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Sustainability database can help manufacturers avoid buying bad palm oil

There's "a gold rush mentality" in the palm oil sector preventing it from becoming truly sustainable, says Danish NGO NepCon. But its database Sourcing Hub can help manufacturers make the most sustainable...

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

Daelmans enters biggest US discount retailer Dollar General

Daelmans has secured distribution for its stroopwafel duo packs in Dollar General stores across the US.

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‘The pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing’

‘One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes.

Nigeria producer Sona Agro educates its VIP consumers on biscuit production

Sona Agro Allied Foods, one of Nigeria’s biggest biscuit companies, opened its factory in Ota, Ogun State to students to raise the standards of education in the African country.

Lantmännen Cerealia acquires Russian crispbread producer Orient Products

Finn Crisp maker Lantmännen Cerealia has acquired Orient Products for an undisclosed amount.

Clean-label bread market 'ripe for growth' in US, says president of Pak Group

Pak Group’s North American brand, Bellarise, has developed a clean-label Hawaiian roll improver that is available in non-allergen and non-GMO formats.

Popcorn and pretzels could still compete in Frito-Lay dominated Walmart: says analyst

Quri’s latest data shows that Lay’s, Ruffles and Pringles dominate the share of display at Walmart stores across the US, but there is still room for other snack products....

Food and drink brands aim to win big in e-commerce

General Mills, Kellogg, Unilever and Coca Cola Co. outline their plans to win in e-commerce, a channel tipped for growth in Europe where brands over-index.

News in brief

Graphic Packaging to close US Paperboard Mill, axing 120 jobs

Graphic Packaging will close its coated recycled paperboard mill in Santa Clara, California, at the end of 2017.

ADM Milling introduces Multiseed Bread Mix with ancient grains in the UK

ADM Milling has launched a multiseed concentrate that contains ancient grains in the UK, in response to growing consumer demand for wellness-focused foods.

Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors ahead of footy finals

Kellogg’s-owned Pringles has launched limited edition Chicken Salt and Meat Pie flavors to its tubular-boxed potato chip snacks in Australia.

Nestlé launches Shreddies marketing campaign that reflects modern life

Nestlé’s latest brand campaign, created by McCann London, moves away from knitting grandmothers after seven years to embrace a new ‘Shreddie or Not’ attitude.

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

Shanying Paper International to acquire Nordic Paper

Shanying Paper International has agreed to acquire Nordic Paper, which produces kraft and greaseproof paper for the food and bakery industry.

Bimbo Colombia opens $86m bakery facility

Bakery giant Bimbo Colombia has officially opened its second multi-million bakery facility with four production lines in Tenjo, about 20 miles outside of Bogotá.

Fairfields Farm rolls out new microwavable crisps concept in UK

Artisan snack producer, Fairfields Farm, has created the first ever microwaveable bag of crisps (potato chips in the US).

Wessanen’s Whole Earth sees protein snack going mainstream

Wessanen’s Whole Earth brand is extending its sports nutrition snack, Power Balls, beyond health channels and onto supermarket shelves as health-focused consumers become more “mainstream”.

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

Pladis to expand Godiva, DeMet’s and McVitie’s in US with new NY office

Pladis, the global confectionery unit of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, will expand to a new office in White Plains, New York, on Sept 29, 2017.

Egypt ripe for Britannia biscuits expansion

Egypt is among the countries under consideration by Indian snack major Britannia Industries as it seeks to expand its international footprint.

Indian Prataap Snacks plans IPO by October-November

Yellow Diamond potato chip maker Prataap Snacks has announced its initial public offering (IPO) will hit the market in two months as it looks to expand operations and enter new...

Astarta secures $25m loan from EBRD to develop and modernize Ukraine grain sector

Ukraine agricultural conglomerate Astarta Grain has secured a $25m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to upgrade its grain and sugar facilities.

CSM Bakery and 3D Systems to bring 3D printing to food industry

CSM Bakery Solutions is collaborating with 3D Systems Corp to develop 3D printers for the food industry, expected to be ready for distribution by the end of 2018.

Kraklin' Kamut organic snacks will be as affordable as Snickers, says GM

The sea salt-flavored kamut snacks - made from an ancient grain - were developed two years ago and received an 'overwhelming' interest received from consumers.

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