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Four meals a day for the US consumer

Americans eat an average of four meals a day, according to a recent survey by market research company Mintel Consumer Intelligence. The afternoon snack...

Tyson shares nosedive

Shares in US red meat packer IBP fell sharply on Friday following the decision by chicken producer Tyson to pull out of its $3.2bn purchase...

Unilever considers closing operations in Sri Lanka

Consumer products giant, Unilever NV, is considering an end to its 64 year old production operations in Sri Lanka as rising costs and labour action...

Danone to cut and close

French dairy and biscuit company Groupe Danone SA, announced on Thursday plans to shut down six factories and to cut almost 1,200 jobs to trim...

M&S closes European stores

British high street chain Marks and Spencer is to close all its overseas stores the company announced on Thursday. The company made the move to...

E-meat marketplace launched

The meat and poultry industry have yet another new internet marketplace online.Provision X opened for business on Thursday with five suppliers including Cargill's red meat...

Kerry expands ingredients in the East

Irish food and ingredients company the Kerry Group has expanded its ingredients business in Asia by investing Euro 28 million in the acquisition and expansion...

Europe clears Pepsi merger

American snacks and soft drinks giant PepsiCo, cleared one regulatory hurdle in its plan to acquire Quaker Oats, after receiving approval from the European Commission...

E-procurement ever more popular

Firms that use the Web to buy goods and services could slash purchasing time and costs by more than 70 per cent, a recent survey...

UK considers vaccine

As Britain prepared to slaughter hundreds of thousands more healthy sheep that may have been exposed to foot-and-mouth disease, the government indicated on Wednesday that...

Dumeco buys fresh meat

Leading Dutch meat processor Dumeco is to buy Meatpoint, the fresh meat division of Sturko Meat Group . Dumeco is currently the second largest pig meat...

Australian food industry urges caution

Australia's major food industry body has urged the government to stick with its reform agenda and only ease fiscal policy temporarily, IndustrySearch reports. In...

Tetra makes bid for French packaging

Tetra Laval, the Swedish packaging giant, on Tuesday offered 1.7 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to acquire French packaging-machine maker Sidel . Tetra offered 50 euros...

Restructure for National Starch

Leading ingredients company National Starch announced this week a global restructuring of its business activities from April 2001. Two new divisions will be created: the...

Alaska Milk ends agreement with Quaker

Leading Philippines' milk firm, Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), said on Tuesday that from April it will terminate a cereal distribution deal with Quaker Oats Asia...

Aventis nutrition business to go

Franco-German giant Aventis SA (AVEP) is near completetion of its animal nutrition business. The business is to go for around 300 million euros ($268 million)....

FMD figures continue to grow

Despite vigorous preventive measures by the French government, the second case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was confirmed in France on 23 March, 10 days after...

Kangaroo sales bounce higher

Demand for kangaroo meat will rise by 20 per cent in the near future, The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia reported this week.. Exports are...

Ocean Spray enters Chinese market

Cranberry giant Ocean Spray is to launch a line of cranberry and grapefruit beverages in the People's Republic of China within the next six months,...

BASF boasts record sales figures

Chemicals giant BASF reported on Thursday a leap in sales of 22 per cent for the year 2000, the biggest in its history. Speaking at...

Disappointing results for ConAgra

An increase in energy costs and a reduction in sales drove ConAgra , the second-biggest US food maker, to a 31 per cent decline in third-quarter...

ADM closes Canadian plant

US agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland Company announced on Thursday that it is to suspend its crushing and refining operations at Lloydminster, Canada for an...

Foot-and-mouth hits Ireland

The first confirmed case of foot-and-mouth in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed on Thursday. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said two samples taken from...

Red Bull boasts market leadership

Red Bull energy drink is now Britain's third biggest soft drink, after Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola, in value terms. Research by Zenith International shows...

Foot-and-mouth hits Holland

Following the confirmation of the first two cases of foot-and-mouth disease in the Netherlands on Wednesday, the European Commission imposed protective measures. The dispatch...

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