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Starch rises hit the market

The pressure of rising raw material prices continues to challenge ingredients companies with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) subsidiary National Starch this week announcing a hike...

Threshers pushes petrol station business

With legislators clamping down more heavily than ever on drink driving in the UK, the news that leading drinks retailer Threshers is to open more...

Major price cuts at Albert Heijn

Albert Heijn, the flagship store chain of the embattled Ahold group, is to slash the prices of a wide range of food products from today....

US market knocks Sensient results

Slacker US sales across all sectors hit third quarter results for US Sensient Technologies with the colour and flavours company this week reporting a slide...

Irish innovation gains from network in food arena

Results from an ongoing Irish initiative to boost product innovation - new ingredients and finished food and drink products - unveiled at an industry food...

Murano addresses safety conference

US department of agriculture undersecretary for food safety, Elsa A. Murano, will provide an update of the Department's food safety initiatives at the upcoming Institute...

First Indian store for Metro

Metro is one of Europe's most adventurous retail groups, often among the very first operators in a number of key growth markets. The German cash...

Edible oils boost Karlshamns profit

Swedish ingredients company Karlshamns witnessed a profit improvement in its Edible Oils business area for the interim period from January 2001 to September 2001. The...

Cognis and Kemin shake hands

Cognis Nutrition and Health, the leading health ingredients manufacturer, and Kemin Foods, which also makes speciality health ingredients, announced this week that they have reached...

Spain opts for dual labels

The polemic over the increasing disparity between farm gate and retail prices for a number of unprocessed food products in Spain has prompted the government...

Women boosting European pub culture

The British pub may have undergone a number of radical changes over the last few decades, becoming more family-friendly and increasingly offering a wide variety...

Ahold losses deepen under US rules

When Dutch retailer Ahold reported losses of around €1 billion for 2002 earlier this month, it warned that the figure would almost certainly fall deeper...

Carrefour seeks closer Thais

After a relatively quiet period, focusing on maintaining and growing underlying sales at a time of extreme fluctuations in exchange rates, Europe's biggest retail group...

Sustainable cocoa agreement enters into force

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past with the exclusion...

Price puts brake on organic sales

One year after new rules on organic standards hit the American food industry one in ten Americans are eating more organic foods, reports a US...

Small slide for Cargill earnings

Burgeoning private agribusiness Cargill saw net earnings slip in the first quarter of 2004, but performance remained on track topping last year's figures by a...

Mixed results from heat-hit retailer

Exceptionally warm summer weather kept shoppers in France on the beach and out of stores in the third quarter, according to Carrefour franchisee Guyenne &...

Farewell to Zylepsis

Innovative and respected UK ingredients company Zylepsis is to exit the business with the final investors pulling the plug on funding last week. The privately...

ADM sues Mexican government for $100m over 'discriminatory tax'

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland has opted to challenge the Mexican government's 20 per cent 'discriminatory tax' on soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup....

Avebe in starch agreement

The Benelux operation of Fiske Food Ingredients, a distribution business belonging to €4bn Dutch industrial chemicals group Univar, has linked up with starch ingredients company...

Procordia joins the health race

Leading Swedish food manufacturer Procordia Food is to launch a series of health-enhancing foods, it has announced, reaching a deal with compatriot BioGaia for use...

Danisco forges ahead with xanthan gums

Building on the one-stop-supplier philosophy, the new kid on the xanthan gum block Danisco has made inroads into the market this week, linking up with...

Price soars for soy

A recent round up from Goldman Sachs reveals that agriculture returns fell 0.7 per cent in September led by wheat and corn, and soybeans face...

Kerry consolidates US flavours position

Ongoing rumours that the Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group had bought up a US fruit flavour operation were at last confirmed with the...

Tradition holding its own in German food market

Europe's food industry has changed almost beyond recognition over the last few years but there are still some places where traditional eating habits are holding...

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