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Emerging Markets

Fast growing economies such as Brazil, India, Russia and China present big growth prospects for confectioners. Stay on the pulse of multinationals' moves into these markets and keep up to pace with local players here.

Deal could see Nestlé gain fast-track access to China’s $6bn sweet market, analyst

Swiss food giant Nestlé is in talks to buy leading Chinese confectionery firm Hsu Fu Chiin, a deal that would cost about $2.6bn.

Chocolate and gum boost Indian confectionery sales, Euromonitor

Indian confectionery retail sales grew by seven per cent last year, boosted by “key indulgence categories” such as chocolate and functional gum, says Euromonitor.

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Nestle thinks big and small as it highlights packaging mega-trends

Dr Anne Roulin, head of packaging and design at Nestle, has given a unique insight into the mega-trends that are informing packing developments at the global giant.

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Cargill opens innovation center in Brazil

Cargill has opened a new 20,000 square meter innovation center in Brazil, which includes laboratories for flavors, application development and sensory analysis.

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Active and intelligent packaging: the future

What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design...

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Packaging experts to give confectioners free rein

US confectioners and snack makers can get sector specific advice on processing and packaging projects through a new ‘Ask the Experts’ feature at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, said the...

Brazil: Kraft capitalises on chocolate and biscuit growth

Kraft Foods is leveraging the growing trend for chocolate and biscuits in developing markets with the opening of a new $80m production facility in Brazil.

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Compostable films may offer best green option for dried foods

A lack of recycling options makes compostable materials the best option for flexible packaging films in the dry food market, according to Innovia Films.

Cadbury and Nestlé cite eco gains after packaging waste warning

Cadbury and Nestlé say their Easter egg packaging is meeting high sustainability standards, amid calls from a UK government authority for confectioners to further reduce this seasonal packaging and ensure...

Growth boom expected for Indian confectionery market, Datamonitor

The Indian confectionery market will see rapid growth over the next three years, according to the latest Datamonitor research, with an increasing premiumisation trend leading to a hike in chocolate...

Emerging markets drive record Barry Callebaut half year net profits

Strong performance in emerging markets and a strategic focus on customer segmentation rather than individual products have driven Barry Callebaut to record half year profits.

Hike in demand for indulgence fuels Russian confectionery growth

Indulgence products are gaining in appeal in Russia due to increasing disposable income among the middle classes, notes Euromonitor, and it reports a volume growth in confectionery products of 1.2...

Puratos invests in origin chocolate in Brazil

Puratos has boosted production with the acquisition of a majority share in Floresta do Rio Doce, the first origin cocoa factory in Brazil.

Emerging markets: shift noted in children's confectionery trends

Sugar confectionery is giving way to chocolate in terms of the children’s confectionery category in Brazil but Euromonitor International reports impressive growth for jellies, gums and lollipops among Chinese children...

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AAK sets up shop in China

Fats and oil specialist AAK has opened a new office in China and appointed a new country manager, in a bid to get closer to its local customers.

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Orkla merges Russia confectionery firms

Orkla Brands said a merger of its Russian chocolate and confectionery companies into one entity will allow it expand its presence in that market.

Emerging markets and sugar prices drive sucralose takeup, JK Sucralose

The market for the sweetener sucralose is poised for growth, with global production expected to top 15,000 tonnes by 2018, according to the world’s second largest sucralose producer.

Russian choc maker sets out ambitious expansion plans

Modernising production facilities and a factory construction project in the Ukraine will enable a hike in output and turnover of $100m, claims one of Russia’s leading chocolate makers.

BRC reveals key changes to Global Standard for Packaging

Additional safeguards to reduce the risk of chemicals migrating from inks in packaging to food products are included in a new edition of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard...

Kraft likely to have robust defence in India tax probe, says legal expert

Kraft is likely to have a robust defence in relation to the reported investigation into any tax bill it might be liable for following its takeover of Cadbury in February...

Nestlé sells Russian confectionery business

Nestlé has sold its Russian confectionery division, Altai Confectionery, in a bid to focus on its core brands.

Pan-European study reveals packaging trends

Lightweighting, recyclability and the development of eco-packaging have been revealed as the key issues for consumers, according to an analysis of packaging trends across seven major European countries by the...

Packaging material price hikes continue to challenge, finds FoodProductionDaily survey

The results of the inaugural survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past...

Packaging lobbyist warns that green policy divisions in Europe could damage trade

European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.


PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not...

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