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35 years ago – so the legend goes – a researcher at Queen Elizabeth College in London misheard a request to 'test' a new chlorinated sugar molecule and tasted it instead, and a new high intensity sweetener was born. But can sucralose hold its own as sexier 'all-natural' sweeteners seek to rain on its parade? And how long can market leader Tate & Lyle remain in pole position as Chinese rivals bid for a slice of the action? 

JK Sucralose: We agree with Tate & Lyle, the behavior of some sucralose manufacturers is ‘suicidal’

JK Sucralose - which claims to be the largest sucralose manufacturer in China - has weighed into the debate over sucralose pricing raised by market leader Tate & Lyle.

Tate & Lyle: We cannot see how we - or frankly anyone else - can make any money out of sucralose at these prices

Up until relatively recently, sucralose was a key profit driver at Tate & Lyle. But as the Chinese have added production capacity, CEO Javed Ahmed told analysts this week that...

Sweetener competition sees Tate & Lyle issue second profit warning

Shares in Tate & Lyle fell by 17% as the food ingredients firm issued its second profits warning this year, blaming fierce competition in the sweetener market and supply problems...

Ex-vitaminwater execs prepare for national rollout at Target for agua enerviva: ‘Energy water is a new category and we’re leading the charge’

While sales of vitaminwater and SoBe Lifewater have been pretty lackluster of late, US consumers are still looking for functionality along with hydration and refreshment in the enhanced waters category,...

The market price of Chinese sucralose has dropped 30-50% in 12 months

Sucralose prices 'not realistic', say suppliers: 'It is simply a matter of time before 3rd tier players exit'

Not so long ago, Tate & Lyle had the sucralose market to itself. In recent years, however, the Chinese have emerged as serious rivals. But while demand for the zero-calorie...

What can we learn from General Mills' move to ditch aspartame in Yoplait Light?

If artificial sweeteners have an image problem, then General Mills’ move to replace one artificial sweetener (aspartame) with another (sucralose) in its Yoplait Light yogurts might seem like an odd...

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem,...

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One week to go: FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate separates the fact from the fiction

Sugar has been linked to everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that? Our free-to-attend debate aims to tackle...

A look at regulation in 2014 PART ONE: Farm bill, sugar labels and biotech

What will 2014 bring on the regulatory front for the food and beverage industry? From the stagnant farm bill to the ongoing debate on biotech to consumer confusion on the...

Euromonitor beverage industry outlook: Declines in carbonates, the promise of 'natural' and the war on caffeine

From declining interest in soft drinks to the ongoing war on caffeine and the explosion of raw juices and functional beverages, 2013 has certainly been an eventful one for the...

60-second interview: Matt Fifer, co-founder, 8th & Walton Group

Getting on the shelf… and staying there: Most new suppliers don’t realize how much it’s going to cost, says ex Walmart exec

Want to get on the shelf at Walmart? Prepare to put in some serious work, says Matt Fifer, who spent nearly 13 years in senior roles in store & club...

Tate & Lyle defends sucralose safety after researchers claim the sweetener is “not biologically inert"

Tate & Lyle has reassured consumers that sucralose is a safe ingredient following the publication of a review alleging that the high intensity sweetener is “not biologically inert" and that more research...

Senomyx: First products from collaboration with PepsiCo using sweet taste modifier S617 will be commercialized in 2014

San-Diego-based flavor innovator Senomyx says the first products arising from a collaboration with PepsiCo using a novel sweet taste modifier called S617 should hit shelves next year - contingent upon a...

Infographic: The facts behind low calorie sweetener consumption

Sweeteners are widely used to replace sugar in diet and low calorie products within the food and beverage industry. However, many consumers are still worried about these ingredients. So, what...

Sucralose prices out of China drop, but is this a temporary blip or a long term trend?

While many US firms were struggling to get hold of sucralose from China early last year, the opposite is now true, with buyers reporting a glut of product on the...

Genetics may play a role in sweetener perception

Genetically influenced responses to sweeteners may mean that food and beverage companies require a range of artificial sweeteners to accommodate different consumer tastes.

Big interview: Kevin Klock, CEO Talking Rain (Sparkling ICE)

Talking Rain CEO: We can turn Sparkling ICE into a $1bn brand by 2018

Want to know what success looks like? Check out Sparkling ICE. In early 2010 it was generating $10m a year. This year, it’s on course to generate $350-400m and CEO...

Tate & Lyle 'disappointed' by CSPI's note of caution about sucralose

Tate & Lyle says it is “very disappointed” that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has removed sucralose from the ‘safe’ category in its guide to food...

FDA moves to dispel ‘confusion’ surrounding flavoured milk sweetener petition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to defuse remaining consumer “confusion” surrounding the US dairy industry-filed request to amend the standard of identity for milk to include non-nutritive sweeteners such...

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Niutang to begin production at new 1,200t sucralose facility by the end of March

Chinese high intensity sweeteners specialist Niutang Chemical says its new 1,200 metric ton capacity sucralose facility will begin production before the end of this month, with deliveries beginning in the second...

JK Sucralose confident of 50% growth in 2013 as demand for low/zero calorie options continues to surge

Leading Chinese sucralose producer JK Sucralose says it is confident its sales of the high intensity sweetener will grow 50% in 2013 as new capacity comes online and demand for...

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Tate & Lyle starts making powdered as well as liquid sucralose at its Alabama plant

Tate & Lyle has started producing micronized powdered sucralose in addition to liquid sucralose at its recently-re-opened Splenda sucralose facility in McIntosh, Alabama.

Tate & Lyle on open innovation: ‘Being coy doesn’t benefit anyone’

What makes a good open innovation brief, and just how open do you need to be?

IFT 2012: Day one in pictures. From Ingredion to Elvis...

The IFT annual meeting and expo in Las Vegas started as it meant to go on, with inspirational speeches from Starbucks boss Howard Schultz and PepsiCo's R&D chief Dr Mehmood...

Niutang on course to complete 1,200t sucralose plant by end of fiscal 2012

Chinese high intensity sweeteners specialist Niutang Chemical says work on a new, 1,200 metric ton capacity sucralose production facility is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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