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Asia's fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam, according to IGD

Vietnam is the fastest-growing convenience market

By James Ridler

Asia’s fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam – which is set to achieve annual growth of 37.4% over the next four years – according to grocery think-tank IGD.

Heineken posted its full-year results for 2016

Drinks giant Heineken posts £238M sales rise

By James Ridler

Drinks giant Heineken saw a £238M boost to sales last year, revealed in its full-year results for 2016, despite weaker performance in Africa and the Middle East.

Poultry exporter BRF SA has launched a Halal focused subsidiary. Image courtesy of MaxPixel

Poultry producer launches halal subsidiary

By James Ridler

One of the world’s largest exporters of poultry BRF – which operates a factory in the UK – has launched a subsidiary to target the growing halal processed foods market in the Middle East. 

A yogurt’s texture and flavour can be improved by the freeze-dried cultures, says DSM

Yogurt cultures range can reduce whey

By Noli Dinkovski

A new range of freeze-dried cultures designed to add texture and flavour in set yogurts was unveiled at last month’s Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai (November 7–9).

Food industry ‘big data’ should be used much more effectively to support decison making

Food industry ‘big data’ should be mined better

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should be making more of ‘big data’ if they want to better understand the sales impact of their products, a business analytics software provider has claimed.

Oreo maker Mondelēz International reported a 1.1% boost in organic revenue

Mondelēz reports sales lift but drops growth forecast

By Matt Atherton

Mondelēz International reported a 1.1% increase in organic revenue to £5.2bn ($6.4bn) in its third-quarter trading update this week, despite lowering its full-year growth forecast from 2% to 1.6%.

Inside R&R Ice Cream’s Northallerton factory

Nestlé agrees frozen foods deal with R&R Ice Cream

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK owned by PAI Partners, have signed an agreement to set up Froneri, a global ice cream and frozen food joint venture (jv).

Wilf Lewis has installed a cultural change since taking on the family business

Me and my factory

Eyes on the pies

By Noli Dinkovski

Wilf Lewis has set his sights on refocusing his company's priorities.

Chinese consumers are tucking into Ambrosia rice

Premier Foods targets China, US and Australia

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods’s formation of a new business unit and the launch of Ambrosia rice in China are spearheading the firm’s plans to step up global sales in three key markets.

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