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Birch Benders, a pancake and waffle mix brand in the natural foods channel, is launching a line of frozen toaster waffles. Varieties are Buttermilk, Homestyle, Protein and, first-of-its-kind, Paleo, which is made with tiger nut, cassava and coconut flours. Paleo...
Hummus manufacturer Sabra Dipping Co., which is half-owned by PepsiCo, introduces Sabra Mediterranean Bean Dips in three culinary-inspired varieties. The company replaced garbanzos with other beans and focused on including traditional Mediterranean herbs and...
The maker of Lance peanut butter sandwich crackers and Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels is set to be taken over by Campbell Soup Co. The transaction,f or $50 per share in an all-cash, represents a value of approximately $6.1 billion, said Campbell in a release....
New England Confectionery Co. (NECCO), maker of the iconic Valentine's Day conversation hearts candy Sweethearts, celebrated its 170th anniversary last year. But unless a buyer is found by May 6, the company has notified the city of Revere, Mass., it may have to lay...
Mark Alexander, president of Americas Simple Meals and Beverages at Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., will leave the company, effective April 2 to pursue other opportunities, the company announced March 19. The Simple Meals and Beverage business division includes...
Emmi Roth is rolling out three varieties—Cheddar, Gouda and Whole Milk Mozzarella—of Roth Snack Cheese. Available in 6- and 10-count bags, each 0.75 oz. round portion contains 70 calories and 5g of protein. “We’ve spent a lot of time discussing cheese and snacking...
Natural beverage manufacturer High Brew Coffee has partnered with Wild Ophelia by Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a socially conscious brand of chocolates, to offer Wild Ophelia Chocolate Coffee Bites. These bite-sized confections come in Jet Black, Mexican Vanilla, Sea Salt...
A new-take on gluten-free pizza uses chicken for the crust. Real Good Food Co. is rolling out Real Good Pizza, a disrupter in the frozen pizza category. It’s made using a proprietary parmesan chicken crust instead of a traditional flour, corn or rice base. One serving...
A pair of Michigan-based MillerCoors distributors are consolidating their beer businesses. Kalamazoo-headquartered Imperial Beverage today announced that, after five months of negotiating, it had acquired Bayside Beverage, the beer division of Highland Park-based...
TreeHouse Foods Inc. will have only its second CEO on March 26, when Steven Oakland joins as CEO and president. At the end of January, J.M. Smucker Co. had just announced the June 29 expected "retirement" of Oakland, who is just 56. At TreeHouse, Oakland succeeds Sam...
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