The sale of shares in Serbian mineral water bottler Knjaz Milos has
attracted considerable attention from a succession of foreign
companies, with France's Group Danone, Cayman Islands registered
FPP Balkan, Hungarian-based Jaminca...
continues its strong performance in the Russian beer market after
announcing a double digit increase in its sales volumes for the
first six months of the year. But increased expenditure on
advertising and packaging...
Growing demand for omega-3 fatty acids significantly boosted
profits at Australian health ingredients firm Clover Corporation
last year but lower-than-expected sales in Europe and restricted
supply of ARA oil for its fortified infant...
Ongoing demand for healthy products helped Irish food and
ingredients firm Kerry to a strong first half performance. And with
recent acquisitions pushing it into other high growth sectors,
there is little to stop the group from making...
A government report published this month reveals that UK industry
spends £2.6 billion a year on environmental protection, with food
and drink manufacturing the highest spending sector at £429
million, writes Anthony Fletcher.
CSM, the Dutch food ingredients company, is considering the sale of
its sugar confectionery unit in order to concentrate on its core
bakery supplies and sugar operations - despite a very poor
performance from the bakery unit in the...
The continuing popularity of yoghurt - and in particular its health
benefits - has led to a raft of new product innovation as companies
in market sectors outside the dairy industry seek to capitalise on
Tesco, Britain's number one food retailer, and J Sainsbury, the
third largest supermarket operator, have streamlined their milk
supply operations, reducing the number of suppliers from three to
two. The moves echo a similar streamlining...
Premium Nutrients, a Malaysian producer of oils and fats, is
looking to step up its investment in the EU over the next three to
four years, with a resulting 10 per cent increase in turnover to
around RM56 million in 2005.
Consumer demand for ethical products is growing steadily across
Europe and the major food manufacturers and retailers have
inevitably begun to step up their product offering in this area.
But a new study of consumer attitudes suggests...