Gelita innovation meets health and convenience demand
17-Jun-2008 By Laura Crowley
International gelatin specialist Gelita has launched two new
products that incorporate the themes driving its innovation
strategy - health and wellness, and convenience.
Nutrition message still not reaching Americans, FDA survey
06-May-2008 By Clarisse Douaud
The findings of FDA's latest survey on health and nutrition
underscore that while US consumers have good health intentions,
this does not carry through to their dietary habits.
Desire for satiating breakfasts opens doors for soy
30-Apr-2008 By Laura Crowley
Consumers increasingly seek filling breakfasts that release energy
slowly, expanding opportunities for manufacturers of soy products,
according to US-based Solae.
Raw material price hikes hit Kraft and Kellogg profits
30-Jan-2008 By staff reporter
Financial results released by food giants Kraft and Kellogg
disclose a drop in earnings on the back of mounting costs for raw
Chiquita banana prices still on the up
28-Jan-2008 By Laura Crowley
Banana prices in all markets continue to rise for Chiquita as the
company attempts to counter increasing industry costs.
Kid breakfast items remain constant over decades, report
30-Oct-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Breakfast products that are quick and easy to prepare remain the
most popular items chosen by moms with young children, revealing
that certain trends withstand time, according to the NPD Group.
Organic market forecast to carve larger niche, report
09-Oct-2007 By Lorraine Heller
American consumers who buy organic food regularly are still a small
minority, but are growing, according to a survey conducted last
Most consumers still against cloning, reveals new survey
21-Sep-2007 By Lorraine Heller
The majority of American consumers are still against the idea of
eating products derived from cloned animals, although confidence
levels shoot up if these products are deemed safe by the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
Cereal growth slows as challenges continue, says Mintel
14-Sep-2007 By Lorraine Heller
The US breakfast cereal market is "moving very slowly", as
manufacturers in this sector continue to face challenges such as
low brand loyalty, market saturation and increasing competition
from other channels, says Mintel.
New report examines frozen fruit, veg sector
07-Sep-2007 By staff reporter
The gross profit of US frozen fruit and vegetable manufacturers is
10 percent higher than other companies in the manufacturing sector,
according to report that examines the sector's business.
Fat remains major baddie for healthy eaters, says Datamonitor
24-Aug-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Reducing fat intake continues to be the main priority of consumers
looking to improve their diets, according to a new report from
market analyst Datamonitor.
Americans want exciting chocolate, says survey
09-Jul-2007 By staff reporter
Americans are developing a taste for more sophisticated chocolate
products, according to a new survey by Barry Callebaut, which finds
that consumers are increasingly experimenting with different
Obesity trend prompts sugar alternative growth
11-Jun-2007 By staff reporter
Growing concerns about obesity and type-2 diabetes are driving
low-sugar, sugar-free or sugar substituted products, says a new
survey from the NPD Group.
Food safety fears reflected in contents of supermarket trolleys
10-May-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Over a third of consumers have stopped purchasing certain food
items over the past year, due to concerns over their safety,
according to a new survey by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
OTA survey reveals sustained growth in organics
08-May-2007 By Lorraine Heller
The nation's organic market has grown beyond industry expectations
to represent almost 3 percent of all retail food and beverage
sales, according to preliminary results from an annual survey.
Bunge profits slump in Q1
27-Apr-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Agricultural and food ingredient firm Bunge has reported a slump in
net income for its first quarter of almost 80 percent, primarily
due to unrealized mark-to-market losses.
McCormick expects 'record' year after strong Q1
29-Mar-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Spice firm McCormick has reported first quarter sales rises
throughout its business operations, and predicts a continued strong
performance in 2007 as its restructuring actions begin to bring in
Sensient earnings up on strong flavor sales
12-Feb-2007 By staff reporter
Flavor firm Sensient Technologies has reported strong results for
its fourth quarter and full financial year, following higher sales,
improved product mix and increased prices.
IFF sets off on road to recovery
31-Jan-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Leading US flavor and fragrance firm IFF has reported strong growth
in its fourth quarter and full year, indicating that the company
could be coming up for air after a tough year in 2005.
USDA releases annual crop production figures
18-Jan-2007 By staff reporter
Soybean production in the US last year was the highest on record,
although production of corn, sorghum and rice decreased from the
previous year, according to the US Department of Agriculture
Routine features first in breakfast choices, says study
14-Dec-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Taste preference and familiarity remain the most important drivers
behind peoples' breakfast choices, according to a new study by
market researcher the NPD Group.
Declining baby foods boosted by health, convenience
06-Nov-2006 By Lorraine Heller
A declining US baby food market could receive a significant boost
from products that focus on infant weight control, as well as
premium baby goods and 'all natural' items, according to a new
report by Mintel.
Cereal bar growth to be driven by children, Hispanics, says Mintel
19-Oct-2006 By Lorraine Heller
After the recent boom of cereal and granola bars in the US, sales
of these products are expected to slow over the next few years,
according to a new report. However, opportunities for growth still
remain, particularly through targeting...
Food labels remain primary reference for diet choices, survey
16-Oct-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Most Americans use food labels and the government Food Pyramid to
make informed diet choices, with a main priority being to follow a
more nutritious diet, according to a new survey.
Organics to see "aggressive increases", says Mintel
16-Oct-2006 By Lorraine Heller
The US organic market remains on track for strong growth over the
next five years, according to a new report by Mintel, which claims
that the increased availability of organic foods through mainstream
channels is set to change the...
New study examines male-female diet divide
05-Oct-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Women are more likely than men to try different diet plans in an
effort to lose weight, and they also make greater efforts to limit
sugar, carbohydrate and fat intake, according to a new study.
Corn Products posts strong results for second quarter
27-Jul-2006 By staff reporter
Corn Products International has reported good second quarter
results, with a strong performance from the company's North
American operations offsetting a decline in its South American
Fat, calories remain top consumer concerns, reveals survey
12-Jul-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Fat and calorie content remain at the top of the list when it comes
to checking food labels, according to a recent poll, which reveals
that although most consumers check labels they are still likely to
McCormick continues restructuring with DPI acquisition
20-Feb-2006 By Lorraine Heller
McCormick has announced that it is to acquire the remaining 49
percent of Dessert Products International (DPI) as the company
continues its efforts to simplify its business and focus on areas
with strong growth potential.
IP phytosterols prove popular for Fenchem
12-Jan-2006 By Jess Halliday
Since it started offering its Cholevel IP (identity preserved)
soy-derived phytosterols last year, Chinese health ingredients
supplier Fenchem has seen exports to Europe and the United States
soar to such an extent that it now claims...
Citrus production falls further in latest USDA forecasts
12-Dec-2005 By Lorraine Heller
Citrus fruit production in the US is on a general low, largely as a
result of hurricane damage in Florida, according to the US
Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) December crop production
Flavor and fragrance sales continue to fall at IFF
28-Oct-2005 By Lorraine Heller
International Flavors & Fragrances saw a further drop in sales
in its third quarter, as it still struggles to overcome the impact
of the sale of one of its businesses last year.
Florida orange production remains depressed
Orange prices for fruit juice producers look destined to remain
high as March reveals yet another dip in the forecast for
production in Florida for the 2004-05 season.
McCormick's profits move up a notch
Leading spice company McCormick posted a minute rise in profit in
the fourth quarter as higher costs reduced the firm's margins.
Prices rise as orange crop yield fails to meet forecast
The USDA has reduced its forecast for all oranges for the 2004-05
season; meanwhile the crop fall is causing prices to rise,
reports Philippa Nuttall.
Florida's tomato supply normalising
After Florida's tomato crop was devastated by four hurricanes in
October, volumes are finally getting back to normal, according to
shipment data from the state's tomato committee.
European restructuring lowers IFF's earnings
Reorganization activities in Europe caused a dip in International
Flavors & Fragrances' earnings in the third quarter of 2004,
but North America continued to see strong growth, particularly in
its flavors division.
Ester-C products continue to lead Zila to profit
Despite losses incurred from the discontinued saw palmetto
products, the nutraceutical unit of the Arizona healthcare company,
Zila, continued to be a star performer in fiscal 2004.