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Tropicana uses Internet to promote health claim

U.S. beverage marketer Tropicana Products Inc. is to use the Internet topromote the new health claim that potassium-rich foods, such as Tropicana PurePremium orange juice,...

Henkel-Ecolab venture to combine into Ecolab

Henkel KGaA, the German-based industrial and consumer products group,announced recently that it will combine its 50 per cent stake in theHenkel-Ecolab joint venture with U.S...

Kraft and Nabisco to sell brands

Kraft Foods, Inc., the US food group, recently announced its plans forintegrating operations of Nabisco with its Kraft Foods North America and KraftFoods International businesses....

UK government launches health initiative for developing world

The UK government's Department for International Development has launched anew policy document outlining its strategy to tackle health problems indeveloping countries, the British Medical Journal...

Marketplaces merge

US e-markeplace INC2inc announced a merger with dairy industry consortium,Dairy.com, this week, and the formation of parent company, Momentx . Momentxwill combine the technology of...

Coca-Cola earnings to disappoint

Coca-Cola on Thursday said earnings for fiscal 2001 are likely to fall belowexpectations and could be further weakened by the weak European currency, theFinancial Times...

Carrefour opens in Japan

French supermarket giant Carrefour unveiled this week its first hypermarket inJapan, the South China Morning Post reports. The company plans to open another12 supermarkets in...

Diageo and Pernod agree battle plan

Diageo, the global spirits company, and Pernod Ricard of France announced yesterday that they had signed a joint venture agreement covering their bidding arrangements for...

Solpower launches enzymes

Solpower Corp., US announced recently that it has formed an Enzyme ProductsDivision. The new division will focus on enzyme technologies for bothindustrial and the consumer...

Raisio strikes marketing deal with Johnson & Johnson

Shares in Raisio, the Finnish developer of the cholesterol-reducing margarine Benecol, rose sharply this week after the company revealed the outcome of ongoing marketing talks...

Danone buys out minority shareholders

Danone SA, the French food company, is to pay 123 million euros ($108.6 million) to buy out minority shareholders in Brussels-listed Mecaniver SA, the holding...

Herbal drinks on the rise in Thailand

Annual domestic turnover for herbal drinks in Thailand is expected to reach Bt2.7 billion this year, indicating a 10 to 15 per cent growth, reports...

Cargill buys feed

Cargill, Inc., the global agriculture and food group, is to acquire Agribrands International, an international producer and marketer of agricultural animal feeds. According to the...

Food safety a consumer priority, survey reveals

Only around one in 10 people say they take the time to look for additional information on foodstuffs, according to a review of European attitudes...

EU bans feed to all animals

A temporary ban on feeding meat and bonemeal to any animals, including pigs, poultry and pets, was approved by EU agriculture ministers last night in...

BASF given the go ahead

BASF, the chemicals giant, was granted approval this week from German antitrust authorities to acquire the vitamin operations of Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd. in Japan....

Carlsberg-Tetley eyes Carling

In the UK, brewer Carlsberg-Tetley has signalled strong interest in buying Carling Black Label in a deal that could value the lager at around £750...

PepsiCo to acquire Quaker

PepsiCo, the US drinks giant, has agreed to pay $13.4 billion in stock to acquire Quaker Oats, the maker of the Gatorade sports drink and...

Consolidation threatens food processors, highlights survey

European food processing companies believe the consolidation of the retail market is the biggest threat to future growth and profitability, according to the latest survey...

Eridania Beghin-Say splits into four

Eridania Beghin-Say, the French foods company, is to split into four separately listed companies to help create a clearer and simpler structure for their investors,...

Nestlé to launch new brands in India

Nestle India Ltd is looking to invest further into India's processed food market in the next few years, The Hindustan Times reports. In an attempt...

Interbrew enters stock exchange in Brusssels

Interbrew, the Belgian brewing giant and European leader, is due to place 21 per cent of its capital on the Brussels market today. The group...

Mars launches functional sweets

Mars, the global consumer products group, has recently launched in Switzerland chews enriched with prebiotic fibres, provitamin A, and vitamins C and E. The product...

Cadbury discusses Orangina

Cadbury Schweppes, the chocolate and soft drinks group, announced this week that it is still in talks with French group Pernod-Ricard to buy the Orangina...

Kellogg makes room for Keebler

US cereal giant Kellogg Co., is to take a restructuring charge of $50 million to $70 million in the fourth quarter of 2000 in preparation...

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