Snacks and soft drinks brand owners looking to build traction in Indonesia should target local convenience stores amid a soaring trend for young, wealthy consumers to socialise in this retail space, Euromonitor says.
Milled grains and edible oils specialist Bunge is now walking the talk when it comes to collaboration with the launch of a new state-of-the-art culinary center at its Ingredient Innovation Center in Bradley, Illinois, says its North American boss.
Global demand for almonds is increasing, with snacking driving a lot of opportunities. China is the premier snack growth region, says Bill Morecraft, General Manager of Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.
The association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) has been discussing a multi-stakeholder approach to improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply.
US firm Caravan Ingredients showcased cracker enzyme technology that delivers greater throughput and less wastage for firms making the snack at the Institute of Food Technologists 2012 Annual Meeting & Expo, Las Vegas.
United Biscuits (UB) has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle UK to introduce a scheme allowing consumers to post used biscuit wrappers to be recycled into every day goods such as waste bins and watering cans.
Proposals to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products in the UK could open the door to extend the initiative to a raft of food and drink products - a move that would hit both packaging suppliers and brand owners, according to a coalition of companies.
The Snack Food Association and other industry bodies have urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to communicate in writing the deadlines for enforcement of new provisions in the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The Canadian Celiac Association has received a C$245,000 investment from the Canadian government to help enhance food safety systems and develop specific controls for gluten-free foods, in an effort to boost supply of gluten-free foods.
The fallout from the growing consolidation in European flexible packaging market – spearheaded by Amcor’s takeover of Alcan's European packaging operations – has transformed the trading landscape for convertors and brand owners, according to PCI...
Leading US analysts believe that major shareholders are pushing for a PepsiCo split that could happen sooner rather than later, and said the firm could spin-out or sell its Americas Beverages or American snacks businesses.
In order to have any effect on population health, fat taxes must raise food prices by 20% and should be combined with subsidies on healthy foods, say UK-based experts. However industry leaders have branded the calls as ‘irresponsible.’
Research led by the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Morando Soffriti, linking the artificial sweeteners sucralose and aspartame to cancer, was presented today at the Children with Cancer science conference in London; a move industry is damning “irresponsible”.