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Health, wealth and internet forcing instant noodle-makers to rethink

China’s appetite for instant noodles has been shrinking sharply in the face of growing popularity for food delivery and better awareness of healthier foods.

Premium Brands posts record Q2 sales in drive to become 'North America’s leading specialty food company’: CEO

Piller’s meat snack maker Premium Brands reported a massive 24.7% increase in its second quarter revenue and solid growth generated across all business platforms.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

tna sees ‘immense potential’ in Russia as it opens office in Moscow

tna has opened TNA Eurasia in Moscow to support food manufacturers in Russia, the Baltics and the wider region of CIS  (Commonwealth of Independent States).

Cereals drive world food prices; butter price at new high

Globally, food was 10.2% more expensive in July 2017 than last year and the highest it has been since 2014, said the United Nation’s food agency.

PaPis snacks get Lufthansa, REWE and EDEKA listings

Snack startup PaPicante’s sales are flying high since the company introduced its pea protein snack bar to the public at the ISM trade show held in Germany at the beginning...

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public...

Aunt Jemima recall stresses Pinnacle’s earnings

Pinnacle Foods’ has posted a steep drop in Q2 earnings after recalling Aunt Jemima pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen French toast from US and Mexico shelves in May following potential...

Nuts.com to expand in New Jersey creating 150 jobs

Nuts.com, which produces nuts, dried fruit, snacks and pantry staples, is set to expand in New Jersey, creating 150 jobs.

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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

America’s most popular summer snacks: General Mills

Cheerios maker General Mills has released survey results showing top family summer activity and snack trends in the US.

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

US fresh bread value sales have flat-lined so far in 2017, but there are some rising stars, IRI data for the 52 weeks, ending June 11, 2017 shows.

Grupo Bimbo buys East Balt Bakeries to expand global footprint

Grupo Bimbo has acquired East Balt Bakeries from One Equity Partners for $650m to give the Mexican conglomerate entry into eight new countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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

Special K and Cornflakes maker Kellogg Company Australia and WeetBix producer Sanitarium have stopped paying for halal certification, stating their products are ‘inherently halal’.

Gold Coast Bakeries acquired by Peak Rock Capital

Gold Coast Bakeries is the latest food and beverage company to be snapped up by private equity firm Peak Rock Capital as it expands its portfolio.

Grupo Bimbo to close Canada Bread’s Calgary bakery

Canada Bread will shut down its production plant in Calgary, Alberta on Sept. 8, 2017, to drive productivity improvements.

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

Mars Chocolate has launched goodnessKNOWS bars in the UK, hitting the nerve of time that could disrupt the UK’s Top 10 snack bar brands, says Euromonitor.

Espiga de Ouro US$50m investment could stabilize Mozambique’s bread price

Maputo-based Espiga de Ouro has invested more than US$50m in the country’s biggest industrial facility that could further alleviate the threat of an erratic bread price in Mozambique.

Research links NAFTA to Canada’s increasing obesity and diabetes rates

Research published on Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is associated with a significant rise in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption in Canada. 

India’s pulse exemption allows Canada to avoid penalties

India has again extended Canada’s exemption on pulse fumigation regulations.

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

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