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Japanese snack giant Calbee has reported a slump in profits. Pic: ©GettyImages/switchpipipi/Bellisimo

Has Calbee’s profit slump put PepsiCo partnership in balance?

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese snack giant Calbee posted a profit decline for its third quarter results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 due to sharp slowdown in North America, possibly putting its business partnership with PepsiCo on the line.

BakeMark has added Best Brand's extensive portfolio of bakery ingredients to its own basket of speciality products. Pic: BakeMark

BakeMark acquires Best Brands

By Gill Hyslop

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

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Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

By Joseph James Whitworth

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

Wexxar manager says loss of US manufacturing jobs driven by automation, not trade agreements, as Trump suggests ©iStock/andykatz

Pack Expo 2016

Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

By Douglas Yu

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in Chicago.

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