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Folgers, a brand of Orrville, Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co., announced the release of Folgers Simply Gourmet flavored coffees. Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee gives coffee lovers the opportunity to enjoy delicious, natural flavored coffee, and to recreate their favorite...
Orville Redenbacher's popcorn owner, Conagra Brands, Chicago, is acquiring Angie's Artisan Treats, LLC, Mankato, Minn., maker of Angie's Boomchickapop ready-to-eat popcorn. Angie's Artisan Treats is owned by TPG Growth, a middle market and growth equity platform of...
Post Holdings Inc., St. Louis, announced today (Sept. 19) an agreement to acquire Bob Evans Farms Inc., New Albany, Ohio, for approximately $1.5 billion. The deal will move the acquirer deeper into the breakfast category, beyond Post's cereals and eggs, and especially...
Simply Fresh Foods introduces Rojo’s Queso Dips and Rojo’s Salsas. A first for the company, the 12-oz. queso dips come in two varieties. Salsa Con Queso is tangy sour cream blended with creamy cotija and cream cheeses and mixed with fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapeno...
Mondelēz International is launching Véa. Designed to drive growth in the savory cracker segment, Véa comes in three formats in a total of six globally inspired recipes that should appeal to those interested in discovering something new. The entire Véa portfolio...
In efforts to appeal to today’s adventurous consumers’ insatiable appetite for bold and ethnic flavors, Saputo Cheese USA Inc. is growing its Great Midwest artisan cheese brand. Hand-crafted in small batches, the three new flavors are ghost pepper cheddar in 7-oz...
Nestlé USA is getting creative in the frozen pizza category with a number of product rollouts. New DiGiorno Crispy Pan Pizza is baked in its own pan fresh in the home oven. It is topped with edge-to-edge cheese for a crust that is crispy and caramelized on the outside...
Leaf Brands LLC in Newport Beach said it will bid for Switzerland-based Nestle SA’s U.S. candy business. Nestle brands include Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Crunch bar, and had U.S. sales of about $922 million last year, a 2.9% market share. It has begun shopping the...
B&G Foods will acquire the SnackWell's cookie brand and the Back to Nature granola line in a $162.5 million deal. B&G Foods is expecting to develop a stronger presence with natural foods grocers after the deal closes, said CEO Bob Cantwell. Read full...
J&J Snack Foods, Pennsauken, N.J., announced Aug. 16 it has acquired Labriola Baking Co., a premium baker of breads and artisan soft pretzels, located in Alsip, Ill. Labriola began in 1993 as a local delivery bakery in suburban Chicago, and has grown into a provider...
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