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Shifting focus for Cosucra

In the same week that the European Commission tables proposals to overhaul the EU sugar regime, Belgian company Cosucra Groupe Warcoing announces that its days...

New honey rules to stick

Tough new rules on honey entered into force in the UK yesterday bringing the country up to date with recently amended European legislation. The new...

Sustained growth for G&G

Guyenne and Gascogne, the French retail group, has continued to improve its sales and profits in the first half of 2003, building on the major...

GM Nation? No thanks

Parties interested in forging ahead with GM foodstuffs in the UK have a battle on their hands as the widest public debate ever held in...

Sweeteners group to meet 1H target

British sugar and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle said this week that it expects first half profits to be in line with expectations, and the...

Ads to blame for poor diet - FSA

The thorny issue of advertising food products to children has hit the headlines again today with the publication of a document by the UK Food...

Summer drought cuts sunflower seeds

Extreme weather conditions have drastically cut sunflower seed production in Italy for 2002/2003. In a recent statement the Italian farm research body ISMEA predicted a...

Profit hike for spice kings

US spice giant McCormick & company posted an improved set of figures for the third quarter boosted by strong sales, acquisitions and better distribution. Sales...

Pitching to natural colours market

Demand for natural ingredients must be met by ingredients companies looking to make significant gains in the health arena. German Wild group has taken up...

Sugar proposals sweet enough?

Although trade talks in Cancun collapsed this month the pressure remains on the European Union to shake up its heavily subsidised sugar regime. At a...

Capital investment for Caprabo

Caprabo has become the biggest supermarket operator in the Spanish capital Madrid after the acquisition earlier this week of the Supermercados Alcosto chain. The company's...

Moscow's sausage market growing

Russian consulting agency Market Advice has carried out an in-depth analysis of the Moscow sausage market. In order to gauge an accurate picture of the...

Vanilla prices - a double edged sword?

When Cyclone Hudah struck the island of Madagascar in April 2000 destroying 15 per cent of the world's vanilla crop the news sent prices rocketing...

Gender-based products - more on the way?

Nestlé Rowntree , the UK confectioner, has already got itself into trouble with adverts for its Yorkie chocolate bar featuring the tagline 'Not for Girls' but...

Saucy findings!

Suppliers of whey, dairy proteins, emulsifiers and other ingredients for salad dressings will welcome the findings of a new survey that reveal 95 per cent...

DSM adds value to beat market

A key driver of the food ingredients industry is the ability to innovate. Innovation may bring about added value, and as such, premium pricing opportunities....

Ghana: second largest cocoa producer

Ghana is now the second largest cocoa producer behind the Ivory Coast on the back of new figures that show the country has pulled in...

Surfing Swiss shoppers get more from Migros

Swiss retailer Migros has formed a strategic alliance with www.LeShop.ch , combining the latter's web-based supermarket with its own online shopping portal, www.migros-shop.ch , to offer Swiss...

Bunge dives deeper into Indian oils

Only months after buying Unilever's Indian fats business Hindustan Lever, US agri-giant Bunge carves deeper into the Indian oils market acquiring the India-based assets of...

Wild about health

A Europe-wide project is underway to assess whether local wild vegetables eaten in southern Europe might have health-promoting properties, outlined scientists last week at the...

One-stop shop threat to high street retail

Supermarket operators in the UK are increasingly expanding the range of goods and services they offer to their customers, at the same time encroaching on...

Price margins squeeze figures for Danisco Q1

Price competition in texturants put pressure on Danisco ingredients results for the first quarter of 2003/2004 but flavours and a long, hot summer go some...

Symrise takes on Brau

Five fruity taste categories are the backbone for newly forged flavours company Symrise at the upcoming Brau 2003 tradeshow. Born out of the merger of...

Laurus draws line under Belgian losses

Colruyt , the Belgian retail group, has acquired six stores operated by the Echo group - part of troubled Dutch retailer Laurus - which it will...

Vegetarian food growth slows, but interest remains high

The UK market for vegetarian foods grew by around 15 per cent year in value terms from 1999 to 2002, but 2003 saw a fall...

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