Global demand for almonds is increasing, with snacking driving a lot of opportunities. China is the premier snack growth region, says Bill Morecraft, General Manager of Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.
Dutch bakery ingredients supplier CSM is feeling the impact of rising raw material costs, with its first-half 2011 results hit by the price increases the company has been forced to pass on to customers this year.
The chief executive of Premier Foods, Robert Schofield, has called
on the British government to encourage more wheat planting to help
restore the balance between supply and demand as wheat prices
continue to soar.
In response to rising demand in the chocolate industry and reduce
dependency on imports, Indian cocoa producers have said they will
increase domestic cocoa production by 60 per cent in the next four
Colloides Naturels International targets natural market demand with a combination of a wheat fibre and an acacia gum fibre that provides non-soluble and soluble fibre for a wide variety of food applications.