In fine fettle: But, elsewhere, parched soils have already capped cereal yields and could boost prices.

Drought set to boost European cereal and sugar prices

By Mike Stones

Prolonged drought in northern Europe has already capped yields of cereals and sugar beet and, without significant rainfall over the next two months, could significantly boost prices, warn analysts.

Innovation in dry food packaging

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Innovation in dry food packaging

By Helen Glaberson

A flour product adapted especially for its resealable plastic flour pouch and a vacuum packed chocolate bar are two products that stand out above the raft of new dry food launches, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD).