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Ferrero expects to operate Ferrara as a separate unit upon acquisition.

Ferrero to acquire Ferrara Candy

By Douglas Yu

The Ferrero Group has announced it will acquire Ferrara Candy Company from private equity firm L Catterton for an undisclosed sum.

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

Demand for protein snacks spurs innovation

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers want more protein and more snacks, yet according to recent data from Nielsen only 20% currently eat protein snacks – revealing a substantial marketing opportunity for innovative companies. Here are a few up-and-comers looking to fill the void.

FOOD VISION USA 2017: Have you registered yet?

FOOD VISION USA: CHICAGO NOVEMBER 13-15

What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

Can PepsiCo or Kraft Heinz build another brand like Pepsi or Heinz from scratch, in-house, or will they increasingly serve as scale up platforms for brands they didn’t create?

Companies must boost digital presence ahead of ecommerce grocery boom

Companies must boost digital presence ahead of ecommerce grocery boom

By Elizabeth Crawford

Even though ecommerce represents only a small fraction of grocery sales currently, manufacturers and retailers need to embrace digital now or else risk losing out given it influences more than half of all grocery sales somewhere along the path to purchase,...

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