Countdown to the integration of 10 new member states in Europe this
April begins under the aegis of the Irish presidency. For
manufacturers, a clear understanding of the marketplace in these
countries will be vital to pitching the...
The pressing problem of obesity in children has to be tackled
rapidly and efficiently to avert the heavy price society might pay
as incidences of obesity linked diabetes and heart disease surge.
New research from Australia confirms...
Tate & Lyle has sweetened its longer term outlook with its
deal, announced on 19 February, to buy out Johnson & Johnson's
sucralose manufacturing capacity, said the investment bank Goldman
Sachs on Monday. The move gives...
Hunger could sharpen our ability to taste by increasing the
sensitivity of the taste receptors on our tongues, or by changing
the way we perceive the same taste stimuli, authors of a new small
study write this week.
Lock Inspections Systems is to highlight its metal detection
equipment specifically designed for the confectionery industry at
Confectionery Manufacturing Expo. Metal detection is of growing
concern in the food industry, particularly...
Despite a significant increase in sales leading global
confectionery company Cadbury Schweppes has reported a 33 per cent
drop in its net income, largely on the back of restructuring costs
and tough market conditions.
The Russian sugar industry has suffered under the weight of poor
logistics, erratic raw supplies and a lack of financing. We spoke
to a leading industry analysts to find out how the industry is
facing up to these challenges and what...
APV Baker says it has expanded the boundaries of product
possibilities available to the confectionery industry, through the
development of multi-colour and multi-component capability for
Exalted of late for their antioxidant health benefits, fruit
berries continue to show growth in a range of food applications.
Fruit ingredients stalwart J.O. Sims has launched a new Canadian
produced berry onto the market marking...
A low-fat diet may help men with aggressive prostate cancer better
fight their disease and live longer, according to researchers who
showed that a diet low in polyunsaturated fats slowed cancer growth
and increased survival times...
War and disease have marked volatile prices for cocoa in the past
three years, peaking at 17 year highs in 2002 when the Ivory Coast
- source of two fifths of the world cocoa crop - endured civil war.
Research into genomes could contribute...
The Romanian chocolate sector looks set to become increasingly
competitive as the third largest player, Kandia, prepares to
finalise a merger with Excelent - a move that will create the
leading producer on the market.
Plant closures and 'competitive pressures?saw profits slide for US
sugar giant Imperial Sugar despite a rise in operating income for
the first quarter. Global sugar surplus keeps the prices down and