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ADM finalises Chamtor deal

By Nathan Gray

Agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has confirmed the acquisition of French sweetener and starch producer Chamtor for an undisclosed fee.

The company's confectionery sales surged at Easter, it said.

Early Easter sweetens sales for Nestlé

By Joyeeta Basu

Nestlé has reported a better than expected sales jump of 4.4% with sales totalling CHF 20.9bn (€20.25bn), boosted by sales of bottled water and chocolate.

Mazola eyes major growth after factory upgrade

Mazola eyes major growth after factory upgrade

By Eliot Beer

Following a major manufacturing upgrade, Mazola in the Middle East is targeting 25% growth in sales over the next two years, and plans to extend its range of products.

Middle Eastern countries imported 4.4 thousand tons of confectionery from Brazil in 2013, but there's still big potential for growth, says ABICAB

Brazil sweet on Arabic markets

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Currently the Middle East represents just over 3% of Brazilian confectionery exports, but potential far exceeds that, according to Brazil's industry trade association.

Many companies market non-alcoholic beers as 'malt-based soft drinks' to avoid any association with alcohol

Non-alcoholic beer thrives in MENA region

By Noel Ebdon

Low/non-alcoholic beer is the fastest growing beer category of the past five years, with a 7% volume CAGR, although off a low base, according to a Euromonitor International analysis.

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