Russian edible oils producer Solnechnie Produkti has reported sales
growth in excess of that for the market as a whole, the second
major producer to do so in as many weeks. As with market leader
NMZhK, Solnechnie Produkti's growth...
Russia's biggest producer of oils and fats, the NMZhK group, has
steadily increased its output over the last year, an indication of
the steady growth in a sector where local and foreign players are
vying for dominance.
Swedish oils and fats firm Karlshamns, which saw its profits slip
at the end of 2003, has acquired UK flaked fats company Kelanco,
and with it a drive into value-added speciality fats for the
booming UK convenience food market.
The market for fats and spreads in Asia Pacific is evolving
rapidly, with increasing numbers of launches concentrating on the
low fat and fortified products. The latest look at the Mintel
database also reveals that dairy and vegetable...
Intensified competition in the ingredients marketplace and
disappointing orders for Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBE) following
the new chocolate rules leads to job losses at Danish fats and oils
firm Aarhus United.
A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk
and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British
scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients to
the animal feed industry.
A new cattle-feed supplement has been developed by scientists to
dramatically boost the content of unsaturated fatty acids over
saturated fats in cows' milk. The new supplemet is based on
naturally occurring proteins.