Metro, the German retail group, has reported sales growth in the
first six months of the year and is predicting further gains for
the full-year. Signs, perhaps, that the German recovery may be on
The Canadian government took a further step towards reducing the
risk of Canadians becoming exposed to the agent that may transmit
BSE with new rules that prevent specified risk material (SRM) from
entering the human food supply.
Sainsbury has been dealt a double blow this week, with the news
that its hostile bid for 171 Somerfield stores is likely to come a
cropper at the hands of the regulators followed by the even more
devastating evidence that it has been...
Qibla Cola, the 'alternative' soft drink which gives 10 per cent of
its profits to worthwhile causes, is to enter the Canadian market
via an agreement with local distributor Bimex. The staunchly
anti-American brand is popular...
Japan's established health foods market continues to grow, by an
average of 8 per cent annually over the past five years. Suppliers
of innovative ingredients could gain access to the market at this
year's Hi Japan.
The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to
synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo soar from double to treble
figures in recent years. Danish ingredients giant Danisco - a
leading extractor of vanilla in the...