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Smaller flexible plastic 0-50 g packs will rise 4% CAGR to 2020, predicts Euromonitor. Source: iStock/memoriesarecaptured

Smaller flexible plastic packs top the trend for 2016

By Jenny Eagle

Smaller flexible plastic packs have topped the trend for 2016 as they give consumers a sense of control over snacking, portion sizes and awareness of sugar intake in food and soft drinks, says Euromonitor International.

Italian consumer watchdog is warning parents not to give children products that contain palm oil due to carcinogenic contaminants. © iStock.com

Don't give children palm oil, says Italian consumer group

By Niamh Michail

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that contain palm oil to children.

Ferrero ups sustainable cocoa and sugar purchases as it aims to source both ingredients solely from sustainable sources by 2020. Photo: Fairtrade

Ferrero to double Fairtrade cocoa purchases

By Oliver Nieburg

Ferrero is to double the amount of Fairtrade cocoa it purchases and will buy Fairtrade sugar for the first time as it targets 100% ‘sustainable' sugar by 2020.

Taylors of Harrogate has launched its own range of Nespresso coffee pods

Taylors eyes future coffee investment

By Nicholas Robinson


Taylors of Harrogate will bring the production of its new coffee capsule products in-house as soon as possible, factory manager John Hennighan has said.

Olive oil prices paid to producers more than doubled during 2014 after a perfect storm of factors devastated European and North African olive crops

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Dutch supermarkets Jumbo and C1000 have boycotted Bertolli olive oil and products from Ferrero and Douwe Egberts following a pricing row – although Douwe Egberts products returned to shelves last week after it reached an agreement with the retailers.

Mondelez grows Dairy Milk sales in flat UK chocolate market as consumers take to share bags and Marvellous range

Top 10 bestselling UK chocolate brands

Mondelez wins with share bags but Mars suffers after downsizing

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales slide for Mars bar and Snickers following downsizing, according to market analysts IRI.

Ferrero looks to guarantee quality of its hazelnut supply

Ferrero acquires hazelnut supplier Oltan

By Oliver Nieburg

The world’s biggest hazelnut buyer Ferrero has purchased the world’s largest hazelnut processor The Oltan Group for an undisclosed sum.

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