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Pringles is was of the top five savoury snacks set to benefit from the Snackification trend

Global savoury snacks sales to hit £103bn by 2020

By Michael Stones

Global savoury snack sales are predicted to top £103bn ($138bn) by 2020, as the ‘snackification’ trend continues to grow, according to new research from consumer insights firm Canadean.

Nestlé's Maggi noodle recall dented regional profits

Nestlé results hit by Maggi noodles recall

By Michael Stones

Nestlé is counting the cost of its Maggi noodles recall, after admitting it had “a significant impact” on regional performance in third-quarter results posted today.

Menezes: 'Headwinds in some emerging markets'.

Analysts critical of Diageo results

By Rod Addy

Diageo’s first quarter (Q1) results were “a miss” for one analyst, while another claimed its performance was “muted” for the three months to September 30.

Bulcke: 'Stronger volume growth momentum'

Struggling global economy hits Nestlé

By Gary Scattergood

A double whammy of low consumer confidence in developed countries and lower growth in emerging markets combined to subdue Nestlé’s half yearly trading performance, figures published today reveal.

The cold spring in the northern hemisphere threatened to put the chill on Unilever's ice cream sales

Unilever results to suffer from cold spring

By Mike Stones

The cold spring and problems in emerging markets are likely to put a chill on Unilever’s second-quarter and half-year results, predicts City analyst Investec.

While the BRIC nations lead the pack, other emerging markets are gaining ground behind them

Top 10 emerging markets for food and drink manufacturers

By Lorraine Mullaney

Few advanced economies can measure up to the potential of emerging markets, which have been forecast to exhibit the fastest growth rates for food and non-alcoholic beverages over the next five years, according to a new report from global law firm

UK shoppers' search for value resulted in Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine sales increasing by 77%

Nestlé results driven by ‘value-for-money’

By Dan Colombini

UK consumers’ growing demand for value-for-money spiced by the occasional luxury has impacted results at confectionery giant Nestlé after the firm predicted a cautious outlook for this year.

Diageo turned in a spirited first quarter performance, according to analysts

Sales up across the board at Diageo

By Dan Colombini

Drinks giant Diageo has made a positive start to its financial year amid concerns from City analysts that the firm’s targets were over ambitious.

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

By Ben Bouckley

Scottish sausage skin maker Devro is seeing growth due to rising meat consumption in emerging markets and the demand for conversion of casings from gut to collagen in animal hides.


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