Chocolate flavors help cushion cocoa price impact
Synergy has released a range of chocolate flavors intended to help manufacturers sidestep the impact of volatile cocoa prices.
Locust bean gum plagued by low prices
Low prices for locust bean gum could lead to future supply issues, says a hydrocolloids expert, as present returns on pods do not make the harvest worthwhile for growers.
Food prices face a welcome perfect storm
There’s a perfect storm building for food prices. You don’t have to scan the horizon to see the signs; the clouds are developing all around us - at a faster rate than anyone expected.
Lower selling prices hit FrieslandCampina’s ingredients business
The newly merged dairy co-op Royal FrieslandCampina has reported a sharp decline in the profitability of its ingredients business, as selling prices plummet.
France to intensify supermarket milk price scrutiny - report
As protests continue around Europe from dairy farmers concerned about covering their costs in the current market, French producers appear to have succeeded in speeding up government scrutiny of supermarket pay practices, according to reports.
Dairy Farmers of Britain succumbs to price pressures
A UK cooperative representing 10 per cent of the country’s supply chain has fallen victim to wider uncertainty gripping the European market after going into receivership this week.
Retailers still under pressure over milk price-role
British retailers are facing calls to increase support for the country’s dairy farming sector amidst wider European concerns about the role of stores in maintaining a profitable milk supply.
Fonterra optimistic over milk price rises
Fonterra says it has recorded a second consecutive monthly rise in the prices being paid to its member farmers for their milk, reflecting possible stabilisation in the supply chain.
Functionality belying whey commodity concerns - analyst
Demand for whey-derived functional food and drinks claiming nutritional benefits remains undimmed despite an overall fall in sales last year for the dairy commodity, says an industry analyst.
New FAO food price database launched
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online tool to track food prices in 55 developing countries, as part of its food price spike response.
Report stresses price importance for Danone sales strategy
Danone’s financial outlook implies tough times may be ahead for dairy producers, with the company facing stagnant organic sales value growth despite some resurgent demand, suggest analysts.
Arla faces farmer wrath over new year price chop
A leading European dairy cooperative has announced it will return prices paid to its farmer members to rates similar to before surging values recorded in mid-2007, risking further wrath from concerned farmers in the bloc.
US coop settles over 'price fixing' amidst market turmoil
A leading US dairy cooperative hopes to close the book on allegations of price fixing by agreeing a multi million-dollar settlement that it says is not an admission of guilt or innocence.
Global dairy price rises back on the horizon: Rabobank
Despite an expected recovery in the price of dairy ingredients, significant price swings are still expected, according to a new report from Rabobank.
Dairy price won’t settle soon, says Fonterra
Volatile dairy prices are likely to continue in the mid term at least, New Zealand Fonterra has warned, signaling a need for on-going margin vigilance for food makers using dairy derivatives.