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Leadership - not management - brings most success to companies

A focus on leadership as opposed to just management within companies is the key to attaining emotional commitment in employees, teams and customers that will ultimately lead to stronger results,...

Mitsubishi brings new cellulose fiber to US market

A water soluble cellulose fiber new to the US market claims to provide moisture management, reduced oil uptake and improved coating adhesion in a range of food products, including baked...

World Food Day to highlight declining food aid

The theme of this year's World Food Day, 'Investing in agriculture for food security', underlines growing concern that aid to this particular sector has been declining for years.

Cargill targets higher sales in Asia

US agri-giant Cargill is setting up new offices in Asia to boost sales of its sweetener brands in fast-growing markets.

Coffee prices hit record high

The coffee market was very volatile during the month of August, particularly with the explosion in Robusta prices, according to ICO executive director Nestor Osorio.

General Mills' whole grain cereal conversion in retrospect

Changing its entire cereal portfolio to whole grains last year presented General Mills with a huge opportunity, but also a number of challenges, said the firm, which yesterday explored the...

ConAgra cuts plants, jobs as reshuffling continues

ConAgra Foods continues to slash plants and employees, announcing last week a number of new measures due to be taken as part of its ongoing efforts to streamline operations.

Is China key to restarting global agriculture talks?

China could play a vital role in the resumption of the Doha Round of trade talks, according to the World Economic Forum's China Business Summit 2006.

Guest Article

The dollar value of corporate brands

Branding specialists CoreBrand have shown that the corporate brand of food and beverage companies is a key asset to boost sales. Chief executive officer James Gregory tells FoodNavigator-USA.com why.

Second food revolution needed to feed the world

The FAO has called for a second Green Revolution to feed the world's growing population while preserving natural resources.

Food allergens still threaten US foods

Some food manufacturers are not doing enough to prevent the cross contamination of their products by allergens, according to a survey by the US food regulator.

'Green' consumers push for organic cocoa

The burgeoning organic chocolate market is taking off thanks to an increase in ethical consumerism and the willingness of confectionery makers worldwide to exploit the trend.

US sees more banana price hikes as Chiquita recovers EU losses

Banana prices in the US have seen a significant increase in recent months, as leading supplier Chiquita attempts to offset losses after facing tough trading conditions in Europe.

New Brazilian açai factory set to boost supplies to US market

Leading açai berry supplier Sambazon has completed the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Brazil, a move that is set to significantly increase the volumes of the berry brought...

ADM expands European cocoa sector

Ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has increased its chocolate production in Europe with the takeover of a plant in England.

Weekly Comment

Sweet nothing for global trade

The transition to the new EU sugar regime is a reminder of what was lost when the Doha round of WTO trade talks collapsed.

Bunge-DuPont to increase low-lin soyoil supply

US ingredients firms Bunge and DuPont today announced that they are "dramatically increasing" their supply of low linolenic soybean oil to the food industry, on the back of growing demand...

SunOpta to quadruple antioxidant-rich açai supply

Natural food group SunOpta is to quadruple its sales of the açai berry in North America, revealing that the Brazilian berry is the most popular fruit ingredient with its customers....

Danisco to bring fair trade vanilla to US market

Danish ingredients firm Danisco is to launch a full line of fair trade certified vanilla products in the US market, the company announced this week.

Spices and seasonings to grow as consumers seek ethnic, report

Spices and seasonings are slowy gaining popularity in the US, as once pernickety consumers are warming to the increased ethnic diversity of foods and flavors, reveals a new report.

Rich Nature launches wolfberry Bevesol

Rich Nature Nutraceutical Laboratories has launched proprietary Bevesol, a low-heat, spray-dried powder from wolfberry juice concentrate, for use in functional foods. Suitable for reconstituting wolfberry juice, the powder could save...

ADM to increase corn syrup exports to Mexico

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) expects to increase its sales of high fructose corn syrup to Mexico once the market opens up in 2008, which will effectively tighten the supply and...

Glanbia buys Seltzer, becomes pan-Atlantic customised formulator

Glanbia has today announced that it is acquiring Californian nutritional business Seltzer Companies for $105m (€81.8m), enabling it to establish an integrated nutritional formulation presence across the US and Europe.

InnoSweet enters US sweeteners market

European sweetener supplier InnoSweet GmbH is to enter the US market, after opening its first sales office in the nation early this week.

CoolBrands to sell dairy ingredients division

Eskimo Pie Corporation, a subsidiary of CoolBrands International, is to sell its dairy ingredients division to a leading manufacturer of specialty flavors for the ice cream industry, it emerged last...

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