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Russia's United Confectioners in talks with EU group

Russia's United Confectioners, which has just won 20 awards for quality production, has begun networking for a move into new international markets as a complex standardisation programme across its product...

Sainsbury slashes Easter egg packaging by 30%

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's is slashing the amount of packaging used on its own brand Easter Eggs in repsonse to growing pressure on the food industry to cut back on...

Danisco ramps up xylitol production in China, new deal

Danisco protects market position in Asia, completing a joint venture deal in China to ramp up production of its xylitol sweetenener, writes Lindsey Partos.

China steps up food safety licensing

Producers of 28 different foodstuffs will be required by the Chinese government to apply for production licences as part of the Beijing government's ongoing measures to improve food quality and...

Russian children's food market needs legislative overhaul

Legislation governing the production and marketing of products aimed specifically at Russian children needs to be completely overhauled or the nation could face serious health problems in the future, suggests...

Russian confectioner lifted by Green Week participation

United Confectioners, Europe's biggest confectionery holding group which unites Russia's 15 leading producers, saw its 2005 order book swell after its recent participation in Berlin's Green Week exhibition, with exports...

ADM upgrades cocoa processing in Brazil

Major food commodity processor and ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will expand cocoa operations in Brazil to match expansion of current product lines, the firm said this week.

China to expand margins for flavours firms?

Europe and the US continue to dominate demand in the €4.5 billion flavours market, but Asia Pacific region is quickly catching up thanks to high single-digit growth, reveal figures from...

First Chr Hansen food colour plant in China opens

Number one natural colours firm Chr Hansen makes inroads into the lucrative Chinese market, this week unveiling a new food colour factory to meet a rise in local demand, and...

Flavour firm Takasago uses China as hub

Number six global flavours player Takasago International has established a new division in Shanghai aimed at expanding its manufacturing and retail presence in China as well cutting costs.

Alcan invests in growing Russian packaging market

Aluminium packaging giant Alcan is investing $55 million to build and equip two new Russian plants - a clear indication that foreign firms are beginning to take notice of the...

Foreign investment pours into China

As food ingredients suppliers take a stake in the burgeoning Chinese market new figures released by the United Nations confirm foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Asia and the Pacific...

Gelnex succeeds with gelatin production in Brazil

Privately owned Gelnex, which pioneered the production of type A pork skin gelatin in South America, has recently opened a beefskin gelatin plant in Brazil. Philippa Nuttall spoke to the...

Plastics dominate Russian confectionery packs

Consumers and producers are united in their desire for lighter, functional packaging on the Russian food market, driving the development of plastics and paper in the dairy, bakery and confectionery...

Russian confectioner adds to premium range

Russian confectionery group Mechta has launched a new premium product line - the latest in a growing number of local producers entering an upmarket segment which was once the sole...

CP Kelco doubles Brazilian pectin production

Number one pectin supplier CP Kelco has ramped up production, doubling capacity at the firm's production site in Limeira, Brazil.

New food processing lubricants promise cost savings

Petro-Canada has launched two new synthetic lubricants to the food processing industry that it claims provide added protection in extreme temperature applications.

Nestlé forced to sell Brazilian unit

Switzerland's Nestlé will have to sell its Brazilian chocolate business Garoto, acquired in 2002, after the authorities there ruled that the takeover would damage competition, proof that even the world's...

Novis marketing alliance to expand Russian news service audience

The need of ingredients and equipment suppliers to reach Russian food manufacturers is becoming increasingly urgent, but in the absence of established B2B advertising channels, few avenues have been open....

China continues to dominate world honey production

Although the market for honey in China has fluctuated in recent years the country continues to be by far the leading producer in the world. And with per capita consumption...

Aarhus links up for chocolate formulations in Brazil

Despite cheaper alternatives to cocoa butter on the market and new European rules allowing vegetable fats in chocolate formulations, uptake for the replacers has been slower than expected as reticent...

Fujian Dali Food builds new China biscuit facility

Leading China biscuit manufacturing Fujian Dali Food says that construction of its new €19 million biscuit factory in Changchun, Jilin Province, is now well underway, moving it closer towards its...

Protective packaging market to increase steadily

Protective packaging demand in the US will grow 5.2 per cent annually through 2008, according to research analyst Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by accelerating Internet and mail order...

Ukraine nudges in on Russian caramel market

The all-important market for caramels in Russia continues to be encroached upon by cheaper imports from Ukraine helped by good sugar supplies, according to findings from a recent market report.

Wrigley buys into top slots in China and India

Growing through international expansion, chewing gum giant Wm. Wrigley Jr has closed on a €215 million deal to acquire the Joyco gum and confectionery businesses from Agrolimen, a privately-held Spanish...

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