The responses by a food conveyor manufacturer and a chocolate maker
to the recent hurricane that hit New Orleans provide examples of
how a mix of disaster planning and staff initiative can save a
company's bottom line and build...
A new concept in scented packaging has been jointly developed by
European, American and Asian companies to give cosmetic and
personal care a new kind of sensory packaging and another tool to
promote their products.
The UK ranks second behind Canada in the level of productivity of
its food, drink and tobacco products work force, but Austria,
Finland and the Netherlands are on the way to overtaking the
island, according to an international study.
Italian confectioner Ferrero has become the first company to
persuade Aldi to abandon its hard discount strategy, signing a deal
to supply the world's biggest discount supermarket chain with seven
of its chocolate brands.
Tate & Lyle's European food and industrial ingredients division
proposed increase of 10 to 15 per cent on new contracts for certain
products highlights again the impact of rocketing energy prices on
the ingredients market.
Ingredients giant Cargill has launched a new line of sweeteners
designed to reduce the number of calories in frozen dairy desserts
and sweetened bakery products such as cake, muffins and brownies,
without altering the taste.
Europe's food industry will significantly benefit from a
satisfactory WTO agreement, but for this to happen the EU must
maintain its multilateral approach and issues such as export
support must be addressed.