All news articles for November 2011

Competition watchdog scrutinizes Amcor takeover plans

Competition watchdog scrutinizes Amcor takeover plans

By Rory Harrington

The Australian competition watchdog confirmed it is probing Amcor’s proposed takeover of packaging company Aperio Group to see if the deal would damage competition in the domestic market.

Chr. Hansen expands e-number free colouring range

Chr. Hansen expands e-number free colouring range

By Oliver Nieburg

Ingredients firm Chr. Hansen has doubled the number of products in its fruit colouring food stuffs range, which it said will allow manufacturers to diversify sweet confectionery products and keep an e-number free label.

Source: Kandia

Second buys third in Romanian chocolate race

By Oliver Nieburg

The second largest player on the Romanian chocolate market Kandia Dulce has acquired former competitor Supreme Chocolat, the third largest player, which could put pressure on market leader Kraft, according to an analyst.

Caobisco calls for extended buffer stocks to combat supply fluctuations

Caobisco calls for extended buffer stocks to combat supply fluctuations

By Oliver Nieburg

The Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery of Europe (Caobisco) has called for buffer stocks to be extended to cover the supply of commodities like wheat, skimmed milk powder and butter oil as part of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy...

First Chinese plant an easy decision for tna

First Chinese plant an easy decision for tna

By Rory Harrington

Packaging systems producer tna has opened a new plant in China in a bid to tap into huge growth in the domestic packaged foods markets - particularly the snack sector.