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The story of the invention of the potato chip can be summed up by this famous quote from the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" staring the legendary actor and American hero, James Stewart:

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Campbell Completes Sale of European Chips Business to Valeo Foods

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CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced it has completed the sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP, for approximately £66 million (approximately $80 million based on current exchange rates). The Campbell European Chips Business includes UK-based Kettle Foods Limited and Netherlands-based Yellow Chips B.V. Campbell will use the proceeds from the divestiture to reduce debt.
Under the terms of the agreement, Campbell will retain the Kettle Brand business in the United States and all other geographies except for Europe and the Middle East. Campbell intends to grow the Kettle Brand as an important part of its Snacks portfolio.
The Campbell European Chips Business had net sales of approximately $130 million in fiscal 2019. The results of the European Chips Business through the time of sale will remain part of continuing operations within the Snacks segment.
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Cape Cod Pink Himalayan Salt & Red Wine Vinegar Potato Chips
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Cape Cod® Potato Chips released its second annual limited-edition Pink Himalayan Salt & Red Wine Vinegar Potato Chips for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In keeping with its heritage, the brand partnered with the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – a New England-based comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility – to donate 5% of the proceeds, 12 cents of every purchase, from this limited-edition flavor to benefit cancer research.
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Do You Actually Know Whether These Popular Foods Are Vegan?
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Oreos? Flamin' Hot Cheetos? Doritos?
I swear the crinkliness of the bags has been optimized for pleasure.
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How snack start-ups find their niche
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At first glance, websites and e-commerce retailers like Amazon have leveled the playing field for snack brands breaking onto the scene. But challenges still exist, and recent start-ups demonstrate that finding success takes planning, patience and perseverance.
Founded in 2016, Spinning Wheel Brands is a brand generator in the emerging food and beverage industries. The Chicago-based firm’s current portfolio includes Mozaics organic popped veggie and potato chips and Handfulls with CrrrunchBites (roasted nuts wrapped in a crunchy potato chip coating) snacks.
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'Time To Rise' Connects Stacy's Pita Chips With Female Entrepreneurs
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In the spirit of Stacy’s Pita Chips founder Stacy Madison, Frito-Lay will mark the fifth annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day next month by awarding $100,000 to a female entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry.
This move will be accompanied by a campaign for Stacy’s Pita Chips titled “Time To Rise” that makes a connection between the time and care put into each chip -- some 14 hours of baking --with the resilience and tenacity of women determined to fulfill their own potential.
“Time To Rise” features seven short videos that are running on digital and social media. One
video explains why “The right way is harder. But so is everything else worth doing.”
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Frito-Lay Transforms California Production Site into First-of-its-Kind Showcase for Sustainability
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PLANO, Texas, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering PepsiCo's mission to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent by 2030, Frito-Lay – a division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) – aims to replace all of its existing diesel-powered freight equipment with zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero emission (NZE) technologies at its Modesto, Calif. manufacturing site. The Modesto, Calif. Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project will transform the 500,000-square-foot site – one of Frito-Lay's largest in the U.S. – into an industry-leading showcase for environmentally sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.
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From Tahini to Turmeric: Americans' Global Flavor Preferences Drive Snack Business Innovation
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The recent Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index survey1 revealed the majority of U.S. consumers are demanding more variety – in flavors, especially – from their snacks and other food items. Indeed, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of respondents say they indulge on globally inspired foods and flavors at least once a month; and more than three-fourths (76 percent) agree that they like to try flavors from places and cultures that are not their own.
McDonald's Originally Sold Potato Chips
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Maurice and Richard McDonald opened up a barbecue restaurant called McDonald’s in San Bernardino, California. Later they decided to change the menu to sell hamburgers, potato chips, pies, and milkshakes. Ray Kroc was a milkshake maker salesman who was impressed by the restaurant, and he bought a franchise, opening his first McDonald's in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Chip Auction News:
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On September 25, 2019 this rare Chip Item sold at Dan Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA for $1600 plus 28% Buyer's Premium for a total of $2,048 at Auction

Shaw Pottery made this super rare piece for executives and VIPs of the Frito Lay potato chip company in the mid 1950’s. Frito the kid was also the Fritos mascot at the newly opened Disneyland park in 1955 making this of double interest. Morphy's has never heard of this piece coming to market. Condition: (Very Good - Excellent). Dimensions: 5" x 10 - 1/4".

Note that it doesn't have any of the now politically incorrect connotations of the Frito Bandito.
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The Snackie Awards: Top 10 winners across all categories
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Perhaps the worst-kept secret at TODAY is how much the TODAY Food team — and all TODAY staffers! — truly loves to snack. We're always munching on new products in between meals and meetings. That said, we definitely have our favorites.
These are the top noshes and nibbles we've deemed so totally crave worthy that we created our very own accolades: The Snackie Awards (aka "The Snackies"). After accepting office-wide submissions earlier this summer, we narrowed it down to 10 categories.
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Why It Took Lay’s 2 Years to Redesign a Bag of Potato Chips
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Eighty-seven years ago, a Nashville entrepreneur named Herman Lay began selling chips out of the trunk of his Ford Model A. Things were relatively simple back then. Until Lay began popularizing his salty snacks around the Southeast, potato chips were a delicacy confined to the precincts around Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where (as the most credible story goes) a cook named Katie Speck Wicks accidentally dropped a peeled potato into the hot oil she was using to fry crullers. In any case, Lay’s chips sold themselves back in those days. The packaging wasn’t terribly important.
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New PepsiCo Loyalty Program Rewards Snack & Beverage Pairings
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PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo is rewarding customers for their snack and beverage pairings with its first-ever cash-back loyalty program, PepCoin.
The digital program rewards customers who purchase a single-serve PepsiCo beverage and Frito-Lay snack together, both specially marked. All customers have to do is scan the codes on the bag and under the bottle cap with their mobile devices. Every time they accumulate $2, the money automatically transfers to their account with Venmo or PayPal.
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Chefs Reveal the 14 Unexpected Items That Taste Better Refrigerated
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“Because we live in a particularly warm and humid climate, our refrigerators are one of the few places that remain consistently cool and dry, making them a perfect spot to store your potato chips, a food that’s very prone to getting stale. When refrigerated, potato chips stay crisp and don’t get soggy since they have little exposure to everyday moisture.one of the few places that remain consistently cool and dry, making them a perfect spot to store your potato chips, a food that’s very prone to getting stale. When refrigerated, potato chips stay crisp and don’t get soggy since they have little exposure to everyday moisture. To take it to the next level, you could even freeze potato chips if you wanted too, since most of the moisture is taken out of the potatoes during the dehydration process so there’s little to not water left to freeze them over in those low temperatures.” – Vijayudu Veena, executive chef of Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach
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Hot Topic: Lay’s secures permanent spot for fan-favorite spicy pickle flavor
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The flavor went viral upon its limited-edition release earlier this year, leading Lay’s to select it as the first product in brand-new packaging, hitting US shelves Monday.
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Conagra Brands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Sell Direct Store Delivery Snacks Business To Utz Quality Foods, LLC
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CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) snacks business to Utz Quality Foods, LLC. The sale includes the Tim's® Cascade Snacks, Hawaiian® Snacks, Erin's®, Snyder® of Berlin and Husman's® brands. Conagra Brands acquired the DSD snacks business in October 2018 as part of its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed before the end of the calendar year. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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How Peatos Is Transforming America's Taste For Corn-Based Snack Foods
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By Estelle Erasmus 
I spoke with Nick Desai, CEO and Founder of World Peas Peatos, who shared the benefits of a diverse background when it came to second (and third and fourth) careers. Before dedicating his career to the snack industry, Desai’s experience spans over twenty-five years of operations, private equity/investment banking, and law. 
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CHEETOS’ CHESTER CHEETAH GETS ITS OWN FUNKO POP! FIGURE
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Chester Cheetah, the official mascot of Frito-Lay’s Cheetos, is the latest brand icon to get a Funko Pop! vinyl figure.
Part of Funko’s Ad Icons line, the Cheetos Chester Cheetah Pop! figure depicts the self-described “hip kitty” in one of his coolest pose: crossed arms and crossed legs. Standing approximately 3 3/4-inches tall, the flamin’ hot collectible comes packaged in a window display box and is now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth for $10.99 with shipping slated for December.
a 4-inch water service feed, rail service and outside storage space.
Burton and Mike Statter of Cresa represented Condor in the deal. Nick Steitz of JLL represented National Wood Products.
Please see CoStar COMPS #4861819 for more information regarding this transaction.
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Wood Products Maker Takes Over Former Utz Factory
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A wood products manufacturer has purchased a former Utz factory in Denver's Northeast Park Hill neighborhood.
National Wood Products of Utah acquired the factory at 4300 Oneida St. from Condor Snack Company, a subsidiary of Utz, for $8.68 million, or about $82 per square foot.
Constructed in 1962, the single-story, 105,911-square-foot factory produced snacks, such as Cape Cod Potato Chips, up until last year. National Wood Products, which specializes in manufacturing hardwood floors, will be transitioning the property's operations over to suit those needs.
According to listing broker Matt Burton, the company was attracted to several of the property’s features including a 4-inch water service feed, rail service and outside storage space.
Burton and Mike Statter of Cresa represented Condor in the deal. Nick Steitz of JLL represented National Wood Products.
Please see CoStar COMPS #4861819 for more information regarding this transaction.
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Gen Z doesn’t like branding, so Doritos tries a new approach
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Snack giant Doritos has launched an ad campaign which features no logo or brand name, to attract a younger, advertising-averse generation.
The
PepsiCo-owned brand’s campaign is called “Another Level” and features plain chip bags and the triangular-shaped snack itself and launched with a 60-second “Anti-Ad” on YouTube.

Doritos has also changed its
Twitter handle to @Logo_Goes_Here and its website address to thelogogoeshere.com, where instead of images of chip packets, users land on a page that states “What products? You already know.” Fans will be able to “triangle” themselves with a snapchat lens, and on Monday the brand tweeted: “It’s the chip so iconic … we don’t need to name it.”
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Eva Longoria set to direct Flamin’ Hot Cheetos’ creator’s biopic
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The “Desperate Housewives” star is on board to direct “Flamin’ Hot,” a biopic about Richard Montaсez — the Frito-Lay janitor who created spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and became a phenomenon within the snack food industry.
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According to Variety, the film will be scripted by Charles St. Cloud and Lewis Colick, who wrote the 1999 drama “October Sky.”
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Natural Colour for Topical Seasonings and Dry-Blend Applications

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Activity is Hot in Salty Snacks and Topical Seasonings
Consumers are spending more time in transit as part of their daily routine. This results in a decrease in mealtimes eaten at home and an increasing number of occasions where consumers eat out-of-home and snack. According to the latest Mintel trend reports, snacking booms as a result. “Any time is snack time, and everything is a snack.” (Source: Mintel Reports, 03/2019). In turn, convenience and portability has product innovation heating up, especially in snacking offers. The variety in snacking products is manifold, and competition to become part of consumers’ shopping baskets is increasing. Innovations will thus need to stand out in the sea of competitive offerings to be noticed.
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Utz® To Be Presenting Sponsor of The National League Division Series
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HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, is excited to announce the company will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 National League Division Series (NLDS). In its second season partnering with MLB, Utz has increased its excitement-building around the sport with advertising, promotions, sampling and a range of co-branded products such as Utz® 12 oz White Cheddar Cheeseballs “Baseballs” as well as signature potato chips.
“Utz is proud to be partnering with Major League Baseball for a second season and our first post- season sponsorship”
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The NLDS sponsorship is another major step in the partnership and grants Utz further brand-building exposure to millions of MLB fans in the post season across national broadcasts and MLB-owned channels, as well as integration in ballparks throughout the length of the NLDS series.
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Healthy snacking: Laboratoire PYC expands range of low-carb, high-protein chips
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05 Aug 2019 --- French producer of high-protein products Laboratoire PYC, is adding two new flavors of “tomato oregano” and “nacho cheese” to its line of high-protein Tortitos chips. Set to launch in September, the chips are marketed as providing, on average, 70 percent less carbohydrates and 55 percent less fat than traditional potato chips. The launch comes as snacking is increasingly a focus across several market categories. Innova Market Insights data shows that the rise in the so-called “fourth meal” culture has increased demand for quick and convenient yet healthy solutions for busy consumers.
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Made in Mass: This is how Cape Cod Potato Chips started with one family’s desire to create a healthier chip and transformed into a national brand
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The Campbell/Snyder’s-Lance chip brand improved the flow of its Hyannis, Massachusetts factory to allow more visitors on its popular public tours.
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Made in Mass: This is how Cape Cod Potato Chips started with one family’s desire to create a healthier chip and transformed into a national brand
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By Aviva Luttrell | aluttrell@masslive.com
Made in Massachusetts is an ongoing feature taking you inside the products made right here in the Bay State and the people who make them.
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Cape Cod is known for its picturesque beaches, lighthouses and quaint harbors, but the region boasts another major tourist attraction that doesn’t involve sand or sea.
Cape Cod Potato Chips has been offering tours of its Hyannis factory for the past 35 years, creating a destination that Director of Marketing Aaron Torchio jokingly calls “the Cape’s biggest tourist attraction — when it’s raining.”
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PepsiCo-funded research opens new avenues for low-fat snack formulators
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Australian researchers have developed a novel method to measure the sensorial characteristics of potato chips.
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Utz, MegaMex bringing Mexican snacks to the United States
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ORANGE, CALIF. — MegaMex Foods, L.L.C. is bringing the flavor of Mexico to American consumers. The company announced it has entered into an agreement with Utz Quality Food, L.L.C. for the distribution of certain Herdez branded snacks to retailers across the United States.
Through its partnership with Utz, the company will introduce Herdez’s expanded snacking portfolio to the U.S. market, including white, yellow and blue corn tortilla chips and several varieties of pork rinds.

MegaMex first partnered with Utz last year, when Utz began distributing Chi-Chi’s tortilla chips and Chi-Chi’s and Herdez salsas and dips in the United States. With Hispanic snacks brands outpacing the growth of the snack category, the company is aiming to introduce both authentic Mexican flavors and mainstream staples to the United States.
What seasoning is mentioned the most times in the Bible?


Salt
Thyme
Sage
Garlic

A number of herbs and spices are mentioned in the Bible, but none as iconic as salt. It’s mentioned in relation to the sea, food, as a metaphor, and perhaps most prominently in the story of Lot. When fleeing the city of Sodom, Lot’s wife glanced back at the city and was turned into a pillar of salt.

Thrive Market Non-GMO Cassava Chips: Sea Salt (US)
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Non-GMO cassava chips with sea salt flavor, in a plastic packet. The sea salt cassava chips hail from Colombia, where the roots are harvested, sliced, and kettle-cooked in sustainably sourced South American palm oil, and then sprinkled with sea salt. Sturdy with a superior crunch. 
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What’s the difference between “cheeseburger” and “double cheeseburger” flavored chips?
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We ask the makers of the upcoming Double Zeppin Cheeseburger chips what the deal is.

Speaking as a fan of simple burgers, one of the best offerings on the Japanese fast-food landscape is
the Zeppin Cheeseburger from Lotteria. Simply, beef, gouda, and cheddar cheese on a bun. Granted it’s a lot of cheese, but the Zeppin Cheeseburger foregoes all the flavor and texture distractions of sauces and vegetables to offer pure meat and cheese satisfaction.
And now this can be enjoyed in chip form, thanks to a collaboration with major chipmaker
Calbee. However, on 22 July we will won’t be seeing Calbee Potato Chips Lotteria Zeppin Cheeseburger Flavor like we did back in 2015. Instead Calbee Potato Chips Lotteria Double Zeppin Cheeseburger Flavor will hit the shelves.
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The Best Thin Potato Chip Brand You Can Buy at the Store

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Welcome to our ongoing series of Taste Tests That Will Surprise No One. We started with seltzer, and followed that with hamburger buns. Today we return to tell you what you already know about the best potato chips—in short, that they are made by Lay's.
But let's back up. Some may argue that kettle-style or thick-cut chips are superior. That's fair. But for this test, we limited ourselves to classic-style, thin-cut chips. And so, without much effort, Lay's Classic took home top honors.
However! Lay's were not necessarily the best chip in every test we performed. Once we started cooking with them—yes, chips are more than just a mindless snack—another, lesser-known chip outshone that ubiquitous brand. For our methodology and the full list of potato chips we tasted, scroll to the bottom of the page. First up, the rankings!
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Lay's Potato Chip Bags Show New Designs for Operation Smile
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Lay's has unveiled its Smiles campaign along with 31 stories across a variety of flavors and varieties — including Traditional, Wavy, Lightly Salted, Poppables, and Kettle Cooked — all featuring the faces of "Everyday Smilers" who are making an impact in their local communities and beyond. 
Award-winning dancer, actor and singer Derek Hough has joined the campaign to celebrate everyday people sharing joy nationwide.
The program, which benefits international medical charity, Operation Smile, with a donation of up to $1 million in proceeds, kicks off in New York City with Hough, who is inviting fans to visit the first-ever Lay's Smiles Station in Times Square, where visitors can take home their own limited-edition Lay's Smiles bags and experience the magnetic power of sharing a smile. The Lay's Smiles Station will also pop up near Bryant Park on Wednesday, July 24, open to the public from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on both days.
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Amazon Shoppers Snatch Up Deals on Potato Chips and Toilet Paper

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Amazon.com Inc. shoppers are snatching up potato chips, crackers, toilet paper and other non-perishable grocery store items to take advantage of the online retailer’s Prime Day deals, which could be bad news for Costco Wholesale Corp. and Walmart Inc.


Sales of consumable products on Amazon during the first nine hours of Prime Day -- a two-day sale that began Monday -- are about triple what they are on a typical sales day, according to CommerceIQ, which helps hundreds of consumer brands sell products on the e-commerce site.


The results show Prime Day’s appeal stretches beyond electronics, appliances and other big-ticket purchases shoppers usually put off until there’s a big promotion. Sales of car seats, appliances and toys were up four to five times a typical day, according to CommerceIQ, which is about the usual rate for a sales event.
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The official spicy snack power rankings

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We have a nationwide preoccupation with heat. We’ve gotten far, far away from the actual origins of spiciness in food — to prevent and mask spoilage, impart flavor and even keep rats away. Now, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a hot-chicken place, or a YouTuber posting a video of themselves eating Carolina Reapers and other esophagus-destroying peppers. Spice has become sport.
But the children. What about the children? Well, the millennials and Gen Z-ers are at the forefront of this red-hot orgy, frankly, and it is in that spirit that I hereby present to you the authoritative, definitive and completely undisputed L.A. Times Spicy Snack Power Rankings. Like strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, their infiltration of our country cannot be stopped, so there’s little point in fighting it.
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A Snack-Holding Pool Float Now Exists, and It's the Best Way to Prevent Soggy Chips and Dip

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You're guaranteed to wind up with a soggy mess if you eat a bag of chips in the pool, but not if you have a snack-holding pool float. Luckily, such a thing exists in 2019, and it's an instant summertime staple. Heluva Good is the brain behind this handy float, which the brand announced on Wednesday and dubbed the SS Snacker.
It has two seats, two slots for chips, a space for dip, and four cup holders to set you up for ultimate snacking-while-swimming success. And yes, that happens to be Lance Bass and Joey Fatone living their best lives on the float with some French Onion Dip, but sadly, the duo is not included with each float.
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5 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Potato Chips

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Crunchy, salty… did we mention crunchy? When a craving for potato chips hits, it’s no joke; the allure is so strong. But then, after the last crumbs are out of the bag, we usually don’t feel so great.
We’ve read articles that suggest munching on celery to satisfy the craving for crunch, but come on—that’s just not going to do it. It’s the salt-fat-crunch combo that’s so powerful. So we asked registered dietician-nutritionists and personal trainers Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames (a.k.a.
The Nutrition Twins) for some healthy, real-world alternatives to that tempting crinkly bag.
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Chip-maker Utz opened a primary-care clinic to help employees in ‘Snack Food Capital’ Hanover, Pa., get healthier

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There’s a health revolution underway in the Snack Food Capital, Hanover, Pa.
Utz Quality Foods, one of the largest snack manufacturers in a town known for its concentration of them, has opened an in-house primary-care clinic at its Hanover headquarters for the 2,000 employees and dependents covered by the company’s health plan there.
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Frito-Lay Shares This Summer's U.S. Snack Index
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The summer season is packed with snacks. To explore just where, when and how Americans will snack this summer, Frito-Lay today unveiled the next installment of its U.S. Snack Index. 
Snacks play an integral role in the summertime experience. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day historically starts a spike and then snacking hits its highest point during the week of July 4. In fact, according to retail sales data, the week of July 4 represents the biggest snacking week of the entire year for Frito-Lay. 
"Delighting consumers with a wide variety of snack options has always been our first priority, and it's helped us earn our spot in 94 percent of America's pantries,
1" said Mike Del Pozzo, senior vice president of sales, chief customer officer, Frito-Lay North America. "As snacking heats up in the summer months, so do our efforts to make sure that we are delivering the perfect side to any summer occasion."
The broad majority of Americans – nearly nine out of 10 – see snacking as important to summer occasions or can't imagine summer without their favorite snacks. And when it comes to summertime events, there are quite literally millions of them.
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Next Time You're Craving a Crunchy Snack, Try One of These Healthier Chips From Trader Joe's

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There are times when the only thing that will satisfy your snack craving is a thin, crispy chip — and on that, Trader Joe's delivers. It's well-known that chips aren't exactly nutritional powerhouses, but as indulgent snacks go, these picks are among the healthiest. Some contain unexpected ingredients like beets and beans, while others look like traditional chips but are made with healthier oils or cooking methods. Whatever the case, these not-so-guilty pleasures all have one thing in common: they'll keep you from picking up a snack that really will sabotage your goals. Add them to your shopping list, then stick to one (deeply satisfying) serving.
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Kettle Chips introduces crisps with olive and feta seasoning
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Campbell Soup-owned Kettle Chips has launched a limited-edition Mediterranean olive and feta crisp flavour in the UK.
The snack has been created to offer consumers a taste of their holidays when at home and is designed to complement summer eating occasions such as barbecues and picnics. 
Kettle said the seasoning has a “rich and creamy feta profile, sharpened with a punchy olive note that adds a moreish level of acidity to the chips”.
Kettle Chips chef Phil Hovey said: “For our 2019 summer limited edition I have taken inspiration from the Mediterranean. Greek feta provides an intense creamy richness that I have partnered with the big character of olives. A touch of citrus and a pinch of herbs really bring this combo to life. A real taste of summer sun.”
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PepsiCo boosts precision agri tech for Walkers, Lay’s and Doritos brands
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The snacks and drink giant has built up its iCrop precision agriculture tool to better support potato, corn, oats and peanut farmers make in-field decisions, PepsiCo Europe’s head of agricultural procurement tells FoodNavigator.
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Utz Quality Foods Supports Technology Learning at Local School Districts

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HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC, announced today a combined $200,000 donation for the Hanover Public School District and Conewago Valley School District.

The $100,000 donation for the Hanover Public School District will fund equipment and training to enhance its high school mechatronics program and increase exposure with an expansion to include middle school students. The $100,000 donation for the Conewago Valley School District will be used for mechatronics equipment for the new Colonial Career and Technology Center at New Oxford High School, which will support manufacturing and trades education. Each mechatronics programs help students learn more about the engineering of electrical and mechanical systems and are used with a combination of supportive computers, robotics, telecommunications and other learning methods.
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Cheetos-themed apparel arrives at Forever 21
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Dive Brief:
  • PepsiCo Frito-Lay snack brand Cheetos will "bring the 'Cheetos Look' to life" via a new partnership with fashion retailer Forever 21, according to information shared with Marketing Dive. Starting June 6, a new limited-edition apparel collection is available from the chain that includes swimsuits, sweatshirts, T-shirts, dresses and other gear printed with images, colors and logos connected to Cheetos Crunchy and Cheetos Flamin' Hot snacks.
  • Designed for men and women, the collection is available online and at Forever 21 stores across the U.S., with prices ranging from $5 to $30 per item.
  • Frito-Lay says that Cheetos is about more than snacks, and that it's become "a lifestyle brand among our fans."
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Frito-Lay Poll Reveals Summer Snacking Habits
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Convenience is the most important snacking factor for summer travel snackers, with more than half of Americans picking up single-serve packaging options.

Frito-Lay published a new edition of its U.S. Snack Index, a national survey that reveals how different generations, regions and cities snack during the summer season.
The company partnered with Morning Consult for the poll, which was conducted between May 1-5 among a national sample of 2,200 adults.
“Delighting consumers with a wide variety of snack options has always been our first priority, and it’s helped us earn our spot in 94% of America’s pantries,” said Mike Del Pozzo, senior vice president of sales, chief customer officer, Frito-Lay North America. “As snacking heats up in the summer months, so do our efforts to make sure that we are delivering the perfect side to any summer occasion.”
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ParmCrisps Launches Explosion of Innovation as it Surges into Snacking
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ParmCrisps Launches Explosion of Innovation as it Surges into Snacking
The Keto-friendly Cracker Establishes Dominance in Rapid-Growing Category by Continuing to Push Flavors and Formats.
FAIRFIELD, NJ (May 13, 2019)ParmCrisps, the nutritionally on-trend snack brand, has launched two game-changing flavors and two new formats that solidify ParmCrisps as the leading millennial snack. Adding Sour Cream & Onion and Cheddar to their repertoire, along with Family Sizes and Multipacks, ParmCrisps is bringing traditional Chip and Cracker flavors and formats to the 100% Cheese Crisp category. 
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The Best and Worst Trader Joe's Products
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This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.
Trader Joe's is one of the most popular grocery store chains in the United States, making more than $13 billion in 2017.
That's even more impressive when you consider Trader Joe's doesn't have sales, a loyalty program, or even an online store.
But customers swear by the chain's products, from cheese to tequila to its famous $0.19 bananas.
Not everything at Trader Joe's is a good buy, however. We consulted food blogs and online reviews to find the best and worst Trader Joe's products for shoppers.
With that in mind, here are 24 products to buy at Trader Joe's and seven more you should skip every time.
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Utz snack company reveals new Little Utz Girl design, announces animated short stories
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By Sean Adams | sadams@pennlive.com
If you’ve tried Utz potato chips, you’re probably familiar with the Little Utz Girl logo.
Well, that familiar face is getting a new look.
The Hanover-based snack food company posted an image of a new design for the Little Utz Girl on their Facebook page, as well as a brief animated video. Take a look:
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Cape Cod & Samuel Adams Brewery launch ‘first-of-its-kind’ limited edition chips
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MARION, OHIO — There are trend watchers, and there are trendsetters. Then there are the game changers. After more than 80 years in business, Wyandot Snacks has honed its skills at all three.
Who would have guessed that a family-owned company in rural Marion was once one of the largest exporters of raw popcorn? That was, at one point in history, the distinction that Wyandot Snacks hung its hat on. But for this company — and the Brown family, which founded and still owns Wyandot — success does not end with a crowning achievement. It’s only the beginning.
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How Wyandot accelerated growth through better-for-you snacks
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MARION, OHIO — There are trend watchers, and there are trendsetters. Then there are the game changers. After more than 80 years in business, Wyandot Snacks has honed its skills at all three.
Who would have guessed that a family-owned company in rural Marion was once one of the largest exporters of raw popcorn? That was, at one point in history, the distinction that Wyandot Snacks hung its hat on. But for this company — and the Brown family, which founded and still owns Wyandot — success does not end with a crowning achievement. It’s only the beginning.
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Fritos® Partners With Carry The Load To Salute Our Nation's Heroes
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PLANO, Texas, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fritos®, the flagship brand of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is teaming up with Carry The Load, a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes, to produce nearly 22 million specially marked bags to honor past and present heroes. The number of bags is symbolic in that it represents the total members who have served in the American military throughout history (including active-duty). To further its commitment, the brand will also donate $100,000 to Carry The Load to support its ongoing efforts to provide healing services via non-profit partners for the mind, body and soul of our warriors.
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When The Sun Is Back, It's Time To Pack The Snacks: Frito-Lay Reveals Its Next U.S. Snack Index Just In Time For Summer
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PLANO, Texas, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official. The summer season is packed with snacks. To explore just where, when and how Americans will snack this summer, Frito-Lay today unveiled the next installment of its U.S. Snack Index.
Snacks play an integral role in the summertime experience. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day historically starts a spike and then snacking hits its highest point during the week of July 4. In fact, according to retail sales data, the week of July 4 represents the biggest snacking week of the entire year for Frito-Lay. 
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J.J. Watt did something awesome to help a young student get a better grade on class project
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J.J Watt seems to be a good guy.
Before every game he has fun throwing passes to fans in the stand and he’s seemingly always going out of his way to make his fans smile.
He did just that on Tuesday as he did something that one young fan will never forget.
A teacher tweeted at Watt to tell him one of her young students picked the Houston Texans star to be the celebrity endorser for his “Energy Chips.”
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This Is, by Far, the Weirdest Thing You Can Do with a Potato
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I grew up in a German-Irish family, which should mean that I can drink you under the table (not true) and that I am intimately familiar with the potato (true). We ate a lot of potatoes growing up. We had mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and potatoes au gratin. We ate potatoes for breakfast (hash browns) and lunch (potato salad) and dinner (my favorite: potato dumplings).

But until I started working for Kitchn, I did not know about all the non-eating things that you can do with a potato. For example, I did not know that you can use a potato to clean up broken glass or to remove rust from your cast iron pan.
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Bubba's Fine Foods Garlic Parm 'Nana Chips
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Company: Bubba's Fine Foods
Websitebubbasfoods.com
Introduced: April 2019
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail Price: $12.99 (8-pack)
Product Snapshot: Bubba's Fine Foods will showcase their new snack food release Garlic Parm 'Nana Chips - Single Serve, at The Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago on May 21-23. They will be offering taste tests and product samples throughout the event as well as fresh and flavorful new recipes featuring clean ingredients and savory flavors.
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Stacy's Brand Extends Commitment To Helping Female Founders Rise
PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stacy's Pita Chips is dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs grow their food and beverage businesses. After all, the brand's success story starts with being founded by a strong female entrepreneur – Stacy Madison. The funding gap Stacy Madison faced when working to grow her pita chip business remains as staggering today as it was 20 years ago. In 2018, female founders in America received only two percent of all venture capital funding in North America – with women of color receiving 0.2 percent. The Stacy's brand created The Stacy's Rise Project to help female founders grow their businesses at the same pace as their male counterparts.
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PepsiCo to invest $4 billion in Mexico
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MEXICO CITY — PepsiCo, Inc. has announced plans to invest $4 billion in Mexico between 2019 and 2020 as part of a broad growth initiative focused on four strategic pillars.
“We are proud of our more than 110 years of history in Mexico, and we are excited for the next 100,” said Ramon Laguarta, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. “Mexico is our largest operation in Latin America and the second worldwide. It is an honor for us to have a positive impact at all levels of the country’s economy, from the countryside to the corner stores in each location.”
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Burts Potato Chips expands capacity to cope with supersonic growth
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The UK snack brand is upping the size of its workforce at its recently upgraded site in Leicestershire to cope with the rising demand around the world for its snacks.
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Kettle crisps owner Campbell eyes sale of posh snack maker
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Posh crisp maker Kettle could be sold after its US food giant owner Campbell hired advisers to assess the future of the snack brand.
The Press Association understands that Barclays has been hired by Campbell to explore a sale of the crisp business, as it looks to generate cash following recent profit warnings.
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Utz® Rolls Out Fan-Favorite White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs!
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HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2019--Utz Quality Foods, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, today announced the roll out of Utz® 12 oz White Cheddar Cheeseball “Baseballs”. These limited edition white cheddar cheeseballs are a deliciously irresistible and simply crunch-able snack. Highlighting all 30 MLB Clubs on the package, fans will enjoy a household favorite while also supporting their favorite team. They’re sure to please in any home or dugout!
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190502005456/en/
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How The Pennsylvania Dutch Turned A Rural Town Into A Snack Food Empire
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Tucked close to the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, the borough of Hanover, Pa., population 16,000, is a long way from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
A farming center with an industrial core, prior to the turn of the 20th century this rural town was best known as the site of the last skirmish before the Union and Confederate armies clashed at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. But thanks to a provident combination of heritage and modernization, York County, where Hanover is located, has exchanged its Civil War identity for a more savory image: "Snack Food Capital of the World."
To answer each of the following questions, all you need to do is press the food you want to pick! It's just that easy!

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Utz Quality Foods Settles 2015 Lawsuit Related to Product Labeling
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May 03, 2019 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC. today announced that it has reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit brought in 2015 by three plaintiffs. The lawsuit solely related to certain labeling claims on select Utz® and Bachman® brand packages. The settlement resolves all claims and is without any admission of liability or company wrongdoing.
The Court has authorized that notice of the settlement be disseminated to the class. Thereafter, and upon completion of the steps related to the settlement process, the settlement will be submitted to the Court for final approval.
One Of 2019's Most Innovative Food Products So Far
Low-carb, vacuum-fried pickle chips.
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PepsiCo sues four Indian farmers for using its patented Lay's potatoes
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AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc has sued four Indian farmers for cultivating a potato variety that the snack food and drinks maker claims infringes its patent, the company and the growers said on Friday.
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Giant Idaho potato prop converted into Airbnb rental
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A 6-ton potato prop has been converted into an Airbnb in Idaho after touring the U.S. for 6 years.
Now called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the fake spud traveled on the back of a semi-truck for the Idaho Potato Commission to promote the state’s crop, according to the
Idaho Statesman.
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Gibble's Celebrates 60th Anniversary
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Gibble's Foods announced that 2019 will represent 60 years of Gibble's branded products still being produced and sold to millions of consumers. Gibble's plans several new products, including a new look to the brand packaging, new website, and marketing and social media campaigns as a part of the 60th Anniversary celebration. Updates to these activities will be posted to the website as well as social media.
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Spider-Man™: Far From Home And Doritos® Team-Up For A Global Action-Packed Promotional Partnership
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PURCHASE, N.Y., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Doritos®, one of PepsiCo's fastest growing global snacks brands, is putting the power of the "Spidey-Sense" in the palm of consumers' hands through a global promotional partnership with Columbia Pictures' upcoming summer release, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home. In more than 35 markets around the world, Doritos will launch a global marketing campaign offering fans a chance to boldly embrace their inner superhero.
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Nora seaweed chips expect to compete against potato chips in salty snacks aisle
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After achieving dynamite success in Thailand where it competes with Lay’s potato chips, Thai entrepreneur Itthipat “Tob” Peeradechapan wanted to bring his seaweed snack chips to the US market and enlisted the help of Tim Minges whom he had met during Minges’ tenure as president of PepsiCo Asia.
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Myth buster: Savoury snacks are low contributors of salt and saturated fats to the average daily diet, says DG of ESA
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Snack chat is BakeryandSnacks’ new online series profiling influential people working in the bakery and snacks industries. Our first guest is Sabastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).
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Pepsi rushes into football season with experiential Tailgate Tour, video push
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Dive Brief:
  • For the start of pro football season, Pepsi is launching a multi-city Tailgate Tour, the company announced in a press release. The tour will feature performances by country music duo Locash; an area where attendees can play games like cornhole, ladder ball and giant Jenga; opportunities to win Pepsi merchandise, game tickets and other prizes; free Pepsi and Frito-Lay products; and meet-and-greet events with NFL players and cheerleaders.
  • Pepsi is also rolling out two new national TV spots, "Theme Song," which debuted Sept. 4 and stars Antonio Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Luke Kuechly and Dak Prescott, and "Ice the Kicker," which features Ron Rivera and Devin Funchess and will be released widely mid-September. The Pepsi brand is additionally integrated into the opening theme of "NBC Sunday Night Football" with Carrie Underwood this year. 
  • To support the campaign, Pepsi is also releasing limited-edition packaging that displays NFL teams and new football-themed gear for its Pepsi Stuff line of rewards merchandise, including bobble heads. The brand teamed up with convenience chain Circle K on a commercial, "Unreal Rookie Deal," that stars NFL newcomer Saquon Barkley and includes a special promotion. 
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Cheetos whips up Flamin' Hot-inspired menu for second pop-up restaurant
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Dive Brief:
  • Frito-Lay brand Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is opening The Flamin’ Hot Spot, a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles with chef Roy Choi and a menu full of items inspired by the snack, according to a news release
  • The menu will feature appetizers, main courses and desserts inspired by Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, including elotes, chipotle ranch wings, sweet and spicy meatballs, hot Cheetos burritos, Flamin’ Hot fries, XXTRA Flamin’ Hot rice bowls, steak, Sweetos hot cakes and “hot” chocolate shakes. The three-course menu will be be priced between $11 and $32. 
  • Diners can book at table at the restaurant, which will be open Sept. 18-20, via CheetosFlaminHotSpot.com using OpenTable. Cheetos is releasing the recipes from the event online. And, Los Angeles-based Walmart online grocery consumers can nab a gift box filled with Cheetos items, recipes and ingredients for the Flamin’ Hot menu items. Additionally, ingredients for select dishes can be ordered for delivery from AmazonFresh and Walmart Grocery. 
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Snack attack: Better-for-you, healthy, spicy and savory NPD drivers
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18 Sep 2018 --- More consumers frequently snack throughout the day. Salty snacks are competing not only with each other but also with a myriad of other categories as more food and drink products have become “snackable.” Also, busy lifestyles, concerns about long-term health and the desire to get health-boosting benefits from daily food and drinks have also affected the snack aisle.
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Longtime local snack company, Dan Dee, is closing its doors in Cleveland
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Dan Dee Pretzel and Potato Chip Company, credited with satisfying salty cravings among local snackers for decades, is closing its doors in Cleveland.
Employees at the company's warehouse at 6091 Carey Dr., Cleveland, told News 5 that the warehouse is closing.
Dan Dee hasn't responded to our requests for more information.
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Uncle Ray's inks deal to remain 'Official Potato Chip of Minor League Baseball'
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DETROIT - Michigan will continue to be the home of the "Official Potato Chip of Minor League Baseball."
Minor League Baseball has renewed its partnership with Detroit-based Uncle Ray's in a multi-year extension, MiLB announced on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The deal marks the continuation of a relationship that began before the start of the 2016 season when the MiLB logo began appearing on more than 100 million Uncle Ray's potato chip bags sold at retailers across the country.
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Man offered up to $1K for chip shaped like Texas

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TEXAS – A Texan is being offered $1,000 for a chip shaped like the Lone Star State.
But this wasn’t a chip off the old block, as it stood out from the bunch shaped like Texas.
The viral video from @emilioxtorres shows the surprising find with many people suggesting he try to sell it on eBay.
A potato chip shaped like a heart is currently up to $750 in bids on eBay.
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Argument over 'potato chip crumbs' lands man behind bars
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An argument of “potato chip crumbs” lands an Escambia County man behind bars.
According to a report, William Contreras and his girlfriend got into an argument over potato chip crumbs that were left on the floorboard of a vehicle.
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Doritos lure runaway pig 'the size of a mini horse' home

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Doritos, as it turns out, are more than just a junk food for teens with the munchies — they helped deputies in San Bernardino, California, lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.
The sheriff's department 
wrote online Sunday that deputies learned of the runaway pig -- and "due to previous calls," they "knew where [the pig] lived."
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PepsiCo unveils Imagine snacks made with yogurt and cheese
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PepsiCo has launched a new range of yogurt- and cheese-based snacks which, it says, provides “a good source of nutrients like protein or calcium”.
Called Imagine, the children’s line consists of Yogurt Crisps and Cheese Stars, which both contain no artificial colours or flavours and are packaged in resealable bags.
Launching in the US through PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, the snack range is designed for on-the-go families and features “kid-friendly” flavours.
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What’s new on shelf? Snacks that pack a punch in the fight against breast cancer and food allergies, vitamin-boosted bread and a nod to a popular Mexican street food
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Health and wellness are definitely at the top of the list of today's round-up of new products on the shelf - from snacks that donate some of their proceeds to research into breast cancer and to find a cure for people with allergies, to clean label morsels, and energy boosters that pump.
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Pipers Crisps doubles effort to reduce waste
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The UK premium potato chip manufacturer has reduced waste with the installation of a high-speed packaging solution.
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Ka-Pop! founder and CEO, Dustin Finkel, joins
the Movember® movement!
 
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Dustin is growing his Mo Bro for the month of November to make an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. The Movember® movement is about working together to make a difference in men's health with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Together we can start by having a conversation, listening, and giving your time – these simple acts can be life-saving. At Ka-Pop we're committed to helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
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PepsiCo launches bid for Pipers Crisps
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PepsiCo is taking another step into the UK snack market by launching a bid to acquire Lincolnshire crisp company Pipers Crisps.
PepsiCo already owns Leicester-based Walkers Crisps and American firm Doritos and wants to grow Pipers in the UK and develop its exports.
The international food and drink company's bid is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.
Farmers Alex Albone, Simon Herring and James Sweeting founded Pipers in 2004.
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Walkers crisp packets recycling scheme announced
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Snack firm Walkers has announced a recycling scheme - after Royal Mail begged campaigners not to post empty crisp packets without envelopes.
From December, snack fans will be able to post used bags - in envelopes, for free - directly to a recycling company.
Campaigner Geraint Ashcroft, who launched the petition against Walkers, said it was "a great first step".
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Kellogg likely to increase product prices next year to offset higher costs of US single-pack snacks
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Kellogg is likely to increase the price of its single-pack snacks next year, such as Pringles and Cheez-It, to offset their high operational costs.
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Pringles can needs redesign not “fudge” recycling scheme, says UK Recycling Association exec
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06 Nov 2018 --- The UK Recycling Association has criticized Kellogg’s Pringles can recycling scheme, referring to it as a “fudge that doesn’t solve any issues.” Kellogg’s announced last month that it had entered an agreement with recycling company TerraCycle, enabling consumers to recycle Pringles cans using Freepost labels, with the sender rewarded with a charitable donation for each can which can be redeemed at a school, charity or non-profit of choice. The cans are then recycled and the resulting pellets used to create new products such as benches and fence posts.

However, the TerraCycle scheme is not sufficient, according to the UK Recycling Association Chief Executive, Simon Ellin, who instead advocates for a new Pringles can with recyclability designed-in.
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Kellogg Company Sharpens Focus, Aligns Resources Around Biggest Opportunities for Growth
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company announced today two significant changes to its North American business designed to ensure it has the right operating model and portfolio to deliver profitable growth in the future.
First, beginning in January 2019, Kellogg's North American (KNA) organizational structure will be redesigned to better enable the company to win in the marketplace and deliver top-line growth. Second, Kellogg is exploring the sale of its cookies and fruit snacks businesses to enable the company to bring a sharper focus to its core businesses.

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IDF: Would-be Arab attacker hid knife in Pringles can

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The Israeli military says it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in a Pringles container being held by a woman.
By The Algemeiner
The Israeli military says it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in a Pringles container being held by a woman.
The incident took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint, north of the Israeli capital.

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Campbell’s Q1 results bolstered by strong snacks sales
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A 77% rise in sales across Campbell’s Global Biscuits and Snacks unit lead to the embattled company posting a 25% increase in revenue for its first-quarter.

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Campbell Zeroes In on Ex-Pinnacle Foods Chief Mark Clouse for CEO Job
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Soup maker has said it would name a new chief by end of year
By Annie Gasparro and Cara Lombardo
Nov. 27, 2018 6:23 p.m. ET
Campbell Soup Co. is zeroing in on food-industry veteran Mark Clouse as the leading candidate to be its next chief executive, according to people familiar with the search.

Mr. Clouse, who was CEO of Pinnacle Foods Inc. until its acquisition by Conagra Brands Inc. last month, is the company’s top choice for the job, the people said. The soup maker could reach an agreement with Mr. Clouse in the next few weeks if he is receptive to taking the job.

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10 key snack trends to watch
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There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and vegan launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of mini meals.
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Washington-based potato chip company sued for using ‘Hawaiian’ name

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Consumers of “Hawaiian” brand potato chips have filed a class-action lawsuit, claiming the name is misleading because the chips are made in Washington state.
MCDONALD'S CUSTOMERS’ $5M LAWSUIT OVER UNWANTED QUARTER POUNDER CHEESE DISMISSED BY JUDGE

Michael Maeda of Honolulu and Iliana Sanchez of Los Angeles filed the suit against Pinnacle Foods Inc. last month, accusing the parent company of false and deceptive advertising, the Honolulu State-Advertiser reported.
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15 international potato chip flavors we long to try
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You say “po-tay-to,” I say “poh-tah-to.” Or maybe: We Americans say “potato chips,” and those across the pond say “crisps.” On a recent trip abroad, I found myself just as fascinated with the snack aisles in convenience and grocery stores as I was with the artwork in some museums. And why not? The snack flavors with which countries such as England, France, Iceland and Wales stock their shelves are crazily creative. Take a tasty trip around the world with us and ogle at these 15 international potato chip flavors we long to try. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)
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Kellogg's® Launches New Snacks From Cheez-It, Pringles And Rice Krispies Treats
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg's® is launching three delicious snack innovations packed with even more flavor and texture than ever before. Made to satisfy your craving no matter the occasion, the new offerings from some of Kellogg's most popular brands are Cheez-It Snap'd®, Pringles Wavy® and Rice Krispies Treats Snap Crackle Poppers®.
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Peatos ™ Becomes the Fastest Growing Snack in the Produce Section


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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Within a year since its launch, Los Angeles-based Walkers crisp packets recycling scheme announced
Snack firm Walkers has announced a recycling scheme - after Royal Mail begged campaigners not to post empty crisp packets without envelopes.
From December, snack fans will be able to post used bags - in envelopes, for free - directly to a recycling company.
Campaigner Geraint Ashcroft, who launched the petition against Walkers, said it was "a great first step".
A2+Brand+Peatos&index=1&md5=4cb74c233abdfb376ddf213302845434">World Peas™ Brand Peatos™ has become a national sensation, winning over taste buds across the country. For decades, corn and potato snacks have ruled the salty snack industry, but in 2018, World Peas introduced Peatos and provided “junk food without the junk.” Peatos is driving growth in plant-based snacking and has become the fastest-growing snack brand in the produce section in thousands of stores across the country, according to retailer data. The brand has quickly become a top-ranking category leader in several markets nationwide, including Southern California, the largest and most competitive grocery market and is expanding its footprint on the East Coast with the addition of Stop & Shop.
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Walkers partners with TerraCyle to recycle packaging
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PepsiCo U.K. brand Walkers has launched what it calls the first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. Working with TerraCycle, which is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, the scheme will tap into an established network of recycling collection points around the U.K. and is free to consumers. All brands of crisp packets will be accepted and will ultimately be turned into other basic plastic items, the partners say.
Consumers can collect their empty crisp packets and take them to the nearest recycling drop-off point, which can be found at http://walkers.co.uk/recycle.  
If a drop-off point is not nearby, consumers can download a label from the TerraCycle website and arrange to have the packets collected from their homes, by courier, for free.
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CAMPBELL NAMES MARK A. CLOUSE PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND A DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD
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Clouse to Become 14th Leader in Campbell’s 150-year History
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 20, 2018–
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced that its Board
of Directors has elected Mark A. Clouse, 50, as President and CEO of
Campbell effective Jan. 22, 2019. Clouse, who previously served as CEO
of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., will succeed Campbell’s interim President and
CEO Keith McLoughlin, who will remain a Director of the company and will
work closely with Clouse to ensure a seamless transition. Clouse also
has been elected a Director.
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PepsiCo Announces Leadership Appointments
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PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) ("PepsiCo") announced today that Albert P. Carey, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo North America, will retire at the end of March 2019 after nearly four decades at PepsiCo. Vivek Sankaran, who currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Frito-Lay North America, will now become its CEO, and Kirk Tanner, who currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of North America Beverages, will become its CEO. 
"Al has been an invaluable leader, colleague, advisor and friend, and will be missed by all of us at PepsiCo and all of the customers and partners he worked with over his exemplary career," said Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer. "Al's unique combination of style, skill, entrepreneurial spirit and executional excellence, has helped make PepsiCo one of the most admired businesses in the world, and raised the bar for our current and future associates. We wish him all the best in his next chapter. While Al leaves big shoes to fill, I have every confidence in our North America businesses under the skilled leadership of Vivek and Kirk in these critical roles."
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Doritos® | Chance the Rapper x Backstreet Boys Super Bowl Commercial
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Beanfields Builds A Bigger Family Of Bean-Based Chip Flavors
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Beanfields was a family business begun by food broker Reed Glidden, his wife Liza Braude-Glidden, and his brother Roy Glidden in 2010, to turn the family’s twin passions for beans and tortilla chips into a new breed of snack food.
“They were tinkering in the kitchen and came up with the basic chip, and then they were thinking about retirement dreams and their idea of bliss, which was walking in a field of beans,” said CEO Arnulfo Ventura.
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Frito-Lay Reveals U.S. Snack Trends for National Snack Day
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PLANO, Texas, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For National Snack Day today, Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo, is celebrating America's love of snacks by revealing the most common snack "profiles" across America. And, when asked the simple question "what snacks would you bring to a party?" Americans showed their snack preferences differ greatly depending on where they're from and their age.
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Frito-Lay Reveals U.S. Snack Trends for National Snack Day
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PLANO, Texas, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For National Snack Day today, Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo, is celebrating America's love of snacks by revealing the most common snack "profiles" across America. And, when asked the simple question "what snacks would you bring to a party?" Americans showed their snack preferences differ greatly depending on where they're from and their age.
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Boulder Canyon® Debuts New Branding Inspired By Its Colorado Roots
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HANOVER, Pa., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Canyon®, a pioneer in the better-for-you snack movement, is proud to share its bold new look rooted in its founding legacy in Boulder, Colorado – the heart of the natural food evolution in 1994. Drawing inspiration from the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder Canyon's new packaging celebrates the authentic "Boulder" flavor difference borrowed from the vibrancy of the outdoors.
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Frito-Lay Debuts Flavor Shots in Stores

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PLANO, Texas — Frito-Lay has listened loud and clear to consumer demands for portable snacks. The brand has debuted its newest product, Flavor Shots—bite-sized, poppable snacks—at retailers nationwide.
Frito-Lay has channeled two of its most successful brands in convenience stores for the new Flavor Shots Line. Cheetos and Doritos garnered more than $625 million and $668 million, respectively, in convenience-store sales in 2018—good for the top-selling cheese snack and tortilla chips in the market—according to Chicago-based IRI. Doritos even grew by double digits on a same-store basis in Maverik convenience stores, mainly in single-serve and large, take-home package sizes, Ryan Morton, snacks category manager for the Salt Lake City-based chain, told CSP Daily News.
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Bud Light-Maker Sees Another Life for Recycled Grain: Salty Snacks
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The maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois is looking to get extra mileage from its brewing operations in an unconventional way: using recycled protein to help make snacks.


Anheuser-Busch InBev’s ZX Ventures innovation arm has been backing a snacking startup called Protes that’s working to develop a way to turn the protein in spent grain from the beer giant’s brewing process into salty treats. Protes, which already makes pea protein-infused chips and popcorn, aims to have a product using the beer byproduct on the market early next year, according to co-founder Krik Angacian.
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Plant-based snacks with exotic, spicy flavors stole the show at Expo West
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The snacks industry continues down a plant-based path, evident in the number of brands - old and new - that showed off their takes at the Natural Products Expo West show held in Anaheim, California last week (March 5-9).
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Campbell Soup sales boosted by acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance

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Campbell Soup recorded a 24.5% increase in second-quarter net sales, as the company benefitted from the acquisitions of Snyder’s-Lance and Pacific Foods.
For the three months to 27 January 2019, the company posted net sales of $2.71 billion, while organic sales were flat.
However, the firm recorded a net loss of $59 million, largely attributable to $346 million of impairment charges on its Campbell Fresh business, which the company plans to sell.
Indeed, yesterday Campbell’s entered into an agreement to offload Garden Fresh Gourmet – a salsa and hummus brand that forms is part of the fresh division.
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Impulse snack purchases decline as shopping goes online
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Dive Brief:
  • Research from Euromonitor International reported by Food Navigator found consumers are making fewer unplanned, impulse snack purchases in the last five years because of the shift to e-commerce.
  • E-commerce has promoted less frequent shopping trips. When consumers do physically walk into a brick and mortar store, the growing prepared foods section is squarely placed to capture their attention from snack zones like the center aisle and checkout displays. 
  • The research from Euromonitor shows millennials and Generation Z are the most likely to shop online, making the future of impulse snacking uncertain.
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8 Grain-Free Chips, Because Paleo Eaters Deserve Great Snacks, Too!
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When it comes to salty snacks, few things are better than crunchy chips. If you've decided to cut grains from your diet, we've found something you're going to lose your mind over: grain-free chips! Yes, that's right. From tortilla chips to cheese puffs, these eight grain-free chips will satisfy any craving. Plus, they're all on Amazon! Happy snacking!
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Nintendo Switch and Frito-Lay Variety Packs Make Snack Time a Little More Super (Mario)
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REDMOND, Wash. & PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2019--Nintendo is teaming up with Frito-Lay to add superstar characters from some of its hit Nintendo Switch games to the in-store packaging of various Frito-Lay Variety Packs. Starting on March 25 and running through May 19, the spring promotion will include package art featuring the three characters Mario, Luigi and Yoshi from various Nintendo Switch games like New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces and Yoshi’s Crafted World. Like Frito-Lay Variety Packs, all of these Nintendo Switch games are fun for families to enjoy together.
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Campbell's Launches Campaigns To Support Multiple Snack Brands
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Campbell's is making what the company calls a "sizable" investment to support recently acquired and newly launched snack brands including, Cape Cod Chips, Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Snyder’s of Hanover, and Goldfish Epic Crunch. The new campaigns come one year after the company's acquisition of Snyder's-Lance's roster of brand's.   
However, while Campbell's is opening up its pocketbook to advertise and hopefully sell more snacks, the company is also relying on synergies across all brand's in its snack portfolio to both save money and leverage creative and product development. 

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Snyder’s Lance ad campaign touches nostalgia, whimsy and transparency
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Campell Snacks is flexing its muscles with fresh advertising for key brands – Cape Cod, Kettle Chips, Snyder’s of Hanover and Goldfish – a year after acquiring Snyder’s Lance for an estimated $1.6bn.
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The Snacket: Help us to determine the ultimate snack food March Madness bracket-style
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March Madness has officially begun. (Which, by the way, if you haven't signed up for our Expert Bracket Showdown, you can fill out your bracket here.) The greatest 48 hours in sports will start on Thursday and Friday as the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament gets underway in sites across the country.
But in order to properly watch all of that basketball, you'll need to fuel up. Snacks are an important part of tourney watching and the general party experience. What better way to determine the ultimate snack food than by creating the ultimate snack bracket. Thus, we present to you "The Snacket." It may sound a little weird, but it tastes amazing.  
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Don't settle, go with kettle (potato chips)
Published on March 20, 2019
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If you’re a living, breathing, human being you’re surely aware of Cape Cod Potato Chips. If you’re not, have you truly lived? We’re not sure. We’ll have to go to the judges. Cape Cod chips are famous not only in the Massachusetts relaxation destination where they were created. These crunchy, salty masterpieces are known nationwide - nay, worldwide - for their kettle-cooked style that many have tried to imitate. The standard flavor is simply a classic. It’s potato chip perfection. But Cape Cod comes in many shapes, sizes, varieties, and flavors. We should know. We’ve toured their factory in Hyannis, MA.

If you’re a living, breathing, human being you’re surely aware of Cape Cod Potato Chips. If you’re not, have you truly lived? We’re not sure. We’ll have to go to the judges.
Cape Cod chips are famous not only in the Massachusetts relaxation destination where they were created. These crunchy, salty masterpieces are known nationwide - nay, worldwide - for their kettle-cooked style that many have tried to imitate. The standard flavor is simply a classic. It’s potato chip perfection. But Cape Cod comes in many shapes, sizes, varieties, and flavors. We should know. We’ve toured their factory in Hyannis, MA.
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Utz® Rolls Out Specially-Marked Original and Ripple Potato Chip Packages!
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HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, today announced the roll out of specially-marked Utz® Original and Ripple Potato Chip packages. Highlighting all 30 MLB Clubs on the package, fans will enjoy a household favorite while supporting their favorite team. The packages include Utz® 7.75 oz Original, Utz® 9.5 oz Original and Utz® 9.5 oz Ripple Potato Chips.
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SNAC Announces "SNAC Tank" Finalists
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This Tuesday, April 2 in Orlando, FL, SNAC International's SNAXPO, the world’s premier supply chain trade show for the snack industry, will feature the inaugural "SNAC Tank,” a pitch competition for innovative start-up snack brands.  
Five finalists will pitch their products and business models to a panel of expert industry judges for the chance to take home a $20,000 grand prize, as well as valuable connection opportunities to industry mentors to help the winning business scale-up.
 
Barbara Corcoran, investor, entrepreneur, and judge on the hit show Shark Tank will emcee the competition. Corcoran has invested in over 15 food related companies throughout her time as a ‘Shark’, including a few new snack brands.
 
The five finalists include:
 
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Chirps Chips, a producer of tortilla chips made using sustainable cricket protein, with flavors including BBQ, Cheddar, and Sriracha. 
 
-Legally Addictive Foodsa producer of sweet and savory "part cracker, all cookie" hybrid snacks, with flavors including Everything, O.G, and the recently launched Surprise Party.
 
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Nora Seaweed Snacks, whose founders are on a mission to bring the popular Asian snack food to theU.S. with varieties like Spicy Tempura, Tempura and Crispy. 
 
-Shrewd Food, a producer of low carb, high protein cookies and crisps with flavors including Baked Cheddar, Brickoven Pizza, Sriracha Cheddar, and Cookies & Cream. 
 
-Squeaky Pops, a producer of popped chickpea chips geared toward helping children snack healthier. Flavors include Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon and White Cheddar. 
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Globally inspired snack and bakery flavor trends

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Taste remains a key driver in consumer food purchases. According to the 2018 IFIC “Food and Health Survey,” taste was rated the No. 1 factor, with 81 percent of consumers stating taste impacts their decisions. Consumers still seek nostalgic, familiar flavors—but also flavors that appeal to their adventurous side.
“As millennials continue to drive a lot of the innovation behind new flavor launches, palates are becoming worldlier,” says Victoria Ward, senior marketing manager, IFF, Philadelphia.
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PepsiCo Announces Senior Leadership Appointment at PepsiCo Foods North America

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Steven Williams, currently senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Frito-Lay's U.S. operations, has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer of PepsiCo Foods North America (PFNA), which includes Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), effective immediately.  Williams replaces Vivek Sankaran who will depart the company on April 12, 2019 to become president and chief executive officer of Albertsons Companies, Inc.
PURCHASE, N.Y., March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:  PEP) today announced that 
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Past, Present and Future:  Wyandot Snacks Built on a Legacy to Take Company Forward
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How does a family-owned company go from being one of the largest exporters of raw popcorn to a successful co-manufacturer of healthy extruded snacks and corn and tortilla chips?
 
That was the task for Rob Sarlls when he took his post as president and CEO of Marion, OH-based Wyandot Snacks in late 2015.
 
"Wyandot had all the elements of a fantastic business," said Mr. Sarlls, a plant-based snack industry veteran whose experience spans decades in the food industry. "It's always had a reputation of being the smart people in the snack food space. They're the brainpower, and the focus on technical expertise has always been well-known and respected."
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New SNAXPO Feature Showcases Innovative Start-Ups
Chirps Chips Wins Inaugural 'SNAC Tank' Pitch Competition
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Five finalists pitched their brands to a panel of judges, including special guest judge Barbara Corcoran, investor, entrepreneur, and star on the hit show Shark Tank. 
 
Chirps Chips, a producer of tortilla chips made using sustainable cricket protein, won the audience vote and impressed the panel of judges, taking home the $20,000 grand prize. 
(Arlington, VA) — On April 2 in Orlando, FL, SNAC International's SNAXPO19, the world's premier supply chain trade show for the snack industry, featured the inaugural "SNAC Tank,” a pitch competition for innovative start-up snack brands.  
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Frito-Lay awarded Fleet of the Year
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The 2nd largest private fleet in the U.S. receives Fleet Owner Private Fleet of the Year Award Sponsored by Great Dane for its commitment to sustainability, new technology and charity.
Josh Fisher | Apr 17, 2019

CINCINNATI. Frito-Lay was awarded the Fleet Owner Private Fleet of the Year Award Sponsored by Great Dane during a Tuesday luncheon at the National Private Truck Council's annual conference and exhibition.
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All taste, no salt? Research explores potential alternatives to sodium chloride
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16 Apr 2019 --- Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a new way to make food taste salty with less sodium chloride, the consumption of which has been tied to adverse health outcomes. In a paper published in the Journal of Food Science, Professor Carolyn Ross from the School of Food Science at WSU and her colleagues looked at salt blends that use less sodium chloride and include other salts like calcium chloride and potassium chloride. Industry, they say, should be aiming for reformulations that will reduce sodium content while slowly helping consumers adjust their palates to less salty flavors.
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The Fascinating Ways PepsiCo Uses Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning To Deliver Success
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One business who realized that using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is a business need, no longer a competitive advantage is PepsiCo. The food-and-beverage company behind brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Frito-Lay, and Quaker sells products in more than 200 countries and brought in $64.7 billion in annual revenue last year. From robots to machine learning, PepsiCo uses AI and machine learning throughout the organization in many ways.
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Eric Swalwell: Choose Me or a Bag of Chips
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That’s right, just when you didn’t think that Duke Nuke’m could get anymore humorous, oops he did it again. In a hilarious tweet Thursday morning, Congressman Eric Swalwell tweeted out “$1 could buy you half a bag of chips OR it could save us from a crumbling government. How will you spend yours?”

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Lay's Is Releasing 3 New Chip Flavors Inspired By Different Genres Of Music
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Last summer, Lay's released eight new potato chip flavors inspired by regional favorites from across the country with its "Taste Of America" program. Now, the beloved potato chip brand is using music to influence its latest release called "Turn Up The Flavor."
Each of the three limited-time flavors are paired with a specific music genre: Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock. To bring the flavors to life, Lay's teamed up with music artist Bebe Rexha to create an original song remixed in the three genres. "I've never done anything like [this]," Bebe told us. The music, which you can listen to above, "aims to evoke the same emotions as the flavors do." Here's the rundown:
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Biena Baked Chickpea Puffs
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Biena launched a line of Baked Chickpea Puffs that aims to bring a protein-packed and lower-carb option to the category for those seeking better-for-you snack. Biena will release three flavors of puffed snacks this April – Aged White Cheddar, Vegan Ranch and Blazin' Hot™. 
Made from a simple, nutritious list of ingredients including chickpeas and lentils, Biena Chickpea Puffs are made with 7g plant protein and offer up to 40% fewer carbs than other leading puffed snacks per serving. The Chickpea Puffs contain no rice or corn. The brand is also launching a 90-calorie single-serve right out of the gate, which is keto-friendly with 6g net carbs.
The three flavors (SRP $3.99, 3.2-ounce; $1.79, 0.6-ounce) rival other puffed snacks on the market, but use real fruits and vegetables for color and wholesome ingredients, making it easier to tackle nutritional goals, even during snack time.
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PigOut Chips from Los Angeles
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“Bacon” chips made without bacon? “Bacon” chips that don’t involve pigs? Yes. These new chips from PigOut really do taste like bacon, but (surprise) they’re made from mushrooms, not pork. We tried the Original flavor - it’s just straight up “bacon.” If you didn’t know, you’d think real bacon was involved. Coming soon are cheddar, Kansas City BBQ and chipotle varieties. These are perfect for those worried about cholesterol (because these chips have none), but who still love the flavor of bacon. Even those of us who don’t mind the real thing will find these delicious. You can serve them to everyone - vegans and carnivores alike. For the moment, we’re just whetting your appetite. You can preorder PigOut chips now for delivery in October, the same month that they’ll start being distributed across the country. Sign up at the website to find out where they’ll be sold in your area.
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Joe Beef's “All-dressed” potato chip butter is an idea so wacky it just might work
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The restaurant Joe Beef in Montreal is the one that came up with the foie gras Double Down a few years back. They didn’t come up with that dish to be ironic or as some sort of statement on gastronomy. They did it because they think it’d be friggin’ delicious.

[Editor’s note: A commenter pointed out the restaurant has said in interviews there’s some irony and humor involved in their creations.]



Dining at Joe Beef was one of the most magical experiences of my life. There are no norms, no artifice, no vying for Instagram attention. The chefs and figureheads, David McMillan and Fred Morin, seems to have but one goal for customers: Pack as much deliciously dense properties onto a plate as physically possible, at all cost.

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Prospective buyer hopes to bring back Peerless Potato Chips
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Region residents snacked on Peerless Potato Chips for 89 years before the Gary snack maker went out of business in 2017.
But the iconic potato chip beloved by Region residents could be coming back.
A buyer is interested in purchasing the assets of the potato chip company, which was founded by a steelworker who lost a finger at Carnegie Steel just before the Great Depression in 1928.

"There hasn’t been a closing on any sale," said Patrick Kepchar, an accountant who represents Peerless in the sale of its assets, as well as the potential buyer. "We do, however, have a buyer that we are going through the process with currently, and it looks promising, but again, nothing has been finalized just yet."

If the deal does go through, Kepchar said it would be a "rise from the ashes story of one of the Region’s most favored snack food companies."
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Doing Time in the Potato Chip Factory
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In the twenty-first century, a master's degree and a journalism job is not enough to keep you out of driving Uber and working at the potato chip factory.

What does failure smell like? To me, it reeks of rotten potatoes.
After twenty years of trying, unsuccessfully, to piece together a living from adjunct teaching and freelance writing, last summer I took a job at Saratoga Potato Chips LLC, boxing chips at their Indiana factory.
My first morning on the job, I knocked over an entire pallet of boxes stacked nine feet high. Later, on the multipack assembly line, I scrambled to keep up like a panicky Lucy Ricardo at the candy factory.
Finally, I was sentenced to chip inspection. I was led to the line with no instruction, so I made up my own rules. I decided that if I wouldn’t want to eat the chip myself, it would go into the trash.
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We asked Marie Kondo to fold a bag of potato chips and other random stuff
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By Faith Bernstein and Brittany Berkowitz
I think we can all agree on one thing -- there's nothing more satisfying than watching Marie Kondo fold things.
Kondo is widely known for her bestselling book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," and more recently her Netflix show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," where she teaches American families the art of decluttering.
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People in states where marijuana is legal are eating more cookies and ice cream
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Here’s something getting a nice high from recreational marijuana: snack food sales.
Potato chip, cookie and ice cream sales all increased in Colorado, Oregon and Washington as recreational marijuana became legal in those states, according to a new study.
Specifically, chip sales increased 5.3%, while cookie sales climbed 4.1% and ice cream purchases increased 3.1% in the aftermath of legalization, professors from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University determined using monthly retail scanner data from 2006 to 2016.
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Jeff Van Gundy called into an ESPN Radio show to defend his brother in a heated potato chip debate
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The sports argument of the day was not a recycled argument about the Super Bowl, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, the NBA trade deadline, or MLB free agency.
It was about potato chips.
On Friday, "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz" had former NBA coach and executive Stan Van Gundy on when the interview got side-tracked and turned into a debate over potato chips.
Van Gundy argued that plain potato chips are the best flavor and that dips, like a french onion dip, are the best way to make them more flavorful.
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Microwavable potato chips go on sale in Japan
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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

TOKYO
French fries are just the best, aren’t they? Especially when they’re served at room temperature…wait, no, I’ve got that wrong. It’s baked potatoes that taste best when they’re served without even a trace of warmth, right?
Of course not. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that preferring either of those foods lukewarm is one of the tests they use to catch robots that are masquerading as human beings. So why, then, are we supposed to eat potato chips that aren’t warm?
Japanese snack maker Calbee asked itself that question, and was apparently unable to find a good answer. Instead, it’s come up with an awesome solution: potato chips sold in special bags that you pop into the microwave and heat up before eating.
Calbee’s new Renji de (“In the Microwave”) series went on sale Feb 19, with the first offering being Renji de Poterich Rich Butter Soy Sauce Flavor, made with butter from Japan’s northern dairy island of Hokkaido.
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Avocado Chips Are Here to Make Every Other Snack Your Plan B
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Avocados are the most versatile food. Seriously, name one other ingredient that can be made into a pizza topping, ice cream, and beer. (Not to mention their impact on footwear.) And the spin-offs don't stop there—the fruit can also be transformed into a chip.
Yep, a company called AvoLov is selling the crunchy avocado snack you've been missing.

AvoLov avocado chips come in three flavors: pink Himalayan sea salt, chili and lime, and sriracha. While you've probably already come across potato chips made with avocado oil, these are different: They're made of dehydrated avocado and tapioca flour, which make them on the fluffier side (for chips). Plus, they're gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, and vegan according to AvoLov's website. And at $4.99 a bag, they might even be cheaper than buying an avocado itself. (Related: Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Avocado?)
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Potato chip truck crunched by Tonawanda rail bridge
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The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling potato chips wedged his rig beneath a railroad bridge Monday afternoon in the City of Tonawanda, according to police.
The driver got stuck at about 1:45 p.m. while heading southbound on Young Street told police he was lost and did not see the signs about vehicle height restrictions, City of Tonawanda police said. Adam Hamdan, 42, of Montreal, was issued a traffic summons. The rig from Black Deer Transport was operating out of the province of Alberta, police said.
This isn't the first time a truck has met this particular bridge. In 2017, Cheryl Ackley Ward, who with her husband manages a repair shop across the street, captured surveillance video of a truck trying, and failing, to pass beneath it.
She also caught Monday's accident:
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RAP SNACKS POTATO CHIPS REVEAL FOUR NEW CARDI B FLAVORS
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With her recent, historic win at this year’s Grammy Awards, potato chip company Rap Snacks knows that Cardi B, the award-winning femcee from the BX, is all that and a bag of chips!
Rap Snacks, the company that uses rappers to promote the brand’s different flavors, has now boosted its inventory by putting out four different flavors of Cardi B chips. The “Bodak Yellow” rapstress is the first rapper to get four different flavor choices from the company.
“Cardi B being featured on Rap Snacks is truly a great fit for what our brand stands for. Rap Snacks is a brand that embraces the evolving Hip Hop culture and promotes authenticity which mirrors what Cardi B represents. Just like Rap Snacks, Cardi B will always remain true to who she is,” says James Lindsay, Rap Snacks CEO.
Bardi’s chip flavors include Cheddar Bar-B-Que Flavored Potato Chips, Jerk BBQ Wavy Potato Chips, Honey Drip Butter Popcorn, and Habanero Hot Cheese Popcorn.
Her hubby and crew Migos will also be receiving their own new flavors complete with the dabs; Bar-B-Quin’ With My Honey With A Dab of Ranch Wavy Potato Chips and White Cheddar With A Dab of Ranch Cheese Puffs.
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Off The Beat: Dispute over chips may have sparked machete mayhem
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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An apparent spat over “a few bags of chips” may have sparked a machete confrontation and threats to cut buttocks, an arrest affidavit states.

Luis Nunez, 48, of the 2300 block of 3rd Street Southwest in Vero Beach, was arrested Jan. 24 on an aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge after the incident.

An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy went to Nunez’s listed address for a disturbance.

A man said Nunez “threatened him with a machete because he wasn’t listening to him,” an affidavit states.
The man said he was in the living room and Nunez “asked him to grab a hospital bed from off of the couch,” the affidavit states.
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We Live In A World Where Wasabi Ranch-Flavored Potato Chips Exist
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Have you cycled your way through all of Pringles' 21 crazy flavors? Great. You ready for something even wilder? Excellent. Kettle recently rolled out a new Wasabi Ranch Krinkle Cut potato chip, and they're nuts.
The chips, which have seemingly been on shelves since November and are just now going viral, are available nationwide. Each chip carries a "cool-yet-spicy" combination of flavors that's meant to fulfill every...wasabi- and ranch-loving human's wildest dreams, I suppose? Each bag is going for around $3.89.
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For generations of WNYers, a potato chip is merely a vessel for Bison chip dip
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Whether you destroyed a tub while you were snowed in last week or you had to eat your way through another New England Super Bowl, chances are that most Buffalonians had some kind of exposure to one of our region’s ultimate comfort foods, Bison French Onion Dip.

It’s been a Western New York guilty pleasure since it was introduced in 1958, when it was more often paired with Buffalo’s own Dan-Dee potato chips, which came in a metal tin or with two bags inside a cardboard box.
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'Drinkable' potato chips: the products keeping your phone grease-free
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Pre-smashed One Hand Chips are far from the first to tailor the dining experience around our phone-centric lifestyles

Among the concerns facing today’s social media maven: how can one scroll through Instagram and enjoy a bag of potato chips without getting their phone all greasy?

It’s a dilemma Steve Jobs was never able to solve, but that hasn’t stopped today’s innovators. A Japanese snack company is offering chips that require only a single hand to consume – and you don’t have to touch the chips at all. The Tokyo company Koike-ya is behind One Hand Chips, which come pre-smashed so that you can essentially drink them, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now you can swipe with clean hands, and while the calories pile up, you don’t have to waste valuable energy chewing. As one enthusiast tells the paper: “I can just take it and chug it.”
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Potato Chip Rock trail may get a dedicated parking lot in Ramona
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's most popular hiking spots may become a little easier to get to — before the hike up, that is.
County planners will consider whether to purchase about 84 acres of land from the Taylor Family Trust to help construct a parking lot on State route 67 to help hikers access the trail head.
Currently, hikers and runners park along SR-67 and on surrounding neighborhood streets and run or hike along the highway and private or state-owned lands to access the county's utility road that leads up to the popular North County landmark.
"The most popular route to Potato Chip Rock is currently accessed by hikers parking on the shoulders of SR 67 and on nearby neighborhood streets, which poses safety concerns. Hikers park their vehicles on the shoulders of SR 67 and traverse private or State-owned land to access the City of San Diego’s utility road to Potato Chip Rock, which hikers use as a trail," the County Board of Supervisors plan says.
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Consider Bebe Rexha's Potato Chips
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Last Wednesday night, on the second-floor landing of the Koreatown event space Second Floor, a pair of electric-green headphones nestled amongst an assortment of limes floated atop a slender, rectangular pillar. The centerpiece was symbolic—Bebe Rexha, the Brooklyn singer and songwriter, had written an original song (and two remixes) inspired by three new potato chip flavors, with lyrics like “Oh baby/ It’s the freakin’ weekend, let’s get crazy.” I thought maybe the headphones would play the music, but they weren’t plugged into anything.
Down the hall and further into the depths of Second Floor, another pillar held up a block of cheese, which made a nearby electric guitar look distinctly cheddar-colored; across from that, a table with a record player, a fuschia-colored boombox, and a bowl of chilies.
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Lay’s Adds Beer Cheese, Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle, and Lime & Sea Salt Potato Chip Flavors
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And all three flavors are accompanied by their own remix of an exclusive Bebe Rexha song.
MIKE POMRANZ March 01, 2019
When you think of rock music, is the first flavor that comes to mind… beer cheese? Uh, maybe in retrospect? But regardless, Lay’s has just unleashed Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese potato chips on the world, so let’s not get in the weeds as to why.
Potato chip giant Lay’s has announced its releasing three limited-edition flavors as part of its new “Turn Up the Flavor” campaign. The flavors themselves are pretty fun: the aforementioned Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese, which offers a bit of a cheddar and sour cream vibe; Wavy Electric Lime and Sea Salt, giving the classic tortilla chip seasoning an enjoyable potato counterpoint; and Flamin’ Hot and Dill Pickle, which actually packs some heat while delivering a nice sour balance.
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We Tried 3 New Lay's Flavors. One of Them Is Beer Cheese.
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If the snack aisle was a high school giving out superlatives, Lay's would definitely be immortalized in the year book under "Biggest Overachiever." In addition to the nearly 30 core flavors that dominate shelves, the brand puts out limited-time only releases with alarming regularity, among them the annual Do Us a Flavor roster that most recently included Lobster Roll and Deep Dish Pizza

Now, a scant two days after we launched our definitive ranking of the 29 core flavors, the teacher's pet of the chip world has unleashed a limited "Turn Up the Flavor" trio of flavors, an apparent collaboration with pop star Bebe Rexha. Available through April, the flavors include Wavy Lime and Sea Salt, Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle, and Kettle Cooked Beer Cheese. As Thrillist's designated garbage disposal, I dusted off my Lay's tasting boots (look, everybody has a process) and chomped in. Here's how they stacked up. 
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Every Flavor of Lay's Potato Chips, Ranked
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The world is blessed with hundreds of potato-chip options, but those options would probably be reduced to dozens were it not for Lay's, which generally take up an entire grocery store aisle thanks to their ridiculous number of flavors. They're the undisputed king of the potato-chip realm. But with so many to choose from, which is the best, and which constitutes wasted space on the picnic table? We grabbed them all and, with extreme bias in full force, ranked them from worst to best. 
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Mumford’s potato chips to be sold again following discontinue scare
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Customers in Clark and Champaign counties can once again purchase kettle-cooked potato chips from a historic Urbana deli.

Mumford’s Potato Chips and Deli announced last week that it will sell Mumford’s Old-Fashioned Kettle Cooked Potato Chips again, following reports from last year that the brand may be discontinued.
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Lay's 'Turn-Up the Flavor': Music inspired Potato Chip Flavors
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March 2, 2019
Pop, Hip Hop, Rock: the popular music genres that have inspired fashion, culture and once-in-a-lifetime moments that transcend generations are now the inspiration for Lay's latest potato chip flavors.

Lay's – one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division – is known for delivering exciting flavor experiences to fans in unexpected ways and today the brand is announcing a flavor-meets-music experience like never before.

Lay's "Turn Up the Flavor" program is releasing three delicious limited-time flavors inspired by three beloved music genres – Pop, Hip Hop and Rock.

Each flavor will exclusively unlock a new song from one of the most musically-diverse artists in the music industry, Bebe Rexha.
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Meet the Second Springboard Incubator Program Class

Kraft Heinz Springboard Bets on Five More Companies to Shape the Future of Food and Opens Applications for Third Class

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PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Springboard, a platform launched by Kraft Heinz in 2016 to nurture, scale, and accelerate growth of disruptive brands, announced its second Incubator Program class. The program was created to help nurture and develop the next generation of food & beverage brands, while staying close to entrepreneurs, new ideas and consumer trends. The second Incubator class continues the vision and includes Blake’s Seed Based, BRAMI, Ka-Pop! Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co™, Origin Almond®, and Tiny Giants.
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Actually, Salt Is the Only Flavor Potato Chips Need

Why can’t we just be happy with what we have, especially when what we have is so damn good?
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Welcome to Actually, a safe space for us to share our deeply-held but likely-unpopular opinions about food and drinks.
The potato chip is in peril, and it’s all your fault. You asked for prawn cocktail-flavored chips, for turkey stuffing, for mushroom soup. You asked for kettle-cooked, oven-baked, crinkle-cut. You asked for kale chips. Kale chips? Kale. Chips.
You sullied perfection, and now the only thing to do is to go back to the beginning.
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Utz Awarded 'Best New Snack Product of 2018' by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
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Pringles sues Tennessee, claims it overpaid state taxes by $2M
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NASHVILLE — Pringles says it erroneously overpaid its Tennessee taxes by $2.1 million and the company known for its potato chips is suing the state to recoup the money.
Pringles Manufacturing Company sued state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano late last month in Davidson County Chancery Court. The Michigan-based company has a Jackson, Tennessee manufacturing facility.
Court filings say Pringles erroneously overpaid sales and use taxes from 2012 through 2015 on purchases that were actually tax exempt.
The lawsuit says Pringles filed a refund claim in December 2016, but Tennessee's Department of Revenue didn't determine the claim during the required six-month window, so it was deemed denied.

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Amazon To Expand Whole Foods: Is AmazonFresh Strategic? Will Amazon Acquire A Grocery Distributor?
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According to the Wall Street JournalAmazon is planning to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S. to put more customers within range of the e-commerce giant’s two-hour delivery service. The push would bring Whole Foods to more suburbs and other areas where the natural grocer is quickly adding customers since the merger according to the WSJ. 
The report by the WSJ contains information similar to what I have written in multiple articles for Forbes related to Amazon and it's grocery ambitions.

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Walmart bans woman who rode cart while drinking wine from Pringles can
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Police in Texas received a strange call on Friday that involved a woman drinking wine in the parking lot of a Walmart.
According to USA Today, employees at the store in Wichita Falls had asked officers to ban the woman after she had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours as she rode around on an electric cart.

The incident reportedly began just after 9 a.m., when officers received a call about a suspicious person in the parking lot.
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"From-the-farm": Beanitos launches high fiber, protein bean chip line
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11 Jan 2019 --- US-based healthy snacks producer Beanitos has launched a new bean chip line that is touted as delivering high on nutrition, fiber and plant-based protein. The Beanitos range delivers 5g of plant-based protein as well as 4g of fiber per serving. The company further positions the snack as sustainable and local, highlighting that the new recipe is based on whole beans sourced directly from American farmers.
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Hickory Farms introduced new branding
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CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past 68 years, Hickory Farms has been a staple in the food gifting industry, known for its award-winning meats and cheeses. 2019 marks a transformational step in its growth and innovation as the company introduces entirely new branding to include a new logo, website and refreshed packaging for the brand's hundreds of gift boxes, baskets and crates.
“At Hickory Farms, we’re in the business of connecting people. We aspire to make food gifting effortless because we know that making connections through food is a meaningful intersection in our busy, fast-paced lives,” said Diane Pearse, CEO of Hickory Farms. “2019 marks an important year for Hickory Farms as our brand evolves with a modern look and feel that appeals to a broader audience with choices for every occasion.”
The new branding is the most recent manifestation of the ongoing transformation taking place at the company, tracing back to when Pearse joined as CEO in March 2016. Since then, the company has relocated its corporate headquarters to Chicago, invested in new technology platforms, and focused on rapidly growing its digital  marketing program. In addition, Pearse has focused on building a talented team committed to the company’s vision of “Being the Best Retailer in the Food Gifting Space.”  More than 50% of the team has joined the company since March 2016.
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Harvest Snaps - Updated Packaging, Flavors
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Product Snapshot: New Southern Style BBQ Black Bean Snack Crisps and White Cheddar Green Pea Snack Crisps will join the Original Lightly Salted Green Pea Snack Crisps in updated 10 oz packaging. Made with farm-direct vegetables as the first ingredient, each flavor features the same baked (never fried!) crunch and irresistible taste consumers love—just more of it! With 30-60 percent less fat than regular potato chips and only 130 calories per 22 crisps, these veggie-first snacks are made with high-quality ingredients and completely free of artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, and the common allergens soy, nuts, wheat and eggs.
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Lay's Creamy Jalapeno Poppables are a New Spicy Snack with a Crispy Crunch
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When it comes to the sweet versus salty debate, I'm always team salt. Don't get me wrong — I love a good bowl of ice cream or a fudgy brownie. But when it comes to everyday snacks, I'm always going to reach for a bag of chips before I go for a cookie. So, when I found out that Lay's Creamy Jalapeño Poppables are hitting store shelves in early February, I knew I had to learn more about them. Any snack that combines heat, salt, and a good crunch is A-OK in my book.

Lay's new Creamy Jalapeño Poppables are coming soon and are going to be a permanent addition to the snack aisle, according to Lay's. The company took to Instagram to announce the launch of the new flavor. According to Jan. 16 post, Lay's plans to roll out the new Creamy Jalapeño Poppables starting on Monday, Feb. 4. Mondays are always such a drag, but this gives my palate something to look forward to. My guess is that you should be able to find this flavor anywhere Lay's products are sold such as Target, Walmart, and your favorite local grocery store. This flavor of Poppables will be sold in 2-ounce and 5-ounce bags, according to Lay's.
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First-ever Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index Reveals Super Bowl Snacking Picks
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Potato chips, tortilla chips and salsa win on game day, while spicy and cheesy snacks are MVPs with younger consumers

Just as Americans are finalizing game day plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Frito-Lay North America today announced its inaugural U.S. Snack Index – a poll asking consumers what they plan to snack on during this year's big game.  
According to retail sales data, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the single-largest retail sales days for snacks at many supermarkets. So, Frito-Lay, the division of PepsiCo producing Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and more, is listening so it can continue to delight consumers with many snacking options.  
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First-ever Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index Reveals Super Bowl Snacking Picks
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Potato chips, tortilla chips and salsa win on game day, while spicy and cheesy snacks are MVPs with younger consumers

Just as Americans are finalizing game day plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Frito-Lay North America today announced its inaugural U.S. Snack Index – a poll asking consumers what they plan to snack on during this year's big game.  
According to retail sales data, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the single-largest retail sales days for snacks at many supermarkets. So, Frito-Lay, the division of PepsiCo producing Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and more, is listening so it can continue to delight consumers with many snacking options.  
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First-Ever Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index Reveals Super Bowl Snacking Picks
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Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips and Salsa Win on Game Day, while Spicy and Cheesy Snacks are MVPs with Younger Consumers

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Jan 22, 2019, 13:23 ET
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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as Americans are finalizing game day plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Frito-Lay North America today announced its inaugural U.S. Snack Index – a poll asking consumers what they plan to snack on during this year's big game.  
According to retail sales data, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the single-largest retail sales days for snacks at many supermarkets. So, Frito-Lay, the division of PepsiCo producing Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos and more, is listening so it can continue to delight consumers with many snacking options.  
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Doritos Debuts Super Bowl Collaboration Between Chance The Rapper and The Backstreet Boys
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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, today unveiled its campaign and advertisement for Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. Titled "Now It's Hot," the creative (watch here) showcases a never-before-heard remix by Chance The Rapper of the Backstreet Boys' massive hit "I Want It That Way," the first time the pop group has ever collaborated to remake a hip-hop version of their legendary music video. A :30 version will air during the CBS broadcast of the game.
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Indra Nooyi Completes Retirement; Laguarta Named PepsiCo Chairman
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PepsiCo's board of directors in January elected Ramon Laguarta, CEO and a member of the board, to serve as chairman of the board effective Feb. 1. That will relieve Indra Nooyi of her final role with the company.
Last August, PepsiCo revealed Nooyi's plans to retire from the company she's worked at for 24 years,12 as CEO. At that time, Laguarta was named to replace her as CEO, a title he formally got Oct. 3, while Nooyi would continue as chairman into early 2019.
Laguarta has 22 years at the company. He will become just the sixth CEO and/or chairman in PepsiCo's 53-year history. Prior to Nooyi, chairman/CEOs were Steven Reinemund, Roger Enrico and Wayne Calloway. After the merger that created PepsiCo from Frito-Lay Co. and Pepsi Cola Co., Herman Lay was the first chairman while Donald Kendall was CEO.
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Doritos Flamin' Hot Nacho
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Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, released its latest bold flavor — Doritos Flamin' Hot Nacho. For the first time on a tortilla chip nationwide, the new flavor offers a combination of the popular hot and spicy flavor of flamin' hot and the flavor of original nacho cheese.
"Doritos Flamin' Hot Nacho is a new, unique flavor that gives fans the essence of the original Doritos Nacho Cheese with a flamin' hot kick we know snackers love," said Leslie Vesper, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "We're excited to bring together two of our most popular flavors just in time to spice up the snack aisle for the new year."
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Flamin' Hot Nacho is Doritos' latest push into the hot & spicy food category, one of the fastest-growing segments in the food industry. Flamin' Hot Nacho's taste experience starts with the original nacho cheese flavor fans know and love, followed by a kick of heat that continues to build.
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Clancy’s Dill Pickle Potato Chips, $1.79
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Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Are Coming Soon
Aldi gave us a sneak peek at the special Aldi Finds that will be rolling in and out of stores next month. Among them:

Clancy’s Dill Pickle Potato Chips, $1.79

If you like pickles and you like potato chips, you probably can’t go wrong with these. They’re part of Aldi’s snack sampling for basketball-viewing parties, and given that we love other Clancy’s chips, we have high hopes for them.
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PopCorners FLEX Protein Crisps and Flourish Veggie Crisps
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The makers of PopCorners®, BFY Brands, announced the launch of two never-fried, gluten-free, air-popped crisps that combine function with flavor. Designed for people who want their snacks to work as hard as they do, PopCorners FLEX™ Protein Crisps pack 10g of protein per serving and are available in bold flavors including Buffalo and Barbeque. PopCorners Flourish™ Veggie Crisps are made with farm fresh vegetables like kale, beets, and cauliflower and come in four light and tasty flavors including Greens & Beans, Roasted Beets, Toasted Cauliflower, and Harvest Kale.
The healthy new snacks are inspired by PopCorners' mantra which is found at the top of every brightly colored bag: Do One Better™. This mantra demonstrates the brand's commitment to providing high-quality products made with the best ingredients that help their fans take small steps toward living their best life - whether that's running a little farther, laughing a little louder, or snacking a little healthier.
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Pringles snacks on 6.4% engagement jump with Super Bowl connected TV push
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Dive Brief:
  • Kellogg chip brand Pringles ran an interactive, livestreaming connected TV (CTV) campaign during the Super Bowl, created with CBS Interactive and Innovid, according to details shared with Marketing Dive. The campaign served two versions of shoppable experiences, allowing viewers to interact with them via the CBS Sports app on Apple TV.
  • One version of the campaign, which changed a city name based on a user's geography and revealed different Pringles chip combinations upon swiping, generated over 6.4% engagement, four times higher than Innovid's benchmark. Households swiped the ad an average of six times each time they saw it.
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Doritos towel bag makes snacking tidier
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Orange you glad about this new Dorito bag?
While most packaging innovations focus on things like sustainability or freshness, Strauss Frito Lay has introduced one to the market to help consumers with a real problem: Dorito fingers.
The Israel-based joint venture with PepsiCo's snacking division has introduced a bag for the bright orange chips
made out of a terry cloth towel. Consumers can put a bag of Doritos inside the towel bag, munch on the chips, then wipe their hands on the bag to avoid leaving greasy orange dust on everything they touch. The bag is reusable and machine washable — making it de facto sustainable packaging.
So far, the towel bag has been popular with gamers. It's not yet widely available, and there's no word on whether it will be coming to the U.S. market.
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Bare Snacks® To Debut New Medleys at 2019 Natural Products Expo West
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San Francisco, Calif. – Bare Snacks®, creator of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, has announced that it will debut a line of baked, never fried fruit and coconut chip blends at Natural Products Expo West: NEW bare® Medleys. Available in two varieties, bare® Medley Pineapple Chips & Coconut Chips and bare® Medley Apple Chips & Strawberry Chips, these new snacks unite two fan-favorite flavors in each bag for a deliciously baked, never fried crunchy snack mix. Attendees of Expo West are invited to visit the Bare Snacks booth #5220 for samples and more information.
Remaining true to its philosophy of “less is more,” bare’s new Medleys are made with simple ingredients and no preservatives. As bare’s first-ever baked fruit and coconut chip mixes, the line offers consumers a Baked Crunchy™ upgrade to mundane fruit snacks. The two new mixes will begin shipping to retailers nationwide this summer.

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Finally! Doritos makes a chip bag that cleans your dusty fingers
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We’ve all been there. Elbow deep in a bag of Doritos, with the sudden need to touch something other than yet another fistful of dust-drenched chips. A quick look left, right, up, down. That’s the moment you decide to wipe those filthy munchie mitts on your shirt, your pants, the couch, anything so you can answer the phone, grab the game controller, find the TV remote–whatever  is demanding that the snacking cease.
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Fungi snacks: Shrooms launches “adventurous” mushroom snack lineup
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12 Feb 2019 --- South Mill Champs, one of the US’ largest mushroom growers, has launched a new snack food venture, Shrooms Snacks. The brand aims to provide adventurous tasting, better-for-you snacks using mushrooms grown and handpicked at the South Mill farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, US, also known as the “mushroom capital of the world.” The launch comes as plant-based snacking continues to make waves in the food industry, showing large-scale opportunities for growth.
Consumer awareness regarding the health benefits and versatility of mushrooms are some of the key factors influencing the growth of the mushroom market at present. The growing interest in plant-based products and the fact that many consumers are looking to reduce their meat consumption by swapping meat dishes for alternatives is driving mushroom innovation. 
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Cereal demand isn't 'Grrreat,' but Kellogg says it 'can live with' that
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Kellogg Co. is at peace with cereal’s diminished status in America’s pantries, acknowledging that it’s unlikely to undergo a renaissance as consumers branch out to other kinds of breakfast food.
In 10 years, demand for the company’s signature product “is not going to be dramatically different,” CEO Steve Cahillane said in an interview. But he said cereal, even without dynamic growth, will always have a place in U.S. kitchens.
Kellogg isn’t putting all its eggs in one basket, however, and sees other areas — like its push into single-serve pack formats of products like Pringles and Cheez-Its — fueling revenue growth.

“If cereal’s flat, we can live with that,” he said.


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Fungi Snacks: Shrooms launches adventurous mushroom snack lineup
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12 Feb 2019 --- South Mill Champs, one of the US’ largest mushroom growers, has launched a new snack food venture, Shrooms Snacks. The brand aims to provide adventurous tasting, better-for-you snacks using mushrooms grown and handpicked at the South Mill farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, US, also known as the “mushroom capital of the world.” The launch comes as plant-based snacking continues to make waves in the food industry, showing large-scale opportunities for growth.

Consumer awareness regarding the health benefits and versatility of
mushrooms are some of the key factors influencing the growth of the mushroom market at present. The growing interest in plant-based products and the fact that many consumers are looking to reduce their meat consumption by swapping meat dishes for alternatives is driving mushroom innovation. 
According to Innova Market Insights, the so-called fresh appeal also exists in snacking, with 13 percent average annual growth being reported for fruit and vegetables with snack claims globally (2013-2017).
Sixty-six percent of US consumers say they love to discover new flavors (Consumer Study 2018, Innova Market Insights).
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Beloved Israeli snack prepares to take bigger bite out of American market
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Generations of Israeli kids grew up eating peanut butter-flavored snack Bamba. Now, manufacturer Osem is negotiating a distribution agreement that could make the snack as wildly popular with American kids

By Navit Zomer, Ynet News via The Calcalist

Bamba, a peanut butter-flavored puffed corn snack, is synonymous with Israeli childhood. Generations of Israeli kids grew up eating Bamba—which is considered highly nutritious and is often credited with lowering peanut allergy rates in the country—since it was introduced in the 1960s.

A 2017 blog post by the U.S. National Institute of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins discussing the rise in peanut allergy in the U.S. suggests exposing babies to peanut-containing foods as early as four to six months of age as a means of inoculation. The post lists Bamba as one of the foods shown to reduce the occurrence of peanut allergy.
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Doritos
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Caroline Stanko
Crispy, crunchy, and covered in an irresistible neon orange powder, Doritos are one of America’s favorite snacks.
They were invented at Disneyland

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Legend has it, we have Mickey Mouse to thank for these crispy treats, according to Business Insider. Doritos’ parent company, Frito-Lay, operated a restaurant named Casa de Fritos inside the park in the 1960s. When a salesman saw Casa de Fritos throwing away stale tortillas, he suggested they fry them for chips instead. When marketing executive Arch West saw this, he loved the idea and convinced Frito-Lay to start selling the chips nationally in 1966. Celebrate the Dorito with these 14 recipes that make the most of your favorite chip.
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Pass the Chips and Dip! Snacking and the Super Bowl 
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For the second year, SNAC International, the international trade association for the snack industry, examined just how many snacks Americans purchased for the Super Bowl. 
“The Super Bowl is primetime for the entire snack industry. Our members, including snack producers and their suppliers prepare for this monumental snacking holiday months in advance,” said Elizabeth Avery, President & CEO, SNAC International.  “Across the country each year, Americans gather around a party spread highlighted by their favorite snacks. SNAC member companies are proud to play such an integral part in the fun and celebration.”
The week leading up to the Super Bowl is huge for the snack marketers, with sales spiking as shoppers sprint to the snack aisle.  Snacking is a year-round habit and an increasingly important part of consumers’ lifestyles.  But year after year in terms of snack sales and consumption, only the 4th of July can compete with the Big Game.
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5 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Potato Chips
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Crunchy, salty… did we mention crunchy? When a craving for potato chips hits, it’s no joke; the allure is so strong. But then, after the last crumbs are out of the bag, we usually don’t feel so great.
We’ve read articles that suggest munching on celery to satisfy the craving for crunch, but come on—that’s just not going to do it. It’s the salt-fat-crunch combo that’s so powerful. So we asked registered dietician-nutritionists and personal trainers Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames (a.k.a.
The Nutrition Twins) for some healthy, real-world alternatives to that tempting crinkly bag.
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The Good Crisp Announces Investment to Fuel 2019 Expansion
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BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Good Crisp Company, a brand of guilt free stacked chips, today announced the closing of a new round of financing from CircleUp Growth Partners, a leading venture fund for innovative early-stage consumer brands. Spurred by consumer demand for simpler, cleaner ingredients, The Good Crisp Company is taking on the $8 billion potato chip market with its line of stacked chips that are certified gluten and GMO-free, and do not include any artificial flavors, flavor enhancers or colors. The infusion of capital will be used to scale the team, increase brand awareness and continue to grow distribution.
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Ketchup Chips
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Canadian kids grow up with ketchup chips as a staple at birthday parties and BBQs, but the salty snacks are a rare sight in the world beyond. Even in the United States, a country where both ketchup and potato chips are incredibly popular, the pairing has not found a fanbase.
As the name would suggest, the chips are ketchup-flavored, though a bit heavier in vinegar than the standard ketchup that you’d put on your fries. While there’s some debate as to ketchup chips’ origin, many accounts point to Hostess, a Canadian company that has since been purchased by Frito-Lay. The 1970s were a time of some serious experimentation at Hostess, which introduced chips in ketchup, grape, and orange flavors. The sweeter fruits didn’t catch on, but the tangy-salty ketchup variety was a hit.
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Quevos On Finding a Niche Market in Better-For-You-Snacks
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Consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands are putting a new spin on old snacking favorites designed to appeal to health-minded consumers — and those with special dietary needs. Among emerging brands following this trend is Quevos, a startup that is making chips with egg whites. Quevos Co-Founder Zack Schreier told PYMNTS.com in an interview that his product is “a crispy crunchy chip about the size of a Wheat Thin in thickness and in the actual shape.”
Schreier, who co-founded the company with Nick Hamburger, said eggs were always good no-carb option for him and suited his dietary needs as someone with diabetes. He particularly liked the crispy flakes of egg whites that coated a pan after he made omelets. That crust, he realized, had a crunch that was similar to that of a chip. And he thought that if he made a chip out of that kind of food, he could have great no-carb or low-carb food that was unlike anything that those who have diabetes can access. But he soon realized that such a product had a larger market that that: It could appeal to people on, say, the Keto diet as well.
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Campbell Soup Co., maker of Cape cod Potato Chips, Names New President/CEO
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CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Mark A. Clouse, 50, as President and CEO of Campbell effective Jan. 22, 2019. Clouse, who previously served as CEO of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., will succeed Campbell’s interim President and CEO Keith McLoughlin, who will remain a Director of the company and will work closely with Clouse to ensure a seamless transition. Clouse also has been elected a Director.
Clouse brings more than 20 years of experience in the food industry, holding senior management positions at leading companies with iconic center-store brands, including Mondelēz International, Inc., Kraft Foods Inc. and Pinnacle Foods. Throughout his career, Clouse has consistently demonstrated an ability to enhance growth and create shareholder value through investments in a company’s existing brands and through acquisitions.
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Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. Partners With VivaKids to Fight Hunger
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WOMELSDORF, Pa., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dieffenbach's Potato Chips announced today that they will be partnering with VivaKids to help fight hunger around the world by reducing food waste.
"We are extremely excited about partnering with
VivaKids, in conjunction with launching our new brand of kettle chips, called 'UGLIES,'" said Nevin Dieffenbach, CEO of Dieffenbach's Potato Chips.

The "
UGLIES" brand is focused on reducing food waste to fulfill the purpose of feeding the hungry. As reported by National Geographic, "About a third of the planet's food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That's enough to feed two billion people." The partnership with VivaKids aligns the purpose of our new brand with the purpose of VivaKids. "We believe there couldn't be a better match," said Dwight Zimmerman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Dieffenbach's.

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Zapp’s® Mesquite Bar-B-Que Potato Chips Named Grand Champion at The Chip Festival

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chip Festival, held annually in Saratoga Springs, the birthplace of the potato chip, announces Zapp’s® New Orleans Kettle Style Mesquite Bar-B-Que Potato Chips as the Grand Champion of The Chip Festival’s Contest.
“Our Team could not be more proud of winning The Chip Festival’s Best Overall Chip”
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Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club, The Chip Festival celebrates the birthplace and heritage of potato chips and their connection to Saratoga Springs. Local legend has it that the potato chip was invented in The Spa City in the 1850’s. With chip lovers in mind, The Chip Festival offers visitors samples of all types of potato chips and others snack foods at its annual event. And, with an expert panel of judges, the best potato chips are judged based on a number of categories.

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PepsiCo began making deliveries with self-driving robots
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The chip and beverage maker says it will start making deliveries with self-driving robots on Thursday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Students will be able to order Baked Lay's, SunChips or Bubly sparkling water on an app, and then meet the six-wheeled robot at more than 50 locations on campus.

Other companies have been using self-driving vehicles to deliver food. Last month, supermarket operator Kroger announced it would start delivering groceries in a driverless vehicle from a store in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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Policies aimed at removing unhealthy snacks from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in consumption
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Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction to the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat 'on the go' and a significant reduction in that purchased to take home, suggests new research led by the University of Cambridge.
The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that 17% fewer small packages of sugary confectionary, chocolate and potato crisps were bought and taken home from supermarkets immediately after introducing a checkout food policy. Even more dramatically, 76% fewer purchases were bought and eaten 'on-the-go' from supermarkets with checkout food policies compared to those without.


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In Japan, Koikeya finally offers a potato chip with LESS flavour: 'barefaced' potato chips
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Ever wished you could get a little less flavor on your chip? Wish no more; now you can experience them as nature intended, lightly fried in oil.

Koikeya is one of the most renowned snack companies in Japan, and has done everything possible to stay abreast of customers’ potato cravings in their illustrious career. Their classic salt and seaweed chips have been satisfying snack urges since 1962 and they’ve jazzed up their flavors and presentations a number of times.


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Salty snacks market continues growth through grab-and-go and flavor diversity
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Thanks to Americans’ increasingly hectic lifestyles, sales of grab-and-go items like salty snacks, including chips, popcorn and pretzels, are increasing, according to the June 2018 “Salty Snacks: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities” report from Packaged Facts. Convenience is cited as a top purchase driver.

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Campbell Soup, maker of Cape Cod Potato Chips, is reportedly working toward a deal with investor Third Point
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Campbell Soup is working toward a deal with Third Point that would add two of the activist fund’s nominees to its board, former Blue Buffalo CEO Kurt Schmidt and Comscore President Sarah Hofstetter, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC.
Campbell shareholders are set to meet on Thursday.

The potential settlement would mark a muted victory for Dan Loeb’s Third Point, which has a roughly 7 percent stake in Campbell. Third Point pushed for a sale of the soup company before saying it would accept other strategic moves. It went from lobbying to replace Campbell’s entire 12-member board to seeking to add only five directors.
As part of the deal, Campbell would expand the size of its board by at least two board seats, the person said Sunday. Campbell can expand it to 14 with board approval. Its bylaws could be amended to boost the board even more.

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RBC Capital Markets believes Campbell's, maker of Cape Cod Potato Chips,  should cash in on the instant pot craze.
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Campbell Soup Co., which is struggling to grow its iconic soup business, might want to consider jumping on the Instant Pot craze with some of its other products, RBC Capital Markets analysts said Friday.
Campbell CPB, -0.14% reported sales of $1.2 billion in the meals and beverages category for the fiscal first quarter. Organic sales fell 5%, which the company attributed to the U.S. soup business, Prego pasta sauces and the Canada region.
On the earnings call this week, Keith McLoughlin, interim chief executive, said the company’s “top priority is to stabilize and improve the performance of [its] soup business.”
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Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory
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By Tiffany May
  • Feb. 4, 2019
HONG KONG — One spud was a dud.
Caked in rust and mud, a World War I hand grenade was harvested with potatoes in France and shipped to a potato chip factory in Hong Kong — until a machine found that one was not quite like the others.
The bomb, a German-made device that was in an unstable condition, was defused by the Hong Kong police at the factory on Saturday using a “high-pressure water firing technique.”
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Pringles' Thanksgiving Dinner chips available for a limited time
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Pringles is releasing a line of chips with Thanksgiving dinner-themed flavors after the success of a test line last year.
Parent company Kellogg announced the news Monday.
In 2017, the company tested eight Thanksgiving-themed flavors: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green bean casserole, mac and cheese and pumpkin pie. Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie made the cut.
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Pipers Crisps doubles packaging speeds and reduces waste with installation tna robag FX 3ci VFFS
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Gourmet chips manufacturer, Pipers Crisps Ltd, has doubled its packaging capacity and reduced waste thanks to the installation of high speed packaging solutions from tna.

The new installation has enabled Pipers Crisps to increase productivity, while maintaining the highest level of product quality through enhanced seal integrity.

Based in Brigg, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, Pipers Crisps was established in 2004 by three farmers who joined forces to produce great tasting, quality chips using local potatoes.
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U.S. Potato Chips Market to See 4.4% Sales Gains by 2025
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DUBLIN, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The
"U.S. Potato Chips Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Flavor (Flavored, Plain/Salted), By Distribution Channel (Supermarket, Convenience Stores), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The U.S potato chips market size is expected to reach USD 11.31 billion by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.
Rising number of flavors and surging demand for quick snacks are poised to contribute to the market during the forecast period. Moreover, rising disposable income and busy lifestyles of consumers are likely to fuel growth prospects of the market in the U.S.
Plain/Salted emerged as the largest product segment in the U.S potato chips market. The flavored segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2017 to 2025. The flavored segment includes a wide spectrum of chips including barbecue, sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar, hot and spicy, and dill pickle.

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Brussel sprout flavored potato chips
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Doritos Donates Chips To Deputies Who Lured Runaway Pig Home With Snack
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A deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office who had to give up her lunchtime snack of Doritos in order to lure a 600-lbs pig back home after it had gotten loose from its pen, probably won't have to worry about a shortage of chips anytime soon. 
Deputies Ponce and Berg were dispatched from the
Highland station after they received a call of a runaway pig "the size of a mini horse" roaming the streets. In a post to the San Bernardino Sheriff's Facebook page, officials say the two deputies went to the scene and quickly located the massive porcine. Ponce used the Doritos to make a trail back to the pig's home, which he happily followed (all while chowing down on the crunchy corn chips). 
Doritos took notice of the sheriff deputy's sacrifice and decided to repay her sacrifice. 
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Australian police crack down on European potato chip drug syndicate
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Australian police have shut down a European crime syndicate that used students and tourists to distribute millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs hidden in potato chip packets, wine bottles and packs of chili paste.
A 26-year-old French national was charged Wednesday as part of a six month investigation by Australian Federal Police (AFP) and border officials into the smuggling ring which dealt in cocaine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy.
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12 popular potato chips around the world
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Salty and satisfying, what Americans call “potato chips” are universally loved. Whether you call them “chips,” “crisps,” or “pommes chips,” it’s likely you’ve found yourself at the bottom of a bag — and wishing you had more.
From Indonesia to South Africa, here’s what potato chip fans around the world love to dig into…
In the US, Lay’s chips are a staple. Canadians enjoy flavors like poutine. Walkers crisps are the go-to in the UK. In Egypt, Chipsy chips prevail. In Japan, Calbee’s potato chip flavors are a favorite. In Mexico, people often eat Sabritas. Thailand has their own version of potato chips. In South Africa, Simba chips are popular. In India, Lay’s has unique flavors. In Germany, paprika is often added to potato chips. Lay’s offers unique potato chip flavors in Indonesia. In Russia, Lay’s offers flavors that can’t be found elsewhere.
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Chick-fil-A adds 'Waffle Potato Chips,' new catering options
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Chick-fil-A continues to tinker with its offerings, adding five items to its menu and catering options nationwide.
Waffle Potato Chips and a 30-count chicken nugget box are among the additions to the Atlanta-based chain's restaurant menus, while the catering options include a Grilled Chicken Bundle and a Spicy Chilled Grilled Chicken Sub Sandwich. The
new menu items are available starting today.
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Seyfert’s, iconic Indiana maker of potato chips and other snacks, to cease operations
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FORT WAYNE Ind. – Seyfert’s, which has produced snacks for Hoosiers for more than 80 years, will soon cease operations.
According to WPTA, the Fort Wayne-based company is no longer profitable and will be shut down. Sources told the TV station that the company explored several options, including a possible sale, but ultimately decided to close.
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Police: Elwood man lit bag of chips on fire at Berkot's
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An Elwood man allegedly lit a bag of potato chips on fire at Berkot’s Super Foods, police said.
On Sunday, Kurtis E. Gniadek, 30, of the 100 block of Bushthorn Drive allegedly walked into Berkot’s Super Foods at 180 N. Front St. and set a bag of potato chips on fire, Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficarello said.

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Hungry, lost trucker left cargo full of potato chips
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LA GRANDE, Ore. — A trucker who was missing for four days in a snow-covered part of Oregon after his GPS mapping device sent him up the wrong road walked 36 miles and emerged safely Saturday from a remote and rugged region of the state.

Jacob Cartwright, 22, showed up near the town of La Grande, where an intensive search involving aircraft had been taking place since he went missing Tuesday.

More: New Jersey Marathon: 18-year-old had toenails removed so she could compete

Cartwright was being evaluated in an emergency room but appeared OK, said nursing supervisor Danita Thamert at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, in eastern Oregon.

THINK PINK
It’s October, which means the colors are changing.

In nature, there are browns, reds, oranges and yellows as autumn takes hold.

Everywhere else, there’s pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that items ranging from accessories to sporting gear are turning pink. And food is no exception.

Some of the new pink offerings are rose-colored spins on already popular flavors, like Cape Cod Potato Chips Pink Himalayan Salt & Red Wine Vinegar chips. While the bag is perfectly pink, the kettle-cooked chips appear to be normal colored — though 5% of the proceeds from the limited-batch flavor go to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn are also getting into the pink, but not through their individual products. Each location is collecting funds in-store to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a cause inspired by CEO Scott Fischer's mother's struggles with the disease.

However, Doc Popcorn isn't leaving the unofficial color of the season behind. The shop is selling a pink PopBucket — which holds about eight cups of popcorn — from which $4 from the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

— Megan Poinski
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Deputies: South Carolina Teen Lied in Potato Chip Shooting
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a teen intentionally shot his cousin for eating his potato chips, but lied and called it an accidental shooting.
Colleton County sheriff's deputies said once the 17-year-old victim recovered, he told investigators the truth about what happened.
Authorities say 19-year-old Ryan Langdale gave deputies a different gun than the one fired in the Sept. 29 shooting, saying his cousin accidentally shot himself.
Deputies say the victim eventually told them Langdale shot him in the chest after warning him not to eat his chips. Investigators say they also found the gun really used in the shooting.
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Walkers launch UK’s first crisp packet recycling scheme after public call to action

08 Oct 2018 --- PepsiCo's Walkers brand is set to launch the UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. Consumers will be encouraged to either drop off their packets at one of the hundreds of public access collection points that will be developed all around the country or alternatively post them for free directly to TerraCycle for recycling. The move comes after intense public pressure for Walkers to address the volume of plastic waste generated through its packaging.
Under the scheme, developed in partnership with the recycling company TerraCycle, all crisp packets will be accepted. Once the packets have been collected they will be cleaned, shredded and turned into small plastic pellets which will then be converted into useful plastic items, such as benches and fence posts.

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All the Chips You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Chips, crisps—whatever you call ’em, they’re delicious. And you know what’s awesome? There are lots of vegan ones to go around. Here’s a list of some of our faves:

7-Eleven Brand:
7-Eleven BBQ

7-Eleven Hot Italian Sausage

7-Eleven Original

7-Eleven Prime Rib

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Barbecue

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Original

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Salt and Vinegar


Beanfields:
Beanfields Barbecue

Beanfields Black Bean & Sea Salt

Beanfields Jalapeño Nacho

Beanfields Nacho

Beanfields Pico De Gallo

Beanfields Sea Salt

Beanfields White Bean & Sea Salt
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Local company goes from kitchen to supermarket
SPRINGFIELD — 
In just a few years, a Clark County couple went from making homemade potato chips on their kitchen counter to distributing thousands of bags to some of the largest grocery chains in Ohio.
The success of Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips is particularly surprising because until December 2012, owners Matt and Jeanne Rue, of Springfield, rarely ever ate potato chips. But they felt bad after their daughter bought them a deep fryer for Christmas that year, and made a small batch just to find some use for the appliance.
Now, the company sells its locally-made, kettle-cooked chips at grocers like Whole Foods, Kroger and Jungle Jim’s, as well as numerous smaller stores statewide, including the gift shop at the Ohio Statehouse.
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Jim Krumel: The ‘potato chip man’ makes a point
Marv Adams will forever be known to me as the “potato chip man.”
The truth is, the Elida resident is more than that.
He’s actually quite a character.
But we’ll get to that in a moment. For now, it’s about potato chips and the telephone conversation with Adams last week.
“I’m 78, and my wife, Sue, is 74. If there’s one thing in life we enjoy, it’s Lay’s potato chips. We always buy the largest size available,” he began.
A fan of the chip myself, he had my attention.
“Recently, we noticed the chips were extra salty, which causes us problems since we both have been cutting salt intake … you know, those cotton-pickin’ doctor’s orders. So I called Lay’s and complained about too much salt. The staffer said she would forward our complaint to the production engineers and that she would also send us several coupons worth $4.29 each for alerting them about the problem.”
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Cudahy man charged with putting girlfriend in choke hold over a bag of potato chips
CUDAHY - An argument over a bag of potato chips led to a Cudahy man allegedly punching through doors and putting his live-in girlfriend in a martial arts choke hold.
Jacob Kubacki, 42, allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend in the 3200 block of East Morris Avenue on Aug. 2. Kubacki also has a warrant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department on a pending domestic abuse case with the same woman from 2017 – and had a no-violent-contact order in place.
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Fans of Mrs. Fisher’s potato chips gobble them up by the bagful
ROCKFORD — The promise of warm, salty Mrs. Fisher’s potato chips served fresh off the line prompted people to line up outside the Fulton Avenue factory Monday morning before the company opened its doors at 8 a.m. for a special sale.
“People were buying them to take to their coworkers,” said Christopher Spiess, vice president of Mrs. Fisher’s Inc.
That’s what happens when the chips are named
one of the five best regional potato chip brands by Rachel Ray’s magazine Rachel Ray Every Day.
The company’s Hot Bag Sale gave fans the chance to purchase one-pound bags of regular chips fresh from the factory.
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UK postal service to public: Stop mailing potato chip bags
Campaign urges chipmaker against plastic packing
(CNN) - The UK's postal service is urging environmental campaigners to stop sending empty potato chip bags without an envelope after the launch of a campaign urging the country's most popular chip producer to ditch its plastic packaging.
The online campaign, which has been signed by more than 310,000 people, calls on the PepsiCo-owned
British chip manufacturer Walkers to make its plastic packaging more environmentally friendly.
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Herr’s Old Bay Hot Potato Chips
Herr’s latest offering combines Old Bay Hot seasoning with its classic potato chips. According to Herr’s, it is the only company that provides authentic Old Bay seasoning on potato chips. Herr's also offers Old Bay Cheese Balls and Old Bay Kettle Chips. Herr’s Old Bay Hot Potato Chips have notes of cayenne and black pepper. The product retails for $4.29 for a 9-ounce bag.
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Sterzing’s Potato Chips issues an apology for recent years’ chip taste
BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Sterzing's Potato Chips is a regional staple that has been around since the mid-1930s. The taste was iconic for many loyal customers until 2015. Now, they've issued an apology for their customers, past, present and future.
The company issued a statement yesterday, Sept. 27, in which they apologized for the flavor of their chips as they went through a change in frying oil.
"With this transition, we were working with food scientists and other experts to change and tweak the product almost weekly to bring a quality product that would satisfy our customers," the statement read.
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Lay’s Is Releasing Eight Regionally Specific Potato Chips
Here’s an offbeat reason to take a cross-country road trip this summer (as if you needed another reason): Lay’s is releasing eight new potato chip flavors inspired by distinct regional tastes across the U.S.
Lay’s Cajun Spice (Central Gulf) chips feature the mix of garlic, paprika, onion and oregano associated with Jambalaya and Blackened Cajun dishes. Chile Con Queso (Texoma, Mountain, SoCal) flavor is all about Tex-Mex cheesiness. Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice (Mid-Atlantic) will provide a taste of a crab fest with no mallet necessary. The Deep Dish Pizza (Heartland & Mid-America) flavor was inspired by the recipe used for Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s. Fried Pickles with Ranch (Midwest) is intended to evoke a favorite flavor of Midwestern state fairs.
New England Lobster Roll (Northeast) flavor aims to convey lobster on a grilled, buttered roll. Pimento Cheese (Southeast) chips summon the taste of cheddar cheese with a kick of cayenne pepper. The hot hit of heat in the Thai Sweet Chili (Pacific Northwest) flavor has been inspired by the Pacific Northwest food-truck scene.
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Lobster Roll potato chips: Do they stack up to the real thing?
By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff • August 2, 2018 10:49 am
Updated: August 8, 2018 3:15 pm
If you want an unvarnished opinion, you should ask a Mainer.
If you want an unvarnished opinion about lobster in particular, then you
definitely should ask a Mainer.

When Lay’s Potato Chips announced that one of the eight limited-edition flavors for their annual “Do Us A Flavor” potato chip flavor contest in 2018 would be called “New England Lobster Roll,” the Bangor Daily News naturally decided to ask a few Mainers to try them and share their thoughts.
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Man who used potato chip bag to skip work for years has been fired

An Australian electrician was fired recently for using a potato chip bag to ditch work and play golf, and he actually got away with it for two years before he was caught.
According to Yahoo News Australia, 60-year-old Tom Colella was a senior union delegate and had worked as an electrician for the same company for 20 years. Then one day his employers got an anonymous tip saying Colella had actually been playing golf while he was supposed to be at work at least 140 times during the past two years. Somehow, nobody had noticed his absence.

Like other employees at his company, Colella had a personal digital assistant that tracked his assigned and completed job tasks and also had a GPS that monitored his location. Colella allegedly hid his PDA in an empty foil potato chip bag and sealed it up, which blocked the GPS signal and hid his location from his employers.
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Fastest-Growing Potato-Chip Brands in C-Stores
CHICAGO -- Frito-Lay continues to dominate the potato-chip category, especially in convenience stores. Eight of the 20 best-selling chip brands in c-stores during the past year belong to the PepsiCo-owned label, according to data from Chicago-based research firm IRI. And when it came to which brands grew the most during this time frame, the Plano, Texas-based manufacturer took three of the top five spots. Additionally, Frito-Lay controls roughly 60% of today’s U.S. salty-snack retail sales, according to research firm Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.

But Frito-Lay wasn’t the only chip maker that saw a surge in c-store sales during the past year. Here are the top chip brands with the highest c-store unit-sales increase since August 2017, based on research from IRI …

Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock
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Cape Cod Potato Chips lays off 21 workers from facility in Hyannis
By Tim Jones tjones@masslive.com
Twenty-one people were laid off from the Cape Cod Potato Chips facility in Hyannis following a decision to upgrade old equipment at the site, according to the Cape Cod Times.
The layoffs of more than a quarter of the workers at the Cape Cod Potato Chips facility in Hyannis at a meeting at the Resort and Conference Center Wednesday. Workers who didn't want to be identified told the Cape Cod Times that they expected the layoffs to happen.
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Calbee UK acquires Seabrook's potato chip brand
Calbee UK, the UK subsidiary of the Japanese snack food giant has acquired UK potato chips producer Seabrook Crisps for an undisclosed sum. According to Calbee, Seabrook's 'iconic' brand of potato chips - which includes straight cut, crinkle cut and lattice chips, as well as low-calorie snacks - will make a good addition to its own portfolio.
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Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Adding New Jobs and Expanding Capacity
WOMELSDORF, Pa., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. announced today that their latest production facility is officially live. The multi-million dollar project has been in the works for the past year and a half. The project includes both a new distribution center and additional production lines. In total, the new facility is 106,000 square feet and will house the company's DSD (Direct Store Delivery) operations, their national distribution for both company and private label brands, and a new state of the art manufacturing line that is capable of processing more than 15 million lbs of potatoes annually. The future plans for the site would increase that capacity to 200 million lbs. Nevin Dieffenbach, the CEO of Dieffenbach's, said that the new plant was the next logical step in the company's long term growth strategy. He added that with the recent growth of the business, the company is in need of 30-40 additional employees, with jobs available at both our Womelsdorf site and the new Bethel Facility. Dieffenbach's is excited about the growth of their business because they truly enjoy making great snacks, and love being able to add more faces to the Dieffenbach team. Nevin states, "I'm the 3rd generation to run the business over the past 50+ years, and we want everyone that comes to work for us, to feel like they are part of our family."
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Utz expands snack food distribution in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Utz Quality Foods, L.L.C. is partnering with Z.T. Distribution, Inc. to deliver Utz snack foods to Wisconsin retailers via direct-store delivery. Products to be distributed include potato chips, pretzels, cheese balls and tortilla chips.
“The Cheeseheads have spoken, and they want more Utz snacks, especially Utz brand Cheese Balls,” said James Tanking, senior vice-president of sales, Utz Quality Foods. “We are really excited about the reaction our Utz snack foods have received in Wisconsin. And with the help of Z.T. Distribution and retail partners, we now have the means to ensure consumers get the snacks they seek; Utz potato chips and cheese ball barrels are just a few of the many requested.”
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Utz Quality Foods Becomes Penn State® Snack Foods Partner
HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC. today announces a new sponsorship agreement with The Pennsylvania State University in support of Penn State® Athletics. Beginning with this fall’s football season, Utz® will access a range of media and stadium assets across multiple sports along with co-branded, collectable snack food packages.

“Given our long-standing roots in Pennsylvania, Utz® snacks go hand-in-hand with Penn State® sporting events, tailgates, and related family gatherings. Fans are going to love our new co-branded and collectible Utz® / Penn State® potato chip and pretzels packages.”
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“As a proud Nittany Lion alum working with numerous other alumni here at Utz®, we are extremely proud to become a partner of Penn State® Athletics; It’s a winning combination,” said Mark Schreiber, EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Utz Quality Foods, LLC. “Given our long-standing roots in Pennsylvania, Utz® snacks go hand-in-hand with Penn State® sporting events, tailgates, and related family gatherings. Fans are going to love our new co-branded and collectible Utz® / Penn State® potato chip and pretzels packages.”
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Utz Quality Foods Extends Partnership with Carolina Basketball
Utz Quality Foods, LLC., a long-standing corporate partner of the University of North Carolina Athletics and Carolina Basketball, today announced a three-year extension of its team sponsorship. As part of its renewed relationship, Utz Quality Foods will become the presenting sponsor of "Late Night with Roy". The Roy Williams-led event, the official tip-off of the basketball season, is an annual event open to alumni and fans alike in celebration of Carolina Basketball.
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PepsiCo India Launches 3D Cheetos in Bid to Double Salty Snack Sales in Four Years
PepsiCo India has rolled out Cheetos Ocean Safari to compete with rival snack products bundled with gifts. Read Douglas Yu's full article in Bakery and Snacks.
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PepsiCo's Pep Worx Data and Analytics Platform Used by Kroger, Dollar General, Others
  • An advanced data platform from PepsiCo is helping supermarkets and other food and beverage retailers get to know their customers better. Called Pep Worx, the cloud-based data and analytics solution assists retailers in making more informed decisions on PepsiCo product assortments, merchandising and other point-of-sale areas by identifying valuable shoppers by location.  Read more in Supermarket News.
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Pepsi rushes into football season with experiential Tailgate Tour, video push
  • Chickpea snack brand Hippeas announced Tuesday that Joe Serventi, who joined the company in 2017 as general manager, is promoted to global CEO, according to a press release from the company.
  • The brand, which launched in July 2016 in Starbucks stores, is currently available in nearly 100,000 retail locations and has seen triple digit growth in the last year. Hippeas can now be found at retailers including Whole Foods, Wegmans and Kroger, and recently it secured distribution in select CVS, Target and Costco stores.
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Is Hippeas trying to see which Big Food player will give peas a chance?
  • Chickpea snack brand Hippeas announced Tuesday that Joe Serventi, who joined the company in 2017 as general manager, is promoted to global CEO, according to a press release from the company.
  • The brand, which launched in July 2016 in Starbucks stores, is currently available in nearly 100,000 retail locations and has seen triple digit growth in the last year. Hippeas can now be found at retailers including Whole Foods, Wegmans and Kroger, and recently it secured distribution in select CVS, Target and Costco stores.
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The Best Tortilla Chips Have No Corn at All
While I have a shockingly controllable sweet tooth, I am a devout lover of crunchy, salty snacks. They are the thing I reach for time and time again when the munchies hit. Of course, not just any salty snack will do. Crackers are totally acceptable now and then, as are potato chips. What I really want, though, all of the time, is tortilla chips. This brand of tortilla chips, specifically.
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PepsiCo India aims to double revenue from snacks business in 4 years
Food and beverages major PepsiCo India is aiming to double revenue from its snacks business in India in the next four years by expanding its product portfolio and reach in the country. Further, the company will start an experimental project on its biodegradable packaging material in one of the cities in North India by the end of this year, said a management official.
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PepsiCo plans to reduce sodium content by 75% in snacks portfolio by 2025
Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.
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PepsiCo spends Rs 20 million to put an end to social media digs at Kurkure
If you are not living under a rock, you must have come across posts, tweets, videos explaining how Kurkure, a popular snack from the stable of PepsiCo India, can catch fire easily, implying it contains plastic.
PepsiCo India has now secured an interim 'John Doe' or ' Ashok Kumar' order from the Delhi High Court, which could put an end to the controversy — at least on social media.
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Inventure Foods Expands TGI Fridays® Snack Line
PHOENIX, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Who's ready to party? The TGI Fridays® snack line, known for its bold, restaurant-inspired creations, is encouraging all snack fans to indulge and celebrate in the newest expansion of the Party Bites and Potato Skin product lines.
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Campbell Soup names COO as part of sweeping reorganization
Campbell Soup is restructuring to respond in part to the "rapidly changing food industry landscape." The changes will allow the food manufacturer to improve its focus on its core soup and snacks divisions, and increase its presence in health and well-being.
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Taco Bell to Bring Sauce-flavored Chips to the Snack Aisle
Taco Bell is bringing its brand into the chips aisle with a trio of tortilla chips. "This launch of our first line of sauce packet-inspired chips gives our fans a new way to access a taste of Taco Bell," Chief Brand Officer Marisa Thalberg said in a statement.
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Stacy's Pita Chips Debuts "Rising To The Occasion" Original Art Packaging In Honor Of Women's History Month
With Three Limited-Edition Designs and a Pledge to Non-Profit Step Up, Stacy's Celebrates Female Empowerment and Ingenuity
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Savory Snacks Hold Strong
Category sales of savory snacks are trending up. Wells Fargo Securities LLC reported all channel dollar sales for savory snacks increased 4.7% during the four-week period ending Jan. 27, 2018, according to Nielsen data. 
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With $5B purchase of Snyder's-Lance, Campbell Soup aims to rewrite its story
Executive Carlos Abrams-Rivera said the acquisition will boost its presence in the fast-growing snack space.
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Taco Bell's new rollout adds flavor to the retail chip aisle
Taco Bell is introducing a new line of tortilla chips to grocery and convenience stores nationwide beginning in May, according to the restaurant chain. 
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Campbell's taps into fast-growing snack space
28 Mar 2018 --- Campbell Soup Company recently announced the completion of the acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. for US$50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $6.1 billion, is a strategic acquisition for Campbell, creating a US$10 billion company with almost half of annual net sales in the fast-growing snacking category, called Campbell’s Snacks.
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Peatos exec: ‘Our mission is to make 90% of people eat 10% better, not 10% of people eat 90% better’
From roasted chickpeas and flash fried mung beans to extruded pea, chickpea, and edamame puffs, pulse-based snacks are gaining traction, says Snack it Forward CEO Nick Desai. But none of them have delivered the sheer sensory pleasure you experience from a bag of Cheetos… until now, he claims.
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Campbell, Snyder’s-Lance acquisition forms new snacking unit
  • After it was previously announced that Campbell Soup was looking to acquire Snyder’s Lance, both companies have revealed that acquisition has now been completed for $50 per share in an all-cash transaction, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $6.1 billion.
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    Millennials Have Nothing on Boomers When It Comes to Snacking
  • Chicago, March 8, 2016 — Millennials are the shining stars of today’s marketplace but when it comes to snacking — which is all the rage in the food industry — it’s Boomers who shine, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Boomers eat ready-to-eat snack food 20 percent more often than Millennials do, according to NPD’s daily tracking of U.S. consumers snacking habits.
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    PepsiCo dares to go Bare
    • Food and beverage giant PepsiCo recently announced plans to acquire Bare Foods, which makes baked fruit and vegetable snacks, for an undisclosed price, according to a news release. The purchase expands Pepsi's healthy snacking portfolio. 
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    Tyson Foods' innovation lab launched a brand of protein crisps that "upcycle" food waste.
    Inside Tyson Foods' effort to adopt the startup mentality

    Tyson's lab has created a protein crisp called ¡Yappah! that incorporates Tyson chicken trim with ingredients that would otherwise be left behind — vegetable puree and pulp from juicing and spent grain donated by beer giant Molson Coors.
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    PepsiCo latest Big Food partner for Chicago incubator project
    PepsiCo North America Nutrition, the company's division that includes nutrition-based brands such as Naked, KeVita, Quaker, Tropicana and Near East, is partnering with The Hatchery Chicago, a nonprofit food and beverage incubator.
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    Kellogg (makers of Pringles) names Chris Hood North American president
    Kellogg Co. named Chris Hood, head of its European operations, as president of Kellogg North America. The change is effective July 1.
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    Shearer's Sells Barrel O' Fun Brand to Old Dutch Affiliate
    Shearer's Snacks has sold the Barrel O' Fun and Rachel's brands to UR Brands — an affiliate of Old Dutch Foods. The moves were recently announced by Shearer's corporate office in Massillon, Ohio.  
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    In northern Maine, a new spud rises
    One thing you should know about Dr. Gregory Porter — the man behind the University of Maine’s well-regarded potato-breeding program — is that he is not just a researcher of potatoes, he is also a fan.
    “Oh, I love ’em,” Porter said recently, during a break from working the 35 acres of potato fields he oversees at the Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle, Maine. “I eat ’em all the time. Never get sick of ’em. I like ’em baked, like ’em roasted, like ’em scalloped . . . ”
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    Doritos lets 'Jurassic World' fans adopt giant chips hatched from dinosaur eggs
    Frito-Lay's Doritos partnered with Universal Pictures to create a chip of "dinosauric proportions" in promotion of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," which hits theaters June 22, according to news provided to Marketing Dive. Fans can win one of the foot-long Jurassic Doritos chips by tweeting @Doritos with the hashtags #JurrassicDoritos and #entry.
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    Why PepsiCo's Acquisition of Bare Snacks Makes Sense - Forbes
    PepsiCo believes that healthier products will be key for long-term growth and the company is looking at several ways to make its portfolio of products healthier. According to the company, its "everyday nutrition" products will witness the fastest rate of sales growth by 2025. Read full article on Forbes. 
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    Bare Snacks Introduces Vegetable Chips
    Expanding its portfolio of "snacks gone simple," Bare Snacks has launched Baked Crunchy Veggie Chips in six varieties. The new line takes beets, carrots and sweet potatoes and transforms them into a crunchy, savory snack. Read Anna Wiber's full article at Baking Business.  
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    According to new research by PMMI Business Intelligence, better-for-you, single-serve, re-sealability, and flavor variety are the most frequently mentioned consumer trends driving snack food SKU proliferation. Read more at PackWorld.
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    Dollar Tree to Expand 'Snack Zone' Initiative
    The introduction of an initiative called the "Snack Zone" in 214 locations has generated incremental sales and additional foot traffic for the Dollar Tree Inc., company executives told analysts during a May 31 conference call. Read Eric Schroeder's full article on Baking Business.
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    Kettle Foods Upgrades Norwich Factory
    The Kettle Chips maker is investing $3.5 million to upgrade the manufacturing capabilities of its Norwich factory as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Read Gill Hyslop's full article on Bakery and Snacks.
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    Mintel predicts vegan barbecue and low-calorie ice cream will rule summer 2018
    Mintel has leveraged its global new products database to predict four food and drink trends that could catch fire this summer, including vegan barbecue, low-calorie ice cream, bold chips and sparkling water. 
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    Campbell Soup Shares Are Jumping as a Major Activist Investor Buys In and Aims to Put the Company Up for Sale
    Shares of Campbell Soup rose in after-hours U.S. trading on reports that Daniel Loeb’s Third Point has acquired a stake and is pressing for a turnaround at the 149-year-old company.
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    Restoring Order Following Japan's Potato Shortage Boosts Calbee's Bottom Line
    Calbee posted an 8.3% sales increase for Q1 2018, well above analyst expectations. Read Gill Hyslop's full article on Bakery and Snacks.
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    Kellogg Margins Hurt by Cuts to Snack Prices, Higher Costs
    Kellogg Co (K.N) reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit margins on Thursday as the cereal maker spent more on marketing and transportation and had to cut prices on snack foods after it stopped distributing directly to U.S. retailers. Read more on Reuters.
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    PepsiCo to Invest in Frankfort, IN Snacks Facility
    The Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, Inc. has made plans to improve its manufacturing capabilities in Frankfort, Indiana. The company is investing $159 million into facility enhancements that include adding two new snack production lines and a 210,000-square-foot warehouse expansion.
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    Wyandot Snacks Pledges $100,000 To HARDING 2020
    Wyandot Snacks has pledged $100,000 to support HARDING 2020. The funds are dedicated to restoring the original home of President Warren G. Harding, a long-time Marion resident elected as the nation's 29th President in 1920, as well as constructing a new Presidential Center and seeding an endowment for future site operations.
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    Kraft Heinz reportedly opened exploratory talks with the Campbell Soup Co.
    Regarding a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. Sources predict Kraft Heinz would not pay much of a premium for Campbell's over its $22 billion valuation, reported New York Post.
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    PepsiCo powers up its China food presence
    PepsiCo plans to invest $100 million to expand and transform its Songjiang Foods plant in Shanghai, China. The investment will establish new manufacturing lines and introduce advanced packaging and warehouse technologies to boost its potato chip production capacity and modernize the factory, reported China Daily.
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    PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to leave CEO post after 12 years at the helm
    PepsiCo said Monday that CEO Indra Nooyi will step down after 12 years leading the food and beverage company. She will remain chairman until early 2019.
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    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will step down on Oct. 3, after 12 years in the position. The company named Ramon Laguarta to succeed Nooyi, who will remain chairman until early 2019.
    PURCHASE, N.Y., August 6, 2018 – PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) (“PepsiCo”) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Ramon Laguarta, 54, to succeed Indra K. Nooyi, 62, as Chief Executive Officer. Nooyi will step down on October 3rd after 24 years with the company, the last 12 as CEO. She will remain Chairman until early 2019 to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Laguarta was also elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 3rd.
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    Colorado-based Paleo Snack Food Company Raises $650K
    Bubba's Fine Foods, which sells products such as "Bourbon Vanilla UnGranola" and "Blazing Buffalo 'Nana Chips," disclosed a new funding in an Aug. 3 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Co-founder and CEO Jeff Schmidgall said he launched Bubba's with his brother-in-law Jared Menzel, a self-taught chef, because he missed Doritos and other junk food classics after he started the paleo diet.
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    New Products: On-the-Go Snacking
    PHOENIX, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for back to school, Fresh Cravings, America's fastest growing refrigerated salsa, adds a new grab-and-go product to their line: Salsa and Tortilla Chips snack packs. These bring excitement to kids' school lunches, curb hungry after-school appetites, and also offer a healthier snack option for busy parents who are always on the 'go.'
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    Healthier snacking: PepsiCo Mexico achieves 24 percent sugar and salt reduction
    17 Aug 2018 --- PepsiCo Mexico has cut down on sugar and salt across its snacks portfolio by 24 percent as part of a long-term reformulation strategy designed to reduce added sugars and sodium across products.
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    Campbell Soup reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to look at the possibility of selling
    Campbell Soup reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to look at the possibility of selling some of its businesses to help pay down debt, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is said to be considering the sale of Australian cookie brand Arnotts Biscuits and its fresh food unit, which includes Bolthouse Farms, reported CNBC
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    PepsiCo Inc. plans to build a $130 million high-tech fulfillment center
    PepsiCo Inc. plans to build a $130 million high-tech fulfillment center for its Frito-Lay division in Osceola County, FL. The 286,000-sq. ft. facility is expected to be completed in 2021, reported Orlando Business Journal
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    PepsiCo Inc. sent a cease-and-desist letter to World Peas Brand Peatos
    Claiming the Peatos name, paw-print logo and slogan infringe on the Cheetos trademark. Pepsi argues the Peatos name is "confusingly similar" to and "dilutes" the Cheetos brand. Snack It Forward LLC, which owns World Peas Brand Peatos, denies it is in violation of trademark law, reported The Wall Street Journal
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    Boulder Canyon® Kettle Chips Cooked in Rice Bran Oil Now Available in Two New Varieties
    Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods®, is expanding its line of Rice Bran Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips with two new flavors, Buffalo Ranch and Sweet Chipotle, available now at retailers nationwide. The new varieties join existing rice bran oil varieties, Roasted Jalapeno and Pink Himalayan Salt. 
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    Indiana Snack Maker Seyfert's Closing
    An iconic Indiana snack maker will soon shut down after more than 80 years in business. Fort-Wayne based Seyfert's will soon stop its operations, since it's no longer profitable, according to WPTA, in Fort Wayne. The brand got national exposure when Myrtle Young -- "the Potato Chip Lady" -- appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1987, showing off her prized collection of chips that resembled objects or celebrities.
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    PepsiCo’s healthy evolution: Shaking off a salt, sugar and fat laden image
    PepsiCo is making moves to become a more holistic business focusing on high-growth opportunities in the market such as healthy alternatives, well-being and nutrition, shaking off its old image of brands packed with salt, sugar and fat. A big part of this is the type of products PepsiCo wants to sell in the future and the type of business PepsiCo wants to become – much more focused on sustainability with a socially-minded attitude.
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    Wilde Chicken Chips believes it can crack into breakfast time.
    Wilde Chicken Chips – thinly-sliced premium cuts of chicken tossed in tapioca flour, fried in coconut oil, and seasoned in various spices – reached nationwide availability at Whole Foods and Sprouts stores last month and will be debuting a new flavor early next year that founder Jason Wright believes will make chips a breakfast snack item.
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    Snackable Notes: Back to school packaging from Frito-Lay

    27 Aug 2018 --- Frito-Lay has introduced personalized messaging to its variety crisp packets to allow parents to connect with children while away from home. The redesign comes after a Frito-Lay survey found that the majority of US parents want to give words of encouragement to their children while they are apart. As a result, Frito-Lay Variety Packs, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is giving parents a simple and convenient way to provide love and encouragement during the school day with the launch of Snackable Notes.

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    Campbell Soup, maker of Cape Cod Potato Chips, to sell international and fresh food businesses
    30 Aug 2018 --- Campbell Soup Company is to sell its international businesses and fresh refrigerated-foods unit, following a several month long strategic review and pressure from hedge fund investors to sell the whole company.
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    STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: TORTILLA CHIPS
    Tortilla chip producers introduce new varieties, including spicy and ethnic flavors, while clean label points to opportunities for growth.
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    Frito-Lay ties Alexa skill to personalized back-to-school packaging
  • Parents can write custom notes on the chip maker's variety packs and submit their best entries online for a chance to win a $1,000 weekly prize.

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    Campbell Soup will divest Fresh division and international brands to focus on soups and snacking
    • according to a company statement. In fiscal year 2018, sales from these segments was about $2.1 billion.
      In order to improve shareholder value and reduce debt, Campbell Soup announced the planned sale of its Fresh division, which includes Bolthouse Farms and Garden Fresh Gourmet, as well as its international brands, including Arnott's and the Kelsen Group,

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    Campbell Soup Co. will pursue divestitures of Campbell International and Campbell Fresh

    Focusing the company on two distinct businesses, Campbell Snacks and Campbell Meals and Beverages, in its core North American market. Campbell International consists of Arnott's and the Kelsen Group, along with the company's manufacturing operations in Indonesia and Malaysia and its businesses in Hong Kong and Japan. Campbell Fresh includes Bolthouse Farms, Garden Fresh Gourmet and the company's refrigerated soup business. 
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    ABC News: The Story and Pride Behind One of America's Favorite Snacks: Lay's Potato Chips
    H.W. Lay was a traveling salesman during the Great Depression when he started peddling chips out of the back of his Model A in 1931. It was how he made a living across the Southeast, said Chris Quinn, senior vice president of sales at Frito-Lay.
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    Prataap Snacks to Expand in Western India by Acquiring Majority Share of Avadh Snacks
    Prataap Snacks will acquire 80% share of Avadh Snacks for Rs 148 crores ($2.1M) to expand its footprint in India's westernmost state, Gujarat. Read Douglas Yu's full article in Bakery and Snacks.
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    Serventi Steps Up to Global CEO Role at Hippeas
    Snack brand Hippeas announced a changing of the guard. Founder Livio Bisterzo will move to the role of chairman while Joe Serventi, current U.S. general manager, will assume the role of global CEO. Bisterzo told NOSH that the leadership change was the right move operationally for Hippeas given Serventi's background at Glacéau Vitaminwater, Pirate's Booty and BarkTHINS. Read more at Project NOSH.
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    Serventi Steps Up to Global CEO Role at Hippeas
    Snack brand Hippeas announced a changing of the guard. Founder Livio Bisterzo will move to the role of chairman while Joe Serventi, current U.S. general manager, will assume the role of global CEO. Bisterzo told NOSH that the leadership change was the right move operationally for Hippeas given Serventi's background at Glacéau Vitaminwater, Pirate's Booty and BarkTHINS. Read more at Project NOSH.
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    I am thrilled to announce that I will be attending the 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo at the McCormick Center in Chicago and greatly look forward to sharing this incredible experience with you.
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    Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety
    Thanks to long time pal Jerome Rothenberg for alerting me to this. The bling taste test is consistent with my opinion.

    Cook's Country

    AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

    Potato Chips
    Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety: We held a potato chip battle royale to find the best products on the market.

    HOW WE TESTED
    Potato chips were invented in America and remain one of the country's favorite snacks. Last year, we spent $7.3 billion on them—considerably more than we spent on pretzels, corn chips, or popcorn. So which potato chip is the best? A few years ago, we decided that it was thick, salty kettle-cooked chips, but behind the scenes, the debate raged on. We decided to settle it the only way we know how: Resurvey the options and hold a new blind tasting. Using data from a market research firm, we identified nine top-selling, nationally available potato chips and purchased each in its simplest salted flavor. Our lineup included four “regular” chips and five thick “kettle-style” chips, priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We focused on one core evaluation: sampling the chips plain. Our tasters rated each chip's flavor, texture, and saltiness, as well as its overall appeal. After forming our rankings, we held an additional test, asking participants to drag the chips through creamy French onion dip and eat them. This helped us gauge the chips' sturdiness and compatibility with thick, flavorful dips.

    Regular and Kettle Chips: What's the Difference?
    All the products in our lineup contain just potatoes, oil, and salt, yet there were noticeable flavor and texture differences among them. We knew that processing played a role; to find out more, we spoke with Molly Mancini, the innovation manager for Utz, a Pennsylvania-based snack company that manufactures potato chips in a variety of styles under several brand names, such as Zapp's and Dirty Chips. Like us, she identified two main styles: thin, delicate chips (which she calls “regular”) and thick kettle-style chips.

    Making regular potato chips is a fully automated, nonstop process called a “continuous fry.” The potatoes essentially “go from raw to finished chips in one fell swoop,” Mancini said. Raw potatoes are placed on conveyor belts and quickly washed, peeled, sliced, fried, and packaged. Belts even propel the potatoes through the fryers, and there's no stopping to change the oil, which is automatically replenished.

    Kettle chips are made similarly, with one big difference: They're fried in batches in big vats. Because they're not propelled through the oil, they must be agitated, either with a rake-like device or with an automatic stirrer, to ensure that they cook evenly and don't clump.

    Crispy versus Crunchy
    When we looked at our tasting results, we saw a clear pattern. Again and again, tasters described kettle chips as “crunchy” and regular chips as “crispy.” Both terms refer to the sound foods make when you bite into and chew them. Some experts argue that they refer to the same textural quality, but there's also research suggesting that “crispy” and “crunchy” are two distinct eating experiences.

    There's a very simple reason that kettle chips seem crunchier: They're generally sliced thicker. We measured 25 chips at random from each bag and found the kettle chips to be about 50 percent thicker than regular chips, on average: 1.56 millimeters versus 1.07 millimeters. Because they're stirred during the frying process, kettle chips are also more likely to fold over or become cupped. When you take into account the layers of folded chips, the difference in thickness is much greater. A single folded or crumpled chip is often as much as 13 millimeters thick. That's a lot of crunch.

    The frying process also contributes to the crispy-crunchy distinction between regular and kettle chips. As Harold McGee explains in On Food and Cooking (2004), sliced potatoes undergo chemical changes when they are fried. Regular chips are fried at a high, consistent temperature (about 350 degrees) for just 3 to 4 minutes, which means that the starches and moisture in the potatoes don't have time to interact. According to McGee, the chips are “delicately crisp and fine-grained” as a result. Kettle chips require 8 to 10 minutes in the fryer. In that time, the moisture and starch granules combine. The starch begins to dissolve and forms a sticky gel that essentially glues the potato's cell walls together. According to McGee, this gives kettle chips their characteristic hard, crunchy quality.

    Did Oil and Salt Matter?
    We were curious if the frying stage affected flavor, too, so we looked at the types of oil used.

    Our winning chip was fried in 100 percent peanut oil and tasted especially rich and “potato-y.” Most of the others were fried in a blend of oils such as sunflower, safflower, and canola, and tasters didn't notice any meaningful flavor differences among them.

    Fat and salt didn't seem to play a major role in our rankings. Chips ranged from 7 to 10 grams of fat and from 90 to 180 milligrams sodium per serving, and there were no strong trends. Though we generally preferred chips with at least 120 milligrams of sodium, there were exceptions: One chip with that much sodium tasted bland, and another with just 90 milligrams was acceptable. Mancini explained that this could be due to the size of the salt particles, as coarse salt “creates a different type of crunch and mouthfeel” than fine salt, “which melts right away.”

    Picking Our Favorites
    Given all we'd learned about kettle chips and regular chips, we weren't surprised that our tasters could tell them apart and generally preferred one style to the other. Still, we recognized the good and the bad in each style. One regular chip was so thin that it felt “wispy,” and two kettle chips were crunchy to the point of being “hard.” The rest of our lineup ranged from good to great.

    Our overall top scorer was a kettle chip, but a regular chip was close on its heels. We think they're ideal representatives of their styles, and we enthusiastically recommend both. The “beautiful crunch and great salt balance” of Utz Kettle Classics, Original ($0.47 per ounce) had tasters declaring, “I love these chips.” Meanwhile, our favorite regular chips, Herr's Crisp 'N Tasty Potato Chips ($0.31 per ounce) were “totally traditional” and “delicate” but not frail or flimsy—they even held up to thick, creamy French onion dip. If you want to make everyone happy—or inspire a heated debate—we recommend buying both.

    METHODOLOGY
    We tasted nine potato chip products, selected from a list of national best sellers as compiled by Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Our lineup included five thick kettle-style chips and four traditional thinly sliced chips; they were priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We sampled them plain in a blind tasting. A panel of testers also evaluated them dipped into creamy French onion dip. Nutritional information and ingredients were obtained from product packaging; sodium and fat levels are per 1-ounce serving. Prices were paid in Boston-area supermarkets or online, and products appear below in order of preference.
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    Salty snack sales are on the rise
    The U.S. salty snacks market is on the upswing, and is forecast to grow from $24 billion to $29 billion by 2022, Food Business News reports.
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    Snacks, not drinks, drive Pepsi's profit
    PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi said the company is "maniacally focused" on getting its beverage business back on track.
    Consumers are turning away from sugary drinks but still crave salty snacks, a trend that drove strong second-quarter sales in PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division that offset sluggish beverage sales.
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    PepsiCo India Pilots Plant-Based Packaging for Frito-Lay and KurKure Snacks to Address Plastic Waste
    PepsiCo India will launch its first plant-based packaging for Frito-Lay and KurKure snack productslater this year in its effort to tackle domestic plastic waste.
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    Say Cheez! '90s favorite Cheez Balls are back
    Dive Brief:
    • Kraft Heinz Co. is bringing back Planters Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls to grocery store shelves nationwide for a limited time following demand from online groups and petitions, according to the company. The snack product was removed from store shelves 12 years ago.
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    Salty snacks growing in popularity even as consumers search for healthy alternatives
    As more American consumers replace meals with snacking, sales of salty chips, pretzels and popcorns have grown. In its new report, “Salty Snacks: U.S. Market Trends and Opportunities,” Packaged Facts estimates retail dollar sales of the U.S. salty snacks industry at $24 billion in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of almost 4% between 2012 and 2017. The report suggests the U.S. salty snacks market will surpass $29 billion in 2022.
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    Lay's debuts 8 regionally-inspired flavors for 'Tastes of America' tour
    PepsiCo's Lay’s brand is releasing eight new chip flavors inspired by popular foods representing different parts of the country for the “Tastes of America” campaign, per details provided to Marketing Dive. The campaign marks the most new chip flavors that the brand has released at one time.
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    Intersnack’s KP Snacks acquires the Popchips brand in Europe
    Intersnack Group subsidiary KP Snacks has bought Popchips Ltd, which owns and operates the Popchips brand in Europe.
    Popchips Ltd is a subsidiary of parent company Popchips Inc, which will continue to own and operate the brand in North America and other international markets.
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    Better Made Snack Foods Hires David Jones as New President
    Better Made said Friday it has hired David Jones, a 40-year snack foods industry veteran, formerly of Golden Flake Snack Foods and Frito-Lay, as its new president.

    Better Made Expands to 14 States Outside of Michigan

    Better Made recently extended its reach beyond Michigan, according to a news release. The states included are Florida, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Missouri, Louisiana, New York, Connecticut, Nevada, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Mississippi. The distribution increase is attributed to the rise of small distributors who respond to demand from Michiganders who left the state. Read more on Detroit Free Press.
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    Utz Introduces Limited Edition White Cheddar Cheesball Baseballs, Highlighting all 30 MLB Teams
    As part of a new multi-faceted sponsorship between Major League Baseball and Utz Quality Foods LLC., Utz has introduced NEW White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs. Utz is the official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball. Read more on BusinessWire.
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    The Hershey Co. sold Chinese candy firm Shanghai Golden Monkey and UK chip business Tyrrells for $1.6 billion.
    The move is part of the company's strategy to refocus on broadening its U.S. snacks business, reported CNBC.
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    We Tried the 8 New Flavors of Lay's Potato Chips and Here's What We Thought
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    Tyrrells unveils prawn cocktail crisps flavoured with brandy
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    She's 100 years old – and credits her long life to beer and potato chips
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    Tostitos And Sabra Are Fueling Cinco de Mayo Get-Togethers…One Ride At A Time
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    With Multi-Year Deal, UTZ Becomes 'Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball'
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    Flamin' Hot Cheetos-Inspired Movie in Works from Fox Searchlight, DeVon Franklin
      

    Fox Searchlight and DeVon Franklin announced last week that they will produce a new film called "Flamin' Hot," which will depict the true story of how the spicy Cheetos came to be, according to Variety. The story will focus on Richard Montanez, the son of an immigrant who grew up on a migrant farm in Southern California before he became a janitor at Frito-Lay. One night at work, the equipment broke down and he took home some of the cheese powder. He messed with it and decided it should be spicy. (source: Variety)
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    Campbell Soup Company Announces CEO Transition Plan

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    New Shearer's CEO plots a steady course to expand sales, profitability

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    CEO of Peatos™ will discuss Crowd Funding at The Reg A Fundraising Conference in New York

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    PREMIUM SNACK BUSINESS BOUGHT BY HULA HOOPS MAKER

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    Former Snyder’s-Lance owners acquire private-label salty snacks company

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    Settlement will reduce carcinogens in potato chips

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    Hungry, lost trucker left cargo full of potato chips

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    Hungry, lost trucker left cargo full of potato chips

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    The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do

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    Man asked to leave H-E-B for riding electric carts, assaults officer with potato chips: Police

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    Potato chip robbery by man with machete triggers chase, deputies say

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    Affton parent angry after he says 5th grader ate chips with marijuana in them at school

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    Cape Cod adds waves to potato chip lineup

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    There is a massive Frito-Lay shortage in NYC bodegas

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    KP Snacks snaps up Tyrells from Hershey
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    Global Potato Chips Market Overview 2018, Demand by Regions, Share, Growth and Forecast to 2023
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    Pepsi earnings fizz on strong snack sales, better beverage performance
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    Tostitos whips up 42-layer royal wedding cake with dip
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    Kraft Heinz adds egg-white chips, fermented foods to its growth menu
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    Snacking's appetite grows to take a bigger bite of US food consumption
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    Impulse snack purchases threatened by
    e-commerce and cashier-free technology
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    PepsiCo introduces new brand of chips containing rice, chickpeas and black beans
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    PepsiCo introduces new brand of chips containing rice, chickpeas and black beans
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    Going To Pot

    NightFood (NGTF) Securing "Half-Baked" Brand Name for Cannabis and CBD Related Snack Lines

    PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire
    Jan. 26, 2018, 08:02 AM

    TARRYTOWN, NY, Jan. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NightFood Holdings, Inc. (OTC: NGTF) the category leading, better-for-you, sleep-friendly nighttime snack company, announced today that MJ Munchies, an NGTF wholly owned subsidiary, has completed the trademark application process to protect the brand name “Half-Baked” for its cannabis and CBD related snack lines. 
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    New Product: Hola Nola Puts the South in New Bean and Rice Tortilla Chip

    New Orleans based tortilla-chip manufacturer Hola Nola Foods launched its Red Beans & Rice Chips snack. The chips' ingredients include Camellia Brand red beans, whole-grain rice and Crystal Hot Sauce, and the chips are packaged in microwavable bags to be eaten warm. View company's product page.

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    These Multi-Flavored Potato Chips Aren’t Rainbow-Colored, But They’re Unique
    BY BRITTANY VINCENT 02.24.2018 :: 2:30PM EDT MOLOTOVCUPCAKE
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    Burning Lay’s Potato Chip: Proof Of Plastic Or Bad Science?: A FactCheck
    Don’t believe this viral video. BOOM breaks down the science that explains why Lay’s potato chips catch fire. Read our factcheck.
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    Truco Enterprises Launches New On The Border® Taste of Tajín Clásico Tortilla Chips

    Truco Enterprises announced today the official launch of On The Border® Taste of Tajín Clásico flavored tortilla chips in partnership with TAJÍN. 
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    Stacy's Pita Chips Debuts "Rising To The Occasion" Original Art Packaging in Honor of Women's History Month

    This month, women across the country will be celebrated for their vital role in American history. In honor of Women's History Month, Stacy's Pita Chips is proud to introduce limited-edition "Rising to the Occasion" original art packaging. The commemorative box set features three powerful designs representing Stacy's ongoing commitment to stand with women everywhere.
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    What is Dill Pickle Dip? Heluva Good's New Snack is the Latest Pickle-Flavored Food to Hit the Market
     
    You either love or you hate pickles, but there's no denying it — 
    pickle-flavored snacks are gaining popularity like crazy. Following the release of products like pickle juice, pickle chips, and pickle freeze pops, dip is the latest snack food to get the pickled treatment.
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    Utz® To Be Presenting Sponsor of The National League Division Series
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    HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, is excited to announce the company will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 National League Division Series (NLDS). In its second season partnering with MLB, Utz has increased its excitement-building around the sport with advertising, promotions, sampling and a range of co-branded products such as Utz® 12 oz White Cheddar Cheeseballs “Baseballs” as well as signature potato chips.
    “Utz is proud to be partnering with Major League Baseball for a second season and our first post- season sponsorship”
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    The NLDS sponsorship is another major step in the partnership and grants Utz further brand-building exposure to millions of MLB fans in the post season across national broadcasts and MLB-owned channels, as well as integration in ballparks throughout the length of the NLDS series.
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    Utz® To Be Presenting Sponsor of The National League Division Series
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    HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, is excited to announce the company will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 National League Division Series (NLDS). In its second season partnering with MLB, Utz has increased its excitement-building around the sport with advertising, promotions, sampling and a range of co-branded products such as Utz® 12 oz White Cheddar Cheeseballs “Baseballs” as well as signature potato chips.
    “Utz is proud to be partnering with Major League Baseball for a second season and our first post- season sponsorship”
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    The NLDS sponsorship is another major step in the partnership and grants Utz further brand-building exposure to millions of MLB fans in the post season across national broadcasts and MLB-owned channels, as well as integration in ballparks throughout the length of the NLDS series.
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    Healthy snacking: Laboratoire PYC expands range of low-carb, high-protein chips
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    05 Aug 2019 --- French producer of high-protein products Laboratoire PYC, is adding two new flavors of “tomato oregano” and “nacho cheese” to its line of high-protein Tortitos chips. Set to launch in September, the chips are marketed as providing, on average, 70 percent less carbohydrates and 55 percent less fat than traditional potato chips. The launch comes as snacking is increasingly a focus across several market categories. Innova Market Insights data shows that the rise in the so-called “fourth meal” culture has increased demand for quick and convenient yet healthy solutions for busy consumers.
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    Made in Mass: This is how Cape Cod Potato Chips started with one family’s desire to create a healthier chip and transformed into a national brand
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    The Campbell/Snyder’s-Lance chip brand improved the flow of its Hyannis, Massachusetts factory to allow more visitors on its popular public tours.
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    Made in Mass: This is how Cape Cod Potato Chips started with one family’s desire to create a healthier chip and transformed into a national brand
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    By Aviva Luttrell | aluttrell@masslive.com
    Made in Massachusetts is an ongoing feature taking you inside the products made right here in the Bay State and the people who make them.
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    Cape Cod is known for its picturesque beaches, lighthouses and quaint harbors, but the region boasts another major tourist attraction that doesn’t involve sand or sea.
    Cape Cod Potato Chips has been offering tours of its Hyannis factory for the past 35 years, creating a destination that Director of Marketing Aaron Torchio jokingly calls “the Cape’s biggest tourist attraction — when it’s raining.”
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    PepsiCo-funded research opens new avenues for low-fat snack formulators
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    Australian researchers have developed a novel method to measure the sensorial characteristics of potato chips.
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    Utz, MegaMex bringing Mexican snacks to the United States
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    ORANGE, CALIF. — MegaMex Foods, L.L.C. is bringing the flavor of Mexico to American consumers. The company announced it has entered into an agreement with Utz Quality Food, L.L.C. for the distribution of certain Herdez branded snacks to retailers across the United States.
    Through its partnership with Utz, the company will introduce Herdez’s expanded snacking portfolio to the U.S. market, including white, yellow and blue corn tortilla chips and several varieties of pork rinds.

    MegaMex first partnered with Utz last year, when Utz began distributing Chi-Chi’s tortilla chips and Chi-Chi’s and Herdez salsas and dips in the United States. With Hispanic snacks brands outpacing the growth of the snack category, the company is aiming to introduce both authentic Mexican flavors and mainstream staples to the United States.
    What seasoning is mentioned the most times in the Bible?


    Salt
    Thyme
    Sage
    Garlic

    A number of herbs and spices are mentioned in the Bible, but none as iconic as salt. It’s mentioned in relation to the sea, food, as a metaphor, and perhaps most prominently in the story of Lot. When fleeing the city of Sodom, Lot’s wife glanced back at the city and was turned into a pillar of salt.

    Thrive Market Non-GMO Cassava Chips: Sea Salt (US)
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    Non-GMO cassava chips with sea salt flavor, in a plastic packet. The sea salt cassava chips hail from Colombia, where the roots are harvested, sliced, and kettle-cooked in sustainably sourced South American palm oil, and then sprinkled with sea salt. Sturdy with a superior crunch. 
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    What’s the difference between “cheeseburger” and “double cheeseburger” flavored chips?
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    We ask the makers of the upcoming Double Zeppin Cheeseburger chips what the deal is.

    Speaking as a fan of simple burgers, one of the best offerings on the Japanese fast-food landscape is
    the Zeppin Cheeseburger from Lotteria. Simply, beef, gouda, and cheddar cheese on a bun. Granted it’s a lot of cheese, but the Zeppin Cheeseburger foregoes all the flavor and texture distractions of sauces and vegetables to offer pure meat and cheese satisfaction.
    And now this can be enjoyed in chip form, thanks to a collaboration with major chipmaker
    Calbee. However, on 22 July we will won’t be seeing Calbee Potato Chips Lotteria Zeppin Cheeseburger Flavor like we did back in 2015. Instead Calbee Potato Chips Lotteria Double Zeppin Cheeseburger Flavor will hit the shelves.
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    The Best Thin Potato Chip Brand You Can Buy at the Store

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    Welcome to our ongoing series of Taste Tests That Will Surprise No One. We started with seltzer, and followed that with hamburger buns. Today we return to tell you what you already know about the best potato chips—in short, that they are made by Lay's.
    But let's back up. Some may argue that kettle-style or thick-cut chips are superior. That's fair. But for this test, we limited ourselves to classic-style, thin-cut chips. And so, without much effort, Lay's Classic took home top honors.
    However! Lay's were not necessarily the best chip in every test we performed. Once we started cooking with them—yes, chips are more than just a mindless snack—another, lesser-known chip outshone that ubiquitous brand. For our methodology and the full list of potato chips we tasted, scroll to the bottom of the page. First up, the rankings!
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    Lay's Potato Chip Bags Show New Designs for Operation Smile
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    Lay's has unveiled its Smiles campaign along with 31 stories across a variety of flavors and varieties — including Traditional, Wavy, Lightly Salted, Poppables, and Kettle Cooked — all featuring the faces of "Everyday Smilers" who are making an impact in their local communities and beyond. 
    Award-winning dancer, actor and singer Derek Hough has joined the campaign to celebrate everyday people sharing joy nationwide.
    The program, which benefits international medical charity, Operation Smile, with a donation of up to $1 million in proceeds, kicks off in New York City with Hough, who is inviting fans to visit the first-ever Lay's Smiles Station in Times Square, where visitors can take home their own limited-edition Lay's Smiles bags and experience the magnetic power of sharing a smile. The Lay's Smiles Station will also pop up near Bryant Park on Wednesday, July 24, open to the public from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on both days.
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    Amazon Shoppers Snatch Up Deals on Potato Chips and Toilet Paper

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    Amazon.com Inc. shoppers are snatching up potato chips, crackers, toilet paper and other non-perishable grocery store items to take advantage of the online retailer’s Prime Day deals, which could be bad news for Costco Wholesale Corp. and Walmart Inc.


    Sales of consumable products on Amazon during the first nine hours of Prime Day -- a two-day sale that began Monday -- are about triple what they are on a typical sales day, according to CommerceIQ, which helps hundreds of consumer brands sell products on the e-commerce site.


    The results show Prime Day’s appeal stretches beyond electronics, appliances and other big-ticket purchases shoppers usually put off until there’s a big promotion. Sales of car seats, appliances and toys were up four to five times a typical day, according to CommerceIQ, which is about the usual rate for a sales event.
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    The official spicy snack power rankings

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    We have a nationwide preoccupation with heat. We’ve gotten far, far away from the actual origins of spiciness in food — to prevent and mask spoilage, impart flavor and even keep rats away. Now, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a hot-chicken place, or a YouTuber posting a video of themselves eating Carolina Reapers and other esophagus-destroying peppers. Spice has become sport.
    But the children. What about the children? Well, the millennials and Gen Z-ers are at the forefront of this red-hot orgy, frankly, and it is in that spirit that I hereby present to you the authoritative, definitive and completely undisputed L.A. Times Spicy Snack Power Rankings. Like strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, their infiltration of our country cannot be stopped, so there’s little point in fighting it.
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    A Snack-Holding Pool Float Now Exists, and It's the Best Way to Prevent Soggy Chips and Dip

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    You're guaranteed to wind up with a soggy mess if you eat a bag of chips in the pool, but not if you have a snack-holding pool float. Luckily, such a thing exists in 2019, and it's an instant summertime staple. Heluva Good is the brain behind this handy float, which the brand announced on Wednesday and dubbed the SS Snacker.
    It has two seats, two slots for chips, a space for dip, and four cup holders to set you up for ultimate snacking-while-swimming success. And yes, that happens to be Lance Bass and Joey Fatone living their best lives on the float with some French Onion Dip, but sadly, the duo is not included with each float.
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    5 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Potato Chips

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    Crunchy, salty… did we mention crunchy? When a craving for potato chips hits, it’s no joke; the allure is so strong. But then, after the last crumbs are out of the bag, we usually don’t feel so great.
    We’ve read articles that suggest munching on celery to satisfy the craving for crunch, but come on—that’s just not going to do it. It’s the salt-fat-crunch combo that’s so powerful. So we asked registered dietician-nutritionists and personal trainers Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames (a.k.a.
    The Nutrition Twins) for some healthy, real-world alternatives to that tempting crinkly bag.
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    Chip-maker Utz opened a primary-care clinic to help employees in ‘Snack Food Capital’ Hanover, Pa., get healthier

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    There’s a health revolution underway in the Snack Food Capital, Hanover, Pa.
    Utz Quality Foods, one of the largest snack manufacturers in a town known for its concentration of them, has opened an in-house primary-care clinic at its Hanover headquarters for the 2,000 employees and dependents covered by the company’s health plan there.
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    Frito-Lay Shares This Summer's U.S. Snack Index
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    The summer season is packed with snacks. To explore just where, when and how Americans will snack this summer, Frito-Lay today unveiled the next installment of its U.S. Snack Index. 
    Snacks play an integral role in the summertime experience. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day historically starts a spike and then snacking hits its highest point during the week of July 4. In fact, according to retail sales data, the week of July 4 represents the biggest snacking week of the entire year for Frito-Lay. 
    "Delighting consumers with a wide variety of snack options has always been our first priority, and it's helped us earn our spot in 94 percent of America's pantries,
    1" said Mike Del Pozzo, senior vice president of sales, chief customer officer, Frito-Lay North America. "As snacking heats up in the summer months, so do our efforts to make sure that we are delivering the perfect side to any summer occasion."
    The broad majority of Americans – nearly nine out of 10 – see snacking as important to summer occasions or can't imagine summer without their favorite snacks. And when it comes to summertime events, there are quite literally millions of them.
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    Next Time You're Craving a Crunchy Snack, Try One of These Healthier Chips From Trader Joe's

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    There are times when the only thing that will satisfy your snack craving is a thin, crispy chip — and on that, Trader Joe's delivers. It's well-known that chips aren't exactly nutritional powerhouses, but as indulgent snacks go, these picks are among the healthiest. Some contain unexpected ingredients like beets and beans, while others look like traditional chips but are made with healthier oils or cooking methods. Whatever the case, these not-so-guilty pleasures all have one thing in common: they'll keep you from picking up a snack that really will sabotage your goals. Add them to your shopping list, then stick to one (deeply satisfying) serving.
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    Kettle Chips introduces crisps with olive and feta seasoning
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    Campbell Soup-owned Kettle Chips has launched a limited-edition Mediterranean olive and feta crisp flavour in the UK.
    The snack has been created to offer consumers a taste of their holidays when at home and is designed to complement summer eating occasions such as barbecues and picnics. 
    Kettle said the seasoning has a “rich and creamy feta profile, sharpened with a punchy olive note that adds a moreish level of acidity to the chips”.
    Kettle Chips chef Phil Hovey said: “For our 2019 summer limited edition I have taken inspiration from the Mediterranean. Greek feta provides an intense creamy richness that I have partnered with the big character of olives. A touch of citrus and a pinch of herbs really bring this combo to life. A real taste of summer sun.”
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    PepsiCo boosts precision agri tech for Walkers, Lay’s and Doritos brands
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    The snacks and drink giant has built up its iCrop precision agriculture tool to better support potato, corn, oats and peanut farmers make in-field decisions, PepsiCo Europe’s head of agricultural procurement tells FoodNavigator.
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    Utz Quality Foods Supports Technology Learning at Local School Districts

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    HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC, announced today a combined $200,000 donation for the Hanover Public School District and Conewago Valley School District.

    The $100,000 donation for the Hanover Public School District will fund equipment and training to enhance its high school mechatronics program and increase exposure with an expansion to include middle school students. The $100,000 donation for the Conewago Valley School District will be used for mechatronics equipment for the new Colonial Career and Technology Center at New Oxford High School, which will support manufacturing and trades education. Each mechatronics programs help students learn more about the engineering of electrical and mechanical systems and are used with a combination of supportive computers, robotics, telecommunications and other learning methods.
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    Cheetos-themed apparel arrives at Forever 21
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    Dive Brief:
    • PepsiCo Frito-Lay snack brand Cheetos will "bring the 'Cheetos Look' to life" via a new partnership with fashion retailer Forever 21, according to information shared with Marketing Dive. Starting June 6, a new limited-edition apparel collection is available from the chain that includes swimsuits, sweatshirts, T-shirts, dresses and other gear printed with images, colors and logos connected to Cheetos Crunchy and Cheetos Flamin' Hot snacks.
    • Designed for men and women, the collection is available online and at Forever 21 stores across the U.S., with prices ranging from $5 to $30 per item.
    • Frito-Lay says that Cheetos is about more than snacks, and that it's become "a lifestyle brand among our fans."
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    Frito-Lay Poll Reveals Summer Snacking Habits
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    Convenience is the most important snacking factor for summer travel snackers, with more than half of Americans picking up single-serve packaging options.

    Frito-Lay published a new edition of its U.S. Snack Index, a national survey that reveals how different generations, regions and cities snack during the summer season.
    The company partnered with Morning Consult for the poll, which was conducted between May 1-5 among a national sample of 2,200 adults.
    “Delighting consumers with a wide variety of snack options has always been our first priority, and it’s helped us earn our spot in 94% of America’s pantries,” said Mike Del Pozzo, senior vice president of sales, chief customer officer, Frito-Lay North America. “As snacking heats up in the summer months, so do our efforts to make sure that we are delivering the perfect side to any summer occasion.”
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    ParmCrisps Launches Explosion of Innovation as it Surges into Snacking
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    ParmCrisps Launches Explosion of Innovation as it Surges into Snacking
    The Keto-friendly Cracker Establishes Dominance in Rapid-Growing Category by Continuing to Push Flavors and Formats.
    FAIRFIELD, NJ (May 13, 2019)ParmCrisps, the nutritionally on-trend snack brand, has launched two game-changing flavors and two new formats that solidify ParmCrisps as the leading millennial snack. Adding Sour Cream & Onion and Cheddar to their repertoire, along with Family Sizes and Multipacks, ParmCrisps is bringing traditional Chip and Cracker flavors and formats to the 100% Cheese Crisp category. 
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    The Best and Worst Trader Joe's Products
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    This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.
    Trader Joe's is one of the most popular grocery store chains in the United States, making more than $13 billion in 2017.
    That's even more impressive when you consider Trader Joe's doesn't have sales, a loyalty program, or even an online store.
    But customers swear by the chain's products, from cheese to tequila to its famous $0.19 bananas.
    Not everything at Trader Joe's is a good buy, however. We consulted food blogs and online reviews to find the best and worst Trader Joe's products for shoppers.
    With that in mind, here are 24 products to buy at Trader Joe's and seven more you should skip every time.
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    Utz snack company reveals new Little Utz Girl design, announces animated short stories
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    By Sean Adams | sadams@pennlive.com
    If you’ve tried Utz potato chips, you’re probably familiar with the Little Utz Girl logo.
    Well, that familiar face is getting a new look.
    The Hanover-based snack food company posted an image of a new design for the Little Utz Girl on their Facebook page, as well as a brief animated video. Take a look:
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    Cape Cod & Samuel Adams Brewery launch ‘first-of-its-kind’ limited edition chips
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    MARION, OHIO — There are trend watchers, and there are trendsetters. Then there are the game changers. After more than 80 years in business, Wyandot Snacks has honed its skills at all three.
    Who would have guessed that a family-owned company in rural Marion was once one of the largest exporters of raw popcorn? That was, at one point in history, the distinction that Wyandot Snacks hung its hat on. But for this company — and the Brown family, which founded and still owns Wyandot — success does not end with a crowning achievement. It’s only the beginning.
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    How Wyandot accelerated growth through better-for-you snacks
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    MARION, OHIO — There are trend watchers, and there are trendsetters. Then there are the game changers. After more than 80 years in business, Wyandot Snacks has honed its skills at all three.
    Who would have guessed that a family-owned company in rural Marion was once one of the largest exporters of raw popcorn? That was, at one point in history, the distinction that Wyandot Snacks hung its hat on. But for this company — and the Brown family, which founded and still owns Wyandot — success does not end with a crowning achievement. It’s only the beginning.
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    Fritos® Partners With Carry The Load To Salute Our Nation's Heroes
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    PLANO, Texas, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fritos®, the flagship brand of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is teaming up with Carry The Load, a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes, to produce nearly 22 million specially marked bags to honor past and present heroes. The number of bags is symbolic in that it represents the total members who have served in the American military throughout history (including active-duty). To further its commitment, the brand will also donate $100,000 to Carry The Load to support its ongoing efforts to provide healing services via non-profit partners for the mind, body and soul of our warriors.
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    When The Sun Is Back, It's Time To Pack The Snacks: Frito-Lay Reveals Its Next U.S. Snack Index Just In Time For Summer
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    PLANO, Texas, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official. The summer season is packed with snacks. To explore just where, when and how Americans will snack this summer, Frito-Lay today unveiled the next installment of its U.S. Snack Index.
    Snacks play an integral role in the summertime experience. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day historically starts a spike and then snacking hits its highest point during the week of July 4. In fact, according to retail sales data, the week of July 4 represents the biggest snacking week of the entire year for Frito-Lay. 
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    J.J. Watt did something awesome to help a young student get a better grade on class project
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    J.J Watt seems to be a good guy.
    Before every game he has fun throwing passes to fans in the stand and he’s seemingly always going out of his way to make his fans smile.
    He did just that on Tuesday as he did something that one young fan will never forget.
    A teacher tweeted at Watt to tell him one of her young students picked the Houston Texans star to be the celebrity endorser for his “Energy Chips.”
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    This Is, by Far, the Weirdest Thing You Can Do with a Potato
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    I grew up in a German-Irish family, which should mean that I can drink you under the table (not true) and that I am intimately familiar with the potato (true). We ate a lot of potatoes growing up. We had mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and potatoes au gratin. We ate potatoes for breakfast (hash browns) and lunch (potato salad) and dinner (my favorite: potato dumplings).

    But until I started working for Kitchn, I did not know about all the non-eating things that you can do with a potato. For example, I did not know that you can use a potato to clean up broken glass or to remove rust from your cast iron pan.
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    Bubba's Fine Foods Garlic Parm 'Nana Chips
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    Company: Bubba's Fine Foods
    Websitebubbasfoods.com
    Introduced: April 2019
    Distribution: National
    Suggested Retail Price: $12.99 (8-pack)
    Product Snapshot: Bubba's Fine Foods will showcase their new snack food release Garlic Parm 'Nana Chips - Single Serve, at The Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago on May 21-23. They will be offering taste tests and product samples throughout the event as well as fresh and flavorful new recipes featuring clean ingredients and savory flavors.
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    Stacy's Brand Extends Commitment To Helping Female Founders Rise
    PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stacy's Pita Chips is dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs grow their food and beverage businesses. After all, the brand's success story starts with being founded by a strong female entrepreneur – Stacy Madison. The funding gap Stacy Madison faced when working to grow her pita chip business remains as staggering today as it was 20 years ago. In 2018, female founders in America received only two percent of all venture capital funding in North America – with women of color receiving 0.2 percent. The Stacy's brand created The Stacy's Rise Project to help female founders grow their businesses at the same pace as their male counterparts.
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    PepsiCo to invest $4 billion in Mexico
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    MEXICO CITY — PepsiCo, Inc. has announced plans to invest $4 billion in Mexico between 2019 and 2020 as part of a broad growth initiative focused on four strategic pillars.
    “We are proud of our more than 110 years of history in Mexico, and we are excited for the next 100,” said Ramon Laguarta, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. “Mexico is our largest operation in Latin America and the second worldwide. It is an honor for us to have a positive impact at all levels of the country’s economy, from the countryside to the corner stores in each location.”
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    Burts Potato Chips expands capacity to cope with supersonic growth
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    The UK snack brand is upping the size of its workforce at its recently upgraded site in Leicestershire to cope with the rising demand around the world for its snacks.
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    Kettle crisps owner Campbell eyes sale of posh snack maker
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    Posh crisp maker Kettle could be sold after its US food giant owner Campbell hired advisers to assess the future of the snack brand.
    The Press Association understands that Barclays has been hired by Campbell to explore a sale of the crisp business, as it looks to generate cash following recent profit warnings.
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    Utz® Rolls Out Fan-Favorite White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs!
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    HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2019--Utz Quality Foods, the Official Salty Snack of Major League Baseball, today announced the roll out of Utz® 12 oz White Cheddar Cheeseball “Baseballs”. These limited edition white cheddar cheeseballs are a deliciously irresistible and simply crunch-able snack. Highlighting all 30 MLB Clubs on the package, fans will enjoy a household favorite while also supporting their favorite team. They’re sure to please in any home or dugout!
    This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190502005456/en/
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    How The Pennsylvania Dutch Turned A Rural Town Into A Snack Food Empire
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    Tucked close to the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, the borough of Hanover, Pa., population 16,000, is a long way from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
    A farming center with an industrial core, prior to the turn of the 20th century this rural town was best known as the site of the last skirmish before the Union and Confederate armies clashed at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. But thanks to a provident combination of heritage and modernization, York County, where Hanover is located, has exchanged its Civil War identity for a more savory image: "Snack Food Capital of the World."
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    Your Snack Preferences Will Allow Us To Guess Your Generation With 100% Accuracy
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    To answer each of the following questions, all you need to do is press the food you want to pick! It's just that easy!

    (Click the picture or the link below!
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    Utz Quality Foods Settles 2015 Lawsuit Related to Product Labeling
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    May 03, 2019 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC. today announced that it has reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit brought in 2015 by three plaintiffs. The lawsuit solely related to certain labeling claims on select Utz® and Bachman® brand packages. The settlement resolves all claims and is without any admission of liability or company wrongdoing.
    The Court has authorized that notice of the settlement be disseminated to the class. Thereafter, and upon completion of the steps related to the settlement process, the settlement will be submitted to the Court for final approval.
    One Of 2019's Most Innovative Food Products So Far
    Low-carb, vacuum-fried pickle chips.
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    PepsiCo sues four Indian farmers for using its patented Lay's potatoes
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    AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc has sued four Indian farmers for cultivating a potato variety that the snack food and drinks maker claims infringes its patent, the company and the growers said on Friday.
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    Giant Idaho potato prop converted into Airbnb rental
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    A 6-ton potato prop has been converted into an Airbnb in Idaho after touring the U.S. for 6 years.
    Now called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the fake spud traveled on the back of a semi-truck for the Idaho Potato Commission to promote the state’s crop, according to the
    Idaho Statesman.
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    Gibble's Celebrates 60th Anniversary
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    Gibble's Foods announced that 2019 will represent 60 years of Gibble's branded products still being produced and sold to millions of consumers. Gibble's plans several new products, including a new look to the brand packaging, new website, and marketing and social media campaigns as a part of the 60th Anniversary celebration. Updates to these activities will be posted to the website as well as social media.
    Visit the website
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    Spider-Man™: Far From Home And Doritos® Team-Up For A Global Action-Packed Promotional Partnership
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    PURCHASE, N.Y., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Doritos®, one of PepsiCo's fastest growing global snacks brands, is putting the power of the "Spidey-Sense" in the palm of consumers' hands through a global promotional partnership with Columbia Pictures' upcoming summer release, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home. In more than 35 markets around the world, Doritos will launch a global marketing campaign offering fans a chance to boldly embrace their inner superhero.
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    Nora seaweed chips expect to compete against potato chips in salty snacks aisle
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    After achieving dynamite success in Thailand where it competes with Lay’s potato chips, Thai entrepreneur Itthipat “Tob” Peeradechapan wanted to bring his seaweed snack chips to the US market and enlisted the help of Tim Minges whom he had met during Minges’ tenure as president of PepsiCo Asia.
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    Myth buster: Savoury snacks are low contributors of salt and saturated fats to the average daily diet, says DG of ESA
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    Snack chat is BakeryandSnacks’ new online series profiling influential people working in the bakery and snacks industries. Our first guest is Sabastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).
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    Pepsi rushes into football season with experiential Tailgate Tour, video push
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    Dive Brief:
    • For the start of pro football season, Pepsi is launching a multi-city Tailgate Tour, the company announced in a press release. The tour will feature performances by country music duo Locash; an area where attendees can play games like cornhole, ladder ball and giant Jenga; opportunities to win Pepsi merchandise, game tickets and other prizes; free Pepsi and Frito-Lay products; and meet-and-greet events with NFL players and cheerleaders.
    • Pepsi is also rolling out two new national TV spots, "Theme Song," which debuted Sept. 4 and stars Antonio Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Luke Kuechly and Dak Prescott, and "Ice the Kicker," which features Ron Rivera and Devin Funchess and will be released widely mid-September. The Pepsi brand is additionally integrated into the opening theme of "NBC Sunday Night Football" with Carrie Underwood this year. 
    • To support the campaign, Pepsi is also releasing limited-edition packaging that displays NFL teams and new football-themed gear for its Pepsi Stuff line of rewards merchandise, including bobble heads. The brand teamed up with convenience chain Circle K on a commercial, "Unreal Rookie Deal," that stars NFL newcomer Saquon Barkley and includes a special promotion. 
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    Cheetos whips up Flamin' Hot-inspired menu for second pop-up restaurant
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    Dive Brief:
    • Frito-Lay brand Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is opening The Flamin’ Hot Spot, a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles with chef Roy Choi and a menu full of items inspired by the snack, according to a news release
    • The menu will feature appetizers, main courses and desserts inspired by Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, including elotes, chipotle ranch wings, sweet and spicy meatballs, hot Cheetos burritos, Flamin’ Hot fries, XXTRA Flamin’ Hot rice bowls, steak, Sweetos hot cakes and “hot” chocolate shakes. The three-course menu will be be priced between $11 and $32. 
    • Diners can book at table at the restaurant, which will be open Sept. 18-20, via CheetosFlaminHotSpot.com using OpenTable. Cheetos is releasing the recipes from the event online. And, Los Angeles-based Walmart online grocery consumers can nab a gift box filled with Cheetos items, recipes and ingredients for the Flamin’ Hot menu items. Additionally, ingredients for select dishes can be ordered for delivery from AmazonFresh and Walmart Grocery. 
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    Snack attack: Better-for-you, healthy, spicy and savory NPD drivers
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    18 Sep 2018 --- More consumers frequently snack throughout the day. Salty snacks are competing not only with each other but also with a myriad of other categories as more food and drink products have become “snackable.” Also, busy lifestyles, concerns about long-term health and the desire to get health-boosting benefits from daily food and drinks have also affected the snack aisle.
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    Longtime local snack company, Dan Dee, is closing its doors in Cleveland
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    Dan Dee Pretzel and Potato Chip Company, credited with satisfying salty cravings among local snackers for decades, is closing its doors in Cleveland.
    Employees at the company's warehouse at 6091 Carey Dr., Cleveland, told News 5 that the warehouse is closing.
    Dan Dee hasn't responded to our requests for more information.
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    Uncle Ray's inks deal to remain 'Official Potato Chip of Minor League Baseball'
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    DETROIT - Michigan will continue to be the home of the "Official Potato Chip of Minor League Baseball."
    Minor League Baseball has renewed its partnership with Detroit-based Uncle Ray's in a multi-year extension, MiLB announced on Thursday, Aug. 30.
    The deal marks the continuation of a relationship that began before the start of the 2016 season when the MiLB logo began appearing on more than 100 million Uncle Ray's potato chip bags sold at retailers across the country.
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    Man offered up to $1K for chip shaped like Texas

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    TEXAS – A Texan is being offered $1,000 for a chip shaped like the Lone Star State.
    But this wasn’t a chip off the old block, as it stood out from the bunch shaped like Texas.
    The viral video from @emilioxtorres shows the surprising find with many people suggesting he try to sell it on eBay.
    A potato chip shaped like a heart is currently up to $750 in bids on eBay.
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    Argument over 'potato chip crumbs' lands man behind bars
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    An argument of “potato chip crumbs” lands an Escambia County man behind bars.
    According to a report, William Contreras and his girlfriend got into an argument over potato chip crumbs that were left on the floorboard of a vehicle.
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    Doritos lure runaway pig 'the size of a mini horse' home

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    Doritos, as it turns out, are more than just a junk food for teens with the munchies — they helped deputies in San Bernardino, California, lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.
    The sheriff's department 
    wrote online Sunday that deputies learned of the runaway pig -- and "due to previous calls," they "knew where [the pig] lived."
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    PepsiCo unveils Imagine snacks made with yogurt and cheese
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    PepsiCo has launched a new range of yogurt- and cheese-based snacks which, it says, provides “a good source of nutrients like protein or calcium”.
    Called Imagine, the children’s line consists of Yogurt Crisps and Cheese Stars, which both contain no artificial colours or flavours and are packaged in resealable bags.
    Launching in the US through PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, the snack range is designed for on-the-go families and features “kid-friendly” flavours.
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    What’s new on shelf? Snacks that pack a punch in the fight against breast cancer and food allergies, vitamin-boosted bread and a nod to a popular Mexican street food
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    Health and wellness are definitely at the top of the list of today's round-up of new products on the shelf - from snacks that donate some of their proceeds to research into breast cancer and to find a cure for people with allergies, to clean label morsels, and energy boosters that pump.
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    Pipers Crisps doubles effort to reduce waste
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    The UK premium potato chip manufacturer has reduced waste with the installation of a high-speed packaging solution.
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    Ka-Pop! founder and CEO, Dustin Finkel, joins
    the Movember® movement!
     
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    Dustin is growing his Mo Bro for the month of November to make an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. The Movember® movement is about working together to make a difference in men's health with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Together we can start by having a conversation, listening, and giving your time – these simple acts can be life-saving. At Ka-Pop we're committed to helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
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    PepsiCo launches bid for Pipers Crisps
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    PepsiCo is taking another step into the UK snack market by launching a bid to acquire Lincolnshire crisp company Pipers Crisps.
    PepsiCo already owns Leicester-based Walkers Crisps and American firm Doritos and wants to grow Pipers in the UK and develop its exports.
    The international food and drink company's bid is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.
    Farmers Alex Albone, Simon Herring and James Sweeting founded Pipers in 2004.
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    Walkers crisp packets recycling scheme announced
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    Snack firm Walkers has announced a recycling scheme - after Royal Mail begged campaigners not to post empty crisp packets without envelopes.
    From December, snack fans will be able to post used bags - in envelopes, for free - directly to a recycling company.
    Campaigner Geraint Ashcroft, who launched the petition against Walkers, said it was "a great first step".