We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

This is a general newsletter - click here to create something specific to your interests

Search criteria:
  • Ready-to-go newsletters on topics you choose, in your template
  • We prepare the content for you
  • You review, edit and click Send. Easy!
Read more about SmartNews360
  • A competitive intelligence leader for 20 years
  • Helping top corporations with research and analysis
  • From quick projects to ongoing support and outsourced services
Read more about Business360
Period: January 8, 2023 to January 15, 2023
Comment & Opinion or Companies, Organizations or Consumers or Controversies & Disputes or Deals, M&A, JVs, Licensing or Earnings Release or Finance, Economics, Tax or Innovation & New Ideas or Legal, Legislation, Regulation, Policy or Market News or Marketing & Advertising or Other or People & Personalities or Press Release or Products & Brands or Research, Studies, Advice or Supply Chain or Trends
Companies, Organizations  

Trü Frü Acquired by Mars

Mars Snacking has announced its acquisition of whole-fruit snacking brand Trü Frü for an undisclosed amount. Trü Frü’s snacks are marketed as a healthy indulgence made from real fruit dipped in premium chocolate. Trü Frü will strengthen Mars’ health and wellness portfolio while Mars will work to expand Trü Frü’s distribution and growth. 

"“Better-For-You” Snacks Blur the Line Between Health and Indulgence", The Food Institute, December 29, 2022

Iconic St. Louis Potato Chip Gets Infused With Marijuana

St. Louis food manufacturer Old Vienna and cannabis brand Vivid have collaborated to create marijuana-infused Red Hot Riplets. Old Vienna’s Red Hot Riplets spicy barbecue potato chips have long been a staple within the St. Louis community. The marijuana-infused spinoff contains 20 mg of THC per bag and rentals for $14 at local dispensaries.

"2022 in Review: St. Louis Made Excellent Weed Snacks", Riverfront Times, December 28, 2022

Fami Fit Sells Natural Granola In Columbia

Fami Fit is a granola handmade by the Betancourt family in Ituango, Colombia. This region of Colombia has been hit by armed conflict, forcing many of its inhabitants to emigrate from this territory. The Betancourt family stayed and created Fami Fit to provide an inexpensive, healthy breakfast option for the community. Fami Fit is sold in local markets and made from five, all-natural ingredients: cocoa, oat flakes, blueberries, almonds and seeds. 

"'Fami Fit': an artisan granola made in Ituango, Antioquia", Radio Nacional de Colombia, December 27, 2022

Ocado Starts Selling Crave Snacks

UK vegan snack brand Crave has expanded the distribution of its Pickled Onion Monster Feet and Smokey Bacon Flavored Streakers to online food retailer Ocado. In 2023, Crave is looking to further expand its distribution and range of products. 

"OCADO TO ROLL OUT CRAVE SNACKS FOR VEGANUARY", Grocery Gazette, November 29, 2022

Products & Brands  

Marico Ltd Launches New Saffola Munchiez Products

Indian FMCG company Marico Limited has launched two products within its new Saffola Munchiez range. Saffola Munchiez Ragi Chips are cone shaped, finger millet-based chips that contain 50 percent less saturated fat than regular potato chips. The chips come in two flavors: Masala Twist and Takatak Tomato. Saffola Munchiez Roasted Makhana are roasted popped water lily seeds available in two flavors: Cheezy Onion and Masala Twist. Both products are currently available in general trade stores and will soon be available across modern trade and Ecommerce platforms.

"Marico Ltd launches Saffola Munchiez- Ragi & Makhana based RTE snacks", Adgully Bureau, January 03, 2023


Cereal Players Adapt Classics To Maintain Consumer Interest

Major cereal players are making small adaptations to long-time classics to keep consumers interested. Kellogg’s has recently debuted single-serve Instabowls that, with the addition of water, provide a bowl of cereal with milk. The company has also launched jumbo snack versions of its Krave chocolate cereal and Froot Loops cereal. Meanwhile, General Mills has transformed three of the company’s popular cereals — Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reese’s Puffs — into miniature versions of the original. 

"Slideshow: Cereal and breakfast", Baking Business, January 02, 2023

Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.