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FMI show retains officers, is renamed

May 10, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., says its current board of officers will remain in their roles for another year to oversee the start of the association’s new strategic plan. FMI also says that next year’s show will be renamed "FMI Connect, The Global Food Retail Experience."


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B&G Foods buys DeMet’s Candy Co.’s TrueNorth nut cluster brand

May 8, 2013

DeMet’s Candy Co.’s TrueNorth nut cluster brand joins New Jersey-based B&G Foods Inc.’s snack line.


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IBA seeks board nominations

April 30, 2013

The Independent Bakers Association is accepting nominations for posts on its board of directors.


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Shoppers are biting when the package says protein

April 30, 2013
Protein is a top buzzword helping to sell many different foods. When General Mills Inc. launched two new bars to its stable of snacks, it chose ‘protein’ to make them sell.
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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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Rudolph Foods founder dies at age 88

April 18, 2013

John Rudolph, founder of Rudolph Foods, died on April 16 in Lima, Ohio.


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As economy shows slight improvement, consumers are wary

April 18, 2013

Proceed with caution are the economy watchwords today, as a new Deloitte survey suggests the economic meltdown has instilled a new sense of prudence.


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Shaffer Manufacturing founder Donald R. Shaffer dies

April 15, 2013

Donald R. Shaffer, founder of Shaffer Manufacturing, died on April 12. He was at 87.


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Hostess Brands wins court approval to sell Drake’s and remaining bread brands

April 10, 2013

Hostess Brands Inc. has obtained U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval to sell its Drake’s snack cake brand as well as four of its northwest regional bread brands in two separate transactions totaling approximately $58.4 million in proceeds.


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Rich Products expands voluntary product recall

April 8, 2013

Rich Products Corp. expands its voluntary recall to all products manufactured at its Waycross, Ga., facility due to possible contamination with E. coli O12.1.


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