Pladis owns some of the large confectionery and biscuits brands including Godiva and McVities. Pic: CN

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pladis targets $1bn North America sales with new ventures unit

By Douglas Yu

pladis has formed an internal ventures team in North America to help incubate new brands and bring its products from other countries to the US as the company said the region is 'a priority market and is well on track to achieve $1bn in sales'...

Modern Pop uses whole fruit as its primary ingredient. Pic: Modern Pop

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Frozen snacks maker Modern Pop receives new investment

By Douglas Yu

Frozen fruit bars producer Modern Pop hopes to gain market share and grow rapidly with a new round of investment from three venture capital firms: Cambridge Companies SPG, Rocana Venture Partners and Steelpoint Capital.