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Floodwaters inundated a farm in Pacific Junction, Iowa, in late March. Pic: Getty Images/Bloomberg/Daniel Acker

Low maize output in US grays 2019 global cereal production

By Kristine Sherred

Overall cereal production could increase 1.2% to 2.68m tons by the end of this year, but excessive flooding in the Midwestern US has diminished prospects for maize, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organic (FAO).

Pret a Manager plans to up the ante on its vegetarian and vegan offerings. Pic: ©GettyImages/zi3000

Pret a Manger turbocharges its veggie push with Eat acquisition

By Gill Hyslop

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger plans to give its Veggie Pret spin-off a turbo boost with new outlets, following the acquisition of smaller rival Eat in Veggie in response to the growing demand for vegetarian and vegan grab-and-go options.

Cream of the crop: The dairy boom in China's bakery market

Cream of the crop: The dairy boom in China’s bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

Irish dairy processor Glanbia is capitalizing on the Chinese consumer’s growing penchant for full-fat dairy creams – especially prevalent in raft of exquisitely decorated cream-topped cakes on show at Bakery China.

Creating trends in China’s bakery market

Creating trends in China’s bakery market

By Gill Hyslop

Rich Products Corporation has been at the forefront of development in China’s bakery industry since its entry three decades ago and today is considered a trend originator.

China’s bakery market: Growing faster than the country’s GDP

China’s bakery market: Growing faster than the country’s GDP

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned with the exploding growth in China’s bakery sector, Bakery China has grown from relatively small beginnings in 1997 to an enormous trade event occupying more than 200,000m2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center in China.

Traditional almond cookies from Macau. Pic: ©GettyImags/MosayMay

China’s biscuit boom

By Gill Hyslop

Biscuit consumption is soaring in China, on the back that these intrinsic snacks offer pleasure and convenience, a boost of energy as well as satisfying hunger. They are also regarded as a well-heeled gift.

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