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Webvan sells its technology platform

The e-grocer Webvan Group, Inc. announced on September 20 that it has entered into a $2.5m contract for the sale of its technology platform to...

ConAgra reports increase in sales

On September 20, ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26, 2001. ...

Brussels Chocolates goes to Hong Kong

On September 20, Green Fusion Corporation announced that its acquisition target House of Brussels Holdings Ltd., which owns and operates the North American chocolate manufacturer...

Brazil's coffee leads the way - study suggests

A new study from Promar International, the food research and consulting firm concludes that Brazil will continue to exert strong sway on the global coffee...

Self-heating containers interests the army

Ontro, Inc., the American company with a patented technology for self-heating containers, announced on September 19 that it received a directive from the United States...

Anheuser-Busch expands production capacity

According to Industrialinfo.com, the American brewing group Anheuser-Busch Inc. has begun a multi-million dollar expansion at their Fort Collins, Colorado brewery. Plans call for...

ADM matches employees' contributions to relief funds

The American agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has selected the designees for its $1m-commitment to assist the families and children of the victims...

Pernod Ricard reports increase in income

On September 19, the French wine and spirits supplier Pernod Ricard reports first half results that show a strong improvement in the Company's financial performance...

Danisco announces Q1 results

Danisco, the Danish food ingredients company, reported this week that consolidated profit exceeded expectations for the first quarter from May 1 to July 31, 2001....

Interbrew to sell Carling

The UK government on Tuesday ordered Interbrew to sell Carling, the UK's number one beer, to allay competition fears following its purchase of Bass Brewers...

Unilever sheds food brands

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has contracted consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to sell 10 of its 70 food brands, including some the small brands it acquired...

Protein ingredients - the market

The European protein ingredients market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent to reach over $9 billion by 2007, claim...

Activists target Starbucks chain

US coffee shop chain Starbucks is this week the target of a massive anti-genetically modified ingredients campaign across the world. Consumer and environmental activists in...

NSDA & gum arabic - statement

Following last week's tragic events in New York and Washington, on September 17, the National Soft Drink Association, an American trade association representing non-alcoholic beverages...

Restructure for ADM food divisions

American agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company announced on September 17 the restructuring of its Food and BioProducts Divisions to strengthen the company's global focus...

Stock repurchase for Hain Celestial

The American natural and organic food company, The Hain Celestial Group, announced on September 17 that its Board of Directors has authorised a stock repurchase...

Nomination for soy industry leaders

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont, the American chemical group, are seeking nominees for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program. This program is...

Balchem pleased with FDA ruling on choline

Balchem Corporation, a manufacturer of encapsulated supplements for human nutrition, commended the Food and Drug Administration's recent decision authorising products containing qualifying amounts of choline...

Retail consumer survey criticised

A massive survey of Tesco customers is currently seeking to ascertain the predominant food-choice issues in customers' minds. Respondents are asked to score their...

Shareholders approve merger with Suiza Foods

On September 14, the American company providing dairy and specialty products Dean Foods Company announced that its shareholders approved the proposed merger between Dean Foods ...

Agreement for Advanced Nutraceuticals

On September 14, the American nutraceutical and supplement manufacturer Advanced Nutraceuticals, Inc. announced that its newly formed subsidiary, ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has signed a definitive...

Boomtime for nutritional oils

Martek Biosciences Corp., a Columbian company that makes products from microalgae, reported a 166 per cent increase in sales of its nutritional oils for infant...

NZ dairy industry supports GM research

Recently formed New Zealand dairy processor and marketer Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd wholeheartedly supports the use of genetic modified organisms (GMOs) and stressed this week...

Henkel completes sales of Cognis

Henkel KgaA, the German group providing branded consumer products and industrial systems, has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a consortium of financial...

Nestlé sells UK ice-cream

Britain's second-biggest ice cream maker, Richmond Foods Plc said on Tuesday it was buying the UK ice cream business of Swiss-based Nestle SA for an...

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