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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.

Real Good Food businesses

Real Good Food sales jump 27%

By Oliver Nieburg

UK bakery and ingredients firm Real Good Food has posted sales and profit growth in its half year results.

Raw material price hikes boost sales for AAK

Raw material price hikes boost sales for AAK

By Oliver Nieburg

AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has posted modest growth in its fourth quarter (Q4) and final year results driven by raw material price increases and strong performance in its core food ingredients segment.

Packaging the zeitgeist

Packaging the zeitgeist

Food manufacturers are aware that in a visually noisy world, their
product must be carefully packaged to appeal to the target
audience. Over 80 per cent of consumer decisions are made at the
store shelf.

Danisco seals Chinese deal

Danisco seals Chinese deal

Danish sugar and ingredients firm Danisco closes on its xanthan gum
production deal in China, consolidating the firm's stabiliser
presence in this emerging market. Just days after the firm posted a
weaker third quarter as higher...

DSM adds value to beat market

DSM adds value to beat market

A key driver of the food ingredients industry is the ability to
innovate. Innovation may bring about added value, and as such,
premium pricing opportunities. This is particularly true for
ingredients companies working in today's...

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