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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.

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Growing against regulations: Cannabis edibles industry’s significant profit margins are yet to be seen, Colorado marijuana bakers said

Experts from the cannabis edibles industry have shattered the popular belief that manufacturers of cannabis-infused bakers are able to make large profit margins due to the growing cannabis market. 

Kellogg to acquire controlling stakeholder of Brazil’s Parati for $429m

Kellogg has entered an agreement to acquire Ritmo Investimentos, controlling shareholder of Brazilian food group Parati to expand its presence in global emerging markets.

Turning a new leaf: Dos Pinos launches dairy, nectars & oatmeal in Tetra Pak Slim leaf cartons

Dos Pinos in Costa Rica has partnered with Tetra Pak to launch its dairy, nectars and oatmeal brands in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Slim Leaf carton packs.

Brazil’s drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go ready for simultaneous debut in Europe and US

Brazil’s first drive-thru bakery chain Pão to Go (Bread to Go) is set to expand to Europe and the US to capitalize on its concept of express bakery services for...

'War on sugar’ fosters change for global candy industry: Euromonitor

The “war on sugar” has dented demand of sweet snacks as 47% of global consumers look for foods with limited or no added sugar, according to a recent survey by Euromonitor....

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

Packaging news round-up: Bosch; JBT; Huhtamaki; Mondi; Rockwell

Bosch has relocated its R&D activities to a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having outgrown its previous location in various buildings across the city.

Enjoy Life Foods builds $39m ‘free-from' bakery to expand global footprint

Mondelēz-owned snack brand Enjoy Life Foods has doubled its capacity with the opening a new 200,000-square-foot free-from bakery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Mondelēz ramps up presence in emerging markets with $65m R&D investment

Mondelēz International is to invest $65m in developing a global network of research & development facilities.

Reading Bakery Systems expands in Asia to tap ‘dynamic and diverse’ market

Processing solutions firm Reading Bakery Systems is expanding its presence in the Asian market.

To Russia with Love: Snacks manufacturers urged to target Russian men

Russian men have been flagged up by analysts as a big opportunity for manufacturers to develop business in Russia's rapidly expanding snacks market.

China’s fragmented bakery market likely to consolidate: Mintel

China’s fast-growing bakery market is likely to experience consolidation as larger players develop, analysts at Mintel have suggested.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

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Hongkongers warned to avoid unhealthy mooncakes

Hong Kong authorities have warned the public against buying mooncakes with high levels of sugar, fat and sodium ahead of the Mid-Autumn festival later this month.

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally....

Mondelēz warns multinationals to reposition during China’s economic slowdown

Multinational companies should reconsider their business strategies amid China’s economic slowdown, Mondelēz China president Stephen Maher told the audience at the recent Food and Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai....

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

Unilever factory good practice certificate suspended in cereal contamination scare

Israeli health chiefs have suspended the Good Manufacturing Practice certificate at a Unilever factory after potentially contaminated breakfast cereal was sent out to retailers.


Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there...

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DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

A “packaged roti” for a market that has been turning its back on homemade breads in favour of more convenient products with longer shelf-life is now available from a range...

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

Mondelēz adapts Milka to local tastes for China launch

Mondelēz International has tailored its Milka brand to Chinese tastes ahead of September launch for the power brand in the emerging Chinese market. 

Grupo Bimbo US performance hindered by pressure in private label

Pressure on volumes in the US private label bread market has offset growth in Grupo Bimbo brands, the company has reported.

Taiwan reviews safety of two flour additives

Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.

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