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.
Flowers Foods will ignite growth in new markets and pick up lost volumes with its newly acquired ex-Hostess brand Wonder – a product its president and CEO describes as a...
Only 3% of Indians regard breakfast as an essential meal, nearly three-quarters do not eat an adequate breakfast each day and one in four skip it completely, according to a...
Alum-based baking ingredients are to blame for almost one-third of Chinese people consuming quantities of aluminium above the recommended maximum safe level in their diets, according to new research.
Market-watchers in India have recently been speculating that PepsiCo is poised to make a bid for an Indian crisp manufacturer as a means to grab greater control of snacks in...
If you were asked to list Japan’s biggest export concepts, what would you say? Undoubtedly consumer electronics would be there; cars too - after all, the country has made the...
As companies jostle for rights to own fast-food franchises in China, is the real quick service restaurant picture really as rosy as it looks on the surface?
Grupo Bimbo lost a bit of its DNA when it re-entered Brazil because there was too much focus on immediate growth, its CEO admits.
Fast food chain KFC tops the table in China as the most powerful international brand in the country, according to research compiled for the BBC.
AAK has acquired Turkey-based oils and fats supplier Unipro from Unilever for an undisclosed sum, the company said on Friday.
Younger Mexican consumers have adopted healthier eating trends as US influence, obesity concerns and marketing efforts take hold, prompting a sharp rise in breakfast cereal consumption, according to Canadean.
Indian consumers have universally steered towards healthier breakfast options over the last decade and oat cereals have far outpaced other choices, Nielsen research shows.
Interest in quinoa has surged among consumers in Europe and the United States – but the rapid increase in its popularity has also given rise to concerns about sustainable production.
A month after announcing a deal to buy baby food firm Plum Organics, Campbell Soup has unveiled plans to acquire Kelsen Group A/S, a Danish producer of baked snacks that...
The chairman of Taiwanese food and drink major Want-Want has topped the Forbes Taiwan rich list for the second year running on the back of a booming snacks business in...
There is an urgent need for freshness in the cake sector with strongest demands from Asia and South America, a Puratos brand manager says.
Snack makers must cast aside stereotypes when targeting the BRIC region because the markets and consumers are a lot more complicated, an analyst says.
Bimbo is a popular bakery brand that is in growth but global penetration remains fairly low outside Latin America, an expert says.
Frito-Lay’s flagship brand Lay’s has a global penetration of 26% and is the ninth most chosen fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) brand in the world, according to Kantar World Panel.
PepsiCo will push its snacks brands further into Asia in a new deal with Swiss market expansion specialist DKSH.
Snack makers must continue to innovate and develop new markets to succeed in a tough and increasingly competitive marketplace, says the president of the Snack Food Association (SFA).
A snack is a snack in every market making global brand building easier, a Euromonitor analyst says.
Knowledge on ingredients and formulation puts Taura Natural Ingredients in good stead as it ventures into developing and manufacturing fruit snacks for selected partners, its marketing manager says.
Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.
Large scale solar food processing remains under-exploited, especially in hot countries, according to a study that is due to be published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology.
Manufacturers should stand poised to cash in on India’s burgeoning packaged breakfast cereal market, an analyst says.