UK whey processor Volac International intends to remove its investment in Pritchitt Foods, the Northern Ireland dairy-based food manufacturer, in a bid to focus on the agri-food sector and to expand its international business, the company announced this...
Barely two months after acquiring a majority stake in French oil
processor Cereol, US company Bunge said this week that its new unit
has sold French cooking oil company Lesieur in a bid to reduce its
With the rising tide of food intolerance in consumers, today's
society is increasingly turning to science to come up with new
tools to tackle the problems. New ambitious research underway in
Europe could see consumers with celiac...
Polish soft drinks and mineral water producer Hoop has acquired its
counterpart Woda Grodziska, a move which it says will enable it to
step up its plans for expanding to the German market for the first
Expanding its Plus discount supermarket fascia in Spain and
Portugal, and good performances from non-food subsidiaries KiK and
OBI, helped Germany's Tengelmann group to a solid increase in sales
for 2002, despite difficult economic...
Obesity - a growing problem, not just in the West, and not just in
adults. Governments around the world are increasingly concerned
about the rise of obesity in childhood. But how are we tackling the
problem? Perhaps not very well....
The decision by the Navarra regional authorities to allow the term
'bio' to be used to describe non-organic dairy products has been
upheld by the local courts, the latest twist in the ongoing battle
between Spain and the...
Greencore Group, the Irish food ingredients and convenience food
company, this week reported a leap in operating profit together
with strong sales growth and a reduction in net debt for the year
ended 27 September 2002. Strong growth...
Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a
subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into
human nutrition with the announcement yesterday that it has
acquired the resistant starch business from...
New report confirms the growth of the non-dairy drinks sector as
the health and nutrition trend gains pace growth. Competition in
the burgeoning sector is set to increase, with the big players
turning to new product development as...
Pop a supplement of sip a juice - where are the benefits? New
research suggest that the juice of the concord grape has powerful
antioxidant effects that may offer extra benefits that supplements
Europe may remain reticent over the use of irradiation by food
manufacturers but other countries across the world are making steps
towards increasing the use of this controversial food preservation
technology. Canada made moves this...
The average food ingredients company in the UK over the past three
years has seen sales decrease, a fall in profits, and contractions
rather than growth marking many areas of business. On a positive
note, the food ingredients industry...
Smooth or crunchy? Which ever way you prefer your peanut butter,
the ingredients contained within could well keep diabetes at bay.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US report
this week that consuming a daily...
Is our future a lonely one? According to market analysts
Datamonitor - yes. The company has just released a report that
predicts by 2005 Europe will have five million more single people,
eleven million fewer people living as part...