All news articles for February 2012

DSM readies €2bn+ acquisitions war chest as 2011 profit jumps 15%

DSM readies €2bn+ acquisitions war chest as 2011 profit jumps 15%

By Shane Starling

Nutrition and polymers were the stand-out divisions for Royal DSM in 2011, a year that saw operating profits rise 15% from €752m to €866m, as the newly life science-oriented ingredients giant singled out Martek buy-out success and committed to ongoing...

John Moloney, Glanbia's Group Managing Director

Rocketing US cheddar exports fuel strong full-year for Glanbia

By Ben Bouckley

Irish dairy firm Glanbia says that booming US cheddar export sales fed into a strong 2012, but warned that the key risk to the global dairy market in 2012 centred on “significant concerns” regarding the global economic downturn and its effect on consumers.

A consumer group alleges Strauss' Cow Chocolate is more expensive than leading brands in other countries

Strauss faces chocolate price hike accusation in Israel

By Oliver Nieburg

Israel’s antitrust authority has received a complaint alleging that the country’s number two food manufacturer The Strauss Group is exploiting its monopoly on the domestic chocolate market by overcharging consumers.

Fonterra presents probiotic and dairy lipid research in Moscow

Fonterra presents probiotic and dairy lipid research in Moscow

By Ben Bouckley

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has presented what it claims is significant research showing that its proprietary probiotic strains reduce childhood disease and childhood allergy rates, while the addition of dairy lipids to formula aids infant...

ABF’s ingredients division needs self-improvement: Analyst

ABF’s ingredients division needs self-improvement: Analyst

By Kacey Culliney

Associated British Foods (ABF) is on track to deliver strong, full-year growth, however, high raw material costs in a competitive environment has seen the group struggle against stronger, more aggressive players in the ingredients market.

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