All news articles for May 2012

Cadbury bursts into UK popcorn segment

Cadbury bursts into UK popcorn segment

By Kacey Culliney

Kraft-owned Cadbury has expanded its sharing bag portfolio with a chocolate-coated toffee popcorn product, in a bid to burst into the UK’s rattling £42m (€52.46m) popcorn market.

 Food industry: Tate & Lyle annual results reveal Eminate development

Tate & Lyle plans more innovation as sales soar

By Rod Addy

Tate & Lyle revealed big plans for innovation as it reported soaring sales and profits driven by market forces that benefited its development of sweeteners and speciality ingredients.

Sports and energy categories blur

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Sports and energy categories blur

By Rod Addy from Geneva

Sports and energy food and drink categories are blurring, according to Roberta Re, nutrition research manager at Leatherhead Food Research in this exclusive video from the Vitafoods 2012 trade show in Geneva.

UK own label influence to rise in 2012-2013

UK own label influence to rise in 2012-2013

By Rod Addy

Cash strapped UK consumers will focus on retailers’ own label food and drink rather than branded sales as the recession continues to bite, according to market analyst Mintel.

Premier Foods IT project delivers massive savings

Premier Foods IT project delivers massive savings

By Rod Addy

UK grocery giant Premier Foods has halved IT operational costs in a project launched in conjunction with Google Enterprise that will enable it to coordinate cross-functional business projects more efficiently.

Steviol glycosides are extracted from the stevia leaf

Europe debates stevia’s ‘natural’ claims

By Rod Addy

Discussion continues over whether stevia compounds in food and drink products can be labelled as ‘natural’, with the weight of opinion favouring ‘from a natural source’ as a descriptor.

New research could help to 'fix' the flavour of commercial tomatoes - so they are more similar in taste to more traditional and home grown varieties, suggest the researchers.

Scientists take first step to ‘fix’ tomato flavour

By Nathan GRAY

Researchers may have taken the first step in ‘fixing’ the flavour of commercially grown tomatoes after they uncovered how variability in chemical make-up holds the secret to the ‘real’ flavour of tomatoes.

Sunflower oil is just one of the oils EFKO handles

Russia pumps up fats and oils production

By Rod Addy

Russian manufacturer EFKO has pumped cash into fats and oils processing in the first quarter of 2012 as part of an ongoing investment plan, boosting capacity.

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