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Japanese snack giant Calbee has reported a slump in profits. Pic: ©GettyImages/switchpipipi/Bellisimo

Has Calbee’s profit slump put PepsiCo partnership in balance?

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese snack giant Calbee posted a profit decline for its third quarter results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 due to sharp slowdown in North America, possibly putting its business partnership with PepsiCo on the line.

Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

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Food, bev & ag startups talk sustainability at FoodBytes! Brooklyn

By Elizabeth Crawford

Rising food, beverage and agriculture start-ups joined leading retailers, investors and celebrity chefs at Rabobank North America Wholesale's FoodBytes! Brooklyn pitch-slam March 3 to discuss advancing food culture, sustainability and farming. 

Kellogg has suffered a fall in sales and profits

Kellogg suffers fall in sales and profit

By Laurence Gibbons

Kellogg, the US cereals company, has suffered a fall in net sales and reported operating profit for the second quarter to July 4 2015.

Green tea's not just about health; it's a beauty ingredient, too, Taiyo says

Special edition: beauty from within

Green tea's not just about health; it's a beauty ingredient, too, Taiyo says

By Hank Schultz

The beauty-from-within market is one of those that is perennially not quite ready for prime time, at least in North America. But officials at Taiyo International believe that’s about to change, and the company stands ready to benefit with a green tea...

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Packaging puncture prompts Mars recall

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mars Food North America is recalling one production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice due to punctures in the pouch packaging.

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we examine the arguments for and against any split.

New Chinese stevia source enters North American market

New Chinese stevia source enters North American market

By Hank Schultz

A new player has entered the North American stevia picture with the announcement that Chenguang Biotech has named ingredient supplier GWI as its exclusive distributor in the North American market.

True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

By Maggie Hennessy

True Source Honey, formed by a group of US honey companies to prevent illegally sourced honey from entering the US market, has focused its efforts over the past five years primarily on retailers, because they sell direct to consumers. But as consumer...

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