Emerging Markets

China's first crop of cocoa pods. Pic: Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences

Spotlight on cocoa Asia

China – the next cocoa superpower?

By Anthony Myers

News that China's small batch of cocoa beans has been recognised by the Bioversity International’s 2021 Cocoa of Excellence competition is seen as another indicator of the rise of Asia’s cocoa sector.

Mondelēz said it has seen continued improvement across emerging markets. Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Cadbury and Oreo brands boost Mondelēz’s revenue in first quarter

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has posted 7.9% revenue growth in the first quarter with improving performance in its emerging markets – after achieving double-digit growth in Cadbury Dairy Milk along with high-single growth in Oreo.

Indulgence, health, shopping more locally and purchasing foods with real provenance will drive the bakery sector in 2021, says the CBA.

Snacking trends

Coronavirus blues expected to continue propelling snacking movement in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

Snacking – both in and out of the home – is a category that did very well in 2020 and the movement looks set to continue in 2021 as consumers look for inexpensive sweet treats to cheer themselves up, writes Karen Dear, director of operations for the Craft...

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