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Food industry reiterates CAP support

Yesterday we reported on the latest discussions on the proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which recommended the decoupling of production levels and...

UK food gets 5-a-day logo

One tangerine, or five tomatoes? How many consumers - and indeed food industry folks - actually know what, exactly, counts as a portion of fruit...

Teenagers falling through the marketing net

The marketing industry frequently divides consumers into specific target groups in a bid to better define how to market a product. But terms such as...

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro, increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition of Carpro - a US manufacturer of...

India consolidates position as number one whisky market

When you think of major whisky markets, India is unlikely to spring to mind, but the sub-continent was the largest global market for whisky, in...

German organic market facing tough challenge

Knocked by the nitrofen scandal in 2002, the boom for organic foods in Germany has slowed rapidly in the last year. But as production continues...

Spanish wineries to up organic output

Five wineries from the Spanish region of Extremadura are to increase their output of organic wine. Some 2,607 hectares of vineyard in Extremadura have already...

Around the (wine) world in three days

Next week sees the first major international wine show of the year open its doors to trade visitors. But the 10th annual ProWein show in...

Food industry failing the needs of the individual

The number of one person households (OPHs) has grown faster than any other type, in particular compared to those with three or more people, but...

Swiss sugar confectionery sector hit by cheap imports

Last month we reported that Swiss chocolate manufacturers had seen domestic sales fall as a result of lower tourist numbers and hot summer weather, but...

Cutting the haggis, but not the neeps

A leading epidemiologist and population health expert has called for urgent action to improve the health of Scots after research revealed that death rates among...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies, are the findings of a joint UK-US study into...

Irish eyes are smiling - but stout consumption set to fall

Today is St Patrick's Day, and Irish people all over the world - as well as many others who simply like to enjoy themselves -...

Food allergy market set for strong growth

The food industry in the 21st century is focused more than ever on providing consumers with food products for every occasion. Convenience, indulgence, low-fat, functional...

World wine growth showing no sign of slowing

Consumers now spend as much each year on wine as they do on cosmetics, or three times as much as they do on recorded music...

Sweet-toothed Brits lead European market

Brits may have the sweetest tooth in Europe but new evidence suggests that health and diet concerns are pushing the UK consumer towards healthier sugar...

Tough times for Spanish wine

Exports of Spanish wine increased by just 0.59 per cent in 2002 compared to the previous year to €1.48 billion, according to the latest data...

United we stand, FDF chief tells industry

The UK food and drink industry needs to work more closely with other concerned parties to ensure that issues such as nutrition, food safety and...

Health drives industry innovation

Health is fast becoming a major selling point in the food and drinks industry, with new products being launched every month targeting specific ailments or...

Major potential for new age beverages

The number of so-called new age beverages available across Europe has been growing steadily in recent years, but the market shows little sign of reaching...

Lovely bubby!

The Millennium celebrations at the end of 1999 were seen as a major opportunity for the Champagne industry, and most producers worked overtime to ensure...

Soft drinks: East Europe closing gap on West

Growth rates in the East European market for soft drinks are now outstripping those in the West by a factor of four, according to the...

Functional drink sales set to grow and grow

Functional soft drinks are no longer confined to obscure avenues of soft drinks consumption and are steadily edging towards the mainstream, according to a new...

Coke stretches lead over Pepsi, helped by new launches

Coca-Cola has extended its lead of the US soft drinks market and over its main rival, PepsiCo, helped by the launch of Vanilla Coke and...

Danish industry set to grow

This year will see substantial growth in the Danish food industry, driven by new product launches and expansion into new markets. This is the conclusion...

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