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Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

Manufacturers in their swarms are flurrying to emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, China and India to cash in on booming populations that have money to spend. But it isn't a simple 'shift' of business model. Companies must work hard to carefully tailor products and marketing to very different and varied consumer groups.

Global trends: Where are the world's strongest and weakest candy & snacks markets?

Snacks and confectionery value sales growth has slowed to its lowest level in at least five years in many parts of the world, according to data from retail analysts Euromonitor...

MonoSol develops film pouch that releases F&B ingredients when exposed to water

MonoSol has partnered with food-grade film customer Dicoisa to package F&B ingredients in pouches that dissolve and release their contents when exposed to water.

India

Potassium bromate banned following bakery investigation

The long-running potassium bromate in bread affair seems to have reached a conclusion, after India’s food regulator banned the chemical—a common bakery additive.

Tyrrells investing in Australian factory to expand brand in APAC markets

UK snacks supplier Tyrrells is investing in Yarra Valley Snack Foods – the Australian business it acquired last year – as it looks to expand the Tyrrells brand in the...

Hand-made, small-batch trend fuels Gaslamp popcorn product launch

California popcorn brand Gaslamp is introducing new flavor Malibu Mix to grocery stores across the state as it continues to tap demand for locally produced food.

How to foster a buzzing edible insects industry

A Finnish project is to investigate the main hurdles and opportunities for the edible insect industry by linking up input from multidisciplinary players from relevant sectors. 

When sweets and snacks go 'thin'

Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.

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Marinade brand Soy Vay enters snack category with popped rice clusters

Asian marinades brand Soy Vay has extended into the US snacks category with the launch of popped rice clusters.

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Bare Snacks set for organic launch is it aims to expand distribution

Bare Snacks is about to launch a range of organic coconut chips as it sets its sights on expanding its distribution. 

Pladis: Yildiz consolidates Godiva, Ulker, UB and DeMet's into new global business

Yildiz Holding is bringing together its core confectionery and bakery businesses to form new global company Pladis.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Bigs seeds spices up sunflower with Tapatío and brings innovation to pumpkin

Seed brand Bigs is aiming to tap demand for hot sauces - and bring innovation to the pumpkin seed category - with two new products.

‘Major surge’ in US and China wheat stocks predicted by FAO

US wheat stocks are set to grow, according to new forecasts from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Hathor Group seeking spot in US market for Brazilian granola and cookies

South American food producer Hathor Group is looking to secure US distribution for its Grano cookies and granola.

Push to drive UK wheat exports as drought hits North African cereal crops

With wheat exports to North Africa tipped to increase this year, UK businesses have been raising awareness of the properties of locally grown flour to overseas bakers.

India

Officials urge calm as firms vow to remove cancer chemicals from bread

Health officials have urged consumers not to panic over the presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread after an analysis revealed that many of India’s most popular bakery brands tested positive...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Burton's bringing Cadbury Mini Fingers and Wispa biscuits to the US

UK firm Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its US line-up with two more Cadbury products manufactured under licence from Mondelēz International.

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Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based...

Naturell launches India’s first protein-rich extruded snack

Naturell India has launched a seven-grain protein snack which it claims is a first of its kind in the country.

Aldomak embarks on major expansion programme predicting 50% sales growth

Aldomak which makes tablets, fudge and macaroons is projecting sales of £1.9m ($2.8m) for 2017 on the back of a slew of contract wins and increased activity with existing clients.

Healthy & Natural Show

Goodness Grainless and Squirrel & The Bee target $10m in grain-free sales

Granola brand Goodness Grainless and sister business Squirrel & The Bee cookies are tapping growing demand for grain-free food with their nut-flour products.

South Africa’s Premier Foods reaches settlement over bread cartel claim

South African bakery and confectionery business Premier Foods has reached a settlement with civil society organizations over its involvement in a bread cartel.

Functional flours market set to grow as bakery consumers seek health benefits

Consumer awareness of the potential health benefits of functional flours is set to continue to fuel growth in the market, according to a new report.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle taps organic boom with new range

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Snack Innovations to tap key consumer trends with first organic popcorn lines

US manufacturer Snack Innovations is set to unveil its first USDA Organic snack ranges under the new Awesome Organics brand.

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