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Snack Foods

PepsiCo Sets New Sodium Reduction Targets for Convenient Foods Portfolio

Nov. 15, 2023
New nutrition initiatives will also focus on adding diverse ingredients to the portfolio, all in the name of improving consumer health.
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People on the Move

Ex-Kraft Heinz Canada CEO to Lead Hispanic Foods Processor Flagship Food Group

Nov. 15, 2023
Adam Butler, who spent 17 years with Kraft Heinz, joins the Denver-based processor of 505 Southwestern, Young Guns and La Tortilla Factory branded Hispanic foods.
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Snack Foods

The Fresh Factory Expands Snack Bar Production Capabilities

Nov. 13, 2023
Carol Stream, Ill.-based food and beverage processor has targeted the growing refrigerated snack bar category for growth.
Business Strategies

Smucker’s Closes Hostess Acquisition, Announces Leadership, Structural Changes

Nov. 8, 2023
The J.M. Smucker Co. announces a shuffling of business units and leadership changes to incorporate the new Hostess businesses and brands.

Post Holdings: President/CEO Vitale Will Take Unexpected Medical Leave of Absence

Nov. 6, 2023
Executive vice president and COO Jeff Zadoks will step in as interim CEO while Robert Vitale recovers from an undisclosed medical condition.
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People on the Move

Former Swift Prepared Foods Exec Named New President, CEO of West Madison Foods

Nov. 2, 2023
Tom Lopez, who led Swift Prepared Foods as well as two separate divisions at Kraft Foods/Kraft Heinz in his career, joins the processor of dressings and dips out of Chicago.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Citation Capital Acquires Majority Interest in Snack Processor Cibo Vita

Oct. 12, 2023
Cibo Vita expects investment from private-equity firm to push growth while maintaining position at the forefront of innovation in the category.
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Snack Foods

Report: Majority Stakeholder of Shearer’s Foods Explores Possible Sale

Aug. 4, 2023
The Massillon, Ohio, snack processor could be valued at more than $3 billion, if majority owner Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan follows through on sale.
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Fruits and Vegetables

Kraft Heinz, Fresh Del Monte Inc. Partner on New Lunchables with Fresh Fruit

Aug. 1, 2023
First-ever offering of fresh fruit goes hand-in-hand with company efforts to improve the nutritional profile of the beloved Lunchables product line.
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Legal Issues

Federal Courts Dismiss Lawsuits Against Subway (Tuna) and Kraft Heinz (Mac Prep Time)

July 28, 2023
Plaintiffs in separate cases had tried to challenge Subway for ingredients in its tuna and Kraft Heinz for its microwave instructions on its Velveeta mac and cheese cups.
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Plant Expansion

Campbell Soup Co. to Invest $160 Million to Increase Goldfish Cracker Capacity in Utah

July 25, 2023
Citing increased demand for its Goldfish crackers, Campbell is expanding its production capacity for the third time in two years.