The return of Unilever to the Russian ice cream market after a
two-year absence has helped push up volume sales in the first half
of 2003. But with quality concerns holding back potential growth,
and consolidation almost inevitable,...
Robert Wiseman Dairies is once again the subject of an Office of
Fair Trading investigation in Scotland, the third in recent times.
But the current probe could have more to do with rival Express
Dairies and its proposed merger with...
The hot weather in Spain has led, not surprisingly, to an increase
in ice cream sales there during June and July. But impulse sales
have not grown as rapidly as might be expected, as it has been too
hot for consumers to leave their...
Scandinavians drink more milk than anyone else in Europe, but this
has not stopped them from becoming among the most avid consumers of
non-dairy drinks as well, helped by marketing efforts of retailers
and new product launches.
Not content with being one of Europe's largest suppliers of branded
cheeses, French group Fromageries Bel is now seeking to gain a
foothold in the fast-growing dairy alternative market via an
agreement with Galaxy Nutritional...
The popular 'myth' that milk has a high fat content is just one of
many preconceived ideas about the dairy product which the UK Dairy
Council is hoping to dispel with a new campaign targeting women in
Yoghurt more than any other dairy product meets consumer demand for
healthy, convenient and tasty food - a factor which market analysts
Euromonitor claim will continue to drive sales of the product in
the years to come. Drinking yoghurts...
With cheese sales declining as a result of price competition, the
unique marketing opportunity offered by the EU's Protected
Designation of Origin scheme could prove vital for boosting future
sales. But not everyone agrees -...
With the UK Budget announcement planned for next week, the British
Retail Consortium has warned the Treasury not to increase the tax
burden on the retail industry - one of the few expanding sectors of
the British economy at the moment.
The joint venture between Japan's Ajinomoto and US-based Bestfoods
- part of Unilever since 2000 - is to be wound up, with the
European group buying out its partner's 50 per cent stake. Unilever
will strengthen its position...
The dairy ingredients business unit of Dutch company DSM Food
Specialties has opened its first sales and customer service office
in the Far East - marking the company's continued investment in the
Far East and Australasian regions...
News to delight dairy manufacturers and dismay opponents to
genetically modified foods arrived this week with publication of a
new study that reveals protein-rich milk from not only cloned but
also genetically modified cows could...