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Back to basics pays off for Campina

Dutch dairy group Campina has reported solid results for 2002 as its long-term strategy of focusing on its core business continues to bear fruit. Although...

Fourth year of growth for WBD

Russian dairy products and fruit juice company Wimm-Bill-Dann has reported a 22.3 per cent increase in sales for 2002, marking the fourth consecutive year of...

Dairy Crest set to hit targets

Dairy Crest, the UK chilled dairy foods company, is on track to meet its profit targets for 2002 after strong performances from its leading brands...

Organic partnership for Yoplait Dairy Crest

Yoplait Dairy Crest, the UK-based dairy producer, has formed a new partnership Horizon Organic Holding, the owner of the leading brand of organic milk in...

Arla will struggle to hit targets

Pressure on prices, unfavourable foreign exchange rates and a decline in German sales mean that Scandinavian dairy company Arla will have difficulty meeting its profit...

Dairy products, juice - and bottled water

fruit juice, has embarked upon a third line of business - bottled water. The company yesterday announced the inauguration of its new bottled water production...

IDB strengthens convenience foods

The Irish Dairy Board, best known for its Kerrygold brand of dairy products and ingredients, has acquired a majority shareholding in the Meadow Cheese Group,...

Quality boosts Bongrain results

Bongrain, the French dairy product group, has reported a successful end to 2002 with operating and net profits both increasing over the previous year. The...

Key brands drive Friesland Coberco

Key brand sales at Dutch dairy company Friesland Coberco increased by 14 per cent last year, helping the company to a 9 per cent rise...

Emmi creates new Swiss cheese group

Switzerland's Emmi group has created a new company, as yet unnamed, which will combine all its various processed cheese operations under one management. The Lucerne-based...

Wimm-Bill-Dann upgrades production facilities

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has installed new production lines at two of its dairy plants located in the Central Region of Russia, as part of a continuing...

Unilever to invest in 'frozen' assets

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever has announced plans for a major shake up of its €5 billion ice cream business, including increased investment in marketing...

Glanbia suffers from dairy market fluctuations

Weak international dairy markets took their toll on sales at Ireland-based food and ingredients group Glanbia in 2002, pushing down turnover from €2.6 billion to...

Parmalat denies financial concerns

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group, has issued a statement in response to growing rumours in the press that the company was in financial trouble. "The...

Dairy giant goes from strength to strength

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Well, not exactly, at least not in the case of the world's biggest food company, Nestlé. The...

All round improvement at Kerry

Irish food ingredient and dairy company Kerry continues to move forward with the group reporting on Tuesday a 22 per cent leap in 2002 profits...

'Significant success' for Domnick Hunter

Domnick Hunter, the UK-based firm which provides filtration, separation and purification products for the brewing, beverage and dairy industries, among others, has reported 2002 results...

Strong year-end for probiotic group

Swedish probiotics company BioGaia, which has made significant developments in its health and nutrition unit this year, reported net sales for 2002 reached SK43.1 million...

Campina increases German presence

Dutch dairy group Campina has announced the acquisition of Molkerei H. Strothmann, a German company specialising in desserts, yoghurts and dairy drinks, in a move...

Ebro still number one

Ebro Puleva has consolidated its position as the leading food company in Spain with 2002 sales of €2.2 billion. Ebro is active in three key...

Danone denies Numico interest

Shares in Dutch baby food and vitamins group Numico rose sharply last week following rumours of a possible bid from French dairy, biscuits and bottled...

Glanbia moves into Latin America

Glanbia, the Irish dairy products and ingredients manufacturer, is to move into the Latin American market following an agreement with Uruguayan dairy co-op Conaprole. The...

Danone interested in Numico?

Shares in Dutch baby food and vitamins group Numico rose sharply last week following rumours of a possible bid from French dairy, biscuits and bottled...

Food Ingredients boost DSM sales under difficult market conditions

Dutch life science company DSM saw net profit for the fourth quarter of 2001 rise to €1,031 million from €119 million in the fourth quarter...

Food industry M&A activity hits low

Merger and acquisition activity in the global food industry plunged in 2002, hitting the third lowest mark in the past 20 years, according to the...

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