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Soy marketing evolves

Marketers keen to enjoy the fruits of the surging demand for soy products risk wasting millions of promotional euros in categories that do not match...

Deal freeze rejected

A minority shareholder in troubled Dutch supermarket chain Laurus who is continuing the battle to temporarily block a proposed rescue plan for the company led...

PET expands into dairy

PET packaging for dairy products is starting to take off in Europe, following the launch of a premium milk brand. Reed Kite Farms has chosen...

Positive words encourage Scottish food trade

Scotland's food and drink industry must grasp every opportunity to market itself as 'the best in the world', according to Alastair Salvesen, president of the...

Shopping bill falls for NZ consumer

New Zealand food prices fell 0.8 per cent in May, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday, reports IndustrySearch.com. The report continues that the fall follows...

Caution versus creativity

Long-established brand icons such as Toblerone chocolate and Polo mints would be considered unacceptably innovative by marketers looking to launch them today and would be...

Health trend changes face of snacking

The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for...

Health trend changes face of snacking

The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for...

Food allergy sufferers reject 'helpful' foods

A third of UK consumers with a food allergy claim, some might say perversely, that they would avoid genetically modified foods specifically designed to help...

Japanese firms recall contaminated spinach

Three Japanese firms have recalled batches of frozen spinach imported from China after they were found to contain higher-than-permitted levels of the pesticides fenvalerate and...

New bottle for Clearly Canadian beverages

Beverage maker Clearly Canadian is launching its range of Blackberry Reebok fitness beverages in a new value-added 4-pack 20 oz bottle. "Our US launch of...

Package re-design helps drive sales and wins prizes for Sargento

Just how much bearing can a mere closure have on a packaging design? Even to those individuals working in a food packaging related industry this...

German organic industry cleared as contamination source is discovered

Officials in Germany have announced that a warehouse in the east of the country was the source of the contamination which forced the withdrawal of...

Spain censured over organic labelling

The European Commission has told Spain it must change its rules on organic food labelling in order to ensure that all products labelled Bio are...

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