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Tate & Lyle pleased with Q3 progress

By Niamh Michail

Tate & Lyle on track to deliver progress in adjusted profit in line with its expectations, it said in a Q3 trading statement today.

Friedbert Klefenz of Bosch Packaging Technology hailed the

Bosch boosted by double-digit growth

By Oscar Rousseau

Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

Unite the union has raised fears over UK jobs following mega merger

Kraft Heinz job cuts fuel UK fears

By Alice Foster

Fears of job losses following the merger of Kraft and Heinz appear to have been realised, as the food giant announced factory closures and job cuts in North America.

The company's confectionery sales surged at Easter, it said.

Early Easter sweetens sales for Nestlé

By Joyeeta Basu

Nestlé has reported a better than expected sales jump of 4.4% with sales totalling CHF 20.9bn (€20.25bn), boosted by sales of bottled water and chocolate.

European cocoa processing grows, but escalating cocoa butter prices could see chocolate carrying higher price tags over Christmas, says Euromonitor

Europe’s chocolate industry plays catch as Q3 cocoa grind climbs 5%

By Oliver Nieburg

The tonnage of cocoa beans processed in Europe in the third quarter by the likes of Barry Callebaut and Cargill has risen by 4.7%. Euromonitor says the industry is playing catch up and rising cocoa butter prices may led to more expensive chocolate for...

European debt crisis impacting chocolate demand in some EU countries, says Euromonitor. Photo Credit: WCF

European Q1 cocoa grind lowest since 2009

By Oliver Nieburg

Europe’s first quarter (Q1) cocoa grind slumped 3.9% on last year as the debt crisis hampered chocolate demand in struggling economies.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Emerging markets are driving growth

Emerging markets underpin Givaudan sales growth

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Strong growth in emerging markets was a major driver of increased sales in the first nine months of 2012, according to Switzerland-based flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan.

Frutarom president and chief executive Ori Yehudai:

Frutarom posts powerful profit and sales growth

By Rod Addy

Frutarom has posted strong double digit growth figures for its second quarter/half year results, driven by acquisitions, organic growth, price increases, falling raw material costs and more favourable purchasing deals.

Symrise tastes sales growth in first half results

Symrise tastes sales growth in first half results

By Rod Addy

Symrise’s flavour and nutrition division nailed an increase in sales in the first half (H1) of 2012, driven by performance in emerging markets and increasing sales with major customers.

Nestlé's Pure Life range was a star performer for Nestlé Waters

Nestlé first half results: Pros and cons

By Rod Addy

Europe and North America were the worst performing regions for Nestlé according to its first half (H1) results, while Asia, Oceania, Africa and emerging markets delivered double digit growth.

CSM profit slump prompts rethink

CSM profit slump prompts rethink

By Oliver Nieburg

Ingredients firm CSM has taken a 30% profit plunge in its 2011 results as it looks to refocus its strategy, which will lead to job losses.

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

By Emma Edwards

Rising health concerns, all-natural credentials and growing regulatory approval are all driving stevia’s rapid market growth, finds a new report from Zenith International, which forecasts worldwide sales will more than triple in volume by 2014.


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