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Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

Obesity levels plateauing?

By Judy Buttriss

Stark global statistics greeted us in January. They indicated an explosion in overweight and obesity levels in the developing world, with prevalence almost quadrupling, especially in North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, where obesity levels...

Bon Buddies makes confectionery under license for brands such as Disney and Warner Bros

Bon Bon Buddies’ export expansion drive

By Rod Addy

Confectionery firm Bon Bon Buddies is investing in international export growth as brand licensing pays dividends for the South Wales-based company.

Cheesewright will start the role on February 1 2014

Wal-Mart appoints new president and ceo

By Laurence Gibbons

Wal-Mart has promoted David Cheesewright to the role of president and ceo of Wal-Mart International, the company’s second largest operating segment.

Dairy products have to move with the times to keep up with consumer demands


Mintel flags up top trends for the dairy sector

By Rod Addy

Weight management and an ageing population are two major global trends affecting product development and ingredient use in the dairy sector.

The joint venture is expected to boost whisky exports by £3.6M over three years and to create 15 jobs

New £6.7M distillery to boost exports and jobs

By Michael Stones

Perthshire whisky distillery John Fergus & Co has teamed up with Indian alcoholic-beverages company Kyndal to invest £6.7M in a new Glenrothes distillery, which is expected to lead to exports worth £3.6M and to create 15 jobs.

German energy drink launched in the UK

German 'mental energiser' invades UK

Following its success in Germany, the Middle East and Spain, the German energy drink Effect is being launched in the UK by MBG International Premium Brands in partnership with UK healthy drinks manufacturer, Feel Good Drinks.

Dairy manufacturers promised lower costing ingredients

Creamy yet clean-label, cost-effective starch

Ingredion's new functional native starch - Indulge 1720 - is a clean-label co-texturiser designed to enable dairy manufacturers to deliver thick and creamy - yet cost-effective - indulgent yogurt products.

The joint venture will mark Cargill's first operations in Saudi Arabia

Cargill expands with Saudi starches venture

By Gary Scattergood

Cargill and Arasco are creating a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia to meet growing demand in the confectionery, bakery and juice sectors in the region.

Five region restruction for ADM Cocoa

ADM shakes up structure

By Gary Scattergood

ADM Cocoa has restructured its organisation into five key regions and business units as it looks to enhance the level of service and support offered to customers by its global cocoa and chocolate team.


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