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US: Utz Brands to acquire Festida Foods

The deal integrates Utz's largest supplier of its On The Border tortilla chip brand
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US: Laird Superfood to acquire Picky Bars

The deal supports expansion into new retail segments like convenience and drug stores
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UK: The Hut Group acquires snack bar manufacturer

THG to pay £43 million for contract manufacturer Brighter Foods
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UK: Perkier eyes capital raise to bolster growth plans

Sales growth stems from the first-mover advantage of Perkier's immunity and gut health range
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UK: Vibrant Foods acquires Fudco

Fudco is the fifth acquisition of the private equity-backed company
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US: Snacks brands merge to launch Awakened Food Crafters

Awakened Food Crafters offers private label and co-manufacturing capabilities
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UK: Batch Ventures invests in Insane Grain

Insane Grain produces a range of healthy snacks made with sorghum
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UK: Lion Capital sells majority stake in Grenade to Mondelēz

The deal values the company at £200 million
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US: Mondelēz taps into premium snack segment Down Under with key acquisition

The US snacks giant has agreed to acquired Aussie snacks company Gourmet Food Holdings Mondelēz ...
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Israel: Stress-reduction foodtech myAir conducts study with Garmin wearables

Technology tracks users’ metrics to measure their stress levels
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UK: S-Ventures acquires Ohso Chocolate

Ohso Chocolate is a probiotic chocolate company promoting healthy snacking
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Nestlé to offer plant-based coffee and a KitKat

Healthy oat and almond lattes and vegan chocolate bars are being produced by the Swiss ...
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US: Hormel Foods acquires Planters from Kraft Heinz

The acquired business contributed approximately $1.1 billion to Kraft Heinz's net sales last year
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US: SnackFutures launches CoLab start-up engagement programme

Mondelēz's innovation and venture arm will select up to 10 start-ups to participate
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India: Fortified snacks maker Frontier Nutrition raises $6m

Frontier's fortified snacks treat and prevent malnutrition and cost just $0.06 per serving
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Chile: The Live Green Co. launches ice cream made only with plants

Santiago-based start-up completes formulation in 90 days powered by proprietary AI engine
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US: Meat snack provider Stryve Foods to go public

Stryve is going public via SPAC IPO at an anticipated enterprise value of $170 Million
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US: General Mills makes its first corporate VC investment in the UK

301 Inc. leads an eight-figure investment for pudding brand Pots & Co
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UK: The Craftory invests $50m in organic snacks brand Hippeas

Hippeas products are sold in 50,000 stores across the US and the UK
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UK: Barebells signs strategic partnership with Maverick Race

The protein bars brand has been named official partner of the British trail-running community
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US: PepsiCo and Beyond Meat to market snacks and beverages with joint venture

Joint venture will develop, produce, and market snacks and drinks products made from plant-based protein
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UK: S-Ventures buys plantain snacks brand Purely

The investment firm has acquired a 75% share of the company in a six-figure deal
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UK: Good Food Fund invests £200k in JimJams Spreads

The Good Food Fund backs enterprises helping combat childhood obesity
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Sweden: Nick’s raises $30m to bring sugar-free snacks to the masses

Nick's plans to use the funds to fuel international expansion
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SternAegis leads $10m Series A round for Outstanding Foods

The plant-based snacks brand of California plans a retail expansion on a global scale
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Allergy-friendly cookie brand Partake Foods raises $4.8 million

Lotus Bakeries' corporate venture arm FF2032 is among the investors
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Mondelēz acquires challenger snack company Hu

The acquisition builds on a minority investment in the US company through SnackFutures
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Ferrero to acquire UK healthy snack brand

Italian global confectionery group The Ferrero Group today announced it will acquire Eat Natural, which ...
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Amara hits the market with no-added-sugar toddler snacks

New product launches nine months after the company raised $2 million in seed funding
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Kind to acquire healthy snacks Nature’s Bakery

Nature's Bakery is a family-owned company offering wholesome snacks
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Plant-based snacking brand Fancy Plants launches in the UK

The newcomer hits the market with a range of chilled plant-based snacks
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Mars swallows up Kind North America

After three years of partnering, snacks giant Mars has acquired the healthy snack company in ...
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Mondelēz enters foodtech space with seed investment in Torr

Israeli start-up Torr uses proprietary technology to blend real food ingredients in a natural, healthier ...
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Hershey’s invests in female-founded snacks brand Quinn

Quinn has several industry-first products, including pretzels made with whole grain, gluten-free sorghum
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Love Good Fats raises $10.7m in equity funding

InvestEco Capital and Export Development Canada invest in the Canadian low sugar keto snacks brand ...
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Rosewood Private Investments adds Living Ecology to nutrition and wellness portfolio

Living Ecology develops, formulates and manufactures functional snack bars and nutritional supplements Photo as seen ...
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Peak Rock Capital acquires Welsh healthy snack firm

US middle-market private investment firm Peak Rock Capital has acquired Newport, Wales-based Halo Foods, which ...
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Nestlé taps into plant protein with new range of YES! bars

The new recipe of the YES! snack bars packs in 10 grams of protein from ...
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Sonoma Brands expands protein snacks portfolio with hand-cut jerky brand Chef’s Cut

Acquisition of the on-the-go protein snack comes two months after the PE firm led by ...
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Plant-based snacks Outstanding Foods gets $5m and celebrity investor

LA Lakers JaVale McGee has joined the $5 million funding round led by SternAegis Ventures ...
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Organix urges baby food makers to label transparency and marketing standards

The company is concerned about brands misleading shoppers into believing their products are a nutritious ...
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Collier Creek and Utz Quality Foods form Utz Brands

The merged business will take the century-old family company to the New York Stock Exchange ...
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Lebanese all-natural protein bar Chocopro seeks global distributor

Nutritionist Eliane Medawar co-founded Chocopro in 2018
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4 sugar-free brands luring consumers into healthier snacking

Conscious Chocolate, Perfect World Ice Cream, JimJams, and D’vash make no-added-sugar indulgent products for consumers ...
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Lotus Bakeries takes shareholding control of Nakd and Trek bars

The deal gives the Belgium food corporation 97.9% ownership of challenger company Natural Balance Foods
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Krave protein snacks sold to Sonoma

Jon Sebastiani, Sonoma founder and managing partner, launched Krave in 2009 before selling the brand ...
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Kos signs listing agreement with Whole Foods

The distribution deal is the start-up’s first in-store contract since its US launched in 2018
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Sirius and SJJ join $3m funding for Israeli grasshopper protein start-up

Edible insects are gaining momentum as a high-protein, low-cost alternative that is efficient to produce ...
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Turn for the better | Editor’s comment

For the challenger brands, now is the time for NPD – for the investors, now ...
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