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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.

Genius ‘suitably busy’ amid global expansion

Gluten-free major Genuis is suitably busy with an ambitious international expansion plan as it moves into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its commercial director says.

Japanese food majors to launch new instant noodle brand in India

Two of Japan’s major food makers have reached an agreement to set up instant noodle joint-ventures in India and Nigeria to meet growing demand from these markets.

David Cameron heralds cooking tech firm on Twitter

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has tweeted congratulations to a firm which has had success with its cooking technology and will expand to the US.

Brekky champions and cereal offenders: Oz tastes in breakfast food ads

A tall teenaged boy kisses mum goodbye. Surfing at sunrise. Hypnotising taste. Nutritious energy. Superfood. Supermum. Stupid dad. And a public scale that weighs women as “Fabulous”. Yes, it’s breakfast...

Dessert mixes: How to target a generation who can't bake

Use of functional ingredients and co-branding is needed if dessert mixes are to serve a “lost generation” who want to bake but can’t, says an analyst.

ADM on transatlantic differences: “American sweet” protein bar

Europe is still behind America on the nutrition bar trend and European perceptions of sweetness levels are different, says ADM marketing boss.

Ishida Europe MD: Snacks will be growth tool for Africa

Ishida Europe plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.

Hostess Brands may move beyond US soon, president says

Hostess Brands could move beyond the US as strong interest from around the world has the potential to spark partnerships, its president says.

Only in Waterford: Blaa bread granted EU protection

Traditional Irish blaa bread joins the likes of the Cornish pasty as it is granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) by the European Union. 

Dispatches from FiE

Tereos Syral: Guilt is bakery’s ‘key limitation’

Tereos Syral says despite innovations within the bakery sector, guilt associated with these products must be overcome to ensure growth.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

The Almond Board of California talks pollination, global supply and Chinese demand at this year’s FiE event in Frankfurt.

Beyond Italy: Barilla invests €30m in Harry’s bread

Barilla has said it plans to invest €30m into a French bakery plant for its Harry's bread brand.

Palm oil special

Europe: When dogma makes way for karma

Do consumers vote with their feet when it comes to palm oil? Probably not — or at least that seems to be the case in emerging markets, where the lion’s...

Grupo Bimbo Visa agreement to boost Mexican business

Grupo Bimbo hopes to boost Mexican business thanks to an agreement with Visa via its technology subsidiary that enables small Mexican retailers to accept electronic card payments.

Opinion

Speculation suggests BK is learning from others' Indian midadventures

The wires are ablaze with talk today about the long-awaited entry by Burger King to the Indian fast food market – as much for the chain’s late arrival in the...

Samjo starts up new plant with eye on China’s bakery market

Korean food firm Samjo Celltech is set to begin production of sauces and seasonings at its new plant in the Chinese city of Weihai in eastern Shandong Province, the company...

Frozen bakery will to soar to $32.5bn by 2018

The global frozen bakery market will reach $32,505.2m by 2018, with the Asia-Pacific market promising the greatest growth, according to new report findings. 

McAloo Tikki enters row as another Indian JV starts to fall down

The humble McAloo Tikki, McDonald’s' cheapest and most popular sandwich in India, is at the centre of a row between the multination’s regional office and one of its disgruntled joint-venture...

PepsiCo powers through with collective portfolio

PepsiCo's third quarter (Q3) results reveal good year-to-year growth within snack division Frito-Lay, despite the continuing challenge of a trade landscape divided between volatile emerging economies and sluggish developed markets.

Chinese tastes moving to cereals in spite of last year’s predictions

China’s bakery and cereal sector is expected to grow by almost US$15bn up to 2017 as this predominantly Western export continues to take hold in Chinese homes. 

News in brief

Mrs Bector’s investor 'looking to divest stake in biscuits business'

Rumours persist that one of India’s leading bakery and condiments companies is looking to sell off the controlling stake in its biscuits business to private equity investors.

Urban, young office workers in Asia could energize cereal bar category

The cereal bar category in Asia is on the cusp of a boom with young urbanites a ripe target, particularly in India, says an analyst.

Cereal makers worry as more Aussie schoolchildren skip breakfast

New government data has revealed that one in seven Australian schoolchildren are skipping breakfast, putting at risk their own health and perhaps also that of the country’s cereal makers. ...

Live from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Prof: 'GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west'

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition...

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