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Impulse snack purchases are a common yet declining consumer habit, Euromonitor finds. ©GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO

Are impulse snack purchases under siege? Euromonitor explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 70% of in-store snack purchases are unplanned -- indicating that impulse snack shopping is a shared habit among most consumers, Euromonitor senior analyst Jared Koerten said at the Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago yesterday.

Indian biscuit and baked goods producer Mrs Bector's plans to be listed on the stock exchange by the end of the next calendar year. Pic: ©GettyImages/pupunkkop

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Mrs Bector’s plans 2019 IPO

By Gill Hyslop

Indian biscuit and bun producer Mrs Bector’s plans to list on the National Stock Exchange of India by the end of next calendar year.

Lanson Goup is making an entry into the Indian snack market with its new mini ready-to-eat poppadums. Pic: ©GettyImages/JoeGough

Lanson Group forays into ready-to-eat snacks segment

By Gill Hyslop

Indian conglomerate Lanson Group has announced its entry into the snacks segment with the launch of Popodax, mini ready-to-eat appalams designed to appeal to time-strapped Indian consumer.

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