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John Shepherd | 12 Aug 2016

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, this week announced its latest acquisition, striking a deal to buy private-equity-owned UK crisp firm Tyrrells, itself a business growing in part due to M&A. John Shepherd weighs up what could lay ahead for both companies.

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Simon Harvey | 2 Feb 2018

Hershey is standing by its long-term target for underlying sales to grow by 2-4% each year after the largest confectionery producer in the US reported pressure on its top line in 2017 and forecast muted growth in 2018.


just-food.com | 2 Feb 2018

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just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Andy Coyne | 18 Dec 2017

Hershey has confirmed it has struck a deal to buy fellow US business Amplify Snack Brands for US$1.6bn.


Andy Coyne | 18 Dec 2017

A report this morning (18 December) is linking US confectionery giant Hershey with a US$1.6bn deal to buy Amplify Snack Brands.


Andy Coyne | 13 Sep 2017

US group Amplify Snack Brands has hired two WhiteWave Foods executives to become its new chief financial officer and chief operating officer.


Dean Best | 11 Aug 2017

US group Amplify Snack Brands is to launch Tyrrells Stateside later this year amid problems for the UK crisp brand in its domestic market.


Dean Best | 8 Aug 2017

Amplify Snack Brands president and CEO Tom Ennis today (8 August) asserted the US owner of brands including SkinnyPop and Tyrrells is "in the right space" after the popcorn and crisps maker lowered its forecasts for annual sales and underlying EBITDA.


Helen Arnold | 27 Jun 2017

US group Amplify Snack Brands has added a grass-fed whey protein biscuits to its line of Oatmega products.


Dean Best | 8 May 2017

US group Amplify Snack Brands is lining up Skinnypop for a summer launch in Germany as part of a push behind its popcorn brand in Europe.


Katy Askew | 17 Apr 2017

Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack maker, has filed a federal trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit against Snyder's-Lance over what it described as the "deceptive use and importation" of the SkinnyPop trademark. 


Dean Best | 3 Apr 2017

Amplify Snack Brands is launching the Lisa's organic crisps brand in the UK, a mark the US group attained when it bought Tyrrells last year.


Dean Best | 9 Mar 2017

Amplify Snack Brands saw the acquisition of UK crisp maker Tyrrells boost its sales in 2016 but the US snacks group sought to underline the "strong momentum" it had been seeing from its existing range.


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

US business Amplify Snack Brands has broadened the range of products sold under flagship brand SkinnyPop in its domestic market.


John Shepherd | 4 Jan 2017

US snack maker Amplify Snack Brands has created a new position of chief strategy officer as part of a "strengthened leadership team" aimed at boosting the growth of the business.


John Shepherd | 15 Nov 2016

US snack maker Amplify Snack Brands has booked a 32% jump in net sales for the first nine months of the year, helped in part by its Tyrrells acquisition, but the US group has cut its forecast for annual underlying EBITDA.


John Shepherd | 8 Aug 2016

US-based Amplify Snack Brands has struck a deal to buy UK crisp maker Tyrrells from Bahrain-based private-equity firm Investcorp in a cash-and-shares deal worth GBP300m (US$392m).


Dean Best | 8 Aug 2016

Amplify Snack Brands, the US company behind SkinnyPop popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips, today (8 August) booked an increase in first-half sales and profits alongside news of its move to buy UK crisp maker Tyrrells.


Katy Askew | 3 May 2016

Amplify Snack Brands, the US maker of SkinnyPop popcorn, has closed a deal to acquire better-for-you snack food company Boundless Nutrition. 


Katy Askew | 3 May 2016

Amplify Snack Brands booked a 22.7% increase in first quarter net sales, which were supported by growth of the SkinnyPop and Paqui brands. 


Katy Askew | 15 Apr 2016

Amplify Snack Brands is extending its SkinnyPop popcorn line with the addition of two new flavours: dusted dark chocolate and jalapeño. 


Hannah Abdulla | 9 Mar 2016

US snack firm Amplify Snack Brands has reported lower annual profits as a result of increased costs but sales were higher.


Dean Best | 15 Jan 2016

Amplify Snack Brands, the recently-formed US snack business, is to launch its Paqui "better-for-you" tortilla chips across the US next month.


Dean Best | 9 Nov 2015

Amplify Snack Brands, the owner of SkinnyPop popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips, has booked an increase in net sales - and higher underlying earnings - in the third quarter of the year.


Dean Best | 27 Jul 2015

Amplify Snack Brands, the US business behind brands including SkinnyPop popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips, has set out plans to go public.



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