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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Nestlé reports slower growth, expects challenging year ahead

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.3% on Thursday as the company announced its slowest growth in three years, with developing markets hit by natural disasters and continued market weakness in Europe and the Americas.

Allied says there are opportunities in the roll segment

Allied Bakeries invests in ‘healthy white’ bread

By Kacey Culliney

UK firm Allied Bakeries has launched a high fiber white bread loaf and roll line under its Allinson brand to target huge opportunities in the healthier white segment, its brand manager says.

Healthy food enzymes help Novozymes report 2012 growth

Healthy food enzymes help Novozymes report 2012 growth

By Nathan Gray

Increasing demand for industry to produce healthier foods helped Novozymes to a strong 2012 performance in its food and drink business, however the Danish enzyme specialist says growth was ‘below expectation’.

Mondelez GCC sales director John Stephenson (centre) meets JV partners Khaled S. Olayan (left) and Salah Algosaibi (right)

Mondelez eyes Saudi expansion with new JV

By Oliver Nieburg

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has entered a joint venture to expand distribution in Saudi Arabia, which it calls an “important and strategic market” in the region.

2012 has seen plenty of money change hands...

Biggest movements of 2012: Buyouts, JVs and those left up for sale…

By Kacey Culliney

This year has seen a flurry of activity in the bakery, snack and cereal market with big buys, joint ventures and companies left up for sale as we enter 2013. BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look back at some of the most prominent moves to shake up the sector…

Diamonds Foods saw market share losses for brands such as Kettle Chips

Diamond posts Q1 loss after walnut scandal

By Oliver Nieburg

Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods has recorded a $10.7m loss in the first quarter of 2013 after incurring expenses for an investigation into improper payments to walnut growers.

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

By Hank Schultz

Many successful food brands have a founding myth.  In the case of Bear Naked Granola, it is the story of the co-founders offering “breakfast in bed” to the wrong person.

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