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Special edition: 'The rise of free from'

The demand for products with dual or multiple free-from labeling is growing

By Gill Hyslop

The rise of free from is throwing up unique challenges for manufacturers in that, often products that replace allergens can have an allergen classification themselves, like nuts to provide protein and fat content; or eggs or milk to bind ingredients in...

Cargo has signed a deal with Uber to enable drivers to make extra money by selling snacks and other essentials to passengers. Pic: Cargo

Uber inks deal with Cargo to offer snacks to passengers

By Gill Hyslop

New York-based startup Cargo – which provides in-car commerce to the rideshare economy – has signed an exclusive partnership deal with driver app Uber to offer a vending serving to passengers.

PepsiCo's profits were bolstered by its sales of its salty snacks, despite headwinds from its beverage division.

Frito-Lay props up PepsiCo’s profits as soda goes flat

By Gill Hyslop

Pepsi posted a second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by strong sales of Frito-Lay and other salty snacks, which offset pressures as health conscious consumers shift away from colas.