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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.

New partnership targets premium tea market

New partnership targets premium tea market

By Emma Edwards

Germany’s Döhler and Plantextrakt have formed a strategic partnership and unveiled a new tea concept, which they claim will open up the global premium quality tea drinks market.

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

By Ben Bouckley

Scottish sausage skin maker Devro is seeing growth due to rising meat consumption in emerging markets and the demand for conversion of casings from gut to collagen in animal hides.

Sugar beet crop

English weather subdues ABF trading

By Ben Bouckley

Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest

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