Consumer interest in the relationship between diet and health has increased as consumers become more informed about how to get the most out of their daily food intake. At the same time, the information age has ushered in immediate accessibility of everything from news and shopping to booking holidays and keeping in touch with friends and family, and instant gratification is now the new normal. People want this in other spheres in their lives too, so it comes as no surprise that snacks made from natural ingredients, with added vitamins but no added sugars or preservatives, are becoming increasingly popular.
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB), in partnership with the National Confectioners Association (NCA), has announced a new self-regulatory initiative that promotes responsible advertising to children in the US. Under the Children’s Confection Advertising Initiative (CCAI), participating companies agree to not advertise directly to children under age 12. CCAI is modelled after the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI), another CBBB-administered self-regulation program.
One of the UAE’s fastest growing companies has chosen Africa's Big Seven (AB7) to launch its range of food products aiming for up to 35 new export markets.
The company’s design innovation and world-class technology in the packaging industry was acknowledged at the 2015 IPSA Gold Pack awards. Its team walked away with four awards for three products at the ceremony, which was held in Johannesburg on 4 November 2015.