Netherlands-based CSM said profit margins were affected by the increase in the price of raw materials, in its first half 2007 report.
The high calorie, low fibre dietary pattern associated with the Western diet are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer recurrence, says new research from the US.
Heinz's sales grew by 9 per cent in the quarter ended 2 August, the company said today in a trading statement.
In a sign that the UK's push to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions is working, McCain Foods has announced it will install wind turbines at its potato chip plant...
The global bread, rolls and biscuit markets are set to grow substantially by 2011, aided by demands for luxury products, according to two new reports from Datamonitor.
Japanese food group Mitsui is to acquire outstanding shares of Brazil-based Mltigrain, a move the firm says will help it meet growing demand for food throughout Asia.
Consumers are bombarded with an overload of nutritional advice and product marketing - be it from magazines, television shows, and product advertising - and without a degree in nutritional science,...
Significant improvements have been made in the nutritional profile of foods sold in schools, according to a new report issued by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).
Despite parents pressuring for more nutritional snacks, 70 per cent of children throw them away, according to a new survey in the US.
Barbara's Bakery has launched the first all natural snack bars combining fruit fillings and yogurt in a whole-grain crust, the company claimed today.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cleared international food company Associated British Foods' acquisition of Indian food manufacturer Patak's.
Dutch-based bakery supplier CSM announced today its acquisition of UK-based Kate's Cakes in a deal worth £32.5m (€48m).
As the dust settles on this year's IFT Food Expo 2007 in Chicago, health and wellness and food safety came through as the star performers, and drivers for the future...
Operating income decreased for US-based Chiquita Brands International following lower results in the salads and healthy snacks segment, the company said.
Bakers in Bulgaria are predicting a 30 to 50 per cent rise in bread prices due to increased input costs, according to a recent market update.
Sales of chocolate biscuits in the UK fell 17 per cent between 2001 and 2006 as consumers made the switch to healthier varieties, according to new figures.
An increase in the demand for biofuel will cause an increase in demand for cereals, maintaining the relatively high raw material prices, the European Commission said today.
Kraft's profit margins will continue to decline in the second half of the year due to increases in input costs, the company said today.
Healthy foods in convenient packaging is a consumer need that is growing in momentum, according to Datamonitor, with 59 per cent of European and US consumers seeking a combination of...
Operating profit for the year ended 30 June increased by 53 per cent to $3.16bn for Archer Daniels Midland, mainly due to streamlining operations, the company said yesteday.
The European Commission has cleared Nestle's proposed acquisition of Novartis's Gerber business, saying it would not lead to an uncompetitive concentration in baby foods and cereals.
Kellogg said yesterday sales jumped by 9 per cent to $3bn (€ 2.2bn) for the quarter ended 30 June, underlying the company's growth across all of its cereal and snack segments.
The whole grain and high fibre food market will reach $21bn (€15bn) by 2010, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts.
Panera Bread said yesterday second quarter revenues for 2007 increased 28 per cent over the same period last year, but operating profit fell by 3.4 per cent.
PepsiCo yesterday reported revenue growth of 10 per cent for the quarter ending 16 June, thanks to strong performances across most business segments.