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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...

Why analysts look beyond 2014 at Snyder's-Lance

Shares in Snyder's-Lance fell yesterday after the US snack group's third-quarter results missed Wall Street's expectations and the company r...

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.

Snyder's-Lance faces private label "hill to climb"

Michelle Russell | 8 Aug 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has said there is "a hill to climb" in its private-label business as it faces "ongoing pressures" in the sector.

Comment: Pringles buy is bold move from Kellogg

Dean Best | 15 Feb 2012

The acquisition of Pringles is a step-change for Kellogg. However, the US cereals giant faces a formidable competitor in savoury snacks in PepsiCo, which has seven of the world's top ten brands and will be focused on rebounding after a challenging year. And Kellogg also faces tough markets in the US and Europe in its core cereals business.

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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.

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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.

Research: dairy in the Gulf, stevia, kosher in UK

just-food Research Team | 28 Feb 2014

Growing demand for dairy in the Middle East, the progress made by and prospects for stevia and the UK kosher food market feature in this week's research round-up.

Snyder's-Lance in NPD push

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2014

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has revealed details of its latest new product push.

Snyder's-Lance launches "extreme flavour" crackers

Dean Best | 20 Feb 2014

US snacks group Snyder's-Lance has launched Bolds, a line of crackers containing "bigger, bolder flavours".

Snyder's-Lance earnings jump on core brand sales

Katy Askew | 7 Feb 2014

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance said today that full-year earnings rose by almost one-third, boosted by higher sales of core brands and its shift to focus on premium snack products.

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