Danisco positive on FY despite sweetener struggles
Danisco achieved 6 per cent in revenue for its full year 2009/10 and strong profit growth; all divisions with the exception of sweeteners contributed to its margin expansion.
Here’s the scoop: Ice cream is next for stevia
Stevia could soon be adopted by ice cream manufacturers, claims a partnership of ingredient developers which believes it has overcome the technical challenges of producing frozen desserts using the natural sweetener.
Danisco announces post sugar board changes
Danish ingredients firm Danisco has announced that three of its longstanding board members will not stand for re-election at the AGM in August.
Danisco appoints new sweeteners boss
Danisco has named Stephane Constant as the new executive vice president to head up its sweeteners division. Constant will drive the overall strategy for the operating unit.
Danisco confident xylitol will pick up
Danisco has charged an internal task force with identifying new applications for xylitol, as the sweetener continues to blight its otherwise positive financial results – but has reduced production in the meantime.
Can we believe the Danisco-Apax rumours?
Rumour, according to the Romans, is a feathered beast with a myriad eyes and tongues. Last week she went bristling through the Danish business pages, spreading the news that Danisco could be bought by a private equity firm.
Danisco aims to milk probiotic immune system benefits
Danisco is launching a new protobiotic fortification for milk products in North America, which targets the market for immune-boosting children's products.
Danisco gets go-ahead for emulsifier buy
Danisco has obtained European approval for its planned acquisition
of ABF Ingredients' Abitec emulsifier business, which is expected
to strengthen its position in some key European markets.
Danisco Sugar to be sold to Nordzucker
Danisco has announced that it will sell its sugar division to
Nordzucker for DKK5600m, around €751m, bringing to an end months of
speculation as to whether it would agree to a sale or opt to spin
off sugar into a separate business.
Danisco pledges research, acquisitions in healthy ingredients
Danisco plans to further strengthen its health and nutrition
ingredients offering in areas in which it is not a market leader,
as it positions to for a bio-based future.
Danisco close to concluding sugar negotiations
Danisco has said it is close to concluding negotiations with
potential buyers of its sugar business, but is still working
towards spinning it off into a separate business by the end of 2008
in case a suitable deal cannot be struck.
Danisco's new juice kit targets healthy confectionery market
Danisco is promoting the health-benefits of its ingredients with a
new juice confectionery demonstration kit.
Tereos confirms interest in Danisco sugar
French sugar and food solutions company Tereos has confirmed it is
hoping to acquire Danisco's sugar business, and that it is bidding
against Germany's Nordzucker.
Danisco sponsors research on dietary fibres
Food ingredients, sugar and industrial bioproducts firm Danisco is
sponsoring a professorship in healthy dietary fibres, which could
help to develop foods with health-promoting benefits.
Danisco reshuffles ingredients ahead of sugar split
Danisco is reorganising its ingredients business in a bid to target
market trends like health and wellness more closely, and deal with
issues that have been affecting parts of its portfolio.
Danisco invests in pilot ice cream making technology
Danisco has invested in pilot low temperature extrusion technology
to produce high-quality, low-fat ice-cream, to enable testing of
ingredients using the same systems as its customers use.
Danisco sugar production tops 1m tonnes
Record yields from sugar beet fields in several countries have
resulted in a bumper sugar harvest for Denmark's Danisco group.
Danisco expansion boosts xylose production
Danisco has opened the doors to its expanded xylose factory in
Austria, which will increase production by 50 per cent while
Danisco consolidates Lithuanian sugar production
Danisco has announced that it will close its sugar production plant
in Panevezys, Lithuania, as part of a plan to give up a slice of
New milk culture for yoghurt launched
A new line of freeze-dried and frozen cultures for yoghurt
production offer a cost effective replacement for milk solids,
while also retaining taste and texture, their manufacturer claims.
Danisco bolstered by costs discipline, price increases
Controlling costs with an iron hand and upping sales prices has
helped Danisco's ingredients division towards Q1 growth, against an
overall profit dip as a result of ongoing sugar reform.
Timing wrong for Danisco sugar-ingredients split
Danisco's board yesterday rejected a proposal to cleave the company
into two businesses, one for sugar and the other for ingredients,
because of on-going EU sugar reform. But the plan remains on the
table for the longer term.
Fat replacement uses boost emulsifier market
The trend towards reducing the fat content in food products is
contributing to growth in the emulsifiers market, as R&D
produces new ingredients that can help healthier products taste as
good as the original full fat versions.
Danisco blames revenue dip on EU sugar reform
Danisco suffered a 3 per cent drop in revenue in the 12 months to
30 April, blaming the fall on the EU's decision to cut subsidies
Health concerns drive latest Danisco range
Danisco claims it latest pectin-based ingredient ranges will cater
for the growing demand amongst sweet-toothed consumers for
healthier and nutritious confectionery.
Danisco names flavours buyer: it's Firmenich
Danisco has cut a deal to sell its flavours division to Firmenich
that will let it focus resources on its bioingredients, texturants
and sweeteners competencies - while still keeping some interest in
flavours through a partnership...
Danisco breakthrough could boost cultures' resistance
Scientists from Danisco have identified peculiar regions of a
starter culture's genome that allow the bacteria to be resistant to
infections by bacteriophages (bacterial viruses).
Goat's milk ice cream targets speciality market
Danisco has developed a new ice cream based on goat's milk,
plugging the formulation as a means for companies to target the
growing demand for speciality products.
Danisco fears effects of proposed corporate tax
Danisco believes that a bill to change the Danish Corporation Tax
Act would significantly affect the company's expansion strategy.
Danisco launches green tea 'flavour protector'
Danisco is looking to benefit from growing interest in natural
antioxidants with the launch of Guardian green tea extracts.
Danisco hits sugar targets
Danish sugar producer Danisco announced yesterday it had met its
2006/07 output forecast - processing 1.01m tonnes of sugar from the
group's factories throughout Europe.
Danisco gets fruity with yoghurt candy flavours
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched a new range of
flavourings designed for yoghurt candies - allowing confectioners
to give boiled sweets a healthier image.
Danisco encourages healthy innovation
Danish ingredients giant Danisco is set to host a seminar on
international sweet snacking to encourage new product development
in the bakery and confectionery industries.
Danisco earnings 'progressing as planned'
Danisco's first half performance for 2006/7 has been 'as expected',
said the company.
Danisco stabiliser cuts fat, costs for ice cream
Danish ingredients group Danisco has launched a new stabilizer
ingredient designed to allow ice cream manufacturers to cut the fat
content of their products while still maintaining a creamy
Danisco raises US prices for brewing enzymes
Danish group Danisco has become the latest in a string of
ingredients firms to pass on increased raw material and energy
costs to the market, announcing today that it is to up the mark on
its glucoamylase for the US brewing and portable...
Danisco targets anti-staling with 'breakthrough' enzyme
Danisco has extended its bakery enzyme range with a new amylase
enzyme that slows down the staling of industrial bakery products,
and extending the shelf life of bread.
Danisco intros probiotic studied for antibiotic recovery
Danisco is introducing a new addition to its Howru probiotics line,
which it says was seen in the first of a series of
condition-specific studies to help restore the beneficial bacteria
in the human gut after taking antibiotics.
Danisco announces ingredients shake-up
Changes to Danisco's ingredients division will lift the EBIT margin
for the segment to above 15 per cent, according to the firm's
announcement of Q1 2006/07 results.
Danisco enzyme cuts costs and crumbs
A new baking enzyme which aims to cut costs on the production line
and increase the shelf life of bakery products has been launched by
ingredients giant Danisco.
Danisco eyes 1m tonne sugar harvest
Danisco has maintained its expectations for this years sugar
output, and claims a one million-tonne oharvest is possible.
Danisco Sweeteners targets health-focused consumers
Danisco Sweeteners has developed a range of ingredients designed to
help food makers create snacks with less than 100 calories.
Danisco performance impacted by 'eventful' year
Danisco's takeover of Genencor International, the EU sugar reform
and rising raw material prices feature prominently in the group's
recently published annual report.
Danisco technology taps low-fat ice cream demand
Danisco claims that ice cream with less than one per cent fat is
possible thanks to new technology that prevents unwanted ice
crystals from forming.
Danisco upgrades fruit processing enzymes
Danisco has launched a new range of enzymes to help fruit juice
makers save money and improve quality as they look to target
growing consumer demand for healthier soft drinks.
Danisco profit impacted by acquisitions and costs
Danisco's consolidated profit plummeted 25 per cent as expected to
DKK 726 million for the nine months to 31 January, due largely to
costs associated with integrating enzyme business Genencor.
Danisco taps growth in value added cheese cultures
Danisco's latest product launch is designed to build on strong
growth in the cheese cultures sector.
Danisco cultures keep up good growth
Danisco's cultures are seeing strong organic growth thanks to
growing demand from fresh dairy for innovative products and
Poor flavour performance knocks Danisco annual results
Weak figures from the flavour division and a testing European and
North American market knock end of year results for Danish
ingredients and sugar player Danisco, but Rhodia acquisition starts
to pay off, reports Lindsey Partos.
Sustainable vanilla from India reaches Danisco stocks
Diversifying supplies and managing risk for the world's most
expensive, and popular, natural flavour, for the first time
ingredients giant Danisco receives a batch of sustainable organic
vanilla from an Indian monk, reports Lindsey...