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Flowers Foods Inc. has completed its $355 million acquisition of several breads, bakeries and other assets from the company previously known as Hostess Brands. Flowers said the deal strengthens its position as the second-biggest baker in the U.S.
The FDA has issued a No Objection letter for the use of Company's Rebaudioside D (Reb D) as a general purpose sweetener for foods and beverages in the U.S.
A Pittsburgh woman who claims to own the exclusive right to produce pretzels shaped like peace signs is suing two food companies for patent infringement. A newspaper reports that Leslie Friend bought the patent from an Oregon man, who obtained it 13 years ago, in hopes of building her own pretzel business.
Executives for Mondelez must be accustomed to a bit of mockery by now as market analysts and shoppers alike scratch their heads at the unusual name. In a high-profile on CNBC this week, activist investor Nelson Peltz took his turn poking fun at the oddly named company.
Hostess Brands says demand for Twinkies and CupCakes is at a record high since the snack cakes returned to shelves less than three days ago. The treats disappeared from shelves when the predecessor company that made them said that it was going out of business. The cakes are back under new ownership.
If Twinkies can indeed achieve a fabled longevity, it will have more to do with savvy business practices and innovation than secret, Frankenstein recipe formulations. This reinvigoration includes a number of strategic modifications to Hostess Brands’ business model.
Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman taste tests the newly re-released Twinkie — back from hiatus after the bankruptcy and liquidation of the company that produced the spongy cakes — for CNN Money to find out how it compares to the the Twinkies we all grew up eating. Kinsman finds some unexpected changes.
Ardent Mills, the new flour milling joint venture of ConAgra Foods Inc., Cargill and CHS Inc., has chosen the Denver area for its headquarters. The company is expected to have a presence in the Denver area starting in 2014, pending final approval of incentive packages.
The Icer/Glazer applies string icing and waterfall curtain icing onto a wide variety of panned and un-panned products.
Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new owners of Hostess have leaner operating costs now that they're no longer using unionized workers. It turns out the spongy yellow cakes may also be a little smaller than the last Twinkies people remember eating.
Twinkies are making an early comeback at Wal-Mart stores, and they won't be frozen beforehand. The world's largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting Friday and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning, a day before Hostess had said the spongy yellow cakes would start hitting shelves nationwide.
The winners of the 41st sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced at the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. A sofi is the highest honor in the $86 billion specialty food industry.
Flowers Foods Inc., said late Monday that it has received regulatory approval to acquire the Wonder, Nature's Pride, Merita, Home Pride and Butternut bread brands; 20 bakeries; and 36 depots from Old HB, Inc., formerly known as Hostess Brands.
Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting shelves again July 15. That's nearly three weeks longer than the 26 days the previous owner had stated as the shelf life for Twinkies.
"Five dollars a person for a special event cookout is affordable for most people," said John Anderson, chief deputy economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation. "We certainly know that there are people who struggle with affording food and other necessities, but in general, we're blessed with very affordable food in this country."
A new study from Boston's Children's Hospital suggests that foods with highly processed carbohydrates — foods like cookies, cakes and chips — can trigger strong cravings that can drive consumers to overeat. Researchers also noticed changes in the brain among subjects eating these foods, suggesting a response very similar to addiction.
Nestle S.A. will invest $53 million to establish a new building that will expand the existing R&D facility in Solon, Ohio. The new center will be designated as a global Product Technology Center, dedicated to frozen and chilled foods research, and will serve Nestle's businesses worldwide.
The worst wheat harvest in Argentina's history is causing a bread shortage. Wheat is more valued than ever at bakeries in the South American country, where the government is now evaluating whether to suspend exports. The cost of bread has more than doubled in the last month.
Twinkies aren't the only cakes getting ready for a comeback — so are Drake's cakes, which include Devil Dogs, Funny Bones and Yodels. McKee Foods, which purchased Drake's cakes from Hostess, said the snacks should be back by "late summer/early fall."
The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a leaner structure. It says it plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15.
The decision to drop Deen, whose daytime shows have been a Food Network fixture since 2002, came two days after disclosure of a recent court deposition in which Deen was asked under oath if she had ever used the N-word. "Yes, of course," 66-year-old Deen said, though she added, "It's been a very long time."
The Wall Street Journal's Lunch Break covers the lucrative "just enough" food market. Food manufacturers are giving "from scratch" a little help as they manufacture products to compete for a lucrative market segment that is looking for home cooking but doesn't want all the work.
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