McVities owner Yildiz wants to float Pladis snacks arm by 2020

McVitie's owner Yildiz wants to float Pladis snacks arm by 2020

A new standard for managing food waste was announced this week in a bid to tackle a pressing problem in the sector, with the move getting the backing of companies including Nestle and Tesco. There were two notable stories in snacks: McVitie's-to-Godiva group Yildiz Holding formally unveiling new snacks arm Pladis and revealing plans to list the business by 2020, while it emerged PepsiCo is to build another snacks plant in India. Elsewhere, Lindt & Sprungli said its CFO Dr Dieter Weisskopf would become its new chief executive. Click on the headlines for more.

Nestle, Tesco back new world standard on food loss and waste

A new set of reporting requirements aimed at monitoring and managing food loss and waste was launched today (6 June), supported by organisations including Nestle and Tesco.

Beijing advises lower added sugar consumption

China's 2016 version of the national dietary guidelines, published by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, for the first time includes suggestions on daily added sugar intake, which should be "no more than 50 grams".

Obesity on rise among US women, research shows

The obesity rate for women in the US is increasing, according to a new survey released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Yildiz plans Pladis IPO to support "aggressive" growth

Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of brands including Godiva and McVitie's, has said it plans to list its recently established food unit, Pladis, in London by 2020 as part of a push to become the world's largest snack group.

PepsiCo given green light for India snack plant

The Indian state government of Karnataka has given PepsiCo permission to build a major new soft drinks and snacks manufacturing plant 200km south-west of Bangalore, an official has confirmed to just-food.

Lindt CFO Dieter Weisskopf set to become chief executive

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has announced president and CEO Ernst Tanner is to be replaced by chief financial officer Dr Dieter Weisskopf.

General Mills expanding in organic yoghurt with Organic Valley tie-up

General Mills has entered a "strategic sourcing partnership" with US-based Organic Valley in a move that the Annie's maker said will support its expansion in the US organic yoghurt category.

India's Sakthi Group to see ABT Foods unit invest in dairy arm

India's ABT Foods is looking to boost its dairy production, to serve states in the south of the country.

German dairies Schwaelbchen and Hochwald to cooperate on production

Germany's Schwaelbchen Dairy and Hochwald Foods have signed a letter of intent for long-term cooperation on the production of long-life milk and in the sales of raw milk

India's food market ripe for investment, says Rabobank-backed fund

India's food market is ripe for further investment as companies seek to expand the range and availability of their products to satisfy a growing population of young adults, the head of a local investment fund supported by Rabobank has told just-food.