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...
Struggling Dutch nutritional supplement company Numico is rumoured
to be the target of a bid by dairy products giant Danone, although
the French company has denied having any interest in the Dutch
Ireland's Glanbia and Uruguay's Conaprole have joined forces to
help develop the market for dairy ingredients in Latin America. A
new joint venture company, Conabia, based in Mexico, will develop
sales throughout Central...
Dutch nutrition company Numico is struggling to stay afloat at the
moment, but rumours in the Dutch press suggest French dairy giant
Danone could be interested in a bid. An odd choice for the French
company which has been streamlining...
Cermex has announced that its CCO diagonal flight bar technology
has been adapted to help dairy industry specialists to collate
mini-brick bundles at speeds of 32,000 cartons per hour in order to
match the output of next generation...
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...
Sales at diversified French company Danone dropped by 6 per cent in
2002 reflecting the effect of currency exchange and the company's
ongoing programme of disposal and investments. But underlying sales
growth was good, especially...
The latest visit to Mintel's Global New Products Database shows no
slowdown in the number of innovative dairy-based food products
being launched across the world - cheesy ice cream being just one
Following successful field trials, Dairy Crest and First Milk have
startedjoint milk collections across wide areas of England and
Wales in a bid to save the once proudly held British tradition of
door-step milk delivery.
Foods with 'positive nutrition' elements such as added calcium or
fibre continue to grow in popularity, according to the latest data
from Mintel, but those with substances removed (sugar, fat) are
becoming less popular.
Emmenthaler production is set to grow steadily over the next two
years, but too much cheese on the market has led to rock bottom
prices and a lack of any real brand identity - a situation export
market leader Emmi hopes to rectify.
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...
Dr Pepper, the Cadbury subsidiary which claims to be the biggest
non-cola soft drink producer in the US, is the latest company to
see the potential of milk, launching a range of flavoured milk
drinks under the Raging Cow brand and...
The post-Christmas period is often one of reflection, not least
regarding all those extra kilos we put on from eating too much. But
as the Mintel Global New Product Database shows, there is little
chance to lose some weight with a...
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...
News to delight dairy manufacturers and dismay opponents to GMO
foods arrived this week with the publication of a study revealing
protein-rich milk from cloned cows could cut cheese- and
Finland-based Elopak Materials Handling, which currently claims to
be the leader in fresh milk handling systems, has just installed a
sophisticated automatic order picking system, the final part of a
complete state-of-the-art automated...
Finland-based Elopak Materials Handling has just installed an
automatic order picking system, the final part of a complete
state-of-the-art automated handling system for Skåne Dairies in
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.
The European consumer may be turning towards healthier food
products, but a recent report shows that butter and cheese sales in
western Europe continue to grow steadily. But more significantly,
the report stresses that innovation...
Caspian Climatic Ltd, a UK-based manufacturing company, has
introduced Cool Cab, a refrigerating system specifically designed
for racks and enclosures that is said to offer considerable savings
on operating costs.
Dutch-based food research company NIZO has organised the third in a
series of meetings on key topics in dairy and food science.
'Dynamics of Taste, Texture & Perception' aims to present the
most recent developments in...