With memories of peak prices in 2007-8 still vivid, manufacturers must keep a close watch on commodity markets. Sudden shifts can have a massive, overnight impact on costs - and worsen food insecurity in developing countries.
Farmers For Action (FFA) has heralded a draft agreement between the farmers and processors as a “step in the right direction” but has vowed to continue its campaign against retailers...
Sales of natural flavours in Western Europe are set to be overtaken by sales in the Asia-Pacific market within the next three years, according to market research firm RTS.
EU fruit juice and nectar volumes will be hit by the shaky European economy this year, the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN) has predicted.
Price volatility is as concerning as constant high commodity pricing, according to a European Commission response to a new report on global agricultural development in the next decade.
FrieslandCampina Kievit has launched a sweet creamer concept that can replace more than 40% of sugar in instant beverages and cut costs for manufacturers.
Kalsec has refined its methods for detecting adulteration of essential oils in preparation for a coming rise in cases, particularly in the area of garlic- and onion derived oils.
The European food industry must back calls to remove EU backed biofuel production targets, or face growing volatility as commodity costs soar, warns ActionAid.
Flour treatment firm Mühlenchemie has launched a new guar gum replacer range for the bakery industry, which it claims is superior to pure hydrocolloids such as locust bean or tara...
UK-based Ulrick & Short is committed to non-genetically modified (GM) ingredients and is redoubling efforts to source them, although that task is becoming tougher, according to director Adrian Short.
Olive oil prices are at rock bottom, so food manufacturers would be advised to secure supplies now to fix prices, as the trend will not last, Mintec has warned.
Rising food prices across Europe are not attributable to a failure of competition dynamics in the food industry, according to a report just issued by the European Competition Network (ECN).
The British Dietectic Association (BDA) has backed calls to provide free gluten free staples on prescription in the UK.
Sugar prices worldwide are forecast to fall around 19% by 2013 as supply remains above demand, according to financial services group Rabobank.
A consecutive deficit in 2012/13 is set to move cocoa prices higher as supply struggles to meet rising demand for chocolate products in Asia, according to financial services group Rabobank.
Rain dragged down profit forecasts for New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO), damaging crops in Papua New Guinea, according to Phil Carroll, analyst at Shore Capital.
Government should not rely on industry to fix the food chain, according to global charity Oxfam, speaking ahead of the G8 and Rio+20 Summits.
EU trade group FoodDrinkEurope teamed up with the European Commission (EC) on a delegation to the US at the end of last week aimed at building stronger export links.
Zetar took a 5% hit in annual group revenue after exiting from low margin core commodity sales, particularly in processed and packed nuts, at the beginning of 2012.
First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and...
The European Union is expected to allow additional sugar imports to the market in the coming weeks in a move welcomed by the confectionery industry.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has lowered its forecast for global wheat end stocks for 2011/12, but supply overall remains comfortable, according to an analyst.
Amid sky-high prices and shortages of guar gum driven by an unprecedented surge in demand, food formulators have renewed focus on finding replacers and DuPont is championing use of alternative...
Low coffee demands, surplus cocoa stocks, rising sugar prices and a geographical shift in the wheat market, are just a few points raised by Euromonitor’s senior food analyst in its...
Irish dairy firm Glanbia says that booming US cheddar export sales fed into a strong 2012, but warned that the key risk to the global dairy market in 2012 centred...
Arla Ingman and other producers have filed a complaint with Finland’s competition authority regarding market leader Valio, alleging the firm has abused its position to maintain a liquid milk market...