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...
Finnish food group Valio claims to have produced a new low-fat
cheese without the rubbery texture often associated with many light
products. Polar 5 also has a lower salt content than many low-fat
Innovation will be the key driver of growth in the western European
dairy market, claims a new report from market analysts Zenith
International, but old favourites such as butter and cheese
continue to grow in popularity.
Austrian dairy co-operative Tirol Milch launched its Pro Frucht
yoghurt in three new flavours on the domestic market last month.
Aimed at health-conscious consumers, the product contains probiotic
bacteria and the natural fibre inulin.
Innovation in the food industry has never been higher, as our
regular visits to the pages of the Global New Products Database
show. Today we look at the European dairy sector, where health
issues are the main drivers of innovation.
A variety of factors have led to consumers seeking alternatives to
dairy-based drinks - growing health awareness, lifestyle changes,
wider incidence of lactose intolerance - and soya- and rice-based
products are becoming more and...
Terra Lycos, Spain's leading consumer website for all things food,
has signed an agreement with Ebro Puleva which will see the food
group provide it with regular information about the health benefits
of rice, dairy products and...