US celeb chef Christina Tosi’s burgeoning chain of dessert and bakery shops has secured a Series B funding from Sonoma Brands, the venture fund that invests in category disrupting brands, including Krave Jerky and Smashmallow.
Global snacks giant Mondelez International is looking at portion control and the localisation of flavours for its snacks as two of its major growth and innovation strategies for chocolate in ASEAN, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
Joining forces with Hershey will help protein bar maker ONE Brands reach new audiences in club, foodservice and international markets; help support moves into new product categories; and crank up marketing; says ONE Brands president and CEO Peter Burns.
The Michigan-based bakery discovered that permissible indulgence continues to propel sweets, while personalization and flavor explorations are driving innovation by producers and intrigue from consumers.
Fulfil, the vitamin and protein bar brand, sold its first bars in Ireland in January 2016 with an initial hope simply to deliver a better-tasting protein bar. The ensuing demand, however, was unprecedented.