'First in Saudi'

Mane opens joint venture facility in Saudi Arabia

By Jess Halliday

French flavour firm Mane has entered into a joint venture in Jeddah to tap the growth potential of Middle Eastern food manufacturers – said to the first global flavour company to set up shop in Saudi Arabia.

Schofield to step down

Premier boss Schofield to retire

By Rick Pendrous

Premier Foods has today announced that its chief executive, Robert Schofield will be retiring once a successor has been appointed and no later than April 28 2012.

Former Kellogg's UK md Greg Peterson: pastures new

Kellogg's UK md steps down

By Ben Bouckley

Kellogg's UK md Greg Paterson has stepped down, with the food manufacturer appointing a temporary successor until it finds a suitable long-term replacement.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Unilever says Colman’s investment may cut jobs

Unilever says Colman’s investment may cut jobs

By Ben Bouckley

Unilever says it is spending around £2.6m to upgrade production and expand production at its historic Colman’s mustard factory in Norwich, but admits that it could shed up to 20 jobs as a result.

A BASF, formerly Cognis, facility

BASF cuts jobs in Cognis integration

By Jess Halliday

BASF has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 450 by the end of 2012, as it progresses with its integration of Cognis and works towards its growth goal of €135m EBIT by the end of 2015.

Arla sees whey protein concentrates as an important growth market

Arla and DMK form new €44m whey joint venture

By Jess Halliday

Arla Foods is to establish a whey processing joint venture with the merged Nordmilch-Humana company DMK to produce whey protein concentrate (WPC) and lactose for the food industry.

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