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Kraft introduced its Planters brand to China last year to crack into the country's nut snack market. Pic: China Candy

Want Want, PepsiCo and Orion only account for 19% of the Chinese snack market. Could nuts and seeds be a future disruptor?

Savory snacks market in China expected to reach $16.6bn by 2021, Euromonitor

By Douglas Yu

A recent Euromonitor report projected China's savory snack market will reach sales of 3,676,200 tons and 144.1bn RMB ($16.6bn) by 2021 with 4% retail volume CAGR and 6% value CAGR. 

Ardent Mills has joined several other leading food companies to assist Partners in Food Solutions to feed Africa. Pic: ©iStock/ajansen

Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

By Gill Hyslop

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.

General Mills has been using a cost-cutting strategy to make itself financially more attractive to potential buyers, Euromonitor speculated. Pic: ©iStock/Wolterk

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

By Douglas Yu

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway last year.

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Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

By Niamh Michail

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food to kids.

SunOpta to 'significantly enhance' quality assurance. Photo: iStock - BrianAJackson

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

By Vince Bamford

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of management for its quality assurance.

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