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Waitrose flourishes in the heat

Waitrose , the supermarket division of the UK's John Lewis Partership, benefited from the hot summer weather and new store developments to post a double-digit increase...

Jeronimo Martins confirms recovery

Times have been hard for Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins in recent years, but the company's latest set of results indicate that its strategy of withdrawing...

Size matters: portions under fire

The increasing size of food portions in the UK is being blamed for a rise in the levels of obesity, cancer and other diseases. The...

Healthy growth for Cognis

Natural ingredients supplier Cognis, recently sold off by Henkel and acquired by a consortium of financial investors, announced in September that the Nutrition & Health...

Goodbye Flachsmann and hello to Frutarom

Visitors expecting to see flavours company Flachsmann at the upcoming Food Ingredients Europe exhibition will take note of the 'Flachsmann is now Frutarom' motto, for...

Food scientists that fit the bill

Freshly elected officials for the 2003-2004 season at the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) will be inaugurated at the organisation's annual meeting this month....

Morrisons shows strategy would work for Safeway

Double-digit sales growth in the first half of the year is further evidence that Morrisons has the right business model to turn things around at...

Big store groups dominate in Spain

Confirming what most shoppers and store keepers already knew, a new study from the Fundación de Cajas de Ahorro Confederadas (Funcas ) association in Spain has...

Organics, assessing consumer needs

As growth in the organic food industry starts to slow down in Europe, the food industry is deliberating ways to boost sales. A new project...

Amino acid drive from Degussa

Germany's third largest chemical company Degussa is to invest a massive €350 million in a new amino acid plant, representing the merged company's biggest single...

Banned jelly sweets unearthed in UK

Six months after Europe voted in a permanent ban on the use of the food additive E425, otherwise known as konjac, in jelly confectionery, food...

No sale, says Danisco

Danish food ingredients group Danisco has denied rumours circulating in the local press that it is in talks to sell its stake in US biotech...

Ahold management bows to pressure

Much maligned in recent weeks by investors and shareholders alike, the management of Dutch retail group Ahold has given in to pressure and decided to...

World trade talks fail

Global trade talks collapsed at the weekend with rich and poor countries in a clash over farm aid as developing nations held out for a...

Tax relief for sugar giant

Jobs will be saved as US sugar giant Imperial Sugar receives incentive from the Louisiana state. The company, that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

Tesco tightens its grip

Britain's number one food retailer can do nothing wrong, or so it appears. Tesco has today reported strong double-digit increases in both sales and profits...

French top starch science

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) this week announced the recipients of its 2003 honorary awards to be presented at the group's annual meeting...

Sainsbury's non-food gamble

Sainsbury , the British retail group, is gambling on the success of a new range of products to help it reverse its downwards spiral and restore...

Ahold facing crisis of confidence

Ahold's troubles seem unlikely to ease with the appointment of a new management team. The beleaguered retailer, struggling after the discovery of widespread accounting fraud,...

Treatt for Frankfurt

Our overview of the upcoming Food ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany continues with a peek at UK flavours company Treatt. The company said this...

On-the-go consumers raise the innovation bar

Increasingly mobile and health-conscious consumers are forcing food and drink manufacturers to become even more inventive when it comes to creating new products. A new...

Boundaries blur and competition rises

Innovation courses through the food and drink industry as businesses continue to strive for oneupmanship in an increasingly competitive market. But food and drink industries...

New York to become the Big Snapple

A landmark agreement between the city of New York and the Snapple Beverage Group unit of Britain's Cadbury Schweppes is the latest in a number...

Sweet life with Orafti

In the run up to the Food ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November we shall report on a variety of ingredients companies as they...

Food supply top priority after 9/11

Two years ago to the day terrorist attacks in the United States struck a nation, leaving it shocked, angry and vulnerable. As the country continues...

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