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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.

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.

Special edition: Dry food packaging

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...

Virtual engagement to aid food and drink packaging innovation, claims MWV

Leading packaging materials and machinery supplier MWV claims its open innovation portal will generate new ideas related to sustainability, materials science and substrate development for food and drink packaging.

Cereal and pasta makers will gain from seal integrity of biopolymer, Innovia

A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new...

Stretchable paper could revolutionise thermoformed packaging

A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told at the Emballage show in Paris last week.

Dispatches from Emballage in Paris

Prototype system promises significant energy savings in packaging process

Sustainability and energy saving are two of the major trends driving current development in packaging and processing technology.

Packaging innovation centred on convenience, analysts

Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

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