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CLA focus for Cognis

As speciality chemicals company Cognis heads for the FiE, results released yesterday show a rise in organic growth for the health and nutrition arm of...

Whey launch from Volactive

Volactive, the functional foods arm of milk replacer company Volvac International, will use the FiE exhibition to promote its latest heat stable whey protein isolate....

Delhaize sells off Singapore interest

Belgian retailer Delhaize today confirmed that it has reached a binding agreement to sell its 49 per cent shareholding in the Singapore food retailer, Shop...

Black, the natural way

Facing up to the current challenging economic climate Danish ingredients company Chr Hansen last month lifted previous profit forecasts for the year on the back...

Asda sales continue to boost Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has announced a significant jump in sales for the third quarter driven largely by its European and South American operations. In the UK the...

A glimpse of the FiE

The German town of Frankfurt will look on as 12 000 food and drink industry professionals hit the exhibition centre to eat up the latest...

Japanese flavour leader opens up to the sensory experience

Japanese flavour and fragrance company Takasago that saw 2003 annual results slipping by nearly 3 per cent on the previous year is to lift the...

Somerfield sales up

Kwik Save continues to weigh down the performance of UK retailer Somerfield, but second quarter and half yearly results reveal that the margins are closing....

Closures at National Starch

Higher raw material costs continue to eat into margins for National Starch, the starch ingredients arm of ICI, as third quarter figures bore out last...

Nestlé makes move on Ukraine

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of Ukrainian food...

Olive oil rules!

Measures to support the sustainable development of Europe's olive oil crops find their roots in reform to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cleared in...

Hungary gets hypermarket investment

In a transaction that aims to provide Hungarian shoppers with a wider variety and cheaper prices, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Raiffeisen...

Commission 'fortifies' its position

The European Commission has put forward a range of proposals designed to harmonise the rules on adding vitamins and minerals to foods - a long-awaited...

Commission measures to stabilise EU grain market

Measures to soften the impact of poor cereal harvests in Europe and boost the grain market were introduced by Europe's agriculture commissioner this week. Severe...

Confectionery with Karlshamns

Swedish ingredients company Karlshamns, complete with a striking, Viking stand at the FiE 2001, launched a new filling fat for the confectionery market this week....

Novozymes meets low TFA demand

Increasing consumer awareness linking high consumption of trans fatty acids to a rise in the risk of coronary heart disease is driving the market for...

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...

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