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.
Tate & Lyle looks set for full year results in line with expectations as its refocus on specialty ingredients pays off and it sells its mothballed facility in Fort Dodge, USA, to Cargill for US$57m (GB£36m)
Ongoing high prices for raw materials including cocoa, milk powder, sugar and wheat and a decline in contract manufacturing sees Swedish confectionery group Cloetta reporting second-quarter sales loss and falling first-half earnings.
Investment in a new £150k production line by UK-based Gordon Rhodes & Son will boost production capacity of its bespoke seasonings and mixes by up to 60% and improve customer service, says the company.
Nordzucker and Pure Circle have created their joint venture company to handle development, sales and marketing of stevia and steviasucrose ingredients in Europe, following their agreement to work together last year.