Wilbo, a Polish food processor, has said that it will still go
ahead with the planned expansion of its manufacturing facilities
despite disappointing financial results, according to a report in
the Polish News Bulletin.
The high cost of labour in the Netherlands has prompted dairy group
Campina to close down one production facility and transfer
production to other sites, including one in Germany where the costs
are much lower.
One of India's leading food processors, Godrej Industries, has said
that the focus of its recently acquired foods division will be to
increase margins and enhance productivity to increase the
profitability of the division.
Swiss food producer Nestle has been given the green light to
complete the purchase of Chef America, while Dutch retail group
Ahold will extend its foodservice presence in the US with the
acqusition of Lady Baltimore Foods.
A researcher in environmental engineering at Staffordshire
University in the UK has developed a technique to convert unwanted
cooking oil into a 'biodiesel' which is a much cleaner alternative
to fossil diesel.
Purchases and new production facilities have so far marked the
healthy growth of Dutch life science company DSM in 2002. This week
the company announced further acquisitions with the purchase of the
food coatings activities of Vaessen...
Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called
anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries,
blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart
disease. A three-year European-funded collaborative...