Diversification

Nuts.com acquires Kopper’s Chocolate in multimillion-dollar deal

Kopper's Chocolate will debut a brand new booth this year at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.  Photo: Nuts.com

Nuts.com has acquired gourmet chocolate brand Kopper’s Chocolate and has relocated the brand to its New Jersey headquarters.

The growth the US nuts, seeds and trail mix category set to surpass that of the savory biscuits category.  Photo: iStock/tomku

Nuts, seeds and trail mixes set to outperform savory biscuits in the US

Hostess plans to continue focusing on penetrating several new product categories in the future. Pic: Hostess Brands

Hostess Brands plans to penetrate new categories under direction of new CCO

By 2025, the go-top snack food will be bugs, says Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's CEO. The snack and beverage giant is calling for novel protein ideas. Pic: ©iStock/mrorange002

Bugs are big business for tomorrow’s snacks, says PepsiCo; calls for ideas

pladis and JD.com have joined forces to introduce a range of international snacks on the Chinese market. Pic: pladis

Snack major pladis teams up with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

ADM to open flour mill in Mendota, Illinois. Pic: ADM.

ADM to open flour mill in response to bakers’ demand for flour

That's How We Roll acquired ParmCrisps last year to expand its high-protein snacks portfolio. Pic: That's How We Roll

ParmCrisps new packaging highlights 100% cheese protein content

Among the snack trends Innova identified for 2017 is a hunger for snacks that come from 'real food items'. Pic: Lay's

Innova Market Insights identifies hybrid and "moment-centric" snack trends

SkinnyPop's pop-up boxes have been designed by Amplify Snacks to lessen consumers' concern about chemicals.

Amplify Snacks launches new SkinnyPop flavors in chemical-free pop-up boxes

The Nutella Café in Chicago is the first restaurant owned and operated by Ferrero.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

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