Reorganization activities in Europe caused a dip in International
Flavors & Fragrances' earnings in the third quarter of 2004,
but North America continued to see strong growth, particularly in
its flavors division.
A new chocolate bar made from cocoa from sustainable plantations
was launched in New York late last month by the Rainforest
Alliance, which has high hopes of building on the growing awareness
of ethical products among today's...
Kellogg reported a solid 7 percent increase in its earnings for the
third quarter with the North America region also putting up a
strong performance thanks to the successful introdution of new
United International Enterprises Limited (UIE), the majority
stakeholder in vegetable oil firm Aarhus United, confirms it will
sell its considerable stake in the Danish firm, due to be divested
by January 2005.
Corn Products International has announced improved sales and
improved earning for the first nine months of 2004, though as the
company had previously forecast, the second half of the year is
proving more challenging.
The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil
marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined
the large commercial players by rolling out its first batch of
trans fat-free soybean oil.
Despite acknowledging last week that considerable investments in
R&D and production facilities, designed to support the low carb
surge, would impact sales in the first quarter of 2005, wheat
protein and starch supplier MGP Ingredients,...