It may still be years away, but UK beef and lamb levy body Eblex has said gaining access to the Chinese market for its lamb would be a "game-changer", with potential returns likely to be in the tens of millions per year.
This year’s almond crop has produced the smallest almonds in 40 years, meaning potential problems for food manufacturers that rely on a particular size of whole or sliced almond, according to Blue Diamond Growers.
Palm oil supplier IOI Loders Croklaan has said it intends to increase its volumes of segregated certified sustainable palm oil to 30% of total sales and certify all its plantations to Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards by the end of...
Rousselot has said it intends to increase gelatine prices in the coming quarter due to ongoing shortages of beef bones and pig skin, and extra pressure on the market from new EU pig welfare regulations.
Global demand for almonds is increasing, with snacking driving a lot of opportunities. China is the premier snack growth region, says Bill Morecraft, General Manager of Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.
Vegetable oil and protein demand is strong in South Africa driven by a burgeoning population and rising incomes, and global oilseed player Bunge will target these lucrative markets through a new joint venture crushing facility.
Although the market for finished poultry products is moving away from the budget sector in the aftermath of the recession, EU food firms remain firmly focused on discounted prices when sourcing ingredients, says the CEO of Rectory Foods.
Rectory Foods is eyeing up another year of bumper sales, despite the recession taking its toll on many in the sector. Its secret? Branching out into ingredients and responding quickly to market changes.
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.
'Tis the season for stocking up for Christmas. But after a year of rising food prices and other factors affecting supply certain seasonal ingredients, it may cost a little more to make the table groan under the weight edible goodies.
Colloides Naturels International targets natural market demand with a combination of a wheat fibre and an acacia gum fibre that provides non-soluble and soluble fibre for a wide variety of food applications.
The UK's pea crop has been devastated by the poor weather and
flooding in recent weeks and a shortage of peas for freezing and as
ingredients looks inevitable, according to the Food and Drink
Brazilian soy crusher Imcopa has set up operations in The
Netherlands with the aim of supplying the European market with
non-GM soy lecithin directly and building awareness of its own
brand amongst food manufacturers.
As supply and demand issues for non-GM lecithin propel ingredients
manufacturers to push alternatives onto the market, Danish
emulsifier firm Palsgaard launches citric acid ester as a lecithin