Sales of food and drink products carrying the Fairtrade mark in the
UK reached £140 million in 2004, more than 50 per cent more than in
the year before, but this year's Fairtrade Fortnight will seek to
push this figure higher...
Lessons will have to be drawn. So concludes an emergency meeting of
scientists in Brussels last week to assess the fall out after the
arrival of the illegal food colour sudan 1 in over 450 processed
food brands on the UK market, reports...
The news this month that the world's number one drinks giant Coca
Cola has linked up with Tate & Lyle's Splenda sweetener in a
new branding venture could signal the beginning of a new wave of
ingredient - manufacturer...
South African winemakers are keen to capitalise on growing interest
in their wines from US consumers - and on the predicted growth in
the market there. Their US counterparts, meanwhile, continue to
focus on Europe, where sales have...
Italian spirit maker Campari has today confirmed that it is
increasing its stake in US unit Skyy Spirits, while earlier in the
week it was the turn of brewer SABMiller to increase its stake in
Italy's Peroni group, writes Chris...
Finnish crispbread specialist Vaasan & Vaasan has revamped the
image of its flagship Finn Crisp brand to take advantage of a
growing market for high fibre and wholegrain snacks in Russia and
lure increasingly health-conscious...
Russia's leading dairy and juice producer Wimm-Bill-Dann has
announced it will merge its juice and water businesses as part of a
restructuring plan devised to stop rising transport and raw
materials costs from damaging profits,...
Romania and Bulgaria are set to sign EU membership treaties within
the next two months while Ukraine steps ever closer to the bloc,
offering hope to food producers and retailers seeking new,
potentially lucrative markets. But quality...
United Confectioners, Europe's biggest confectionery holding group
which unites Russia's 15 leading producers, saw its 2005 order book
swell after its recent participation in Berlin's Green Week
exhibition, with exports...