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Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

Euromonitor: Grupo Bimbo could face disappointment with Canada Bread

Grupo Bimbo will have its work cut out baking up success in Canada and could be disappointed if it expects too much, says analyst. 

Something like a phenomenon: Bakery in China

The bakery sector in China is a social phenomenon - considered by many as a trendy, Western sector, says a Shanghai-based consultant.

Carob flours: The novel antioxidant option for cereal?

Mediterranean carob seed flours hold potential as a novel, antioxidant ingredient for cereal products, according to scientists.

News in brief

American Institute of Baking buys Chinese certification body

The American Institute of Baking has entered into an agreement to acquire Beijing Sino-Swiss ADC, an officially approved certification body in Beijing, China. 

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

Euromonitor: Middle East diabetes surge spells healthy bread prospects

The Middle East has some of the fastest rising levels of diabetes in the world, presenting opportunities for bakery manufacturers to develop healthier bread products, says a Euromonitor analyst.

Alternative snack protein: “Hybrid” meat wins over insects, lentils and seaweed

Locusts, lentils, seaweed or “hybrid” meat? Researchers have found that consumers prefer the thought of non-specified meat substitute snacks over those containing insects or seaweed. 

Japan’s Calbee teams up with URC to tap Filipino snack food market

Filipino food major Universal Robina Corp's has partnered with Calbee Inc., Japan's largest snack food company, a move that will further establish both firms in Philippines’ growing packaged food market.

Nestlé injects $60m into Mexican cereal expansion

Nestlé will invest $60m to upgrade and expand cereal operations in Mexico, doubling capacity at the plant.

Brazil: You won't be fighting over the same consumer group

Brazil from other markets as opportunities lie across all age groups for snacks, cereal and bakery, although motivators remain different, says Canadean.

Japan’s $10.6bn snack market is an R&D playground: Euromonitor

Japan's ultra-developed snack market could be a hotbed for research and development (R&D) in the sector, says Euromonitor.

Nestlé’s Asia chief admits errors in India

The head of Nestlé’s business in Asia has admitted the company has made mistakes in the way it has approached the India market by ignoring consumers in the country’s massive...

Kellogg’s Malaysian Pringles plant to boost Asia hold

The Kellogg Company will build a snacks manufacturing facility in Malaysia to increase Pringles capacity across Asia Pacific.

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.

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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.

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