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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.

Nestlé has decided to appoint Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, starting on 1 January 2017

Nestlé appoints new CEO

By Will Chu

Food giant Nestlé has appointed Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, effective from the start of next year.

Swiss chocolatier adds’ ‘store-within-a-store’ concept in Hong Kong via DFS partnership

Lindt launches 'shop-in-shop' concept in Hong Kong

By Douglas Yu

Passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are now able to pick and mix their favorite Lindor chocolate for the first time, thanks to the recent partnership between Lindt and DFS.

Greenpeace has alleged further palm oil supply chain abuse. IOI says it is putting its house in order. ©iStock

IOI damage raises questions about RSPO standards

By David Burrows

The damage caused by IOI’s deforestation and peatland drainage is “far greater” than that detailed in the complaint that led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil suspending the supplier back in April, says Greenpeace.

Grupo Turin could give Mars a foothold in the international premium chocolate space, but it may need to act faster than usual, says Euromonitor's Jack Skelly

Industry Voices - Euromonitor analyst Jack Skelly

The race to the top: Is chocolate's premiumization wearing thin?

By Jack Skelly, Euromonitor analyst

Mars’ Grupo Turin buy gives it a premium chocolate brand to expand internationally, but consumers are increasingly building loyalty to its competitors as the segment grows saturated, writes Euromontior analyst Jack Skelly.

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Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

By Jenny Eagle

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

Colorpak confecrtionery clients include Nestlé, Cadbury, Lindt & Ballantyne

Graphic Packaging International to acquire Colorpak for $60m

By Jenny Eagle

Graphic Packaging International, part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has agreed to buy Colorpak, a folding carton supplier in Australia and New Zealand for $60m, with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2016.