Ice cream dispenser hits Russia
A contract involving the supply of what could turn out to be
thousands of Solomia Softice cream dispensing systems to Russia,
has been won by the UK-basedOne-Shot Corporation.
Valio makes Belgian acquisition
Valio's Belgian subsidiary, Valio-Vache Bleue, has taken over the
operational and commercial activities of International Food &
Business - Brussels Food Distribution (IFB-BFD).
Italy votes on milk quotas
The Italian government has called for a vote of confidence in a bid
to reach an agreement on EU milk quotas.
Ingredients firm to attend Eurocarne
Global ingredients giant Chr. Hansen is to attend Eurocarne, the 22nd International Exhibition of Meat and Meat Processing Industries. The event will be held in Verona, Italy, from 22 to 25 May 2003.
Irish dairy beats the odds
Despite a year of protracted low prices together with high stocks
and poor demand the Irish Dairy Board (IDB) reported satisfactory
financial results for 2002.
Door open for MPC and casein
Maintaining unrestricted entry for imports of milk protein
concentrates (MPC) and casein is a top priority for the Consumers
for World Trade (CWT).
CSM acquires Unilever's Hungarian bakery ingredients business
Dutch-based international food ingredients company CSM has reached
an agreement with Unilever on the acquisition of its bakery
ingredients business in Hungary.
UK seeks to rule on Arla/Express merger
The UK competition authorities have asked permission from the
European Commission to rule on the proposed merger of Arla Foods
and Express Dairies in the UK.
Russian ice cream market thaws
A recent Market Advice survey, conducted in February 2003, provides
an insight into the changing patterns of Russian ice cream
Research supports yoghurt health claims
Latest research into the beneficial impact of peptides in fermented
milk might have on lowering consumer's blood pressure brings good
news for manufacturers of drinking yoghurts.
Arla plans job cuts
Dairy giant Arla Foods is planning to cut 600 jobs over the next
three financial years. The job losses will largely be contained
within the group's administrative departments.
Fresh pastry under wraps
Developed for Pati Prestige, French Group Mecaplastic has launched
a new packaging concept for ultra fresh traditional pastry under
Nestlé moves to complete Dreyer's deal
The proposed acqusition of ice cream firm Dreyer's by Swiss food
group Nestlé could finally get the green light this week.
Xanthan gum price increase
RhodiaFood, part of French speciality chemicals company Rhodia,
recently announced that it would hike up the price of its Rhodigel
food grade xanthan gum by 10 per cent.
Italian milk quotas blocking reform
EU finance ministers are today trying to agree plans to tax
cross-border income from savings. But officials say they cannot
predict whether they will be able to manoeuvre around the issue of
Italian milk quotas.