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Mondelēz union workers’ leader welcomes demise of TPP decision, remains silent on job loss by automation

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the...

Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

The US flour-milling and ingredients company has joined General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler and The Hershey Company in assisting eight African countries to feed themselves.

South Africa Competition Commission halts packaging acquisition

The Competition Commission of South Africa has stopped Corruseal Group acquiring Boxlee and Pride Pak Packaging.

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

Dinant snack manufacturer generates electricity from African Palm fruit

Dinant, which produces snacks, cooking oils, processed foods, fruits and vegetables, for Central America, the Dominican Republic and other global exports, has built a biogas plant using waste from the...

Contaminated illegal Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs repeatedly rejected by EU

Numerous Nigerian products, including nuts and seeds used by the snacks and bakery industries, have been refused entry into the EU in the past two years as they’ve been found...

Ishida Europe on how African snack manufacturers can be more competitive

African snack manufacturers need to improve efficiencies by eliminating product giveaway and increase throughput, according to Ishida Europe.

‘A call to arms’: Infant nutrition cereals failing to meet standards in low income countries

An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns...

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

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MENA Millennials driving demand for bakery and snacks, says Golden Agri-Resources

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is developing a taste for luxury products, especially premium bakery goods, snacks and confectionery.

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

FAO calls for keeping fingers on the pulse to eradicate food security

As the International Year of Pulses (IYP) draws to an end, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reiterated its belief that pulses can contribute to key Sustainable Development Goals....

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Tetra Recart expands globally entering Middle East snack category

Tetra Recart, part of dairy processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak, is strengthening its portfolio of long shelf life food products globally.

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce platform, reached record sales of $15bn during Double 11 this year, prompting domestic confectionery and snack brands to step up their web strategies. 

Grain-free likely to lead bakery’s future, Euromonitor

The free-from grains trend is gaining pace as gluten-free becomes a global standard in the bakery industry, wrote Euromonitor’s senior insight analyst Pinar Hosafci.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Philibert Savours creates mini panettone cakes with dates for MENA market

Philibert Savours created mini panettone cakes with dates for the MENA market at Gulfood Manufacturing last week.

China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

India

Arjuna launches Ayurveda-based clean-label preservative

Kerala-based botanicals major Arjuna Natural Extracts will launch a range of preservatives that the company says will appeal to the clean-label food fixation of millennials by combining herbal extracts with...

Cibus Tec 2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

NACS 2016

Dried meat snack companies bet on meat sticks for sales boost in 2017

BakeryandSnacks has discovered through the recent NACS show in Atlanta, Georgia that many leading meat snack brands, including Krave Jerky and Slim Jim, are expanding meat stick portfolio next year...

CIBUS TEC 2016

Gorreri to focus on US after success in China, India & the Middle East

Gorreri, which supplies lines and equipment for layer cakes and mini rolls, among others, is about to focus on the US market after success in China, India and the Middle...

IBIE 2016

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.

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