Sales at Hero, the Swiss consumer foods and baking aids group,
increased by more than 10 per cent in the first half of the year,
helped by the acquisition of a majority stake in the German
business of Schwartau in April.
Arkady Craigmillar, a UK supplier of bakery ingredients and frozen
products, announced this week that production of its confectionery
mixes will move to its Manchester factory from a Unilever-owned
facility in Suffolk.
The ownership of UK food producer RHM, formerly known as Ranks
Hovis McDougall, is once again in question, according to a recent
interview. The company may soon change hands for the third time in
Panera Bread Company, the US-based bakery franchise, has reached an
agreement with a group of investors to open 14 bakery-cafes in
northwest Los Angeles county. Adler, Glazer and Wyss will operate
under the franchise group name Mariposa...
America's biggest food company, Kraft Foods, announced a rise of 20
per cent in earnings for the 2002 first quarter, attributing strong
volume growth in beverages, desserts and new products to the