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Savencia's organic growth in 2016 was attributed by the company to sales outside France.

Savencia announces drop in sales for 2016

By Jim Cornall

French dairy company Savencia has announced net sales of €4.42bn ($4.69bn) for 2016, which the company says is a 0.5% decline compared to 2015.

UK sales: R&R clams slow market conditions and the timing of promotions has affected performance

Sales fall 1.3% at R&R Ice Cream

By Noli Dinkovski

R&R Ice Cream has posted a 1.3% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2016 as its acquisition of Nestlé’s South Africa business, fluctuating exchange rates, and tough European trading conditions hit like-for-like performance.

Italian dairy company Parmalat had a busy 205, with acquisitions in Latin America, Australia and Italy.

Parmalat directors quit in spite of positive 2015 results

By Jim Cornall

Italian dairy company Parmalat’s net revenue for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, rose from $6.08bn (€5.5bn) to $7.1bn (€6.4bn), however, profits fell from $228m (€205m) in 2014 to $164m (€147.6m).

Glanbia's strong performing nutritional arm has helped it secure a sixth year of growth

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

By Laurence Gibbons

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52 weeks to January 2 2016.

Savencia said that strategic brands limited the impact of falling milk prices

Savencia sales dip 3.6%

By Jim Cornall

In 2015, French producer Savencia Fromage & Dairy achieved total net sales of $4,971m (€4,442m), down 3.6% over 2014.

Mixed fortunes for Givaudan as high costs and currency rates counter growth in snacks, dairy and beverages

Givaudan profits slump despite flavours growth

By Nathan Gray

Flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan’s first half net profits crashed by 40 per cent as raw material costs and record currency rates take their toll on the Swiss company, despite good local growth in its flavours businesses.