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B&G Foods to buy Pirate’s Booty for $195 million

June 14, 2013

The publicly-traded grocery-brand conglomerate is buying Pirate Brands, maker of Pirate’s Booty white-cheddar-cheese rice and corn puffs, for $195 million.


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State of the Industry: Turbo-charging the bakery market

June 13, 2013
It’s been a slippery road this year. Impacted by a widespread drought, fluctuating commodity prices and a still-weak economy, bakers have been hit with some tough circumstances.
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Tyson buys Mexican food factory in San Diego that employs 600

June 6, 2013

Tyson Foods is expanding beyond its familiar beef, pork and chicken products into the prepared foods arena by taking over Circle Foods, which produces enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, tacos and more at a 159,000-sq.ft. plant in San Diego.


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Iconic Cracker Jack brand rolls out two new flavors, modernized prizes and more nuts

May 31, 2013

More than 100 years old, the famous Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and exciting new flavors joining the fold.


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General Mills rides snack boom

May 31, 2013

Food makers are hoping to meet U.S. consumers’ desire for snacking healthy with nutritious options, with items like veggie chips, better-for-you bars and cereal-snack introductions.


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Innovation by the slice

May 13, 2013
Healthier options, zesty flavors and home-delivery quality are a few of the things today’s consumers want from their frozen pizzas.
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Cargill’s new website aims to help food makers improve nutritional products for kids

May 10, 2013

With the rise of obesity and other health issues among U.S. children, the Minneapolis-based company announced an initiative to help food manufacturers and foodservice operators find formulation solutions to address challenges associated with improving childhood nutrition.


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Kellogg highlights advancements in health and wellness

April 26, 2013

The Battle Creek, Mich.-based company says it made progress on delivering health and wellness to the marketplace in 2012, executives noted in its fifth global corporate responsibility report released April 22.


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PepsiCo’s snack sales surge

April 26, 2013

PepsiCo Inc., the world’s largest snack-food maker, reports profits that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by global snack sales.


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Certain packaging allows us to keep eating snacks

April 18, 2013

Marketers are prompting something nicknamed "hand-to-mouth" snacking with packaging that encourages such behavior. Such packaging includes resealable bags that eliminate the chore of unwrapping products inside, single-serve trays, cups, bottles and more.


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