Confectionery, Snacks: Latest news and analysis articles
The US food industry is going through a period of significant change and the major names have struggled to come up with the answers to meet...
ConAgra Foods' third-quarter numbers were of the 'not as bad as feared' variety. That said, they were still not very good. A host of challen...
Mars Inc plans to step up investment in the Indian chocolate sector by investing in local production. The Indian chocolate market is dominat...
Digital media is becoming the marketing method of choice for FMCGs, Carl Carter of industry analysts IRI writes. But can manufacturers truly...
Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.
Up & Go is the Sanitarium-owned breakfast drink brand that has revolutionised the breakfast category in Australia. Earlier this week it hit UK shelves after Life Health Foods UK, a joint venture between Sanitarium and Australian investment vehicle The Wingate Group, introduced it to the market. The company hopes that the move will help breath fresh life into a struggling sector. Katy Askew spoke to James McMaster, Up & Go UK CEO, to hear more about his hopes for the brand.
Mondelez International has started to make Oreos in Morocco after investing in a plant in Casablanca.
Saudi Arabian food group Almarai is reportedly looking at acquiring Egyptian confectioner Rashidi El-Mizan and dairy firm Dina Farms as part of plans to pump US$500m into the expansion of its business in Egypt.
US confectioner Ferrara Candy Co. plans to increase manufacturing capacity as it looks to expand the number of products it supplies to Walmart.
Osem Investments, the Israeli food maker in which Nestle holds a majority stake, saw sales and profits grow in 2014.
The consortium of investors looking to sell a majority stake in Slovenian food group Zito is still in talks with two bidders, one of the shareholders told just-food today (30 March).
Croatia-based food group Podravka is reportedly set to acquire control of Zito, Slovenia's largest food manufacturer, in a deal said to be worth EUR60-65m.
Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.
Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.
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