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What could influence US healthy snacking market?

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, e...

Snyder's-Lance wins analyst praise for Diamond buy

Distribution synergies and access to a wider better-for-you portfolio are two of the reasons industry experts have backed the move from Synd...

Sweets & Snacks Expo: just-food's pick

Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 2015

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been particularly felt by the sweets and snacks industries where manufacturers are having to innovate to meet evolving consumer demand.

Why analysts look beyond 2014 at Snyder's-Lance

Dean Best | 5 Nov 2014

Shares in Snyder's-Lance fell yesterday after the US snack group's third-quarter results missed Wall Street's expectations and the company revised its 2014 forecasts. However, analysts, looking into next year and beyond, believe the prospects look bright for the business.

On the money: Snyder's-Lance drives core brands

Katy Askew | 8 May 2013

US snack group Snyder's-Lance intends to drive continued top line growth in its key brands and will ramp up investments in marketing and product development in the coming months.

Arca takes a larger bite out of the snacks market

Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2013

Arca Continental's decision to acquire US-based Wise Foods and Ecuadorian snacks firm Inalecsa could come as a surprise, given that the Coca-Cola bottler's interests are primarily in the beverage sector. However, Michelle Russell suggests, the Mexican firm is likely to use the acquisitions to take its Mexican brands into new markets while also leveraging the capabilities of Wise and Inalecsa to boost its Mexican snacks presence.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise

Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.

Latest News

Diamond Foods takes walnut line Non-GMO

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Nov 2015

Newly acquired Diamond Foods has announced its entire line of culinary nuts, diamond of California, has obtained Non-GMO Project Verification.

Quotes of the week: Snyder's-Lance, Bonduelle

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Oct 2015

This week the World Health Organization confirmed findings of a link between processed meat consumption and colorectal cancer - sparking fierce debate in and around the industry. Elsewhere, Snyder's-Lance agreed a deal to buy Kettle Chips owner Diamond Foods for US$1.91bn. And just-food interviewed Bonduelle CFO Gregory Sanson, who hinted at the firm's renewed ambitions for M&A. Here is the week in quotes.

Snyder's-Lance strikes deal to buy Diamond Foods

Dean Best | 28 Oct 2015

Snyder's-Lance, the US snacks group, has swooped to strike an agreement to buy Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods.

Snyder's-Lance trims FY sales, earnings forecasts

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Oct 2015

Snyder's-Lance, the US snacks group that today (28 October) announced a deal to buy Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods, has cut its sales and earnings forecasts after reporting mixed results in its third quarter.

Results in brief - Snyder's-Lance, Thai Union

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Aug 2015

This week's results included an upbeat US snack group Snyder's-Lance reporting higher second-quarter sales and profits, improved half-year revenue and earnings at seafood giant Thai Union and declines at an acquisitive SunOpta.

Synder's-Lance wins appeal in TM spat with PepsiCo

Katy Askew | 4 Jun 2015

Princeton Vanguard, a division of Snyder's-Lance, has won an appeal to overturn a ruling preventing it registering Pretzel Crisps as a trademark.

Food industry results in brief: TreeHouse, Petra

Katy Askew | 11 May 2015

TreeHouse Foods first quarter sales surged – but the US food group cut its forecast for annual earnings. Inventure Foods revealed the devastating impact of the listeria recall. Meanwhile, Petra Foods commented on the slowdown in the Indonesian economy and weaker consumer sentiment. Here is just-food's weekly results round-up.

Snyder's-Lance ramps up gluten-free offering

Katy Askew | 4 Mar 2015

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance is expanding its offering with the introduction of a number of gluten-free options under its iconic brands, including a "first-ever" gluten-free sandwich cracker.

Snyder's-Lance earnings up in "transformative" FY

Katy Askew | 12 Feb 2015

US snack group Snyder's-Lance ended what it termed a "transformative" year with sales and earnings ahead of the prior 12 months.

Synder's-Lance unveils "better-for-you" arm

Dean Best | 6 Feb 2015

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has unveiled its new division that will focus on developing "better-for-you" products.

Snyder's-Lance launches "puffy" pretzel

Dean Best | 3 Feb 2015

Snyder's-Lance is eyeing demand for lighter salty snacks in the US with its new pretzel line Pretzel Poppers.

Food industry quotes of week: Yildiz, Muller

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Nov 2014

This week, Turkey's Yildiz Holding struck a deal - said to be over GBP2bn - to buy United Biscuits and the Turkish group's CEO took to Twitter to hail the agreement. Meanwhile, German dairy giant Muller agreed to buy Dairy Crest's liquid dairy business in the second big deal of the week. Elsewhere, quarterly numbers continued to come in, with Mondelez International lifting its forecast for annual earnings.

Food industry news of week: Yildiz, Dairy Crest

Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

United Biscuits is set for a new owner - Turkey's Yildiz Holding. The UK-based snacks maker announced this week brands including McVitie's and BN would join Godiva chocolate in the Yildiz portfolio. The M&A spotlight was firmly on the UK last week, with German giant Müller striking a deal to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk assets - competition approval pending.

Snyder's-Lance reveals 80% stake in Late July

Dean Best | 5 Nov 2014

Snyder's-Lance has taken an 80% stake in US organic snacks maker Late July Snacks, a business that will become part of a concerted push into healthier products.

Snyder's-Lance ups investment in Late July Snacks

Dean Best | 4 Nov 2014

Snyder's-Lance has stepped up its moves into what the US group perceives are healthier snacks - with the creation of a "better-for-you" division and fresh investment in organic firm Late July Snacks.

Snyder's-Lance shares down on revised 2014 outlook

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Nov 2014

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance today (4 November) reported higher sales and profits for the first nine months of the year - but shares fell after the company lowered its full year earnings expectations.

Sales, underlying earnings up at Snyder's-Lance

Dean Best | 7 Aug 2014

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has booked higher sales and underlying earnings for the first half of 2014.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Jul 2014

This week, Treehouse Foods announced a deal to buy US private-label peer Flagstone Foods. In other M&A news in the US, Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands finalised an agreement over a takeover of the Jimmy Dean meats manufacturer. Chinese firm Huaxia Dairy and ethnic foods supplier Shazans both announced expansion following investments in the companies. Elsewhere, Burton's Biscuit Co. was in hot water with union officials after announcing 64 jobs were to go at its Edinburgh site.

Jobs to go as Snyder's-Lance adjusts after PL sale

Dean Best | 1 Jul 2014

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has warned of "headcount reductions" as it adapts its operations after the disposal of its private-label business.

Snyder's-Lance completes bakery acquisition

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Jun 2014

Snyder's-Lance has completed the acquisition of baked snacks firm Baptista's Bakery.

Snyder's-Lance earnings slide on investment

Katy Askew | 9 May 2014

Snyder's-Lance saw first-quarter earnings come under pressure as the group stepped up its brand investment.

Snyder's-Lance sells private-label business

Katy Askew | 7 May 2014

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has sold its private-label business in a US$430m deal that will enable it to focus on branded sales.

Snyder's-Lance launches "spoon" pretzel for dips

Dean Best | 12 Mar 2014

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has continued its NPD drive with a spoon-shaped pretzel consumers can use to "scoop up" dips, cheese and spreads.

Company research

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (LNCE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (LNCE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global Savory Snacks Market: News and Events November 2014

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Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the latest happenings in the global savory snacks market throughout the month. The monthly report provides the reader with the top-li...

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