All news articles for December 2022

Trident is one of the brands being sold by Mondelēz to Perfetti Van Melle. Pic: Mondelēz

Analyst reaction to transaction

Mondelēz sells part of gum business to rival Perfetti Van Melle for $1.3bn

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its developed-market gum business in the United States, Canada and Europe to Italian-Dutch company, and European rival, Perfetti Van Melle Group for $1.350bn.

What consumers are seeking from their snacks. Pic: Polyudova_Yulia

How snacking habits have shaped up in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Data from FMCG Gurus confirms what we all know – that consumer snacking has seen an increase over the past two years, especially as many turned toward food as a means of comfort during the dark days of the pandemic.

Getty | Andrew Brookes

Study findings: "The good, the bad and the ugly"

By Nikki Hancocks

There is "room for the improvement" of design, analysis and reporting of nutrition studies, researchers have concluded following a meta-epidemiological analysis of more than 2,000 studies.

Date label review could tackle food waste / Pic: gGettyImages-sergeyryzhov

Date marking: Time for a review?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Date labels are often cited as a food waste driver. But to appreciate the relevance of a review of the rules on date marking it is necessary to go back to the beginning of the debate about the current requirements, suggests Katia Merten-Lentz of Food...

Clean Food Group is fermenting yeast to develop a lab-grown, bio-equivalent alternative to palm oil, which has attracted the attention of ingredients major Doehler Group. Image credit: Laurie Lapworth: University of Bath

Doehler invests in lab-grown palm oil alternative

By Flora Southey

The German ingredients supplier is investing in UK-based Clean Food Group (CFG) – a start-up developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil – via its investment arm, Doehler Ventures.