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Danisco stabiliser cuts fat, costs for ice cream

Danish ingredients group Danisco has launched a new stabilizer ingredient designed to allow ice cream manufacturers to cut the fat content of their products while still maintaining a creamy mouthfeel.

Ice Cream boosts Nestlé dairy division

Ice cream and bottled water sales were saved from a rather disappointing first half in Europe by the heatwave that has swept across the continent this summer.

One hump or two? Camel milk ice cream is here

A leading dairy firm in the Middle East is attempting to trade on the health benefits of camel's milk by using it to make a lower fat, reduced sugar ice...

Ben & Jerry's launches fairtrade ice cream in UK

Vanilla ice cream carrying the Fairtrade symbol will hit British supermarkets for the first time in August, as maker Ben & Jerry's returns to the campaign trail.

Ice cream firms ride Britain's summer heatwave

Ice cream sales have shot through the roof in Britain over the last week thanks to an almighty heatwave, leaving producers working flat out to meet consumers' insatiable demand.

Nestlé launches premium ice cream brand in China

Swiss food maker Nestle has launched the premium ice cream brand Movenpick on the Chinese market, where it says it sees growing demand for luxury food products.

Unilever fishing for low-fat ice cream

Unilever has developed a new genetically modified protein that it says will serve up low-fat ice cream without compromising on taste, as ice cream firms step up the race to...

Danisco technology taps low-fat ice cream demand

Danisco claims that ice cream with less than one per cent fat is possible thanks to new technology that prevents unwanted ice crystals from forming.

US firm unveils ice cream vending machine

A newly developed vending machine in the US makes ice cream from scratch while you wait, shows how dairy firms are finding new ways to target consumer demand for convenience.

Tate & Lyle targets low calorie ice cream

Tate & Lyle's Rebalance 022 ingredient product is being used in a new range of lower fat, reduced-calorie ice cream.

Nestlé takes global ice cream lead

Nestlé says it has opened up a clear lead on the global ice cream market after getting full ownership of US firm Dreyer's and successfully tapping into health and convenience...

Tetra Pak launches low temperature ice cream innovation

Tetra Pak's new low temperature ice cream solution, utilising the firm's patented microform technology, could revolutionise the sector.

Taste for the exotic drives ice cream strategy

Sensitivity to changing regional tastes, exotic flavour mixes, labelling and packaging will determine how successful processors are in attacking Western Europe's stagnant ice cream market.

Tate & Lyle targets US ice cream market

Tate & Lyle has launched a new ingredient solution for low- fat, no-sugar- added ice cream for the US market and vowed to continue its ambitious expansion plans.

Tate & Lyle taps into healthy ice cream market

Tate & Lyle has launched two new ice cream ingredients to help manufacturers tap into the current trend towards healthier eating.

Unilever enters US low fat ice cream face-off

Ice cream manufacturers gearing up for the lucrative summer season should take note, as Haagen-Dazs and Unilever announce their intentions to introduce a range of low fat products in the...

Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists

After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims ice cream actually 'makes you happy',...

Frutarom rolls out flavour systems for 'wellness' ice creams

In the same week that the world's number one ice cream maker announces the roll out of health and wellness ice cream to fuel growth, Israeli flavours firm Frutarom launches...

Soaring costs hampering Russian ice cream makers

High taxes on raw materials and soaring energy costs are severely hampering progress in Russia's ice cream industry, according to one industry body which is campaigning for government intervention. Yet...

Profits up for Nestlé but European ice cream flags

Nestlé, the world's number one food company, hopes to appease investors by offering a sizeable dividend payout, despite announcing a disappointing overall drop in 2004 sales, Tom Armitage reports.

Nestlé expands ice cream lines in China

Suppliers of ingredients to the developing ice cream market in China will welcome news that Nestlé, the world's number one food maker, will deepen penetration and sharpen competitiveness in this...

Tetra Pak remodels novelty ice cream coating system

A Tetra Pak subsidiary has found a dipping and coating solution for novelty ice creams, which it hopes will eliminate sub-standard ice cream coatings - welcome news for ice cream...

Alcas adopts corn-based ice cream packaging

Italian packaging firm Alcas has developed natural ice cream cups made from Dow Cargill's corn-based plastic NatureWorks PLA.

Ice crystals in ice cream are no more

Danisco believes it has made ice crystals in ice cream a thing of the past by creating a technology that will help manufacturers control heat shock, reports Philippa Nuttall.

Ice cream packaging concept to lure impulsive UK consumers

A UK firm has come up with an innovative packaging and processing solution that will allow smaller retailers to create their own branded ice-cream products at the point of sale...

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