Kraft set for major reshuffle
Kraft Foods has announced plans for a major European reshuffle and
a string of acquisitions, as US parent company Altria segregates
the food producer from its ailing tobacco subsidiary.
Hershey's growth not without its costs
New products and seasonal success may have given Hershey increased
2005 sales, but income for the confectionery colossus remains
blighted by the cost of reorganisation.
Europe's soft drinks firms ban adverts to children
Soft drinks firms will voluntarily ban advertising to children
across the European Union in an effort to curb public criticism
amid the bloc's growing obesity problem.
McCormick to cut jobs and customers in restructuring
Leading spice company McCormick is to slice away at its customers,
products and employees as it embarks on a three year restructuring
plan to improve sales and profit margins.
Consumer protection acts biggest threat in obesity litigation
When it comes to using litigation as a strategy to combat obesity,
food manufacturers should be most wary of lawsuits based on
consumer protection acts, according to a new report that examines
the application of tobacco litigation...
Obesity lawsuits loom for soft drinks industry
A lawsuit aimed at getting soft drinks firms out of US schools on
obesity grounds is now ready to go, says one of the leading lawyers
involved to BeverageDaily.com, as new research suggests
obesity litigation will become the next...
Ahold restructuring continues, sales announced
International retailing giant Ahold is to slash a further 850 jobs
in the US as it continues its streamlining and restructuring
efforts, it emerged this week.
BSE in Canadian cow sets back effort to regain lost markets
Another cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been
found in Canada, a second blow against the US' recent success at
regaining its international markets.
Food miles leave a bitter taste
The organic food movement has been hijacked by supermarkets intent
on being seen to be green, but their disrespect of food miles shows
they are anything but.
Mineral maker hunting for acquisition
Israeli minerals maker Gadot Biochemicals is seeking an acquisition
in Europe or the US to expand its health ingredients business.
Demand for exotic fruits set to increase in 2006, report
Exotic fruits, white tea and small plates and bites are set to
become more popular with consumers this year, as more people opt
for "healthy," "fashionable" and "adventurous" foods,
says a new report.
Japan bans US beef following illegal shipment
Japan has slapped a ban on all beef imports from the US after
discovering prohibited material in a recent shipment.
US consumers lack wholegrains, claims Uncle Ben's
The majority of US adults are not consuming enough whole grains
despite growing dietary awareness, according to a new industry
Frutarom develops mental health ingredient
Flavours and extracts firm Frutarom has developed a wild green oat
extract to boost mental health, it revealed yesterday.
Taste and behavior are hardwired into the brain
Different tastes are associated with different behavior, and it is
all controlled by specific cells in the brain, says new research
from UC Berkeley, findings that could have implications for the