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The mixed fortunes of Kellogg's two main US arms

Kellogg's US business weighed on its results in 2015 but the company insisted its troubled US cereal business was seeing signs of improvemen...

Can dairy-free Flora lift Unilever spreads sales?

Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning...

Can Inventure Foods overcome challenges of 2015?

The management at Inventure Foods took the opportunity to present a roadmap for returning the US group to profitability at the ICR conferenc...

What impact could EU novel food rules have on NPD?

The EU's new novel food regulations will provide greater clarity and reduce the administrative burden for food manufacturers, as well as boo...

Latest Interviews

Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.


Interview: Flapjacked looks to ride protein wave 22 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

Latest News

Yeo Valley launches sugar-free yoghurts in UK 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy manufacturer Yeo Valley has announced the launch of a range of sugar-free yoghurts in its home market.


United Biscuits adds to Go Ahead! range 12 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

United Biscuits is continuing its new-product rollout offensive with its third UK launch in under a week.


Abbott forays into snack bars with Curate launch 9 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

US infant formula and pharma group Abbott Laboratories has announced the launch of a snack bar line to cater to growing demand for "nutritious" snacks that have "rich, complex flavours".


United Biscuits launches McVitie's Nibbles 9 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding-owned United Biscuits is launching McVitie's Digestive Nibbles in what the company described as its "biggest NPD" for 2016. 


Arla launches "wholesome" cream cheese in US  9 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Arla Foods is launching a line of cream cheese under its namesake brand in the US. 


Hormel takes Skippy into bite-sized snacks 8 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Hormel Foods is expanding its peanut butter brand Skippy in the US with the launch of bite-size snacks.

Latest blogs

Nestle gives KitKat golden touch in Japan 27 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Capitalising on Kit Kat's popularity in Japan, Nestle is rolling out a limited edition of gold-enveloped single Kit Kat Fingers.


Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery 23 Sep 15

Dean Best

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

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