UK ingredients maker Tate & Lyle faces paying out a hefty sum
as the sweetener firm seeks to settle a US lawsuit alleging that
its US unit AE Staley played a role in fixing the price of high
fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used...
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
food makers and marketers stick...
Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) said on Thursday
that it had reached a $400 million (€333m) settlement in an
anti-trust case that claimed the US firm conspired to fix the price
of the food sweetener high fructose...
AMR Research says that after years of caution, attitudes towards
supply chain objectives are changing. This in turn has led to a run
on investments in the sector, which the company predicts will lead
to a 5 per cent jump in the multi...
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
goal of dominating the biscuit market...
With a plethora of brands from which to choose and long-established
patterns of consumption, the prospects of significant growth in the
French chocolate market might seem remote. But a new report
suggests that there is plenty of movement...
Zebra Technologies has launched the R110Xi RFID printer/encoder,
which it claims is the first printer available with fully
integrated support for Class 0 (read only) and Matrics Class 0+
(read/write) smart labels.
Three companies have announced a technology that allows the deposit
gum bases and incorporate gums into candies and lollipops, which is
said to provide new opportunities for the confectionery industry.
As the decision to purchase a product is frequently made on the
appeal and attractiveness of its packaging, more and more firms are
choosing to process packaging twice to achieve the best results,
says French foil group Kurz.
Long term investments in added-value products contributed to
British starch group Tate & Lyle's end of year results with
strong US performance offsetting squeezed margins due to surging
raw material prices. A lift in demand...