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Profit from Baby boomers

U.S. marketers are setting their sights on new targets: baby boomers and families headed by women, the Detroit Free Press reports this week. Baby...

Rémy rationalises its operations

The French drink group Rémy Cointreau, may divest some brands following its Euro 510m acquisition of the Dutch producer of Blue Curacao Bols, the Financial...

DuPont expands soy activities in China

As part of its strategy to expand its soy protein business in Asia, DuPont, the American company providing scientific solutions in food and nutrition, announced...

New juice and tea blending drink

The American beverage company PepsiCo Inc., moving to expand its portfolio of noncarbonated beverages, announced it is introducing a new drink through a joint venture...

SoyLife expands production facilities

Schouten Products,a full subsidiary of the the Dutch Royal Schouten Group NV is building a new plant for the production of SoyLife® soy germ isoflavone...

Delay for Quaker, PepsiCo deal

On June 8, the American food and beverage company Quaker Oats Company announced that it and PepsiCo, Inc., the American soft drink maker, are still...

First BSE case in Eastern Europe

The second test on a Czech cow suspected of having madcow disease was positive, Agriculture Minister Jan Fencl said on Friday, confirming the first case...

Brazilian stores joining world network

The French retail group Carrefour is embarking on a US$ 2.950m information technology management project, which will link its Brazilian stores to its worldwide network,...

Good coffee at home too

After years of exporting the best coffee, Brazilian consumers will finally be able to drink it too. Brazilian coffee producers have finally realised that Brazilians...

Bid on WT Foods

A bid for WT Foods, the British ethnic foods supplier, valuing the company at about US$ 104.9m is being prepared by management led by Keith...

Brazilian chicken exports hit record high

The mad cow and hoof-and-mouth diseases affecting the beef trade worldwide added to the higher dollar and good harvests of corn and soybean in Brazil,...

Indian food market offers great opportunities

Steady nerves and unwavering commitment are just some of the prerequisites for food and agricultural companies wanting to establish themselves in the Indian market, according...

Tate & Lyle moves away from US sugar market

The British sugar processor Tate & Lyle announced on June 7 the sale of the Western Sugar Company to the American sugar company Rocky Mountain...

Campari setting up IPO

The Italian beverage group Campari is to launch an initial public offering in the near future that could value the maker of the bitter aperitif...

French poultry production rises 1 per cent

Poultry production in France rose 1 per cent in 2000 to 2.25 million tons carcass weight equivalent, according to figures from Agreste, the statistics department...

Sainsbury reaches out for international investors

The British supermarket chain J Sainsbury is to sell euro-denominated and sterling-denominated bonds to broaden its investor base beyond domestic accounts, reports eFinancial News. ...

ADM swaps stakes with AGP

The American grain processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. claims it is to acquire Ag Processing Inc.'s stake in the U.S. and Caribbean operations of...

More sauces and soups for Heinz

H.J. Heinz Co. announced on June 6 that it would acquire the pasta sauce, dry bouillon and soup businesses from Borden Foods Corporation, the American...

Cadbury on track to buy Orangina

On June 6, Cadbury Schweppes, the British food and beverage group, is to announce it has reached a preliminary agreement with Pernod Ricard, the French...

Degussa setting up Zentaris IPO

The German chemicals group Degussa will start bookbuilding for the flotation of its biotechnology branch Zentaris, on June 6, reports the Financial Times. Degussa...

Dairy Crest announces "super dairies"

Dairy Crest, the UK food group, is to open the first of its two "super dairies" in November, the Financial Times reports. The group has...

Cargill increases soybean export from Brazil

The American agribusiness multinational Cargill is constructing a soybean export terminal in Santarém, Brazil, near the local port. The complex will occupy a 45,000 square...

Foster's looking for new acquisitions

Foster's chief executive officer Ted Kunkel said the company was looking at paying "reasonable prices" for bolt on acquisitions, and moving into the services and...

Sara Lee selling baked-goods unit

The American consumer products company Sara Lee announced on June 4 that it was selling its British baked-goods business to Hibernia Foods, the Irish food...

Australia secures Japanese skim milk contract

The Australian Dairy Corporation recently announced that the latest tender from the Agriculture and Livestock Industry Corporation of Japan (ALIC) has resulted in Australian processors...

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