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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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'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...

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

By Stephen Daniells

From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.

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What F&B firms need to know about Argentina's $50bn IMF loan

By Kacey Culliney

Argentina has been granted $50bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the largest loan given in the organization's history, and food and beverage firms should pay close attention to economical and political impact, says an expert.

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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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