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Ice cream formulation focus

As one door closes another door opens. The FiE exhibition came to an end on Thursday, but today marks the debut of a three day ice-cream formulation extravaganza in Solingen-Gräfrath,...

S.Black, first the Universe...

UK ingredients company S.Black has invested further in the ingredients market, a principal growth area for the company, with the announcement this week that it...

UK meals 'ready' for growth

Britain is set to remain the biggest European market for ready meals, accounting for more than half the total market by 2007, when it will...

Danisco expands Howaru to Chilean market

A second co-branding agreement for Danisco's probiotic strain Howaru looks set to confirm the value of a more consumer-friendly approach to marketing bacteria. The leading...

Farmers, key to a secure food future?

Tropical regions could enjoy secure food supplies over the next fifty years if local smallholder farmers are encouraged to help themselves, says a university of...

Golden sheen for gelatine replacer

A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient on the marketplace, rounding off...

Cargill shows latest ingredients at Fi Europe

Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) has been showcasing its latest innovations in branded ingredients and applications during Fi Europe 2003. The event, which is...

RAG-time for Degussa

The international German mining and technology group RAG is to be the new owner of Germany's third-largest chemical company, Degussa, following news on Tuesday that...

Taste combinations becoming even more bizarre

A kaleidoscope of flavours has hit the potato snack market, reports Mintel's gnpd (Global New Products Database) this month. Consumers are becoming evermore adventurous when...

Caffeine supplier adds olive powder

Spanish nutraceuticals firm Natraceutical is promoting a patented olive powder to the European food industry this week, said to both impart olive flavour and significantly...

Clean label texturant takes the silver

The Fi Europe awards committee, that last month creamed off eight out of 40 new products shortlisted for the final selection, picked the latest texturant...

Safeway holds its own in uncertain times

In what is likely to be one of its last set of results before it becomes part of Morrisons, British supermarket group Safeway has highlighted...

New enzyme for baking industry

As German enzyme company AB Enzymes celebrates the 30th birthday of its baking enzyme line xylanase, the company has marked the moment with the launch...

Budvar wins partial victory over Austrian Bud name

Budejovicky Budvar , the Czech state-owned brewery, will be allowed the sole rights to the Bud and Budweiser brand names in Austria as long as the...

Holland Sweetener rolls out Twinsweet

Holland Sweetener company, DSM's joint venture with Japan-based company Tosoh took some pleasure yesterday in launching its high intensity sweetener Twinsweet on to the European...

Ocean Spray expands range, targets growth in Europe

American cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray has extended its ingredients line further with a new mixed berry variant of its Flavoured Fruit Pieces (FFP) and a...

New CEO as Sainsbury continues to underperform

Sainsbury , the UK supermarket group, has appointed Justin King - a former Marks & Spencer executive - as its new chief executive, replacing Sir Peter...

PR award for Kemin

Lutein supplement maker Kemin Foods has received an award from market research firm Frost & Sullivan for its promotion campaign for the FloraGLO brand. US-based...

Soybeans, price volatility to continue

A disappointment for the food industry the US government last week predicted a cut in the forecast for soybean production to the lowest level in...

Ahold sell off continues with Argentina

Ahold , the troubled Dutch retailer, is to sell its Argentinian unit Disco to Cencosud, the company which recently bought Ahold's Chilean arm, Santa Isabel. The...

Alternative to drum-dried instant starches

Scandinavian starch producer KMC has come up with a new range of cold water swelling starches pitched at the convenience food market under the brand...

Crisps take an exotic turn

A kaleidoscope of flavours has hit the potato snack market, reports Mintel's gnpd (Global New Products Database) this month. Consumers are becoming evermore adventurous when...

Ahold sells Polish stores

Dutch retailer Ahold last week sold two of its Polish hypermarkets to Carrefour - the latest move by the struggling group to refocus on growth...

DSM products to boost the bottomline

A key driver of the food ingredients industry is the ability to innovate. Innovation may bring about added value, and as such, premium pricing opportunities....

CLA focus for Cognis

As speciality chemicals company Cognis heads for the FiE, results released yesterday show a rise in organic growth for the health and nutrition arm of...

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