Emerging Markets

“This acquisition will reinforce AAK’s speciality oils and fats strategy and offers a strong foothold in Colombia, the third largest GDP in Latin America.

AAK acquires Colombian bakery fats firm FANAGRA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Swedish-Danish oils and fats giant AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has acquired Colombian company Fabrica Nacional de Grasas (FANAGRA), which specializes in vegetable oils and fats for the bakery segment.

Warburtons has posted positive financial results despite difficult trading conditions

Warburtons’ offsets difficulties to secure growth

By Laurence Gibbons

Sales of wraps, sandwich thins and gluten-free products have helped Warburtons offset “difficult” trading conditions to increase turnover and operating profit in the 52 weeks to September 28 2013.

Lynn Dornblaser & David Jago - directors of innovation and insight, Mintel

Dispatches from IFT 2014: 8-minute insight from Mintel innovation directors

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

By Kacey CULLINEY

The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?

Granola in Japan has boomed and playing up health benefits with a fashionable image can be a 'winning formula', says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst

Granola: A sophisticated breakfast win in Japan

By Kacey CULLINEY

Granola has boomed in Japan because of its health promise and versatility and Western cereal firms could cash in further by playing up the trendy aspect, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.

Morrocan style flavors picture credit: Moroccanhospitality.com

Developing western snacks with an ‘Arabic’ spin on them

tna sees Middle East as fastest growing market

By Jenny Eagle

The Middle East is the fastest growing market, in terms of business growth for tna, according to Michael Green, managing director, tna Australia.

Cereal makers should consider incorporating black grains into products in China because of the health connotations, Datamonitor Consumer says

Digging into innovation & NPD with Datamonitor consumer

Black cereal: How to make a splash in China

By Kacey CULLINEY

Black ingredients are considered healthier in China and black breakfast cereals are making a debut splash in the market; a trend Western companies should take note of, says a Datamonitor researcher.

China to keep up high grain production tempo

China to keep up high grain production tempo

By Ankush Chibber

China will continue to maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output in order to achieve its food security target over the next decade, according to an official government-backed report.

Weetabix original cereal and Alpen cereal and bars are already sold in China, but the company has plans to launch new, market-adapted cereals within the next two years

Weetabix NPD for China underway

By Kacey CULLINEY

Weetabix has started to develop new products for China, focused on savory flavors and texture changes that will appeal to Chinese consumers, its global brand head says. 

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