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Consumer confidence rises in Canada

Canadian consumer confidence, like that in the United States, has rebounded since the September 11 attacks despite the deteriorating economy, according to a new consumer...

Energising sales in a mature market

Mature food markets can be jump- started for growth, says consulting and research firm Promar International this week. "Contrary to conventional wisdom, companies and brands...

DSM admits to contact with Rhodia

DSM, requested by the French COB (Commission des Opérations de Bourse) to state its position on press comments about DSM breaking off its contacts regarding...

Competition accelerates for vitamin-enhanced water

Coca-Cola is poised to add nutrients to a new line of bottled water, to be called Dasani Nutriwater, taking on arch-rival PepsiCo's own enhanced Aquifina,...

No private financing for Cuban food

The Bush administration said on Wednesday it strongly opposed a Senate proposal to allow private financing of U.S. food sales to Cuba. In a statement...

UK ingredients company sells flavour business

Markbeech Products, a UK food ingredient importer, processor and distributor, has sold its flavours business to Flavex International, a UK company based in Hereford. Following...

EU seeks agreement for food aid

The European Union said on Tuesday it would seek agreement in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for all food aid to poor countries to be...

Spray drying venture agreed

American Custom Drying Company (ACD) announced on Wednesday a formal co-operation agreement with Niro Inc., a member of the GEA group and a leader in...

Cerestar opens starch plant in China

European starch producer Cerestar announced recently that, together with Chinese company, the Jiliang Group, it is to open a maize processing plant in Northern China....

Directors recommend Frucor reject Danone takeover offer

The directors of New Zealand drinks maker Frucor Beverages said on Thursday they were maintaining their recommendation to shareholders not to accept a takeover offer...

Treatt reports increase in profits

Treatt PLC, a manufacturer and supplier of flavour and fragrance ingredients, reported an increase in profits for the year ended 30 September 2001. Group turnover...

ADM and others pursue higher 2002 sweetener prices

US grain company Archer Daniels Midland Co., fined this week by the European Commission for its involvement in a citric-acid cartel, announced on Wednesday, along...

San Miguel tempted by processed meats business

The Philippines' leading food and beverage firm, San Miguel Corp said on Wednesday it would take a second look at acquiring RFM Corp's processed meats...

Drop in profit for food and bakery group

Food and bakeries group George Weston Foods Ltd said on Tuesday it expects its first half profit to be down on the same period a...

Infant formula dominates nutrition markets

The U.S. ethical nutrition market is divided into four very distinct categories: the infant formula market, adult enteral formula, parenteral formula and ethical nutrition supplies...

Almond growers receive early payment

US almond co-operative Blue Diamond Growers is to issue cheques totalling $40 million to its nearly four thousand member growers on January 4, 2002, the...

Canadian spice crops on the up

Spice acreage in Saskatchewan continues to increase, as research scientists at the Crop Development Centre (CDC), at the University of Saskatchewan continue to help growers...

Government clearing of Danisco purchase over-ruled

Lithuania's top court ruled on Thursday that a government move clearing the way in 1998 for Danish sugar group Danisco to buy stakes in local...

New technologies and health concerns drive flavour dairy market

New technologies in extending shelf life together with increased consumer awareness of the health benefits of dairy drinks, are driving the market in flavoured dairy...

UK confectionery and drinks group upbeat

UK sweets and soft drinks group Cadbury Schweppes on Wednesday shrugged off weakness in the U.S. beverages market to say it was confident of meeting...

Cereol to focus on oilseeds, not olive oil

Montedison food subsidiary Cereol said on Wednesday it planned to focus its strategy on oilseeds and suggested it could sell its Carapelli olive oil unit....

High-fructose syrup plus soybeans brighten ADM outlook

Agribusiness processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s prospects have brightened as the outlook for its mainstay soybean products and high-fructose corn syrup improves amid favourable...

Japanese meat company axes jobs

Japan's Prima Meat Packers Ltd said on Tuesday it would slash its workforce by about 30 per cent by March 2005 to help it weather...

Danisco to expand global emulsifier production

One out of every three loaves of bread produced around the globe by a commercial bakery contains emulsifiers from Danisco. So the company claims this...

Parma pushes food agency bid

People in Parma love food and many live by producing it so they see every reason why their city should be picked to host the...

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