All news articles for February 2018

Japanese snack giant Calbee has reported a slump in profits. Pic: ©GettyImages/switchpipipi/Bellisimo

Has Calbee’s profit slump put PepsiCo partnership in balance?

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese snack giant Calbee posted a profit decline for its third quarter results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 due to sharp slowdown in North America, possibly putting its business partnership with PepsiCo on the line.

Mount Mayon's wild pili nuts from the Philippine rainforest enter the market as volcano erupts in the growing region. Photo: MM

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Premium nut dubbed ‘next macadamia’ faces volcanic threat

By Oliver Nieburg

Startup Mount Mayon has developed a special method for processing the pili nut for packaged goods - it enters the market as its raw material grows next to an erupting volcano that has displaced thousands.

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