UK-based United Biscuits (UB) may have attracted bidders from Asia and major companies like Kraft and PepsiCo amid rumours the company has split its operations into a snacks and biscuit division, according to an analyst.
Ocean freight connections allow chocolate and pastry manufacturers to transport smaller shipments from Europe to Asia at lower costs than air freights, according to transportation firm DHL Global Forwarding.
As the economy remains in the doldrums, Americans are showing signs of “frugality fatigue” while food is increasingly “playing an important role in helping consumers cope”, according to trend watchers at General Mills.
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
Australia's almond production is expected to rise by 25 per cent in 2010 - up from 36,500 tonnes this year to 46,100 tonnes, announced the Almond Board of Australia (ABA) during its annual trade visit to India.
Bunge has begun construction on a new grain export terminal it claims will be the first such structure to be built in North America for twenty years as part of attempts to meet strong Asian demand for its products.
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 spending on luxury goods.
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 analyst
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 supply
is still not meeting needs, writes...
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