The UK admitted it was pushing back the publication of its plans to tackle childhood obesity. Nestle said it was looking to turn its Italian chocolate Baci Perugina into a global brand. FrieslandCampina said it is mulling a move for a majority stake in Pakistan dairy group Engro Foods.

UK delays childhood obesity strategy

The UK government has delayed publication of its childhood obesity strategy, which was slated to include a decision on whether to introduce a sugar tax.

Nestle to turn Italy’s Baci Perugina into “global brand”

Nestle has said it plans to make its Italian chocolate brand Baci Perugina into a “global brand” and promised to pump more than EUR60m into the brand over the next three years.

FrieslandCampina weighing up move for Pakistan’s Engro Foods

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy group, is looking into buying a majority stake in Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company.

Kellogg takes gluten-free Corn Flakes, Special K to Australia

Kellogg has announced the launch of gluten-free versions of its Corn Flakes and Special K cereals in Australia.

This week, we took a deep dive into the issues facing packaged food manufacturers doing business in India. Click here to read the latest insight on the country’s millennials, e-commerce sector and what the market offers to exporters.

UK food exports fall in 2015

Sales of UK food and soft drinks fell in 2015, hit by the strength of sterling against the euro, which made the country’s products less competitive in some of its key markets.

Orkla buys UK cone maker Waverley Bakery from Lees Foods

Orkla has acquired UK-based ice cream cone and wafer maker, The Waverley Bakery Ltd, for around GBP5.2m (US$7.3m).

DMK, Doc Kaas merger back on

A proposed merger between European dairy co-operatives DMK and DOC Kaas is back on after the European Commission gave it the green light yesterday (3 March).

Nestle expects “double-digit” growth on Egypt investments

Nestle has confirmed that it intends to continue to invest in growing its business in the Egyptian market, where it expects to report double-digit growth in 2016.

Fairtrade certification – what are food companies buying into?

As Fairtrade Fortnight gets underway in the UK, Ben Cooper examines ten attributes of the Fairtrade system that define what it offers to farmers, food companies and consumers.

Danone’s Happy Family launches Clearly Crafted baby food

Danone’s organic baby food business Happy Family is launching a new line of premium organic baby foods, Clearly Crafted, that come in transparent pouches.