08-Feb-2018 By Oscar Rousseau
Scandinavian meat processor HKScan has posted a full-year loss after scale-up costs at its new cutting-edge poultry plant in Rauma, Finland, “eroded” results.
13-Oct-2017 By Katy Askew
The UK government and food sector representatives are focusing on increasing collaborative R&D and the adoption of “state-of-the-art” technologies to deliver on goals to “decarbonise” the sector and improve energy efficiency.
28-Sep-2017 By Oscar Rousseau
Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
06-Jun-2017 By Eugene Vorotnikov
Global meat players including Germany’s Tönnies and Denmark’s Idavang are planning to invest heavily in major Russian projects.
08-Jun-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
Aggressive expansion across West Africa has resulted in soaring profit growth for Zambeef, but extremely strong foreign exchange headwinds have troubled analysts.
30-Mar-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.
10-Mar-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
A new report by London-based research firm Visiongain has said it expects the rigid plastic packaging market to reach $188bn by the end of this year.
14-Jan-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
Northern Ireland meat processor Dunbia has exported its first load of pork to India, following a trade agreement reached in 2015.
14-Oct-2015 By Nathan Gray
Swiss flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan has reported a 2% rise in sales on a like-for-like basis, with the company maintaining the outlook that it will continue to outgrow the underlying market.
06-Oct-2015 By Eliot Beer
Food security has become less urgent for Middle East states, but many are still pursuing “macro food sovereignty” policies to ensure long-term supply, according to a SOAS academic.
08-Apr-2015 By Nathan Gray
Ingredients distribution firm IMCD has acquired ingredient supplier Kushalchand Sons.
05-Mar-2015 By Matt Incles, from Promar International
Matt Incles, from Promar International, describes the latest developments in the Eurozone and considers the impact on consumers and their meat purchase behaviour.
23-Feb-2015 By Georgi Gyton
Danish Crown subsidiary Tulip has completed the modernisation and expansion of its Westerleigh plant in Gloucestershire, England, as part of a project costing approximately DKK160m (£16m).
05-Jan-2015 By Shane Starling
Improving global nutrition won’t be achieved unless, “the roles of politics, economics, and institutions” can be better understood, The Lancet has reported.
25-Nov-2014 By Ben BOUCKLEY
spiritsEUROPE revealed today that it has written to the Bulgarian Finance Minister asking him to delay a duty strip stamp change, which it warns could cost premium spirits producers.
03-Nov-2014 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
The palm oil sector makes a clear contribution to the economies of producer countries – but it also contributes to the economy in importing markets, according to a new report.
30-Jun-2014 By Keith Nuthall
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), of the World Bank, is lending US$250 million to Ukraine’s leading poultry producer Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) to help kickstart the country’s flailing economy.
16-Jun-2014 By Oliver Nieburg
Futures exchange company CME Group has made a “strong commitment” in the cocoa market and plans a new contract to rival the IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE).
Hilton Food Group continues to benefit from geographic diversity
16-May-2014 By Georgi Gyton
International retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group has put in a steady performance across the global markets it operates in, according to its latest interim management statement.
Naturex has reported slower growth in the third quarter, mainly due to currency fluctuations, although revenue for the first nine months was still up 8.7% compared to the same period last year.
21-Oct-2013 By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
Nestlé should address its premium portfolio weaknesses, but perhaps there are better options than Ferrero, suggests a market analyst.
26-Jul-2013 By Nathan Gray
A massive 33.6% growth in revenue from nutrition and health helped French ingredients firm Naturex to a strong double-digit growth in the first half of 2013.
26-Jul-2013 By Mike Stones
British food and drink manufacturers are stepping up investment, reflecting growing optimism about business prospects, according to a survey by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
12-Jul-2013 By Fiona Barry
Inventive responses to a future population explosion will be vital for successful food distributors, according to Frost & Sullivan.
24-Apr-2013 By Mike Stones
The boss of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods Gavin Darby says the firm has too many suppliers.
03-Dec-2012 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Greater collaboration along the food and drink supply chain from supplier to retailer could help manage ongoing price volatility, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
20-Nov-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Premier Foods will shut two bakery sites and remove 130 distribution routes at a cost of £28m ($44.5m); a move sparked by its lost Co-op bread contract.
13-Nov-2012 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The financial crisis has also led to a consumer crisis of confidence – but nearly nine out of ten French shoppers see the economic slump as an opportunity to revise consumption habits, according to Nutrimarketing’s Sophie de Reynal.
25-Sep-2012 By Oliver Nieburg
The UK food and drink industry is optimistic about sales prospects in the third quarter (Q3), according to a survey conducted by the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF’s)
07-Aug-2012 By Shane Starling
Royal DSM paid tribute to its nutrition division which held steady as its sales and profits dipped for the second quarter and first half of the financial year, as recessed global economies took their toll on bottom lines.
15-Jun-2012 By Vladislav Vorotnikov
Latvia’s largest poultry processor, Kekava, is on the brink of bankruptcy after recording record losses of LVL4.019m (US$7.5m) in 2011.
Japanese ingredients supplier Ajinomoto has seen Q1 sales drop 2.6% to ¥296.3bn, with slow global economies and the aftermath of the March natural disasters in Japan affecting the results.
Wild CEO sees IPO as door to emerging market growth
15-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A year after natural ingredients supplier Wild announced plans to go public, CEO Michael Ponder explained what an IPO can do for the company and what will determine its timing.
09-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Hans-Christian Ambjerg, president of DSM Food Specialties, goes head to head with FoodNavigator.com on commodity prices, emerging markets and acquisition strategy.
Bad weather could reverse sugar price dip, warns Rabobank
19-May-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Rabobank has warned that the recent sharp dip in international sugar prices could easily be reversed if bad weather hits key producer countries.
Givaudan new savoury facility gets underway
04-Mar-2011 By Emma Edwards
Givaudan has started the build of its new manufacturing site in Hungary, which it says will increase capacity and grow its savoury flavours business in developing European markets.
Food justice under spotlight in London
The Food Ethics Council and NEF are hosting a conference on food justice in London this month, to debate the prospects for a more just food system at a time of public spending cuts, rising unemployment, and climate change concern.
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,...
Slovenian food market dampened by tight spending
08-Sep-2010 By Lorraine Heller
A tight economic environment and cautious consumer spending is likely to dampen the short-term potential of the food and beverage market in Slovenia, with interest in the market coming largely from regional manufacturers, according to a new report.
Food innovation driven by vertical integration and networks
07-Apr-2010 By Jess Halliday
The more food companies work with different levels of the food supply chain and network with external partners, the more innovative they are likely to be, a study of the Danish food industry has found.
Food sector can help pull economies from recession
29-Jan-2010 By Jess Halliday
The food industry’s relative immunity to the effects of recession, and the strong links throughout the supply chain, mean it can play a part in reinvigorating the whole economy, say agricultural economists from Greece.
Callebaut confident in face of flat chocolate market
13-Jan-2010 By Jess Halliday
The worst of the global economic crisis on chocolate is over but global market volumes will remain flat throughout 2010, predicts Barry Callebaut – which itself is expecting to outperform the market.
Treatt profits from strong dollar
08-Dec-2009 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Flavour and fragrance ingredients company Treatt has posted increased revenues during the 2009 financial year helped by the strength of the US dollar, and better results from Earthoil.
Funding SMEs key to biotech sector
Lack of financing for innovative small and medium enterprises is holding back the biotech sector in the EU, according to EuropaBio, which has hosted a day of meetings with EU decision-makers.
The food industry 'has found its mojo'
20-Nov-2009 By Jess Halliday in Frankfurt
One year on from the economic crisis… three days of crowds in the packed exhibition halls of Frankfurt Messe. The food industry looks to be bouncing back, but there are some changes in its focus.
Dispatches from EUSTAS stevia symposium
06-Jul-2009 By Jess Halliday in Leuven
As the stevia industry is poised for wide take-up, harmonisation and recognition of the need for standards is crucial to securing a good reputation from the outset, according to ChromaDex CEO.
Credit squeeze key concern for food makers, OECD report
22-Jun-2009 By Lindsey Partos
Prices for key commodities used by food manufacturers may have eased since their peaks last year, but the cost of cereals and vegetable oils in the near term will remain far higher than pre-2008, projects the OECD.
Cadbury mulls India cocoa supply strategy
UK-based Cadbury is hoping to extend its presence in India with the confectioner reportedly set to use the country as a major regional production centre for its cocoa supplies.
Nestle recession strategy puts public, shareholders centre-stage
28-Apr-2009 By Jess Halliday
Nestle has indicated that the recession need not be all about cutting costs and keeping prices down, unveiling initiatives to tackle longer-term economic and social challenges, and create shareholder- and public-value.
Cost and success strategies to tackle volatile markets
10-Mar-2009 By Sarah Hills
Cutting costs is the top priority in 2009 for food and beverage companies, according to a report from Deloitte which outlines strategies companies can adopt to stay ahead in challenging economic times.