News on Chips and Snacks from the Americas

Lays New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips
February 21, 2024

LAY'S® Says Hello to Swicy™ with New Sweet & Spicy Honey Flavored Potato Chips and Beloved Reality TV Duo Cameron & Lauren Hamilton

Lay's® debuts of its latest flavor innovation: Lay's® Sweet & Spicy Honey flavored chips.
The JOMO is Real: Frito-Lay Predicts Couches and Comfort as the MVPs of Game Day
February 10, 2024

Frito-Lay announces the annual Super Bowl Snack index: how you will snack on game day - on your couch

The first-ever Super Bowl in Las Vegas will be among the year's most exciting cultural moments – but for a staggering 81% of Americans, watching it all from the couch is much better.
Utz Brands Announces Acceleration of Supply Chain Transformation and Brand Portfolio Strategy
February 05, 2024

Utz Brands Announces Sale of Brands and Assets to 'Our Home'

Utz Brands, Inc., a leading US based manufacturer of branded salty snacks, has announced that certain of its subsidiaries including Utz Quality Foods, LLC have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of certain assets and brands to Our Home™
Kellanova North America Plant
February 05, 2024

Kellanova set to achieve 90 percent renewable electricity across North America in 2024

Kellanova has announced that the maker of Pringles® is on track to reach its goal of creating a climate-positive future
Sausage Gravy, Biscuits and Chips-Mister Bee and Tudors Biscuit Products
February 03, 2024

Mister Bee Potato Chips and Tudor's Biscuit World Collaborate On Biscuit and Gravy Potato Chip Flavor

Two iconic West Virginia brands - Mister Bee Potato Chips and Tudor’s Biscuit World – have joined forces to offer a new Biscuit and Gravy flavored potato chip.
Cheetos® Drops the Second-Best Thing to Buffalo Wings: Cheetos® Crunchy Buffalo--Hitting Store Shelves Just in Time for Super Bowl LVIII
January 26, 2024

Cheetos® Drops the Second-Best Thing to Buffalo Wings: Cheetos® Crunchy Buffalo--Hitting Store Shelves Just in Time for Super Bowl LVIII

Buffalo Wings have had their moment in the spotlight, so to show that being the best isn't all it's cracked up to be, Cheetos is proud to step in and claim the title of the second-best Buffalo thing.
Potato Expo 2024 Registration
January 25, 2024

Potato Expo 2024 Shines in Austin with 2320 Attendees, Paving the Way for Las Vegas Edition on Jan 14-15, 2025

In a dazzling display of innovation and collaboration, the Potato Expo 2024 concluded on Jan 11th, leaving 2320 attendees and 216 exhibitors with an announcement of Potato Expo 2025, Las Vegas.
Candid snack company founder and CEO Chris Kajander receives the USD 10,000 grand prize for his pitch to SNAC Tank highlighting the sustainability of his company's Noons™ cacao bites snack
January 23, 2024

Just started a snack brand? SNAC International Now Accepting Applications for SNAC Tank Pitch Competition

SNAC International announce the third SNAC Tank Pitch Competition: in a 'Shark Tank' like competition, innovative start-up snack brands have the opportunity to compete for a USD 10,000 prize. With featuring guest judge Daymond John!
Two Pringles flavors come out on top globally
December 28, 2023

Pringles Original and Sour Cream and Onion are the favorite flavors in all markets globally

A recent review of top-selling Pringles flavors in every corner of the globe shows that people can agree on two things: Original and Sour Cream & Onion Pringles.
Frito-Lay's U.S. Snack Index Predicts 2024 Trends Amidst an Increasing Time Crunch
December 27, 2023

Frito-Lay US Snack Index Predicts 2024 Trends

The fifth annual US Snack Index confirms what many of us are feeling – there are simply not enough hours in the day. A lack of time to prepare, eat and enjoy meals – especially among parents and younger generations – will blur the once-clear line between 'snacks' and 'meals' in 2024.
CD&R to Acquire Shearer's Foods from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
December 18, 2023

CD&R to Acquire Shearer's Foods from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Clayton Dubilier & Rice has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for funds it manages to acquire Shearer's Foods
Martin Otto, a speaker of SNX 2024
December 18, 2023

Keynote Speakers of Snack International event SNX 2024 announced

SNAC International’s education and collaboration forum SNX 2024 will take place on April 14-16 in Dallas TX at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Utz Brands' snacks
December 17, 2023

Utz Brands to Introduce Long-Term Growth Strategy at 2023 Investor Day

Utz Brands, Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, will host its 2023 Investor Day at the New York Stock Exchange.
Grillo's® Pickles Partners With Boulder Canyon to Launch Classic Dill Pickle Kettle Style Potato Chips
December 10, 2023

Boulder canyon and Grillo’s pickles team up to launch a limited time only Classic Dill Pickle Kettle Style Potato Chip

Boulder Canyon and Grillo's Pickles have teamed up to launch a limited-time Classic Dill Pickle Flavored Kettle Style Potato Chip. This collaboration offers a crunchy and flavorful snack, combining the all-natural freshness of Grillo's Pickles with Boulder Canyon's better-for-you potato chips.
PepsiCo's PAO Accelerator
November 27, 2023

PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe

PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio
November 26, 2023

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.
Utz Brands Snacks
November 17, 2023

Utz Brands Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

Recently, Utz Brands, Inc. , a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, reported financial results for the Company’s third fiscal quarter ended October 1, 2023.
PepsiCo Names Emerging Snack Startup CHUZA as Winner of the 2023 Greenhouse Accelerator: Juntos Crecemos Edition
November 14, 2023

PepsiCo Names Emerging Snack Startup CHUZA as Winner of the 2023 Greenhouse Accelerator: Juntos Crecemos Edition

PepsiCo announced Mexican-inspired snack company, CHUZA as the winner of the eighth class of the Greenhouse Accelerator.

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