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Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

Ishida Europe has expanded its range of hygienic multihead weighers with a new open frame design that allows fast and easy access for cleaning and inspections.

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Post Holdings completes Weetabix acquisition

Post Holdings today has finalized the acquisition of Weetabix, an 84 year-old UK ready-to-eat cereal company.

Irish chip maker Tayto Group cements foray in British vending sector with West Country acquisition

Tayto Group’s (TGL) sister company, Montagu Group, has acquired Bath-based West Country Vending Service (WCVS) for an undisclosed amount.

Dow/DuPont to divest plastics business amid price hike fears

The Canadian Competition Bureau has reached an agreement relating to the proposed merger between DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company regarding its plastic packaging.

European Commission clears Dow/DuPont merger, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont on condition of the divestiture of DuPont's pesticide business, including its R&D organization.

PepsiCo Argentina closes Buenos Aires plant and relocates cookies, snacks & soft drinks production

PepsiCo Argentina has closed a plant, which produces cookies, snacks and soft drinks, in Florida, Buenos Aires province, and moved production to Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive away, axing...

Bakery product launches decline in UK: IRI analyst

The number of products launched in the UK in the past year has diminished by 8.4%, with food being the biggest contributor to the resulting loss in sales revenue.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

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

Euromonitor projects value sales in the nuts, seeds and trail mixes category will outperform savory biscuits in the US for the first time in 2017. 

Trump tax policy among factors making Canadian researchers cautious on bakery and snack prices

Bakery and cereal retail prices  in Canada will decrease 1% to 3% by the end of 2017, according to a revised forecast from Dalhousie University.

New variant of Queen’s favoured crispbread Ryvita could be top three bestseller

Ryvita is rolling out Three Cheese Thins throughout the UK in July, with Estefania Boerr, senior brand manager at the crispbread producer, expecting it to become a top three selling...

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Nestlé and General Mills JV launches breakfast bars in Germany

Cereal Partners Deutschland (CPD), the German joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills, has launched a range of cereal bars under the Nestlé Clusters brand.

Has Europe experienced a diet revolution? Mintel thinks so

The free-from market has grown considerably in the last few years and data is not showing a slow in interest, according to Mintel.

Ferrero opens first Asian innovation centre in Singapore

Ferrero has opened its first Asian Innovation Center in Singapore to develop and test new products ‘in a market of strategic importance’.

Healthy snacks continue to dominate in the US, shows Mintel research

Health remains a in snacking with 32% of US consumers reporting the majority of snacks they eat are healthy, while 28% are snacking on healthier foods this year than in...

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

pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding, has struck a sales and product development deal with China’s second largest B2C online retailer, JD.com.

Bakery China 2017

Penchant for Western products supports China’s bakery boom, says analyst

China's bakery sector is a thunderous market, spurred on by consumers who have a great desire to develop their knowledge of Western products.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

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

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is constructing a flour mill in Mendota, Illinois, US, to meet growing demand for flour throughout the Midwest.

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European Bank confirms €45m loan to extend Turkish snack producer’s footprint

Peyman Kuruyemis has secured a €45m ($50.7m) loan from the European Bank to support its forward-thinking investment program.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

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

Snacking is becoming more important to consumers who are seeking out new globally-influenced flavors, occasions to snack, and the convergence of culinary trends in the category. 

Spanish scientists roll out low gluten wheat alternative onto new markets

Tritordeum is a trademarked commercial brand developed from durum wheat (Triticum durum) and a wild barley (Hordeum chilense) that is being introduced into the UK and other countries around the...

Cereal movement: General Mills regroups on Tiny Toast as Post Holdings revives Oreo O’s

The US breakfast cereals market has witnessed the return of Post Holdings Oreo O’s and the departure of General Mills’ Tiny Toast.

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

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