18-Sep-2019 By Pearly Neo
Flavour and high costs remain two of the biggest challenges that the cell-based meat sector needs to overcome before production for everyday consumers can be realised, but its potential benefits for customisation are unrivalled, according to a recent...
23-May-2019 By Flora Southey
The European Commission has made steps to enhance price transparency across the agri-food supply chain, including in meat, eggs, dairy, and olive oil sectors.
16-Feb-2018 By Will Chu
Seven types of fruit and vegetable account for almost 50% of food waste costs, not just in economic terms but also quantity and climate impact, says a team looking into Swedish retail practices.
08-Nov-2017 By Niamh Michail
Food and beverage industry boardrooms are increasingly engaging in water sustainability and investing in water security, says not-for-profit CDP. So which companies made CDP’s annual water A-list?
31-Aug-2017 By Katy Askew
Retailers who make “high margins” on organic products have been accused of pushing up the price of bio produce and contributing to shortages in France by consumer association UFC Que Choisir.
21-Jun-2017 By Oscar Rousseau
Japanese barcode firm SATO has collaborated with Dibal and Mecatronic to deliver a 30% increase in production rates for an unnamed European meatpacker.
18-May-2017 By Aidan Fortune
A war of words has broken out between Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) over the price of lamb in supermarkets.
18-Apr-2017 By Jim Cornall
NiceLabel, a developer of label and marking productivity software solutions, recently worked with Arla Foods to standardize its label management for all of its industrial printers.
03-Nov-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
Finnish meat processor HKScan may need to lift sales in 2017 to improve poor profitability, according to the company’s chief financial officer Tuomo Valkonen.
12-Aug-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
Brazilian meat business JBS posted increased net revenue for the second quarter of 2016, but said it faced “significant cost increases” in raw materials, particularly in Brazil.
14-Apr-2016 By Vladislav Vorotnikov
Ukraine's pork production costs have spiked by nearly 28%, from UAH15 (US$0.58) to UAH19 (US$0.73) per kilogramme over the past two years, while pork prices are under significant pressure, according to reports.
Almarai profits up 14%, but costs set to soar
28-Jan-2016 By Eliot Beer
Almarai announced a 14.4% increase in annual profits, to US$510m, but said it expected costs to rise US$133m in 2016 due to increased costs, as it bought US land worth US$31.8m.
28-Jan-2016 By Eliot Beer
UK consumers are paying an 89% premium for organic products at the major supermarkets, according to a survey, while more than half of organic shoppers think they pay too much.
24-Nov-2015 By Joseph James Whitworth
An outbreak of Salmonella Thomson due to smoked salmon cost €1.7m, according to RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
08-Sep-2015 By Niamh Michail
Tate & Lyle will raise the price of corn-based food ingredients by up to 20% following a European heatwave which has lowered yields.
03-Sep-2015 By Rachel Arthur
The cost of alcohol use to the government in England has been over-stated by public health campaigners, and in fact the revenue from taxes outweighs such costs to the tune of £6.5bn, according to a report from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
18-May-2015 By Joseph James Whitworth
Brady claims it has solved the problem of food safety requirements preventing industry from using lean and safety signage in production units, resulting in a higher than average number of accidents.
30-Jan-2015 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Lower oil prices may affect retail food prices in the long run, but they are unlikely to have a large effect on the food industry, says a new analysis from Rabobank.
27-Nov-2014 By Heidi Parsons
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking to expand its E. coli testing of ground beef and ground beef components. Toward that end, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking public comments on its latest analysis of the costs...
22-Oct-2014 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Truffles can be brought to a wider population without sacrificing their exclusive appeal, though price remains a factor, according to one supplier of truffles for crisps.
05-Aug-2014 By Nathan Gray
DSM subsidiary Yantai Andre Pectin Co. has announced price increases of between 10 and 30% for its complete pectin portfolio in response to 'tremendous cost increases' caused by tight supply chains and rising costs.
14-Jun-2014 By Eliot Beer
Fishermen and remote farmers in Qatar are feeling the pressure of a 50% rise in the price of diesel in the country.
11-Jun-2014 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Fair Trade USA and UTZ Certified are piloting a collaborative cocoa certification scheme that they say will reduce costs for farmers looking to get dual certification.
09-Apr-2014 By Joseph James Whitworth
Seward has increased production capacity for Stomacher blender bags with additional manufacturing in the UK.
Open innovation: Taking a non-profit approach
09-Jan-2014 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
Open innovation can be expensive and time-consuming to manage – and many food companies are struggling to find the solutions they are looking for. Could a non-profit platform provide the keys to open innovation success?
07-Jan-2013 By Vladislav Vorotnikov
Introducing a pre-export inspection for ractopamine on meat imported to Russia could hit the Russian market badly. Experts estimate that if the issue is not resolved quickly, Russia may lose 42% of all meat imports, creating a sharp rise in prices.
Global prices for a range of hydrocolloids, including microcrystalline cellulose, carrageenan, alginate products and other gums, have been raised by up to 15% by FMC BioPolymer.
22-Oct-2012 By Vladislav Vorotnikov
Meat prices in Ukraine are expected to grow to record levels by 2013, as a result of a fall of key production this year, an increase in the cost of feed, as well as in political factors, according to the Ukrainian meat industry experts
24-Sep-2012 By Nicholas Robinson
Farmers in Ireland have launched a number of protests against what they claim was retailers’ ignorance of the escalating costs primary producers are facing.
14-Sep-2012 By Nicholas Robinson
Pig farmers throughout the world are warning consumers of a shortage of bacon and pork next year.
Irish point to rising feed costs
26-Jul-2012 By Nicholas Robinson
Economists in Ireland have said the cost of feeding livestock is going to increase, which will have an impact on farm incomes.
28-Oct-2011 By Jane Byrne
Bakery ingredients supplier CSM’s planned restructuring programme to offset weak consumer demand will result in 500 job losses, revealed the company when releasing its Q3 interim statement yesterday.
Analyst sounds optimistic tone on fortunes for bakery ingredients firm CSM
17-Oct-2011 By Jane Byrne
CSM may be able to move out of the danger zone if pressures alleviate on the costs input side towards mid-2012 and if its new rationalization plan generates some significant cost savings, notes an analyst.
Bakery ingredients group CSM issues profit warning
Dutch bakery ingredients supplier CSM has issued a profit warning, claiming it will not meet its earnings expectations due to lower spending from recession hit consumer.
Analysts estimate that the ingredients division of Associated British Foods (ABF) is likely to have a tough second half in line with the “lacklustre” operating performance in the first six months.
04-Aug-2011 By Shane Starling
Food giant Unilever saw net profits grow 10% to €2.235bn in the first half of 2011, with its brand equity allowing it to weather severe raw materials price hikes in some cases.
Production cost hikes put future orange juice supplies under threat
31-May-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Rabobank has warned that orange juice prices are likely to remain high over the next decade as farmers in Brazil and the US battle higher production costs.
Managing volatile raw material supply
In this special edition, we provide another chance to read the five most popular articles on raw material prices and volatility in 2011 so far.
CSM warns on raw material costs as it posts 3rd quarter gains
27-Oct-2010 By Jane Byrne
Dutch bakery ingredients supplier CSM posted an increase of sales of €149.2m for the third quarter, but notes a substantial hike in commodity costs and reports that it has taken some steps to offset this through higher prices.
14-Sep-2010 By Elaine Watson
Life will only get tougher for Unilever in the second half of 2010, but things could improve in 2011 as its Genesis innovation programme starts to bear fruit, cost inflation cycles out and rival Procter & Gamble (P&G) starts to run out of steam,...
Fruit pulp replacer launched for mango juice drinks
22-Jun-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
National Starch has launched a fruit pulp replacer in Europe that aims to bring down the cost of making mango juice drinks without upsetting flavour or texture.
Sonoco to raise Euro recycled paperboard prices
Sonoco has announced it is to increase prices on all recycled paperboard grades in Europe.
Contracts hamper CSM response to price changes
27-Feb-2009 By Jess Halliday
Ingredient firms may lack flexibility in the face of fluctuating raw material prices, which can leave them lumbered with contracts at prices less favourable than spot market prices.
Falling commodity prices to ease food prices later rather than sooner
23-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
The increase in food prices around the globe will ease later rather than sooner, as benefits of falling commodity prices take time to trickle through the chain.
Glanbia cuts back on 50 jobs
Irish food firm Glanbia has announced that it is cutting 50 jobs from its Consumer Foods division, so as to reduce costs and cope better with the tough economic environment.
Solae raises soy ingredients prices across the globe
02-Dec-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Soy ingredients supplier Solae is passing on its rising input costs by announcing a global price increases, effective immediately, for all of its ingredients.
Rousselot to increase prices for gelatins and hydrolysed collagens
15-Oct-2008 By Gavin Kermack
European gelatin company Rousselot has announced that it is increasing prices for all its gelatin and hydrolysed collagen products.
Gelatine costs rise amidst financial wobbles
07-Oct-2008 By Neil Merrett
A global producer of Gelatin-based products for use in functional food formulations says it has no choice but to raise the prices for its goods, owing to increasing material and energy costs.
High cocoa costs continue to plague industry
18-Aug-2008 By Laura Crowley
Confectionery manufacturers are facing increasing cost pressures as cocoa prices reach their highest in over 20 years as cocoa futures prices soared by 3 per cent.
Adapt to survive continuing price crisis, says Deloitte
13-Jun-2008 By Laura Crowley
Rising food prices are not a short-term problem so food
manufacturers must adapt accordingly, making wise strategic
choices, strengthening innovation and streamlining operations, says
a new report.