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Future fortunes of cereal, dairy snack sectors analysed

Cereal and dairy snack innovations that respond to lifestyle changes will be key to the future profitability of these sectors, according to Leatherhead Food International.

Hispanic purchasing trends vary by region, reveals report

Food and beverage manufacturers looking to target the growing US Hispanic market should take into account regional trends in the population group that affect their purchasing behavior, according to a...

Cargill taps North Dakota barley farmers

Representatives from Cargill Malt in North Dakota are meeting barley farmers across the state to discuss the benefits of grower contracts.

Maypro Group gets investment from Marubeni America

Maypro Group announced it has received a minority investment worth around 20 percent of its value from Marubeni America Corporation, an association that could open up new commodity and ingredient sources.

Chiquita profits slump as market challenges continue

Banana supplier Chiquita has reported a tough third quarter, with profits hard hit by new EU import regulations, irregular weather conditions and concerns about the safety of fresh spinach.

Declining baby foods boosted by health, convenience

A declining US baby food market could receive a significant boost from products that focus on infant weight control, as well as premium baby goods and 'all natural' items, according...

Cargill targets low-fat, whole grain tortilla market

Leading ingredients firm Cargill has developed a number of whole grain, low fat tortilla prototypes in an effort to capture a slice of the growing US market for the healthy...

National Starch raises US ingredients prices

National Starch Food Innovation is to raise food ingredient prices in the US across its entire product portfolio, with corn-based ingredients set to see the highest hikes.

Jungbunzlauer increases ingredients prices globally

Citric acid leader Jungbunzlauer has jumped on the price hike bandwagon, announcing last week that it is to up the stake on citric acid, GdL and xantham gum in all...

ADM off to a good start in first quarter

Leading agri-business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has seen earnings more than double in its first quarter, with performance boosted by improved market conditions and price increases for some of its...

DSM anounces major ingredients reorganisation

DSM has re-organised its dairy ingredients division into two distinct categories, reflecting growing demand from customers for both added value and efficiency-boosting products.

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Wal-Mart unveils 'green' packaging rating system

Wal-Mart yesterday announced the online rollout of a "green" ratingsystem for the packaging used by all of its product suppliers, onethat will eventually determine who can sell to the world's...

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...

Ethics: benefits environment, community and bottom line

Integrating social and environmental concerns into business practices ultimately benefits a firm's bottom line as well as the environment, according to the CEO of energy bar manufacturer Clif Bar.

Food industry M&A's increase plant productivity, USDA report

Processing plants in eight major food industries became significantly more productive after being acquired, according to a new government report on mergers and acquisitions in the US food industry.

KFC cuts trans fats as heart health battle wages on

A nationwide campaign to remove artery-clogging trans fatty acids from the US food chain received another significant boost today, after popular fast food franchise Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced it...

Loders Croklaan launches reduced saturate bakery shortening

A new trans-free, non-hydrogenated bakery shortening claims to allow manufacturers to reduce saturated fat by up to 30 percent, while still offering the same functionality as traditional shortenings.

Nestlé backtracks after re-branding blunder

Swiss confectioner Nestlé has been forced to relaunch one of its signature European brands following the failure of its original re-brand.

CP Kelco to consolidate Canadian food business

Leading supplier of pectin and xanthan gum CP Kelco will next month consolidate its Canadian food business through an Ontario-based specialty chemical distributor, a move the firm says will not...

Distorted food supply, prices to blame for soaring obesity, says IOTF

The food and beverage industry must switch from "cheaper oils, starches and sugars" to a healthier and more nutritional focus, said the International Obesity Task Force, after startling new estimates...

CP Kelco raises prices across product range

Hydrocolloid firm CP Kelco is the latest ingredients firm to pass rising costs onto the market, announcing yesterday that it is to raise prices across all of its product ranges.

Bunge: third quarter results help recover first half loss

Oilseed processor Bunge has reported an encouraging start to its second half financial year, after adjustments to its South American business have allowed the firm to stabilize disrupted business in...

Convenience trumps health in American eating choices, report

Convenience remains the driving force behind consumer purchasing decisions, despite the increased emphasis placed on health in the past year, according to the latest Eating Patterns in America report.

Supply resumes as cocoa strike ends

Disruption to cocoa supplies from the Cote d'Ivoire has ceased following suspension of strikes organised by the cacao growers' trade union Anaproci.

Strong Corn Products results prompt 'best year ever' forecast

Corn Products International has again reported strong growth, with its third quarter results reflecting a continued good performance from its North American business.

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