Manufacturers

DSM to buy Roche division

DSM to buy Roche division

Ending months of speculation Dutch life science products company
DSM announced today that is to pay CHF 3.5 billion (€2.4 billion)
for Roche's vitamins and fine chemicals division.
When Roche launched the sale of the division...

WBD turns to drink

WBD turns to drink

Russian dairy products group Wimm-Bill-Dann continues to go from
strength to strength, with first half volume sales boosted
considerably by its fruit juice and bottled water operations.

DSM gets cultured

DSM gets cultured

Ingredients company DSM has linked up with culture specialists CSL
to offer cheese and yoghurt manufacturers 'a single source for both
cultures'.

Good news on the Horizon

Good news on the Horizon

Organic dairy foods group Horizon Organic reported an increase in
sales of 21 per cent in the US and 20 per cent in the UK during the
second quarter of 2003, compared with the second quarter of 2002.