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Tesco acquires Turkish chain

Tesco has announced that it has gained control of Kipa, a small Turkish hypermarket chain by acquiring the necessary majorities of the unlisted public shares...

Innovation spotlight at FiE

The countdown to Europe's ingredients fiesta - the FiE - next week in Frankfurt, Germany begins and exhibitors and visitors prepare themselves for an opportunity...

Poland hosts food quality seminar

As the countdown to European enlargement begins, steps to bring food industry players in the new Member States up to scratch reach their final stages...

People changes at ADM

On the back of robust results US agri-giant ADM posted its 288th consecutive quarterly payment this week, declaring a cash dividend of six cents a...

Tesco Czech expansion hit by debt ruling

Tesco, the British retail group, has said it will appeal against a decision by a court in Prague which could seriously hamper its development there....

Soybean prices peak in October

The impact of higher commodity prices on ingredients manufacturers continues to impact margins. In October, figures show that soybean prices peaked at their highest levels...

MGP Ingredients reaps rewards of specialist strategy

Sales for speciality ingredients set first quarter results soaring for US company MGP Ingredients, offsetting a downturn in figures for commodity ingredients and in the...

Raw materials squeeze margins at Tate & Lyle

First half profits for UK sugar and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle slipped as US figures hit the bottom line but improved results from European operations helped add sparkle to...

Purac product to extend shelf life

A tool to help determine the amount of lactate and diacetate to control Listeria is on demonstration at the Purac stand under the FiE roof...

Spanish sell-off at heart of Ahold recovery plan

Nearly a year after Dutch retail group Ahold confirmed an accounting fraud at a number of its operating units, the company's new chief executive has...

Braille new world for Spanish shoppers

Spanish supermarket group Alcampo is to introduce labels in Braille on 60 of its own label products, the first retail group in Spain to cater...

Raw materials from sugar by-products

Tekes, the national technology agency in Finland, is currently funding an investigation into the use of rare sugar components - previously deemed as unimportant by-products...

Combine and conquer

Israel may not immediately spring to mind as one of the world's major wine producing nations, but there are a number of large wineries there...

Sales growth leaves Delhaize confident

Belgian retail group Delhaize has raised its growth forecasts for fiscal 2003 after an excellent third quarter performance hampered only by adverse currency exchange rates....

British buy organic!

The British chomped their way through £1 billion worth of organic products in one year, making the UK the number three outlet - behind the...

BFG confirms burgeoning recovery

After years of dwindling market share, an often less-than-focused business strategy and a succession of profit warnings, the restructuring measures implemented in March last year...

Kerry, organic growth pivotal to success

Leading Irish food ingredients company Kerry brushed off currency fluctuations and testing market conditions to post a stable set of figures for the first six...

Solid peformance from sugar leader, but what does the future hold?

British Sugar's parent company, cash-rich Associated British Foods (ABF), delivered a strong set of results for the year with the food and agriculture division pulling...

Pressure pays off on Spanish prices

Efforts by the Spanish government to counter what it believes are excessive price increases for a number of fresh products appear to be paying off....

Seminar supports safety

Facing up to food safety is the focus of an upcoming seminar in the UK that will tackle the rise of food contamination in the...

Südzucker ups stakes in Raffinerie Tirlemontoise

Europe's largest sugar producer, Südzucker, has closed a five-year convertible bond of €250 million, the proceeds from which will be used to lift its stake...

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...

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