Daily Archives: February 25, 2017

Puratos acquires Diamant Nahrungsmittel

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Belgian Puratos Group, leading innovator in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate industry, acquires 100 percent of Diamant Nahrungsmittel GmbH, one of the leading bakery ingredient producers in Central Europe, from German Werhahn Group. Diamant is one of the leading bakery ingredient producers in Austria. It also has a strong market presence in Poland and the Czech Republic, and is available throughout Central and Eastern Europe through distributors / partners under its own brand or via private label.

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Sugar Tax Success for Mexico

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More than three years after Mexico enforced a one peso tax on sugary sweetened drinks, there is evidence that fewer people are buying sodas with an overall decline of 7.6%. The latest data shows purchases of taxed beverages decreased 5.5% in 2014 and 9.7% in 2015, yielding an average reduction of 7.6% over the study period.

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