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Snyder’s-Lance answers the ‘what’s next in snacks?’ question

July 10, 2014

Portable and adventurous is how Snyder’s-Lance Inc. sees snacking, which is becoming more of a lifestyle these days. U.S. consumers are strapped for time, which means totable delivery formats and packaging are key.


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Five ways to convey clean label

July 7, 2014

Clean label may not be neatly defined, but food companies can convey the concept in five ways. Because it’s a broad topic, and there is no regulation yet, there’s a huge opportunity in finding new space within clean label, says Innova Market Insights.


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Little Debbie makes muffins available

July 7, 2014

McKee Foods, bakers of the Little Debbie brand, is launching Little Debbie single-serve Premium Muffins.


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Corn prices fall after USDA says crops are in great condition

June 26, 2014

Corn prices fell to their lowest level in four months last week after the Department of Agriculture said the majority of this year's U.S. harvest is in good-to-excellent condition.


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State of the Industry on Bakery: A state of change

June 12, 2014

The bakery market is rife with change this year, as bakers face plenty of challenges that just keep coming. With a hailstorm of food-safety issues, for example, most bakers are beginning the certification process through the Safe Quality Food (SQF) program and others. 


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It was gluten-free everything at NRA Show 2014

May 22, 2014

The National Restaurant Association’s annual show was packed again this year, displaying many better-for-you food and menu options with bolder, spicy flavors; portion-controlled packaging; and even Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza that’s gluten-free. In fact, more gluten-free food exhibits showcased new products than ever before.


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Snyder’s-Lance to acquire Baptista's Bakery, sell Private Brands

May 8, 2014

Snack food manufacturer Snyder's-Lance Inc., Charlotte, N.C., signs agreements to acquire Baptista’s Bakery in Wisconsin and to sell its Private Brands and two manufacturing facilities to Shearer’s Foods in Ohio. The transactions are expected to close in the 2014 second quarter.


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Hain Celestial acquires Rudi’s Organic Bakery

April 29, 2014
Rudi’s Organic Bakery Inc., an organic and gluten-free company in Boulder, Colo., joins The Hain Celestial Group Inc. family.
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Shearer's purchases Medallion Foods from ConAgra

April 25, 2014

Shearer’s Foods, owned by Toronto-based Wind Point Partners, acquires the assets of Medallion Foods from Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Foods for $33.5 million. Medallion Foods produces value- and private-label, corn-based snack foods, including tortilla chips, corn chips and extruded corn products. ConAgra bought Medallion Foods as part of its purchase of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. in early 2013.


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Consumers not affected much by changes to Nutrition Facts Panel

April 25, 2014

The changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but do consumers care? Not much, according to The Hartman Group.


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