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Soyoil stocks down and price rises for Solae

Soy bean crushing figures in the US rose slightly in September on August to beat trade expectations but soyoil stocks were drawn down. According to...

We must trust the food chain, says Sir Ben

The UK National Farmers' Union president Sir Ben Gill, meeting key European food industry leaders over the weekend, has called for international co-operation between farmer-controlled...

Chr Hansen expands in China

Western ingredients companies continue to make inroads into the massive Chinese food market with Danish company Chr Hansen cutting the ribbon yesterday on new facilities...

Good first half for Marks & Spencer

First half sales at UK retail group Marks & Spencer were 4.3 per cent ahead of the previous year at £3.3 billion, helped by gains...

Food driving Spanish retail growth

Retail sales in Spain grew by 6.6 per cent in September compared to the same month a year earlier, driven primarily by food sales, which...

Metro sees Chinese growth - report

With Ukraine and India under its belt this year, German retail and wholesale giant Metro is turning to China as its next main market for...

ADM breezes past market expectations

US agribusiness ADM withstood droughts, higher raw material prices and tougher market conditions to post a lift in profits for the first quarter, in sharp comparison to competitor Bunge who...

Robertet launches flavour solutions

French flavour and fragrance company Robertet (Stand E50) introduces its latest flavour creations in a variety of foods and beverages. The company will present...

Texture analyser from Stable

UK texture analysis equipment company Stable Micro Systems (Stand D160) will officially launch its new-generation texture analyser at the FIE 2001. The company claims that...

Profits plunge at Bunge's agribusiness

The rolling out of third quarter results today continues with a slip in earnings for US agri-giant Bunge on the back of weaker profits sorely...

Further price cuts from Laurus

The sluggishness of the Dutch economy is taking its toll on retailers there, with most of the major supermarket chains cutting prices substantially over the...

Russia plagued by counterfeit goods

Some 40 per cent of all the alcoholic beverages and 36 per cent of all the foodstuffs on sale in Russia during the first half...

Metro sale shelved as revenues rise

Metro , the German wholesale and retail group, has scrapped plans to sell its extensive property portfolio after lengthy negotiations with the prospective buyer ended in...

Lower margins eat into Burns Philp

Pricing pressure has hit another ingredients company with leading Australian yeast supplier Burns Philp reporting that low margins had cut into profits for the quarter....

Quest slices into ICI

Disappointing figures from flavours company Quest pulled an already less than dazzling set of third quarter results down further for UK chemical group ICI, hit...

Good craic, deep pockets

Given their reputation for swilling alcohol, a natural supposition is that the Irish drink a disproportionate amount of alcohol compared to the rest of the...

Green says no to Safeway

One of the last elements of uncertainty concerning Morrisons' takeover bid for Safeway has been removed today with the announcement that Trackdean Investments, the company...

Chr Hansen raises profit forecast

Against a current tough market backdrop for ingredients, Danish company Chr Hansen is facing up to the challenge, with the dairy culture specialists this week...

Organic advice for UK gov

The UK government has set up a committee on organic standards to advise it on organic standards, approval of organic certifying bodies and research and...

'Grey' growth to drive food market

In as little as three years' time, older consumers will have become the mainstream market in the UK, accounting for over half of expenditure on...

DO sales boost Spanish food industry

Sales of Spanish food products with the denomination of origin (DO) or geographic indication (GI) quality marks reached €542.6 million in 2002, an 8.1 per...

Bagging the tropical mix!

Family stalwart of the City of London and supplier of fruit ingredients JO Sims has linked up with South Africa's Westfalia to meet the rising...

Fruit extracts to face challenges

Manufacturers of fruit and vegetable extracts, increasingly used to flavour natural and functional foods, need to better standardise their products to help customers compare brands,...

Falling margins eat into DSM profit

Dutch industrial chemicals maker DSM said on Monday its profit in the second quarter had fallen 75 per cent lower than in the same period...

Private labels go premium

Sales of private label consumer packaged goods are a large and growing global phenomenon, but some parts of the world are far more advanced than...

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