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Heading down the private label route? Be careful, warns Rabobank

The private label dilemma: To be or not to be?

By Kacey Culliney

Suppliers that want to jump aboard the private label surge will face a fine balancing act of co-producing for the sector and branded goods, according to Rabobank.

New sweeteners include SGF's stevia blends

Dispatches from IFT 2012 Las Vegas

IFT 2012 new product round-up: Sweeteners

By Rod Addy

A wealth of new sweetener blends are being showcased by exhibitors at IFT 2012 in Las Vegas, with a major focus on natural sources.

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry is under pressure from all sides to improve the nutritional content of foods intended for children's consumption - and there are big opportunities for companies to get ahead of the curve, according to ConAgra Mills' director...

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

By Elaine Watson

The IFT annual meeting and expo in Las Vegas started as it meant to go on, with inspirational speeches from Starbucks boss Howard Schultz and PepsiCo's R&D chief Dr Mehmood Kahn, a whole new look for Corn Products International - launching here...

Market research: Breakfast choices vary with age and gender

Market research: Breakfast choices vary with age and gender

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Breakfast choices vary according to age and gender, and food manufacturers and marketers should consider these differences in their marketing strategies and new product development, says market research organization The NPD Group.

Wrigley’s menthol gum appeal against Cadbury dismissed

Wrigley’s menthol gum appeal against Cadbury dismissed

By Oliver Nieburg

A US appeal court has upheld a previous federal court decision which found that Wrigley’s patent on a menthol chewing gum formulation was too similar to earlier patents as argued by Cadbury Adams USA.

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