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German start-up Smuus mixes food, politics & tongue-in-cheek marketing

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German start-up Smuus has an original concept with its fruit and vegetable smoothies for yoghurts, desserts, bread, meat and cheese. But the campaign for its peach-flavoured product, which promises to donate 10% of profits to charities fighting the policies of (peach-coloured) Donald Trump, could be even more original.

Grupo Bimbo has picked up East Balt Bakeries for $650m from One Equity Partners to gain entry into new markets worldwide. Pic: ©iStock/luplupme/Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo buys East Balt Bakeries to expand global footprint

Mondelēz meets target for a quarter of revenues to come from ‘Better Choices’ products (example pictured) three years early. Now it will reformulate power brands with less sugar, salt, saturated fat and simpler ingredients. Photo: MDLZ

Next step: Mondelēz to cut sugar, salt, sat fat and artificial ingredients in power brands

Despite the negative image that bread has, it is still rising to the occasion in the US. Pic: ©iStock/Tverdohlib

The top 10 US bread suppliers in 2017: Rising sales for Aryzta, Bimbo and Flowers

Some of Kellogg's Australia's products that will no longer carry a halal certification. Pic: Kellogg's

Halal certification ‘unnecessary’ down under for Special K and Cornflakes, says Kellogg

Snyder's-Lance has provided capital to two of its subsidiaries to renovate their facilities, including Cape Cod Potato Chips 'dated and overcrowded' factory in Barstable.  Pic: ©iStock/TRAVISBLUE

Snyder’s-Lance funds upgrades at Baptista’s Bakery and Cape Cod Potato Chips plants

General Mills' Nature Valley granola bars were the latest to face a '100% natural' lawsuit over the weed killer glyphosate. Pic: ©iStock/Feverpitched

General Mills wins fight to label Nature Valley granola bars as ‘natural’

Peak Rock Capital has procured speciality baker Gold Coast Bakeries; its fifth acquisition in the food and beverage space. Pic: ©iStock/Wavebreakmedia

Gold Coast Bakeries acquired by Peak Rock Capital

The closure of Canada Bread's Calgary bakery will affect approximately 63 employees. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo to close Canada Bread’s Calgary bakery

UK popcorn brand Butterkist has been acquired by Intersnack-owned KP Snacks. Pic: KP Snacks

KP Snacks acquires UK popcorn brand Butterkist

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