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Americas: Soft drink giant phases out equipment with HFCs, commits to climate change initiatives

PepsiCo has announced new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy Climate...

Americas: Wasa’s crispbread products certified non-GMO

Seven of Wasa’s crispbread products have passed the independent verification and testing process, allowing them to bear the Non-genetically modified organisms (GMO) Project Verified...

World: Mondelez International to build US$90M biscuit plant in Bahrain

Mondelez International announced plans to invest US$90 million in building a biscuit plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain to meet rising demand in the...

Europe: Energy drink producers create healthier versions to attract UK consumers

Although energy drinks producers report record sales, a new survey by Canadean finds that more than half of energy drink consumers in the UK...

Asia Pacific: Hershey acquires 80% of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock

The Hershey Company has completed the initial closing and acquired an 80% stake in Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a...

Asia Pacific: Quaker Oats launches instant porridge in the Philippines

Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo, has launched Quaker Instant Oats Caldo, a range of instant porridge products across the Philippines. Quaker Instant Oats Caldo...

Americas: Alliance, beverage giants partner on reducing calories in beverages

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The...

Europe: Premium private label drinks gaining presence in supermarkets

More private label drinks products can be found in supermarket aisles reserved for ‘premium’ name brands, a new report by Canadean finds. According to the...

Asia Pacific: ASEAN will create single market in traditional medicine, health sector in 2015,...

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has accomplished 90% harmonisation in the traditional medicine and health supplement sector, and will establish an ASEAN...

Asia Pacific: McDonald’s sales hit with China, affected markets

In July, the company's comparable sales in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa (APMEA) decreased 7.3% reflecting the impact of food quality and safety issues...

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