Spar, the German retail group, is being forced to take drastic
measures to haul itself out of the red. With operating losses of
€65 million in the first half of the year, and a restructuring
programme undermined by the weak German...
Diageo's decision to change its Cardhu Scotch whisky from a single
malt to a pure malt - a blend of malts from different distilleries
- has met with widespread condemnation from the rest of the
industry, so much so in fact that...
Today in Brussels European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin
will meet ministers and high level representatives of the 13
acceding and candidate countries to discuss their participation in
the EU's Sixth Framework Programme...
Hard negotiations followed by new European rules put to bed
long-standing disputes over labelling issues that hung over
chocolate manufacturers. As more European manufacturers turn to
vegetable fats, the challenge is on for ingredients...
Public perception of risk - notably with regards to genetically
modified foods - is the focus of a high-profile conference to take
place in Brussels next week. Senior figures from the worlds of
politics, science and food will explore...
Ahold, the Dutch
retail group, yesterday admitted for the first time that the
'accounting irregularities' announced earlier this year had in fact
constituted fraud, and that it believed that no more than five to
Rodrigo Rato, Spain's finance minister, has added his voice to the
debate over food prices which has pitched retailers against
suppliers. He said that Spain's various regional governments should
do more to present a united...
Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate
rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came
into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies with a
raft of new opportunities.
When 145 countries walked away from the negotiating table at the
World Trade Organisation meeting in Cancun in September,
disappointment hung in the air over a failure to make real
progress. Since then bureaucrats and politicians...