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FrieslandCampina Ingredients opens a new São Paulo office

By Stephen Daniells

Dairy giant FrieslandCampina Ingredients is aiming to capitalize more effectively on the growing demand for high-quality ingredients in Latin America with its new new sales office in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ninho UHT milks have been packaged in combiblocMidi 1000ml and Molico milks in both 1000ml and 500ml convenience carton formats, at the plant in Nestlé Sul, Brazil, since March.

SIG expands global Nestlé partnership to Brazil

By Stephen Daniells

With Brazilian consumers looking for packaging formats and volumes to help avoid food waste, SIG has expanded its partnership with Nestlé to roll out new flexible filling lines in the Latin American country.

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Brazil ranked number 2 most innovative craft beer market: Mintel

By Stephen Daniells

The domination of Brazil’s beer market by big brewers has essentially created a market with ‘bored’ consumers thirsty for innovation, and that’s why its craft beer market is starting to take off, says a Mintel analyst.

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Layn has high hopes for monk fruit for sugar reduction across LATAM

By Stephen Daniells

As consumers across LATAM increasingly seek out low- or no-sugar alternatives to their favorite food and beverages, Layn is excited by the potential of the region and expects to introduce new sweeteners as and when regulatory approval is attained.

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Dispatches from Fi South America

The top 5 trends from Fi South America 2018

By Stephen Daniells

From clean label to sugar and sodium reduction, a few trends resonated throughout the 2018 Fi South America expo in Sao Paulo. Here’s our take on what’s hot…

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Brazil’s first GM sugarcane deemed safe by US FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil's first genetically-modified sugarcane variety is safe.

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Carrefour Brasil to open 10 more Atacadão stores this year

By Kacey Culliney

Grupo Carrefour Brasil will open ten additional Atacadão wholesale hypermarkets, drive food e-commerce and invest in its newly-launched private label brand after a 'particularly satisfying' start to 2018, its CEO says.

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Brazil’s Obrigado announces B Corp status

By Stephen Daniells

Obrigado, the Brazilian coconut water brand with a focus on sustainability, has achieved BCorporation status in recognition of its dedication to social responsibility.

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'Ample room' for cheese innovation in Latin America, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...

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‘Free-from is the most promising trend in LATAM’: Euromonitor

By Stephen Daniells

Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.

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