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US: Snyder's-Lance launches "spoon" pretzel for dipping

12 March 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.

just-food's research round-up: dairy in the Gulf, stevia, kosher in the UK

28 February 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.

US: Snyder's-Lance in NPD push

23 February 2014

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

US: Snyder's-Lance launches "extreme flavour" crackers

20 February 2014

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

US: Snyder's-Lance earnings jump on core brand sales

7 February 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.

just-food's research round-up: targeting ageing consumers, snacks in the US, spotlight on Heinz

7 February 2014

How to develop products for ageing populations in North America and Europe, how to spot NPD opportunities in more indulgent food categories and spotlights on Heinz and Danone are featured in this week's selection of research from the just-food store.

US: Snyder's-Lance shares slide on sales outlook

8 November 2013

Shares in Snyder's-Lance fell almost 10% yesterday (7 November) despite an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings, driven down by concerns over the US snack maker's sales outlook.

US: Snyder's-Lance H1 profits fall, keeps FY outlook

6 August 2013

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has booked a drop in first-half earnings on a one-off charge but reaffirmed its full-year guidance.

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

13 May 2013

The quarterly results continued to roll in this week and we listened to a number of CEOs talk about the challenges and opportunities they face in 2013. Elsewhere, just-food covered Hofex, the largest food and hospitality tradeshow in Asia-Pacific, where we spoke with UK SMEs about their international ambitions. Retailer Delhaize Group has also begun the search for a new CEO following the resignation of Pierre-Olivier Beckers.

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

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.

US: Snyder's-Lance Q1 profit up, reaffirms guidance

7 May 2013

US snack manufacturer Snyder's-Lance has booked an increase in first-quarter earnings and reiterated its full-year outlook.

US: Snyder's-Lance launches sandwich cracker NPD

17 April 2013

Snack maker Snyder's-Lance is expanding its line-up of peanut butter filled sandwich crackers this month.

US: Snyder's-Lance to shutter Ontario plant

26 February 2013

US snack manufacturer Snyder's-Lance is to close its bakery facility in Ontario as part of a company-wide review.

US: Snyder's-Lance 2013 outlook below Wall St estimates

13 February 2013

US snack manufacturer Snyder's-Lance has set 2013 forecasts below Wall Street consensus, hitting the company's shares.

US: Snyder's-Lance CEO Singer to retire

14 January 2013

Snack maker Snyder's-Lance has announced that CEO David Singer will retire following the company's AGM, scheduled for 3 May.

In the spotlight - Arca takes bigger bite of snacks market with double-deal

4 January 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.

US: Snyder's-Lance "in talks to sell own-label unit"

16 November 2012

US snack firm Snyder's-Lance is reported to be in negotiations to offload its own-label snacks business Vista.

US: Snyder's-Lance Q3 profits climb, ups FY forecast

8 November 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has booked an increase in third-quarter profit and upped its full-year earnings forecast, despite sliding sales.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

10 September 2012

Ahead of its split in two next month, Kraft Foods this week outlined its plans for snacks arm Mondelez International. Hershey will be a rival of the new company and it made the headlines with its deal to take full control of its venture in India. In the retail sector, Morrisons posted better first-half results than some had expected and Ahold announced plans to review its stake in Nordic retailer ICA.

US: Snyder's-Lance hails Snack Factory cash, brand power

7 September 2012

US snack group Snyder's-Lance has said its acquisition of Snack Factory for US$340m will significantly boost sales, cash flow and profit margins.

US: Snyder's-Lance buys cracker firm Snack Factory

6 September 2012

Snyder's-Lance has agreed to buy US cracker firm Snack Factory for US$340m from private-equity firm VMG Partners.

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

13 August 2012

The Q2 and H1 results kept flooding in last week as Nestle explained how innovation will be key to developed market growth in the near future, and Ralcorp spoke of its challenges with commodity prices. Elsewhere, the UK's public health minister, Anne Milton, has launched a staunch defence of the Government's "responsibility deals" with the food and drink industry.

On the money: Snyder's-Lance faces "hill to climb" with private label

8 August 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.

US: Lower expenses boosts Snyder's-Lance H1 profit

7 August 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has reported an increase in first-half profits despite lower sales.

US: Snyder's-Lance grows distribution with O'Byrne purchase

13 June 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has acquired the assets of snack food distributor O'Byrne Distributing.

US: Snyder's-Lance raises outlook on branded sales boost

9 May 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance raised its full-year outlook after it booked an increase in first-quarter net profits on the back of growing branded sales.

US: Snyder's-Lance launches granola sandwich cracker

7 March 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance has added to its snack portfolio with the introduction of what it claims are the "first-ever" granola sandwich crackers.

US: Snyder's-Lance to construct Pennsylvania R&D facility

22 February 2012

US snacks firm Snyder's-Lance is to build a 60,000sq ft research and development centre in Pennsylvania.

Comment: Pringles buy is bold move from Kellogg

15 February 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.

Best bits: Questions remain over future of PepsiCo, Pringles

13 February 2012

PepsiCo remained under scrutiny last week despite the announcement of plans it believes will "strengthen" the company and improve returns for investors, while the future ownership of global snacks brand Pringles is unclear after prospective buyer Diamond Foods changed its CEO and CFO after improper accounting was uncovered at the company.

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