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US CPG spending wavers

Volumes of consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the US fell by one per cent in the week following the recent terrorist attacks but the American...

Restructuring of sucralose activities

On September 26, Tate & Lyle, the British producer of sugar, cereal sweeteners and starches, and McNeil Nutritionals, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced the...

Wessanen completes dairy sale

Dutch food group Koninklijke Wessanen announced this week the completion of the sale of its dairy activities in the United States to National Dairy Holdings....

Ingredients sale rose with the heat

This summer's warm weather led to a 24 per cent average increase in ice cream sales in Denmark. And the Danes were not the...

McCain purchases part of Anchor

McCain Foods Limited has completed the deal to purchase the production facilities and foodservice business of Anchor Food Products Inc. in a three-party transaction. ...

Heinz acquires Anchor's branded products

The American branded food products company H.J. Heinz Company has completed a transaction with Anchor Food Products Inc. to acquire Anchor's Poppers® retail frozen appetizers...

Gov role key in nutraceuticals market

Americans possess a growing awareness of the link between nutrition and health, as government committees become increasingly attentive to nutraceutical product claims and potential regulations....

Bell Flavors goes Mexican

On September 25, the American flavour company Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. announced the purchase of EIGSA (Empresa Industrializadora de Guadalajara, S.A. de C.V.), a...

Coca-Cola is positive about growth

On September 25, the American soft drink giant Coca-Cola Company announced that it remains confident it will meet its earnings targets for the current year....

Dean reports earnings per share

On September 25, the US dairy processor Dean Foods Company announced results for its first quarter ending August 26, 2001. Sales increased 9.2 per...

Snow Brand Milk reports loss

The Japanese dairy products company Snow Brand Milk Products Co. expects a consolidated operating loss of around ¥13.5bn (Euro125.6m) in the current fiscal year, worsening...

Board approves Suiza-Dean merger

Suiza Foods Corporation, the American dairy processor and distributor, announced on September 21 that its shareholders approved the company's pending merger with Dean Foods Company....

Tesco to create 20,000 jobs

Leading UK supermarket group, Tesco PLC, announced the future creation of 20,000 new jobs worldwide as it reported strong financial results this week. Group...

DSM and enzyme use in beer

At Drinktec-Interbrau, held in Munich, Germany, from September 20 to 27, the Dutch food ingredients company DSM Food Specialties' Beverage Ingredients Unit, which provides enzymes...

Cadbury and Pernod sign soft drinks deal

On September 21, the UK beverage and confectionery group Cadbury Schweppes plc and the French spirits group Pernod Ricard SA confirmed that they have signed...

Health and wellness market analysed

2001 was an eventful year in the health and wellness marketplace, a recent trends report from US Natural Marketing Institute claims this week. According...

Food industry - consumers have more power

Leaders of the soybean, sunflower, rapeseed and palm oil industry ended a three-day International Association of Seed Crushers congress, held September 17-20 in Sydney, Australia,...

Webvan sells its technology platform

The e-grocer Webvan Group, Inc. announced on September 20 that it has entered into a $2.5m contract for the sale of its technology platform to...

ConAgra reports increase in sales

On September 20, ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26, 2001. ...

Brussels Chocolates goes to Hong Kong

On September 20, Green Fusion Corporation announced that its acquisition target House of Brussels Holdings Ltd., which owns and operates the North American chocolate manufacturer...

Brazil's coffee leads the way - study suggests

A new study from Promar International, the food research and consulting firm concludes that Brazil will continue to exert strong sway on the global coffee...

Self-heating containers interests the army

Ontro, Inc., the American company with a patented technology for self-heating containers, announced on September 19 that it received a directive from the United States...

Anheuser-Busch expands production capacity

According to Industrialinfo.com, the American brewing group Anheuser-Busch Inc. has begun a multi-million dollar expansion at their Fort Collins, Colorado brewery. Plans call for...

ADM matches employees' contributions to relief funds

The American agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has selected the designees for its $1m-commitment to assist the families and children of the victims...

Pernod Ricard reports increase in income

On September 19, the French wine and spirits supplier Pernod Ricard reports first half results that show a strong improvement in the Company's financial performance...