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...