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Soy far, soy good

Europeans are becoming increasingly keen on soya-based alternatives to dairy and meat products, with growth in these categories expected to see double digit growth for...

Soya-based drinks on the rise

Further confirmation that the European consumer is throwing more and more soy foods into his/her supermarket trolley comes from a new report that reveals in...

Ireland focuses on €38m organic market

Ireland took a closer look at its organic food industry last week with representatives from the department of agriculture & food, Bord Bia and the...

Acatris continues strategic focus

Dutch based company Acatris, recently formed through the merger of food and health companies Daminco, Orffa Health & Nutrition, Schouten USA and SoyLife Nederland, has...

Spanish food price rise under investigation

A sharp increase in prices in Spain during September is to be investigated by the country's competition authorities, the finance ministry has announced. Earlier this...

NFPA opposes trans fat footnote

Controversial new rules in the US on the labelling of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on food products continue to meet with opposition from food manufacturers....

Troubled ginger giant sees profits slide

Australian confectionery ginger giant warns of profit plunge due to intense pressure from rising dollar, a sharp turnaround from the previous guidance that profits would...

Flashing lollies and veggie pots

So what shape and form has innovation in the food and drink industry taken this month? From flashing lollies to lemon crisps via elderflower Fanta,...

New store boost for Carrefour

In the last week alone, Carrefour has unveiled plans to expand its business in Japan, Korea and Norway, and the logic behind the French group's...

Sainsbury slips further behind rivals

Erstwhile UK market leader Sainsbury continues to fall farther behind its rivals - and with several smaller players also outperforming it on a regular basis,...

Food science focus for ASEAN event

Food science and food processing are the focus of the 8th ASEAN food conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. Organised by the Association...

Cargill muscles in on European flavours

Competition in the European flavours arena - already tough - slammed up a gear yesterday with the news that US agribusiness giant Cargill has swallowed...

Health factor dominates new product launches

The trend in energy-giving chocolate continues with Cadbury's launch of a guarana-fortified Tempo product in South Africa. The shortcake biscuit bar contains guarana, increasingly used...

Investors eye Bunge?

Two years after the company went public, $20 billion (€16.89bn) US oilseed giant Bunge declares a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share following...

M&S rapped over &More launch

Marks & Spencer has had a tough week. Just two days ago it reported weaker than expected sales growth for the latest quarter and yesterday...

Stake sheds Opta Ingredients HQ

The new owner of Opta Food Ingredients is to sell the company's 45,000 square feet headquarters at a price of $4.85 million, said Canadian company...

Edible oil competition to hamper soy demand

Steady but unsensational growth is earmarked for soy products in the US with market analysts predicting a 5.4 per cent rise year on year to...

Tax incentives to encourage Irish R&D?

Private investment in research and development (R&D) activities in Ireland has increased, but further efforts are needed to reach the EU's 3 per cent target,...

Carrefour in Norwegian JV

Most of the world's leading food retailers are looking to the emerging markets for growth, but France's Carrefour is also hoping to increase sales in...

Hot weather lifts Iceland

Iceland, the supermarket chain owned by the UK's Big Food Group , has registered its first rise in sales for several quarters as a result of...

Oh soy good!

Steady but unsensational growth is earmarked for soy products in the US with market analysts predicting a 5.4 per cent rise year on year to...

Tighter rules require tougher testing

With new rules on food allergen labelling due to crack down in 2005, ambitious biotech company Eurofins is hoping to grab a slice of the...

Which? calls for rapid action on health claims

As tough new European proposals on health claims undergo scrutiny from Member States, one UK-based consumer group has kept the pressure up on regulators and...

Rhodia divests as losses hit

Food and pharmaceutical ingredients company Rhodia has announced a major restructuring drive that has coincided with the departure of its chairman and chief executive Jean-Pierre...

Japan reports new BSE case

Japan's health ministry claims it may have found another case of mad cow disease in a 23-month-old bullock slaughtered last month, bringing the total number...

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