Emerging Markets

Treofan Americas. Photo: CCL.

CCL Industries in talks to acquire Treofan America

By Jenny Eagle

CCL Industries has signed a binding agreement to acquire Treofan America and Trespaphan Mexico Holdings from M&C for approximately $255m with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2018.

Mount Mayon's wild pili nuts from the Philippine rainforest enter the market as volcano erupts in the growing region. Photo: MM

Startup Watch

Premium nut dubbed ‘next macadamia’ faces volcanic threat

By Oliver Nieburg

Startup Mount Mayon has developed a special method for processing the pili nut for packaged goods - it enters the market as its raw material grows next to an erupting volcano that has displaced thousands.

Europe represents 66.6% of Brazil’s confectionery exports. Pic: ©GettyImages/Waldemarus

Europe sees Brazilian confections bonanza in 2017

By Douglas Yu

Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.