Greencore, the Irish ingredients and food producer, is predicting a
decline in its net debt for 2002 as its core operations continue to
improve despite continued difficulties in its ambient grocery
Proposed new legislation which would tighten the rules governing
the labelling of foodstuffs in a bid to reduce the risk of
consumers suffering from allergic reactions to certain ingredients
has passed the latest stage of its journey...
Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to
improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes,
according to a report on two new studies published this week. The
findings present conflicting evidence...
Starch and starch derivatives manufacturer Cerestar, recently taken
over by US agri-business Cargill, said this week that it has
developed a new gelatine replacement, targeting a market currently
undergoing growth due to consumer...
British starch and sugars group Tate & Lyle said on Thursday
that it expected strong results for the six months ended September,
but said growth in second half profits depended on higher sweetener
The acquisition by Carrefour of the outstanding shares in its
Spanish unit, Centros Commerciales Carrefour, will not include the
8 per cent held by Guyenne & Gascogne, long-time franchise
partner of the French retail giant.
Consumer preferences are currently moving towards easily prepared
food, less severely processed (vitamins and nutrients preserved),
natural (without preservatives and other artificial additives),
healthy (functional food, low fat,...
The UK Food Standards Agency announced this week that it is
currently consulting on two proposals to amend the European
Directives on infant foods and baby foods proposed by the European
Commission earlier this year.
France's Intermarche and Spain's Eroski have formed a new alliance
which will increase their European buying power and allow each
company to benefit from the other's expertise. Other companies
could join the union in...
More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice
were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to
evaluate the influence of plum, cranberry and blackcurrant juice on
urinary stone risk factors, the...