17-Oct-2012 By Mark Astley
Danone has reconfirmed its full year targets after recording “solid growth” in its Baby Nutrition and Waters business segments in the third quarter of 2012.
19-Jul-2012 By Mark Astley
Fonterra has slid to fourth in the world dairy rankings, after being pipped to third place by French dairy group Lactalis, Rabobank has reported.
23-May-2012 By Mark Astley
Parmalat has completed the “intragroup acquisition” of Lactalis American Group Inc. (LAG) – a move that will secure its entry into the US dairy market and strengthen its position in Latin America.
27-Mar-2012 By Rory Harrington
Tetra Pak announced net sales for 2011 of €10.36bn – a 5% increase on 2010 - thanks to strong growth in emerging markets and its processing business.
07-Nov-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
New York-based Agro Farma has said it intends to open a $100m Greek yogurt manufacturing facility for its Chobani yogurt, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The leading source of news for the food and beverage industry in Europe and North America has now expanded to Asia, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of experienced local journalists.
Tetra Pak predicts Asia will lead decade of high global dairy growth
13-Jul-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
China and India are expected to lead a 30 per cent increase in global liquid dairy consumption over the current decade, according to new research from Tetra Pak.
Pleasure extends dominance of food innovation work in Europe
03-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Food companies may talk more about R&D work related to health but it is pleasure that has extended its lead at the top of the list of European food innovation trends, according to a new CIAA report.
Yoplait should focus on international expansion, says analyst
20-May-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
General Mills should make expansion into international markets a priority for Yoplait after it gained a controlling stake in the French yoghurt company earlier this week, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
12-May-2011 By Jess Halliday in Geneva
'Free from' foods are still a niche sector, but strong growth means multinationals will inevitably get in on the game, says Mintel's Lynn Dornblaser.
Chilean ice cream market heats up
Ice cream sales growth in Chile is expected to beat the 38 per cent increase seen last year, according to a report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
02-May-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The United States lists sodium on nutrition labels while salt is more common in the European Union. Salt and sodium are not the same, and a standardized term would only cause confusion.
US recovery helps Mozzarella make up lost ground
06-Apr-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Global mozzarella sales pushed up beyond pre-recession levels in 2010 thanks largely to the recovery of the US economy, according to Proteus Research.
21-Mar-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
General Mills has fought off big name bidders from across the global food industry to buy a 50 per cent stake in the French yoghurt maker Yoplait.
Oystar merges three US operations to form $250m company
Packaging giant Oystar has merged three of its North American operations to create Oystar North America, a move that will make it one of the largest suppliers of packaging machinery in the US, according to the company.
26-Nov-2010 By Rory Harrington
The palletizing and automated end-of-line sector is likely to experience greater consolidation and increased strategic alliances as industry players seek to deliver greater efficiencies, says Newtec boss Didier Pradeilles.
Abbott infant formula recall to cost US$100m
29-Sep-2010 By Rory Harrington
Abbott said its recall of five million cans of Similac powdered infant formula because of possible contamination with beetles is likely to cost US$100m in lost revenues.
Amcor full year profits drop on Alcan takeover costs
26-Aug-2010 By Rory Harrington
Amcor said its full year profits fell by 13.5 per cent to A$182m (US$ 161.4m) as it revealed the cost of taking over rival Alcan was A$226m.
Yakult unveils plans for first US factory
23-Jun-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Yakult is building its first factory in the US as the probiotic yoghurt specialist looks to expand its presence in the country.
26-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial trans fat is an adulterant with no place in the global food supply.
Organic production on the up – but field crops still struggle
06-Apr-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Organic production has risen dramatically over the past decade but only a tiny percentage of soybean, corn and wheat crops are certified organic, according to a new report from the USDA.
26-Jan-2010 By Shane Starling
Japanese probiotics pioneer, Yakult Honsha, will commence manufacturing its little probiotic dairy bottles in the US for the first time in 2012, the company has announced, as it seeks to move into eastern seaboard US states.
Study makes lower lactose intolerance estimate
A US study published in Nutrition Today suggests that lactose intolerance may be less prevalent than previously thought.
Global enzyme demand predicted to slow
10-Sep-2009 By Nick Hughes
Growth in global demand for enzymes used in food and beverage applications will slow over the next five years as key markets reach maturity, a new report has claimed.
Martek takes on DHA distributor for west coast
27-Aug-2009 By Lorraine Heller
A new distribution deal announced today will see ingredient firm ET Horn selling Martek Biosciences’ branded omega-3 DHA ingredient in the west of the Untied States.
Milk and juice consumption hike stimulates growth, claims Tetra Pak
01-Apr-2009 By staff reporter
Packaging and processing equipment supplier, Tetra Pak, said it is optimistic about continued growth in the food and drink sectors it operates in despite the difficult global economy.
Danone freezes assets in China venture battle
26-Nov-2007 By Neil Merrett
France-based Danone has successfully frozen the assets of a number
of enterprises allegedly linked to Chinese joint venture partner
Wahaha, on the back of increasing legal pressure over property
rights in the country.
Beverage and dairy drive Givaudan's Euro sales
09-Oct-2007 By Laura Crowley
Givaudan has reported sales growth in its flavours division in Q3,
particularly in the European beverage and dairy segments, and in
Process eliminates allergens in peanuts, claims scientist
07-Aug-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Details remain unclear about the claims by a North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University researcher that he has
developed a process to make allergen-free peanuts.
Healthy half year for Danone's nutrition ambition
31-Jul-2007 By Neil Merrett
Danone has increased like-for-like sales by 8.2 per cent to €7.5bn
during the first half of the year as it continues to refocus its
operations towards health and nutrition.
Beer sales set to increase, says Heineken
19-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Heineken announced yesterday that it has doubled its forecast for
net profit growth, with strong sales in emerging markets offsetting
slow growth rates in Europe and the US.
Domestic demand boosts Chinese dairy presence
26-Jun-2007 By Neil Merrett
China has overtaken Russia and Pakistan to become the world's third
largest processor of dairy products, according to the director of
the country's dairy association.
Danone on course for 2007 ambitions
26-Apr-2007 By Neil Merrett
Decline within Group Danone's Asian operations failed to dampen a
strong first quarter performance for the company as like-for-like
sales underwent a 10.1 per cent rise to €3.6bn.
UK wheat proves its export credentials
16-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
Exporters are being urged to consider UK wheat after its
suitability for all types of baking was demonstrated at this year's
International Bread Baking workshop organised by the Home Grown
Cereals Authority (HGCA).
Kettle extends healthy crisp range
12-Apr-2007 By Catherine Boal
Premium UK crisp maker Kettle Foods is adding to its Crispy Bakes
range, which offers consumers a healthier alternative to standard
crisps, sales of which are suffering in the anti-obesity backlash.
Kettle launches modern take on traditional crisp flavour
06-Mar-2007 By Catherine Boal
Premium crisp manufacturer Kettle Chips has launched a new variety
of an old classic to tempt lovers of the traditional best-selling
cheese & onion flavour.
New Chr Hansen meat lab tests flavors on site
26-Feb-2007 By staff reporter
European ingredients firm Chr Hansen has launched a new meat lab in
the US, designed to allow for the on-site trials of flavors and
seasonings in packaged meat goods.
Bottle case packer cuts costs, reduces damage
19-Jul-2006 By Sean Roach
A new case packing machine for bottles can help processors speed up
production lines and cut costs, its manufacturer claims.
Sonoco boosts packaging capacity
28-Feb-2006 By Staff Reporter
Sonoco's acquisition of Wycon Corporation is designed to tap
increasing demand for flexible printed packaging in confectionery.
Ferrero looks for growth in North America
20-Jan-2006 By Peter Stiff
Italian confectionery giant Ferrero will soon open its first
manufacturing plant in the Americas.
ADM recognises the growing need for premium cocoa ingredients
22-Nov-2005 By Peter Stiff
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has committed itself to providing its
customers with the premium cocoa ingredients they require by
announcing plans for a new production facility.
Barry Callebaut's American interests grow
25-Oct-2005 By Peter Stiff
Cocoa manufacturing giant Barry Callebaut has underlined the
importance of the US in its global portfolio with the opening of a
new $20 million facility.
The science behind food
The words clinical trial or scientifically proven on a label carry huge cachet. But behind the claims of scientific evidence, consumers expect a base level of rigour in ensuring thatfood or personal care products actually deliver the benefits they claim.
China to take the lead in tomato paste production
China is on its way to becoming the largest exporter of tomato
paste in the world as Xinjiang Production and Construction
Corporation (XPCC) increases its production capacity for tomato
paste to 500 million tons a year, writes Hridyesh...
US consumers get to grips with probiotics
The message about the gut health benefit probiotics can deliver is
finally getting through to US consumers, according to a new report
on the state of the functional foods sub-category.
PETA's Californian cattle claim collapses
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal
rights charity, has had a legal action to ban "deceptive"
Californian dairy advertisements thrown out of court, Tom
Furore over Nestlé plant closure
Nestlé Ireland has angered local politicians and businessmen with
the decision to close its chocolate crumb manufacturing facility in
Mallow, a move which could have a devastating knock-on effect for
local partner, Dairygold. But...
US fears over beef supply
A Californian consumer group in the US has called for beef sold in
the state to carry country-of-origin labels, and claims that
supermarket giant Safeway has been selling unlabelled beef from
Canada, where a feeding practice linked...
Iparlat investment in Argentina
Spanish dairy company Iparlat is set to increase its market
presence in Argentina. A multi-million euro investment will land
the company, in what it sees as a better position in following
Cargill in lecithin alliance
Cargill and Riceland Foods have announced their intention to link
up to manufacture, market and sell lecithin products to food,
pharmaceutical, and technical customers.