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Natural flavours and colours can reassure health-conscious parents

By Niamh Michail

Industry used to shy away from scrutiny towards ingredients lists, but by choosing the right colour or flavour firms can add value to products and reassure consumers, according to colouring food supplier GNT and kids' food brand Appy Kids Co. 

Al Rawabi sees 15% growth, plans $21m investment

Al Rawabi sees 15% growth, plans $21m investment

By Eliot Beer

UAE dairy firm Al Rawabi will invest US$21.7m this year to boost production and enter new markets across MENA, after achieving 15% growth in 2015, the company announced.

Pesticides: vital tool or threat to food security and the environment?

Food prices would rocket if pesticides banned

By Michael Stones

Food prices would rocket if pesticides were banned or their use severely restricted, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU); a claim hotly disputed by environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth (FoE).

Hybrid Consumer: Basic spending on groceries but room for luxury goods, says Rabobank

Premium, value or bust, says Rabobank

By Oliver Nieburg

Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.

Lower cocoa prices have helped Natra increase its profit

Natra profits rise after cocoa price letup

By Oliver Nieburg

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has more than doubled its operating profit in its ninth-month results helped by relaxing cocoa prices, North American expansion and a shift to value added products.

Strong H1 growth for Cherkizovo

Strong H1 growth for Cherkizovo

By Carina Perkins

Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo Group has reported strong performance in the first half of 2012, with rising demand for poultry and high pork prices helping to drive profits.


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