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FoodNavigator to co-host the inaugural Global CBD Summit

Demystifying hemp and cannabidiol: Introducing the CBD Global Summit

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of potential health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to address some...

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Kellogg under pressure to re-fortify Mexican cereals

By Niamh Michail

Kellogg’s decision to remove added vitamins and minerals from some of its most popular cereal brands in Mexico will cost the country US$250 million in health and social impacts, says a coalition of non-profit organizations.

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Grupo Nutresa grows 8.9% in third quarter

By Asia Sherman

Colombia’s Grupo Nutresa posted an 8.9% increase in third-quarter consolidated sales, totaling COP 7.2 trillion (US$ 2.2 billion) with a profit margin of 13.8%.

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Euromonitor: Where next for Brazil's organic food market?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The organic food and beverage market in Brazil is growing but not without its growing pains, including ingredient supply chain constraints to consumer distrust over large multinational companies launching organic products in the region, notes Euromonitor...

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Mantiqueira on how to premiumize a commodity product

By Niamh Michail

Vegan, high in omega-3 or even home delivered: South America’s biggest egg producer, Mantiqueira, talks about how it adds value to a basic good. "We don't treat eggs like commodities," it explains.

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CBD in Latin America: Which countries will embrace it?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The path forward for the sale of CBD consumer products in Latin America may be constrained by high price points and the region's patchwork of regulations, but a few countries are setting the stage for a CBD retail market, according to Brightfield...

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Chilean healthy nutrition brand Denda raises $1 million

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainability e-commerce platform, Denda, injects capital into its nutrition and health-focused brand, we spoke to the company’s CEO Felipe Parragué to find out more about its environmental stance and growth plans.

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Is Front-of-Pack labeling set for harmonization?

By Natasha Spencer

As the development of front-of-pack (FOP) labeling continues to evolve to meet ever-growing consumer and market needs for transparency, we look at their prevalence and the current measures being explored to harness the functional food and nutrition markets...

Nestlé to invest R$1 billion in Brazil

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Nestlé to invest R$1 billion in Brazil

By Niamh Michail

Nestlé will invest R$1 billion (US$248m) at its factories in São Paulo state and in start-up acceleration over the next three years, it has announced.

Grupo Lala has been setting its sights on more premium products, like Promised Land's high-protein and high-calcium milk.

Grupo Lala’s Q2 shows growth in US premium products

By Beth Newhart

Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala's 2019 second quarter sales netted 14,467m pesos ($758m) in Mexico, a 3.9% increase from Q2 2018. The company cited “innovation and an improved mix” of its ‘value-added dairy’ offerings as reason for the jump.

Grupo Bimbo Net posted flat sales year-over-year, mainly due to a stronger Mexican peso, volume pressure in North America and weaker consumption in Mexico, offset by sales growth in EAA. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo posts soft sales

By Gill Hyslop

The world’s biggest bread maker reported higher prices and growing revenue headwinds in the US and Mexico contributed to flat net sales for its second quarter ended June 30.

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