Flavour and high costs remain two of the biggest challenges that the cell-based meat sector needs to overcome before production for everyday consumers can be realised, but its potential benefits for customisation are unrivalled, according to a recent...
Sustainable sourcing is a big buzzword these days, and companies have different methods for achieving that goal. One way to boost a company’s sustainability profile is to tap into a hidden pool of talent, namely the people who actually buy the stuff:...
After years of moving overseas, supply and adulteration issues have created a push to bring more botanical dietary supplement manufacturing and sourcing back to North America, says industry insider Greg Cumberford.
The price differential between Hain Celestial’s brands and mainstream grocery brands will close over time as the big guns in consumer packaged goods come under increasing pressure to source non-GMO ingredients, predict bosses at the organic and natural...
Wonder bread and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to allow it to restructure, but does not expect to stop producing or delivering any of its products during the process, the company said on Wednesday.
Special edition: Dealing with higher commodity costs
“I’m not sure I can give you a prediction on 2012 that will really mean anything”, responded Coca-Cola’s chief financial officer Gary Fayard when asked by an analyst for some ‘color’ on the 2012 outlook for commodity prices last month.
Consumers are frowning on moves by food manufacturers to reduce the size of products as a way of tackling shrinking budgets in the current economic climate, according to research by The Nielsen Company.
Solae has said that ingredients companies will have to continue
their efforts to pass on rising input costs through 2008, but the
relatively lower increases in soy costs compared to other proteins
could provide a business opportunity.
Production problems and low world stocks will keep global cereal
prices high this year, according to a new report, suggesting that
the food industry's struggle to maintain margins will not end any
Rising costs and shrinking supply of sugar molasses are driving up
the cost of yeast extract production, says Bio Springer, which is
today announcing a double digit price increase for its extracts as
of next year.
Novel Ingredient Services and the Ingredient House are pairing up
to offer food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity
to improve the sourcing of their ingredients while still
reducing costs - an aim that for many could be too...
Hot weather, the rising cost of raw materials and a poor potato
harvest have contributed to a downturn in the German snack market –
threatening profits for producers balancing mounting costs with
The chairman of Kraft Foods, the world's second biggest food
company, Roger Deromedi, has launched an attack on EU and US trade
barriers that are driving up the price of commodity ingredients
such as sugar and coffee.
Supply problems in Asia - mostly as a result of the political and
economic fallout of December's devastating tidal wave - have not as
yet hit prices for key herbs and spices imported into Russia,
according to the company Vremea....
The world's number two vitamin maker BASF opened a new production
plant for the chemical citral yesterday, the key building block for
vitamins A and E, as well as the carotenoids beta-carotene and