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Europe: Health snacks are gaining ground, says report

The snacking market is being revolutionised by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing,...

Europe: Global Easter chocolate launches up 23% in 2017, report

There has been a 23% rise in Easter chocolate launches from March 2017 to February 2018, providing a plethora of chocolate choice for Easter...

Asia Pacific: Mondelez introduces Milka products in China

Mondelez International says it will enter China's US$2.8 billion chocolate market with its Milka brand in September 2016. "When we launched our growth plan last...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra site to boost capacity with US$20M

Fonterra will invest almost US$20 million at its Te Rapa site in New Zealand to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter. Robert...

Asia Pacific: Chr Hansen launches brilliant red food coloring from sweet potatoes

Chr. Hansen launches a plant-based, brilliant red as a natural alternative to carmine and synthetic colors. It uses a new vegetable variety – the Hansen...

Asia Pacific: Morinaga Milk opens Singapore subsidiary

Morinaga Milk Industry opens its new subsidiary, Morinaga Nutritional Foods (Asia Pacific) in Singapore. A vigorous demand for dairy products has been developing in Southeast...

Europe: ISM 2017 to showcase vegetarian, vegan products

The trend towards vegetarian and vegan products is unabated. In Germany, 7.8 million people are vegetarians and around one million people are vegan, according to...

Europe: Tate & Lyle releases clean-label starches

Tate & Lyle releases instant clean-label starch products Claria Instant 340 and 360. "While consumers are demanding simpler ingredient labels, they are not willing to...

Europe: Creating enriched jellies in pandemic times

The dynamics of the confectionery industry are nowhere more apparent than in the jelly sector. There seems to be no limit to colors and...

Europe: Using limonene for better reduced-fat chocolate

Adding limonene to cocoa butter could result in better reduced-fat chocolate, researchers report in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Previous research...