Healthy and fun drive ice cream innovation at new Unilever centre
Unilever's new global Centre of Excellence Ice Foods is aimed at
increasing ice cream innovation by developing healthier products
that are more exciting and provide varied sensory experiences.
Texture of low-fat ice cream boosted by prebiotics
The prebiotic inulin may enhance the texture of probiotic
ice-cream, resulting in a potentially health friendly summer snack,
according to new research.
Danisco invests in pilot ice cream making technology
Danisco has invested in pilot low temperature extrusion technology
to produce high-quality, low-fat ice-cream, to enable testing of
ingredients using the same systems as its customers use.
News briefs: Bright Dairy, Winn-Dixie and UK ice cream
This week, Bright Dairy profits from a Chinese yoghurt focus, US
retail group Winn-Dixie sell off dairy plants, and impulse buying
is found to be the key driver in the UK ice cream market.
Unilever targets Russia for ice cream expansion
Unilever is to extend its presence within ice cream manufacture
after announcing this week that it has agreed to acquire Russian
ice cream company Inmarko.
News briefs: Friesland Foods, Parmalat, ice cream recalls
This week, Friesland Foods appoints a new executive to steer
operations ahead of a possible merger plan, Parmalat sets its
sights at four global banks in a new court case and Dreyer's
recalls some ice cream brands.
Danisco bags British ice cream patent
Danisco has obtained a patent in Great Britain for a dairy
replacement technology aimed at both the cost and health concerns
of ice cream makers.
Edible antifreeze to offer ice cream advances
Tasteless and edible antifreeze proteins could prevent the
formation of ice crystals in ice cream, and maintain the smooth,
silky texture, reports research from the US.
Briefs: cheese factory scrapped, ice cream bottled
A £70m (€93m) cheese factory construction falters over funding in
the UK, US consumers can now enjoy an ice cream soda on the go, and
butter gets the artistic treatment.
Vivartia drops ice cream for restructuring aims
Greek dairy group Vivartia has sold its entire 24 per cent stake in
ice cream producer and retailer Dodoni to the National Bank of
Greece Group as it continues to restructure its operations.
Full-fat ice cream worth the guilt, says consumer survey
The majority of US consumers say they believe full-fat ice cream is
worth the guilt, and would rather eat this than full-fat versions
of other snacks, according to a new survey.
Spring sun boosts Unilever ice cream
Ice cream led a European sales rise for Unilever during the first
quarter, largely thanks a warmer start to the year.
Ice cream makers look to the skies
A dose of early summer sun and talk of another record-breaking heat
wave around the corner has put the UK ice cream industry in a
cautiously optimistic mood for 2007.
Goat's milk ice cream targets speciality market
Danisco has developed a new ice cream based on goat's milk,
plugging the formulation as a means for companies to target the
growing demand for speciality products.
Tamper-evident tub targets ice cream market
A new ice cream tub on the market comes with a security
tamper-evidence feature that allowsworkers to detect when it has
been opened before use.