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From bust to boom - doing business the Merrydown way

Just five years ago, British drinks group Merrydown was on the verge of going bust, bogged down by spiralling costs, a lack of focus and dependency on a product -...

EU approves salatrim for use as food ingredient

The European Commission this week gave the green light to salatrims, a type of reduced-calorie fats, for use as novel food ingredients following an application by ingredients giant Danisco. The...

Europe's food industry steady

In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001 Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures released this week reveal that the food industry...

EU food trade proves resilient

The EU food and drink industry proved highly resilient in 2002, increasing overall volume sales by 1.8 per cent at a time when the bloc's industrial output as a whole declined.

MP clamps down on junk food

Junk food such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, should carry tobacco-style health warnings in a bid to reduce rising obesity rates, a senior UK politician told leading food makers...

Spar denies Netto sale

Management at Spar, the Germany-based, French-owned retail group, has reacted angrily to reports in the press last week that it was considering selling off its discount chain Netto - and...

Staking a claim in chocolate formulations

Hard negotiations followed by new European rules put to bed long-standing disputes over labelling issues that hung over chocolate manufacturers. As more European manufacturers turn to vegetable fats, the challenge...

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...

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