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Cold pasta, hot profit

Cold pasta, hot profit

The increasing popularity of chilled pasta meals across Europe has
helped drive up sales and profits at Belgian group Ter Beke in the
first half. And with a new acqusition in France set to boost sales
further in the second half, full...

Starch agreement ironed out

Starch agreement ironed out

National Starch has appointed Biomin to distribute its nutrition
products in Scandinavia. The exclusive agreement includes the
supply of Hi-maize and Novelose, plus forthcoming new product
developments in Denmark, Finland, Norway...

Preventative measures

Preventative measures

Allied Bakeries has reached an agreement with industrial equipment
supplier APV Baker to cover equipment service and maintenance for
more than 50 key processing units in five plants.

Flying Geest

Flying Geest

Geest, the British prepared food business, is predicting solid growth this year after acquisitions and investments in 2002.

Wessanen looks bright

Wessanen looks bright

A strong performance from its Tree of Life business in Europe gave
Dutch food group Wessanen something to smile about in 2002 -
otherwise the year was marked by more disposals and continued
problems at the US arm.

Danone interested in Numico?

Danone interested in Numico?

Dutch nutrition company Numico is struggling to stay afloat at the
moment, but rumours in the Dutch press suggest French dairy giant
Danone could be interested in a bid. An odd choice for the French
company which has been streamlining...