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MENA Millennials driving demand for bakery and snacks, says Golden Agri-Resources

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is developing a taste for luxury products, especially premium bakery goods, snacks and confectionery.

Functional benefits remain white space in China’s snack market, Mintel

A Mintel report shows that the Chinese snack food sector is fragmented, with the top 10% companies accounting for only 11.7% of market share.

Euromonitor: all-natural ingredients lead consumer trends

Over one-third of consumers worldwide carefully read food labels, scanning for ingredients on their “must avoid” list, Euromonitor recently found.

French companies climbing aboard before Brexit

The UK’s vote to withdraw from the European Union has prompted more requests from French companies to export to the UK, says the French Trade Commission.

EU health coalition calls for 6am-11pm ban on junk food advertising

A coalition of European health organisations is campaigning for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing unhealthy food and alcohol.  

Bakery industry to combat negativity with healthy products and acquisitions, Mintel predicts

Bakery producers are looking to escalate the fight against the negativity that surrounds the sector, particularly in the developed Western packaged bakery markets, according to Mintel’s global annual review.

Salt levels drop in Danish bread; but artisans slow the rise

Bread from Denmark contains almost 10% less salt than it did five years ago but smaller producers can do more, says the National Food Institute (NFI).

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Tetra Recart expands globally entering Middle East snack category

Tetra Recart, part of dairy processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak, is strengthening its portfolio of long shelf life food products globally.

Brexit doesn’t intimidate Italian food and beverage producers

Italian producers strutted their stuff at 2016 Real Italian Wine & Food (RIWF) in London last week, unconcerned about the effects of Brexit

Grain-free likely to lead bakery’s future, Euromonitor

The free-from grains trend is gaining pace as gluten-free becomes a global standard in the bakery industry, wrote Euromonitor’s senior insight analyst Pinar Hosafci.

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Brash, billionaire businessman Donald Trump is America's president elect. While some FoodNavigator readers foresee "authoritarian tactics" from "an unpredictable man" others are looking forward to "a thriving business environment" for the US and Europe. ...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Philibert Savours creates mini panettone cakes with dates for MENA market

Philibert Savours created mini panettone cakes with dates for the MENA market at Gulfood Manufacturing last week.

Spain ripe for gluten-free entrants, says Welsh contingent

The Welsh Government is taking domestic companies including bakers on a trade mission to Madrid, Spain, in an effort to grow its F&B industry by 30% by 2020.

EU cereal and oilseed yields are down, say Copa & Cogeca

EU wheat and oilseed farmers have been hit hard by uncompromising weather conditions and limitations on plant protection products, resulting in drastically reduced yields.

Mintel's top European trends for 2017 - and the firms already following them

Mintel has picked out its top trends for 2017 - a must for food and drink manufacturers wishing to stay ahead of the curve. FoodNavigator takes a look at some them....

Gluten-free growth to be led by breakfast cereals: Euromonitor

Food manufacturers across the board are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon, with the breakfast cereal sector leading the way.

Future of global bakery market points to balance between healthy and indulgent products

The global bakery market is not slowing down any time soon, according to a Technavio who projects it to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020.

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

NACS 2016

Dried meat snack companies bet on meat sticks for sales boost in 2017

BakeryandSnacks has discovered through the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia that many leading meat snack brands, including Krave Jerky and Slim Jim, are expanding meat stick portfolio next year...

CIBUS TEC 2016

Gorreri to focus on US after success in China, India & the Middle East

Gorreri, which supplies lines and equipment for layer cakes and mini rolls, among others, is about to focus on the US market after success in China, India and the Middle...

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

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AcceleRise promises accelerated 'Uberised' route-to-market for start-ups

Are you a food tech start-up looking to speed up your time to market, or an established industry player that could mentor a young company? AcceleRise business accelerator is calling on...

News in brief

Nestlé lowers full-year sales outlook

Nestlé has lowered its full year outlook from 4.2% to 3.5% as it feels the effect of a deflationary market.

Day 5: 20 October

Food innovation is on the menu at #SIAL

7000 exhibitors, 104 countries, eight halls in five days: The international food industry is in Paris for SIAL, one of the world's biggest food innovation exhibitions. FoodNavigator is there to...

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