Catalina suggests bakery and snack manufacturers go premium in the center store. Pic: TallTalesFromaSmallTown

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Innovations are essential for center store sales, says study

By Douglas Yu

A study by consumer intelligence company Catalina found the center of the retail store is by no means dead and consumers can be enticed back by innovative products, especially when it comes to bakery and snacks.

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.

Biotechnology company Novozymes is opening a new Technology & Innovation Centers in Istanbul. Pic: Novozymes

Novozymes opens Turkish Innovation & Technology Centre

By Gill Hyslop

Novozymes inaugurated its new Innovation & Technology Centre in Istanbul this month, focused on developing enzymes that could ultimately reduce food waste in the MEA (Middle East Africa) region.

Campbell Soup is undergoing a strategic reorganization to focus on the fast-growing snacks and fresh foods categories. Pic: Campbell Soup Company

Campbell announces new corporate structure; COO

By Gill Hyslop

Campbell Soup Company has announced several strategic moves to better position itself in a 'rapidly changing food industry landscape' and focus on 'profitable growth.'

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