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Companies look to Asia as an economic buffer

Food and beverage companies should look to Asia to bolster their business in times of economic crisis, while differentiating their products closer to home, according to a Frost and Sullivan...

Major international project to boost South Asian cereal production

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announced a $30m collaborative project which aims to boost South Asian cereal production by five million tonnes a year.

Ministers on board with ‘Southampton six’ phase-out

UK ministers have agreed with a Food Standards Agency proposal on voluntary phasing out of the ‘Southampton six’ food colours by the end of 2009, according the agency’s chief executive.

Emerging markets and flavours a boon for Symrise

Symrise has reported good sales growth in local currencies the first half of 2008 driven by flavours and emerging markets, although fragrance growth was hit by the drop-off in consumer...

Ocean Spray goes for Asian bakery market

Ocean Spray is continuing to push into the Asia-Pacific bakery market with a new partnership with Taiwan-based baker ChiaTe, the company announced yesterday.

Cereal makers missing emerging market boon

A large number of global breakfast cereal manufacturers are failing to take advantage of the potential for their products in markets such as Eastern Europe and Asia, according to consumer...

Tate & Lyle woos Asia with R&D drive

Tate & Lyle has opened a new research and development centre in Shanghai, China to help manufacturers develop food products that are targeted to the preferences of Asian consumers.

Kellogg seeking acquisitions in Asia

Kellogg, the world's biggest breakfast cereal maker, is in talks to buy a Chinese food company as part of its plans to boost sales in Asia, according to a report.

Starch firm expands in Asia

Number one dextrose producer Corn Products International will drive operations forward in Korea, buying up the remaining slice of its Korean business from Doosan corporation.

Asian rice production lifts global supplies

A significant drive from Asian rice producers has helped boost global paddy production in 2004 to an estimated record 611 million tonnes. But the Food and Agriculture Organisation says that...

Emerging markets and health lift Danisco H1 results

Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients giant Danisco.

Snack maker narrows its focus to Southeast Asia

Thailand's Useful Food, one of the country's largest snack producers, has revised its regional growth plan by focusing on Southeast Asia rather than the whole...

P P Payne Tape for South American Biscuits

P P Payne's Supastrip tear tape has been selected by biscuit giant Kraft Nabisco for use in the South American market. TheSupastrip will be used...

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