take place on September 26th and 27th, 2018 to sell off select assets which include both brands and equipment.

PepsiCo Launches Nutrition Greenhouse Program to Support Food and Beverage Brands in North America

6 Sep - PepsiCo announced today the launch of its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program in North America, an innovation initiative designed to discover and support emerging brands in the food and beverage sector. The North American program follows the launch of PepsiCo's Nutrition Greenhouse in Europe, now in its second year. In 2017, eight start-ups in the European program delivered an estimated combined sales growth of over Euro 10 million – a fourfold increase throughout the duration of the 6-month program.

70% of Consumers Who are Aware of Acrylamide are Concerned About the Potential Health...

6 Sep - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today published a new report in its Global Insights Series which indicates that consumers are still largely unaware of acrylamide - but those who do know something about acrylamide, know enough to be concerned. DSM's survey, conducted amongst consumers in France, Germany, the UK and the USA, shows that once knowledgeable about acrylamide, consumers expect food manufacturers to find solutions.

Cargill Doubles Sustainable Sourced Cocoa in Ghana

4 Sept - The amount of sustainable cocoa sourced by Cargill in Ghana has doubled since the establishment of its own licensed buying company (LBC) model, and over 13,000 cocoa farmers are now benefiting from the initiative - up by 30% from 10,000 a year ago.

Formulation Of Chocolate With Carob And Low Caffeine And Theobromine Content, No Added Sugar,...

The patent invention relates to a chocolate formulation with carob, with low caffeine and theobromine contents, animal milk-free, with or without added sugars, gluten-free, soy-free, with or without fiber, using cocoa and carob as the basis, alternatively supplemented with coconut fat, rice derivatives, powdered sweet potato and sugars having a low glycemic index, producing a food product with special nutritional features to meet the requirements of customers with dietary restrictions due to health problems or life style (low-fat or natural diets, body-builders, etc.) with color, odor and flavor attributes which are characteristic of products based on cocoa and carob.

Canadian Government Invests $1.8m in PEI Cheesemaker to Expand Product Line and Grow Markets

31 Aug - The dairy sector is an important contributor to Canada's economy, contributing $20.9 billion through sales by farmers and food processors. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy industry that will ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from high-quality products while creating well-paying jobs for Canadians.

Amazon to Launch Food and Drink Sales in Mexico

30 Aug - Amazon.com Inc will begin selling food and drinks online in Mexico, including snacks, sweets and wines, it said on Thursday, a move that could intensify its competition with Wal Mart de Mexico to claim shoppers in a nascent e-commerce market.

Mintel: Flavor Innovation Set to Drive Ready-to-Eat Popcorn as US Sales Increase 118% in...

While popcorn has traditionally benefited from a health halo, new research from Mintel reveals that Americans are now embracing flavor innovation, from indulgent to savory, driven by the increasingly popular ready-to-eat (RTE) popcorn category.

Amyris Gets Green Light for Commercial Sales of its New, Natural, Zero-Calorie Sweetener

30 Aug - Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), a leader in the development and production of sustainable ingredients for the Health & Wellness, Clean Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets, announced today that its zero-calorie sweetener made from sugarcane has received designation as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent expert panel. This designation is based on FDA requirements and allows Amyris to begin commercially selling its new, natural, zero-calorie sweetener.

US: Frito-Lay Investing USD 130 mln in New Florida Fulfilment Facility

28 August 2018- Pepsi-Co owned snack company Frito-Lay intends to build a USD 130 million order fulfilment facility in Osceola County, FL, construction is expected to be completed by 2021.

Jeanette Hauan Fladby Appointed Executive VP at Orkla

27 August 2018- Jeanette Hauan Fladby (50) has been appointed new Executive Vice President at Orkla in charge of the Orkla Confectionery & Snacks business area.

Cargill to Invest $150 Mln in Brazilian Pectin Facility to Meet Market Demand

24 Aug - Cargill has the intention to invest $150 million to construct an HM pectin production facility in South America. HM pectin is a versatile, citrus fruit-based texturizer used for jams, beverages/juices, acid dairy drinks and confectionery.

US: Snack Maker Seyfert’s Closing

23 August 2018- Fort Wayne, IN based snack maker Seyfert's is soon to shut down operations according to local press reports.

Novel Confectionery Product

A shelf-stable mousse comprising (i) an aerated fat-free composition of a protein whipping agent, water and a sugar syrup, which composition is in admixture with (ii) at least one of a fat-containing substance; wherein the mousse has a water activity of less than 0.75, a hardness of less than 0.8N (measured as the force required to insert a probe to a depth of 7mm into the mousse), and a loss factor tan d value of greater than 0.95.

Go Raw Plant-Based Snack Food Company Appoints New CEO

20 August 2018- Freeland Foods, Inc., parent company of plant-based, sprouted, snack food brand Go Raw®, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tim Prager as Chief Executive Officer effective August 20, 2018.

Hershey CFO to Retire Spring 2019

16 August 2018- The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) today announced that Patricia A. Little, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire from the company in the spring of 2019. Little has served as the company's CFO since joining in 2015.

ADM Opens Technical Innovation Center for Food in Shanghai

16 Aug - Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today celebrated the opening of its new regional office and state-of-the-art flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center in Shanghai, China. The opening of the space was announced at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Snack Food Pellets

A snack food pellet comprising a plurality of starch granules forming a layer, the granules comprising ungelatinized starch, the granules being pressed together into mutual contact to form an agglomerate of the starch granules. Also disclosed are a method of manufacturing such a snack food pellet and a method of producing an expanded snack food piece from such a snack food pellet.

EBRD Provides USD 44 mln Loan to Egyptian Dairy and Juice Producer Beyti

The EBRD is providing a leading Egyptian dairy and juice producer, the International Company for Agricultural Industries Projects, S.A.E (Beyti), with a loan in the amount of up to US$ 44 million (or the equivalent in Egyptian pounds). The loan includes a committed tranche of up to EGP 150 million and an uncommitted tranche for up to US$ 35.5 million or EGP equivalent.

Valeo Foods to Acquire Tangerine Confectionary

13 August 2018- Valeo Foods, a pan-European producer of branded food and beverage products, has acquired British confectionery company Tangerine according to media reports.

Comestible Containing Milk Solids And Method Of Making

A comestible containing milk solids and method of its making includes providing a fat phase that has a fat and milk powder, providing a syrup phase that has a sweetener and a solid content between about 72% and about 88% by weight, followed by mixing the fat phase with the syrup phase in a weight ratio between 70% fat phase/30% syrup phase to 30% fat phase/70% syrup phase and forming the milk-base comestible from the mixed mass. The resulting comestibles deliver real milk in a shelf stable form in a product that has a clean taste and pleasant mouthfeel, with a non-grainy, non-mealy texture

Fresh Snacking on the Rise According to New Mintel Report: ‘The Future of Fresh’

New data from global market intelligence agency Mintel spotlights the developments and future outlook of the refrigerated-CPG space, now labeled "Fresh Snacking," in its report: The Future of Fresh.

INTERVIEW: KP’s Sales Director Andy Riddle on the KP Portfolio and Snack Market

08 August 2018- KP Snacks, part of the Intersnack Group since 2013, is one of the biggest snack manufacturers in the UK. The company's snack portfolio includes brands such as McCoy's, Hula Hoops, Butterkist, KP Nuts, POM-BEAR.

Kellogg Margins Hurt by Cuts to Snack Prices, Higher Costs

02 August 2018 - Kellogg Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit margins on Thursday as the cereal maker spent more on marketing and transportation and had to cut prices on snack foods after it stopped distributing directly to U.S. retailers.

Third Point Seeks Allies to Put Pressure on Campbell Soup -Sources

31 July - Activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is meeting with some of Campbell Soup Co's largest shareholders to seek support for changes at the U.S. consumer company, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

ADM’s Quarterly Nutrition Revenue up 7%

31 July - Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Soluble Agglomerated Chocolate Powder

The invention concerns a method for producing a soluble agglomerated chocolate powder, said powder comprising cocoa and other chocolate powder ingredients including a sweetener and/or a white component powder comprising protein, said process comprising the steps of: —preparing an aqueous emulsion of cocoa fat, —loading a fluid bed agglomerator with the chocolate powder solid ingredients other than cocoa, —spraying the emulsion of cocoa fat into the fluid bed agglomerator to form agglomerates. The invention concerns also the use of an aqueous emulsion of cocoa fat to agglomerate chocolate powder ingredients of a soluble agglomerated chocolate powder.