More than one in 10 people in the EU say they cannot afford to get together with friends or family for food or a drink, rising to over a third in some Eastern European countries, according to figures released by Eurostat.
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Finns are eating more chicken and meat according to national dietary data, which analysts say may be fuelled by a trend for 'new Nordic' cuisine mixing ‘old-world’ production techniques with new world ingredients.
The Western European packaged food market has grown 5% since 2009, with chilled pasta, sustainable foods and frozen yoghurt leading the way, according to Euromonitor International – but Europe is still a divided market.
Ongoing high prices for raw materials including cocoa, milk powder, sugar and wheat and a decline in contract manufacturing sees Swedish confectionery group Cloetta reporting second-quarter sales loss and falling first-half earnings.
Sweden-based firm, Lantmännen Cerealia, said that it has withdrawn some crushed linseed products manufactured under the GoGreen brand in Finland and Sweden after a batch of crushed linseed it had sourced from Russia tested positive for GM traces.