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Russian confectionery market growth slows

After several years of gains, growth in the Russian confectionery market looks set to slow over the next six years or so, with only premium chocolate products likely to bring...

Stakeholders get to grips with risk perception

Public perception of risk - notably with regards to genetically modified foods - is the focus of a high-profile conference to take place in Brussels next week. Senior figures from...

Diageo given cold shoulder over pure malt move

Diageo's decision to change its Cardhu Scotch whisky from a single malt to a pure malt - a blend of malts from different distilleries - has met with widespread condemnation...

Discount chain is latest Spar disposal

Spar, the German retail group, is being forced to take drastic measures to haul itself out of the red. With operating losses of €65 million in the first half of...

Adding pepper to salt discourse

A current driving force in the food industry - cutting salt consumption in production processes - is the focus of a new research initiative in the UK.

New chocolate rules, new growth opportunities

Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies...

No more than 10 fraudsters at Ahold

Ahold , the Dutch retail group, yesterday admitted for the first time that the 'accounting irregularities' announced earlier this year had in fact constituted fraud, and that it believed that no...

Spanish pricing debate reaches Parliament

Rodrigo Rato, Spain's finance minister, has added his voice to the debate over food prices which has pitched retailers against suppliers. He said that Spain's various regional governments should do...

Shareholders delight in McCormick dividend

Shareholders in US spice company will welcome approval this week from the board of directors to a 17 per cent rise in the regular cash dividend.

Bulk oil margins eat into Aarhus bottom line

Danish oils and fats company Aarhus United saw third quarter profit falling by over 50 per cent as reduced margins, lower exchange rates, a decline in bulk oil sales and...

Amino acids boost Ajinomoto 1H

Strong sales in amino acids for food and pharmaceutical products lifted fiscal first half figures for Japanese seasoning giant Ajinomoto.

Irish companies to invest in British snacking?

Snack and convenience food consumption plays a dominant role inthe eating habits of almost half of British consumers, according tonew research published by Teagasc. And Irish food companies should be...

Orafti buys Belgian rice ingredients

Belgian ingredients company Orafti is to acquire Remy Industries, a Belgium-based producer of food ingredients made from rice, the company announced this week. According to...

Ahold losses deepen in year-to-date

The chances of Anders Moberg, the new chief executive of Ahold, achieving the bonus targets announced yesterday look increasingly unlikely as the Dutch supermarket group today announced a further slide...

Facing up to competitive times, Ingredia-Rhodia call the double cone

When onlookers of the food ingredients industry claim that consolidation will be a key trend in coming years they are generally referring to mergers and acquisitions. But could it be...

More strong growth from Tesco

Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco has today reported third quarter sales growth of 17.5 per cent, figures which beat all analysts' forecasts and showed once again the ever widening gulf...

Q4 boosts Chr Hansen full year results

A sluggish market hit by falling exchange rates, unrest in the Middle East and SARS in Asia all contributed to a drab organic revenue of 2 per cent for the...

Ahold chief's bonus package revealed

Shareholders in Ahold , the troubled Dutch retailer, will tomorrow have the chance to debate the proposed bonus package of the company's new CEO Anders Moberg - a package which almost...

FoE tackles retailers over fruit supplies

Friends of the Earth (FoE), the perennial thorn in the side of the leading British supermarket groups, has criticised the two biggest retailers, Tesco and Asda, over their fruit supply...

India clamps down on illegal dye exports

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued yet another food hazard warning over food products contaminated with the potential carcinogen, Sudan I. But in...

HQ for flavours

Steps to bring the company's flavour operations within arms reach of the new president are currently underway at Danish ingredients company Danisco. Dutchman Jos Kleppers,...

EU to tackle growing counterfeit problem

European Union regulators are preparing to introduce new legislation which they hope will help them clamp down on the rising tide of counterfeit goods flooding the trading bloc.

Cranberry figures improve

Northland Cranberries has reported a net income of $4 million in the fourth quarter ended 31 August, equivalent to $0.04 per share and a significant...

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...

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