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 of 2000, largely due to the sale of the depositary
receipts. Profit on 4Q ordinary activities...
Nippon Milk Community, established last Wednesday to take over the
milk businesses of troubled Snow Brand Milk Products Co. and two
agricultural cooperative federations, started nationwide sales of
milk products under the Megmilk...
The cost of the rapid expansion at Russian dairy producer
Wimm-Bill-Dann was reflected by an 84 per cent rise in sales
expenses in the first nine months of the year, but the benefits
still outweigh the cost.
Russia's leading dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann has acquired a majority
stake in the Ukrainian milk powder producer Burynsky in order to
ensure a steady supply of powder during seasonal declines in milk
Richmond Foods, the UK's leading producer of ice cream brands, has
reported excellent figures for 2002, boosted by the acquisition at
the start of the year of the Nestle business in the UK. Major
investments in production, and...
Robert Wiseman Dairies, the UK milk processor, is on track to
produce one billion litres of milk for the first time in its
history after a 15 per cent rise in first half volumes. And the
company remains confident that Express Dairies'...
A 10-year low in UK commodity cheese prices pushed down first half
profits at the country's largest dairy group, Dairy Crest, but the
firm's continued focus on added value brands - and an upturn in
commodity prices - means...
Arla sets out its stall as the leading speciality cheese producer
in the UK with the acquisition of HT Webb for an undisclosed sum.
The Scandinavian company said the deal reinforced its commitment to
the UK market where it has already...
A consortium of European experts, at the request of the European
Commission, has issued a report that analyses the impact of future
options for the milk quota system and the common market
organisation for milk and milk products.