CP Kelco expands xanthan gum output in China
Nurturing a competitive edge, US xanthan gum producer CP Kelco
expands production in the one of the world's fastest growing
China to sell sugar reserves to ease prices
Sugar prices on China's futures market fell sharply this week as
the government announced that it would auction 552,000 tons, mostly
from its reserve stocks, to stabilise prices.
Bosch goes local in China
A new Bosch plant in China is slated to become the German packaging
group's Asian headquarters, offering local confectionery makers
better prices over imported machines.
Barry Callebaut looks to tap Russian choc market
Barry Callebaut has begun construction of a new state-of-the-art
chocolate factory in Russia, which should help the chocolate giant
better target the central and eastern European market.
China may trade palm oil futures
Dalian Commodity Exchange, China's largest futures exchange by
volume, is considering introducing palm oil futures, allowing food
processors to hedge risks on the increasingly used ingredient.
High sugar price may boost shift to premium products in China
Food and beverage firms making premium products will cope best with
the current surge in price of both Chinese and imported sugar, with
higher margins to cover the rise in costs.
Gum and emerging markets drive Cadbury's 2005 growth
Cadbury Schweppes has exploited the continued global growth of
chewing gum and tapped into emerging new markets to report
increased sales for 2005.
Amcor to develop flexible, biodegradable packaging
Amcor has teamed up with Plantic Technologies to develop a
biodegradable, flexible plastic packaging for confectionary.
Russia brings strong export gains to EU food and drink makers
Fresh figures confirm Russia as a profitable target for food and
beverage makers with exports to the region rising by 34 per cent
Sweet innovation aids 'stagnant' Russian confectionery
Russian firm United Confectioners has used new technology to launch
a new range of jelly sweets, tapping in to one of the most
promising sectors in Russia's confectionery market.
Russia sees surge in foreign wine demand
Russian firm Sanserite will import new, Spanish wines aimed solely
at Russia as demand for foreign wine increases thanks to rising
consumption, higher disposable incomes and a declining domestic
wine industry, reports Angela Drujinina.
Nestlé invests in tough Russian confectionery market
Nestlé has launched new sweets and biscuits in Russia as intense
competition has forced the firm to invest heavily in what is now
the world's fourth biggest confectionery market, reports Angela
Top concerns revealed in Russian chocolate sector
Our journalist Angela Drujinina brings you the latest
research on Russia¡¯s chocolate market, including producers¡¯
concerns, the market situation and market leaders.
Nestlé apologises over baby milk in China
Nestle, the world's biggest foodmaker, has apologised to Chinese
consumers after the country's safety authorities detected too much
iodine in one of its milk-power brands.
Cargill snaps up Brazilian sugar mills
Hungry food ingredients giant Cargill to enter Brazilian sugar and
alcohol production sector for the first time, announcing a new deal
to buy Açucareira Corona sugar mills.