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DSM to buy Roche division

Ending months of speculation Dutch life science products company DSM announced today that is to pay CHF 3.5 billion (€2.4 billion) for Roche's vitamins and...

Dispute panel looks into EU GM rules

The World Trade Organisation has given the go ahead for a dispute panel to be set up under its aegis to investigate a complaint by...

Irish agency warning to food industry

The Irish food safety agency has warned the food industry to be vigilant and efficient or 'face the consequences' as investigations continue into the biggest...

Delhaize extends US business

The US-based operations of Belgian retailer Delhaize have been one of the principal causes of the company's poor financial performance in recent months, but this...

Roche signs up for new food ingredients tech

Invest in Denmark, part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports this week that fledgling Danish biotech company Up Front Chromatography, the patent holder...

Solbar keeps them rolling

Ambitious Israeli soy ingredients company Solbar Industries keeps the new products rolling out with the launch this week of Solpro 900, a soy protein isolate...

Red not dead

Sales of still red wine are set to outpace all other wine varieties over the next five years, with both volume and value expected to...

M&S to reward loyal customers

Loyalty cards are now widespread in the UK, with most of the major food and non-food retailers offering a range of rewards to loyal shoppers....

Tune in, check out

The European Union might be a single market when it comes to the transfer of goods and services, but there are still huge differences in...

EU slams Australian trade attitude

In the run up to the WTO trade talks next week in Mexico, the European Union has called on the WTO to rule on the...

Lunchboxes: a ticking timebomb?

British children are being sent off to school with lunchboxes full of all the wrong kinds of food, according to a new survey by the...

Laurus on the road to recovery

Moves by Dutch grocery retailer Laurus to lift itself back into the black appear to be working, with a leap back into profit in the...

US consumer ambivalent over GM foods

As Europe and the United States square themselves for the battle of the GM at the upcoming WTO trade talks in Cancun, Mexico next week,...

Frutarom integrates flavour purchase

Tel Aviv stock exchange-listed Frutarom Industries has welcomed a new company into its stable - Frutarom Switzerland - previously known as Emil Flachsmann, and by...

Survival of the fittest in UK RTDs

Reports of the death of the UK market for ready-to-drink premixed spirits have been greatly exaggerated, according to the company behind one of the leading...

EU set for fight over GIs

European Union officials have finally drawn up a complete list of protected food and drink names - a move which is likely to cause heated...

Walkers tops UK brand sales

Walkers crisps were the top-selling brand in the UK last year, helped by the almost constant advertising of the brand featuring ex-footballer Gary Lineker. According...

Morrisons hoping to get Safeway on the cheap?

Wm Morrison , the supermarket group which is widely believed to be the leading candidate to acquire the UK's Safeway chain, may offer less for the...

German recession does little to boost Spar interims

Sluggish consumer demand in the German market coupled with its own ongoing restructuring programme pushed the Spar retail group into the red in the first...

Carrefour grows despite currency impact

First half sales at leading European food retailer Carrefour were ahead of the same period a year earlier, even after the negative impact of currency...

Supermarkets blamed for Spanish store wars

Small store operators in Spain have seen their share of everyday household good sales - including food and drink - drop by 50 per cent...

Cargill storms FiE

As US agribusiness Cargill reaches further into Europe, the upcoming Food Ingredients Europe 2003 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany bears witness to the company's growing presence....

Trade 'distortion': impact on developing economies

Balancing liberalisation with a better deal for developing countries must be a priority for the World Trade Organisation as figures from a new report released...

Sugar reforms threaten profits for Danisco and ABF

Imminent reforms to the EU sugar regime - likely to be more radical than estimated - could slice millions off the sugar profits for Associated...

Texture takes on heavy duty test

UK texture analysis designer and manufacturer Stable Micro Systems to unveil high speed, heavy duty texture analyser - the TA.Hdplus - at the Fi Europe...

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