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Danisco dusts off new technology

International ingredients supplier Danisco has developed a low-dust powder technology for food manufacturers aiming for an improved factory environment. Capable of reducing up to 98...

EU, US framework for WTO negotiations

With just three weeks remaining until the Cancun meetings, the EU and the US yesterday presented a joint framework to relaunch agricultural negotiations. Focusing on...

Competition commission delays Safeway decision

A last minute move by one of the potentials in the Safeway bidding race has led the UK competition body to delay its recommendations, which...

UK retailers await Safeway report

The UK retailing industry is bracing itself for perhaps the biggest event of the year, as it awaits the results of the Competition Commission's report...

ADM to increase US sorbitol production

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland yesterday announced it will increase its liquid sorbitol capacity by 60 per cent by the end of 2003 in order...

Petrol fuels food sales

Petrol station shops are becoming a progressively more important outlet within a growing and increasingly consolidated convenience retail market, according to the latest report from...

Strong times for Frutarom

A robust second quarter for Israel-based flavour and fragrances multinational Frutarom, announcing a rise for both sales and profits and completion of its acquisition of...

EC tightens aflatoxin controls

The European Commission has reviewed the measures it has taken to ensure aflatoxin-contaminated Chinese peanuts, Iranian pistachios and Turkish figs, pistachios and hazelnuts do not...

Brazil to welcome soy industry

With virtually all of the world's new soybean production expected to come from increased plantings in South America over the next five to ten years,...

Telling it like it isn't

The UK Consumers' Association (CA)'s honest food labelling campaign has revealed a range of confusing, and sometimes misleading labels on summer food products. The organisation...

Krispy Kreme aims high with Harrods debut

Krispy Kreme, the US-based doughnut manufacturer and retailer, has revealed the location of its first European outlet - inside the world's best known department store,...

Carrefour criticised for loss leading

Carrefour, the French retail group, is being accused of breaking Spain's strict competition rules by selling a variety of products at less than cost price....

Ahold Chilean sale concluded

Ahold , the ailing Dutch supermarket group, has begun its withdrawal from the volatile South American market with the conclusion of the sale of is Santa...

Delhaize sees improvement despite declining sales

The last few months have been tough for Belgian retailer Delhaize , with its US operations in particular suffering from the downturn in consumer spending across...

Metro figures show signs of market upturn

The weakness of the German economy has plagued companies for months, but the latest figures from one of the country's leading retail groups suggests that...

Glanbia settles with authorities over price fixing

Irish dairy group Glanbia has reached a settlement with the Irish competition authority over allegations concerning the fixing of the retail price of milk. Glanbia,...

From bad to worse for Sainsbury

It has been a bad few days for Sainsbury , the British supermarket group. Just last week the group announced disappointing figures which showed that its...

Cut the cone content, asks consumer group

One century on and millions of ice cream tubs later the US 'food police' are out in force calling on ice cream retailers to tell...

Sumptuous Sellafield salmon sarnies?

Radioactivity checks on farmed salmon from Scotland and Northern Ireland exposed to Sellafield radiation show that there is no cause for concern from eating these...

Wal-Mart mulling Ahold acquisition

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail group, could be about to cement its reputation as the most international of US-based retailers with the possible acquisition of...

Health claims, getting it right

By all accounts, the new European proposals on nutrition and health claims have provoked a mixed reaction across the board. Raymond O'Rourke, a food lawyer...

Carrefour adds discount units

The growing importance of the discount food retail format for France's leading supermarket groups was underlined today with the announcement of an agreement between Carrefour ,...

Marketing boost helps Toupargel

A concerted marketing effort, the late timing of Easter and the acquisition of Unilever's rival business, Agrigel, all helped boost sales at French frozen food...

Casino stresses underlying growth

A recovery in international sales, coupled with further growth in its domestic market, helped French supermarket group Casino post good organic growth in the first...

Sainsbury still has a mountain to climb

Sir George Bull took the helm at UK supermarket group Sainsbury five years ago when the company was in something of a downward spiral. Five...