A day before the enlargement of the EU, which will see eight
central and eastern European countries join the Union, one of
Europe's biggest retail groups, Metro, has reported first quarter
growth driven by an excellent performance...
A new strategy designed to give Britain's retail sector early
warning of new regulations which could affect the way stores do
business has been welcomed by the industry, which hailed it as a
first step towards improving the lot...
Marcin Morawiecki is the vice-president of Racke International, a
company that imports wine and spirits into Poland. He has cancelled
the company's planned accession celebrations tonight on account of
the bureaucratic nightmare...
Earlier this month CAOBISCO, the body which represents European
manufacturers of sugar-based foods, came racing to side of the
businesses it represents in the accession countries. Once installed
in an enlarged Europe, the new Member...
As 15 EU member states become 25, Europeans everywhere are reaching
for atlases that look suddenly archaic as they predate the
statehood of more than half the accession countries. The European
map has changed faster than the European...
Quality is key to the future success of the UK on-trade if it is to
emerge from the shadow of a buoyant take-home market and generate
new momentum for beer sales, according to a new assessment of the
sector by the UK arm of brewing...
Eight former Communist countries from central and eastern Europe
will tomorrow join the European Union, the culmination of 15 years
of rapid economic and social development since the end of Soviet
rule. But with most of the leading...
Ongoing growth in cultures sales to the dairy industry and health
markets helped the Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen post a modest
rise in revenue for the food ingredients division in the first six
months. Organic growth for the...
Improved flavour sales in Europe gaining from modest gains in
currency conversions boosted first quarter results for the US
flavour giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
Strategies in 2003 to get the company back into...
Smart risk management moves guided the world's leading oilseed
processor Bunge to a massive 75 per cent rise in income for the
first quarter as the price of soybeans reached 15 year highs on
poor crop harvests last year.
Cafédirect, the UK's largest supplier of ethical tea and coffee
under the Fairtrade mark, has reported record sales for the year to
end March - a performance which confirms the growing importance of
ethical food and drink products...
Pushing the boundaries of food science to its actual physical
limits, a new experiment targetting high pressure preservation
techniques on Mediterranean foodstuffs saw cheese, sun-dried
tomatoes and Italian bread rocketing far into...
After a decade of concentrating on the ready-to-drink sector,
leading alcohol brand owners in the UK are turning their attention
to other segments as RTD sales begin to stagnate. Widespread growth
in the liqueur market means that...