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McVitie’s British Icons. Pic: pladis

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McVities biscuits launch British Icons range

By Anthony Myers

pladis, owner of McVitie's, the UK’s largest biscuit brand, has announced a new limited-edition range, McVitie’s British Icons, which features four on-trend flavours as part of its Milk Chocolate Digestives and Milk Chocolate Hobnobs brands.

Mondelēz predicts 2020 earnings growth, and beats third quarter results. Pic: Mondelēz

Financial results

Mondelēz predicts 2020 growth as consumers stock up on candies and cookies

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dirk Van de Put said he was “very encouraged” by its financial performance, after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results as consumers stocked candies and cookies at home...

The Hostess brand’s history dates back to 1919, when the Hostess CupCake was introduced to the public, followed by Twinkies in 1930. Pic: Hostess Brands

Twinkies and CupCakes rescuer exits Hostess

By Gill Hyslop

Dean Metropoulos – punted as the man to have rescued the Hostess brand from extinction – has notified the company that he will resign as chairman of the Board of Directors at the end of 2020 to pursue other commitments.

An advertising ban on HFSS foods could result in a £3bn loss for the food industry. Pics: GettyImages/Eskemar/Suradech 14/happy_lark

£500m at risk if promotion ban on HFSS bakery and snacks goes ahead

By Gill Hyslop

The predictive analytics provider told BakeryandSnacks the UK savoury snacks industry stands to lose £381.1m, while the bakery sector is at risk of losing £143.4m should the government’s injunction on advertising products labelled as high in fat, sugar...

Fox's Biscuit acqusition slides Ferrero into second spot on the global sweet biscuit market. Pic: GettyImages/martinrlee

2 Sisters slides Fox’s to Ferrero

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has agreed to a partial sale of Fox’s Biscuits to Ferrero in a deal valued at £246m.

Hostess is going all out with spook-alicious sweet treats and ideas to make this year's Halloween one to remember, despite COVID-challenges. Pic: Hostess

Hostess gears up for a fang-tastic Halloween

By Gill Hyslop

The Twinkies maker has partnered with celebrity chef George Duran and micro-influencers to create a devilishly good snacking experience to make this year’s Halloween one to remember, despite social distancing measures impacting festivities.

The strong performance of its core Hostess branded products propelled the American bakery company's second quarter financial results. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess financial results again exceed expectations

By Gill Hyslop

Hostess Brands has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the past four quarters, again surpassing the Zachs Consensus Estimate by 1.38% for the quarter ended June 2020.

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How will COVID-19 impact health food perceptions?

By Nikki Hancocks

Health food and drink experts have revealed what they believe will be the biggest purchase drivers and the biggest innovation pitfalls post-COVID and how brands can cater to emerging needs.

The manufacturer of Jaffa Cakes has urged retailers to go back to basics with biscuits. Pic: pladis

Consumer insights

Biscuit sales surge in the UK

By Anthony Myers

UK manufacturer pladis announced sales of biscuits grew by £66m (2.5%) - the category is now worth £2.7bn ($3.42bn) - and said it was on its way to unlocking a £264m opportunity within the coming three years.

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