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Pay more, waste less: Scottish food study

By Louis Gore-Langton

Research by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland suggests that while food price hikes have reduced the amount bought by the public, an equal reduction in food waste has kept overall food intake constant.

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Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

By Louis Gore-Langton

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning for families on the dangers of parental...

Just like other branded Amazon Dash devices, the Airheads version connects to the member's Wi-Fi and Amazon mobile app, enabling customers to restock on the item by clicking it once.

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Airheads joins one-click shopping with Amazon Dash

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Perfetti Van Melle USA’s Airheads brand is the latest confectionery product to join Amazon’s Dash Button program, which allows consumers to reorder a product through the e-commerce giant by clicking a small Airheads-branded device. 

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.

Slower US population growth driven by hispanic people will create a fragmented retail space, says RetailNet

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What the future holds: The 2020 retail landscape

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectionery companies will need to adapt to a rapidly changing retail landscape as ethnic minorities lead population growth in the developed US market.

Germans eating more chocolate

Germans eating more chocolate

German chocolate sales grew by 3.6 per cent in the first five
months of 2003 as retailers ended their price war and returned to
more normal prices. But volumes rose by less than 1 per cent, and
the exceptionally hot weather in June...