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Chaucer sold to Japanese food firm in €122m deal

By Louis Gore-Langton

British food firm Chaucer has been sold to Japanese manufacturer Nagatanien in a £102.8m (€122.8m) deal which the freeze-dried food manufacturer says will help it expand into the US and Asia.

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.

Japanese bean takes hold of Europe

Is azuki the next big bean?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The azuki bean, also known as adzuki and aduki, is more commonly found in Japanese kitchens, yet has recently been creeping into the European culinary consciousness. With its high nutritional value and gluten-free potential, could it be the next big thing...