The Japanese snack giant has warned of a price rise next year, thanks to a poor potato harvest, a sharp increase in production costs raw material and logistics costs, and a weight reduction of some of its signature snacks.
The European adhesives industry said rising raw material costs triggered by a supply shortfall in the chemical sector is one reason behind its own price rises, as it seeks to response to customer concerns.
Norwegian research institute Fiskeriforskning has underscored the
importance of market-oriented research in its new annual report,
especially in the area of marine ingredients, seafood by-products
and research into health benefits.
Major US plastic packaging companies are facing a double squeeze --
falling demand for theirproducts and lowered margins due to the
high cost of raw materials, according to a report fromStandard
Wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for much of 2004,
warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry likely to see
a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto the food
manufacturer. But tough negotiations...