Dutch life science company DSM saw net profit for the fourth
quarter of 2001 rise to €1,031 million from €119 million in the
fourth quarter of 2000, largely due to the sale of the depositary
receipts. Profit on 4Q ordinary activities...
While many drink producers have complained about poor summer
weather last year, the rains seems not to have reached Switzerland,
where a heatwave severely depressed sales of chocolate. Thankfully,
exports continued to grow during...
The latest visit to Mintel's Global New Products Database shows
that there is no risk of any slowdown in the number of innovative
and unusual food products being launched across the world, with
cheesy ice cream just one of the...
Belgian brewer Interbrew has introduced a new innovative beer
packaging, Pivopack. The launch marks the first monolayer barrier
enhanced PET bottle worldwide and will be making its debut on the
Stollwerck, the German confectionery group, is to close two ageing
production facilities and transfer production of its Gubor brand to
the Van Houten plant near Hamburg, according to parent company
New technology from Pall Corporation aims to solve the universal
vintners' problem of spoiled wine. The company claims its OenoPure
filter can remove organisms that adversely affect wine quality and
shelf life without altering...
Private labels are yet to make much of an inroad into the
confectionery segment, but new analysis from Euromonitor suggests
that the premium chocolate market could provide a rich vein of
growth for private label in the future.
The post-Christmas period is often one of reflection, not least
regarding all those extra kilos we put on from eating too much. But
as the Mintel Global New Product Database shows, there is little
chance to lose some weight with a...
Premium chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli has reported a rise in
sales for 2002 despite tough trading conditions in most of its key
markets - a performance it attributed to a consistent strategy of
expansion and innovation.
US flavours and fragrance giant International Flavors &
Fragrances saw fourth quarter 2002 sales rise 5 per cent to $424.3
million (€391m) from $405.6 million for the same period in 2001,
despite weak economic conditions in Latin...
Western Europe's cereal bars market is 'massively underexploited',
according to market research analysts Datamonitor. The report
suggests that this product could be a promising driver of growth
for confectionery makers...
There have been a raft of Fairtrade products launched in the UK in
recent months, led mainly by the retailer Co-op, but the latest
launch comes from Cafédirect - a 100 per cent Fairtrade drinking
chocolate targeting the high-growth...
The Balkans will be the setting for the Food Technology group show
2003 to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 27 to 30 March 2003.
The exhibition will concurrently run three separate shows: Food
Technology, Food Ingredients &...
The proposed public debate in the UK into GM crops and food is
becoming a fiasco said environmental campaigners Friends of the
Earth this week after Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Mike German
called for the debate to be delayed until...
Anyone who has visited the United States will have witnessed the
generous portions that regale the multitude of eateries. But
according to new research to come out of the States, this is in
fact a new phenomenon, and one which has...
As the time-pressed, and stressed, European consumer increasingly
relies on semi- and ready-made foods, the food industry perseveres
in its desire to meet theses needs with the constant launch of new
processed products. An upcoming...
Christmas sales fell compared to the particularly strong
performance in the previous year, but UK chocolate manufacturer and
retailer Thorntons said it was happy with its overall performance
in the first half of 2002/03.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is slowly taking form -
several months behind schedule - with the announcement this week
that it is currently on the look out for scientists to join its
scientific committee and scientific...
Ingredients company Acatris Belgium, a division of the Dutch Royal
Schouten group, and FMC BioPolymer announced this week as from 1
January 2003 Acatris will be the exclusive distributor in the
Benelux for the polymer products of...