Flavour and fragrance firm Givaudan’s first half net profits crashed by 40 per cent as raw material costs and record currency rates take their toll on the Swiss company, despite good local growth in its flavours businesses.
Signs of recovery in the bakery ingredients market are not yet evident, according to Dutch supplier CSM as first quarter results released this week show a decline in volumes by 1.2 per cent on Q1 2009.
Global packaging provider Rexam says it will begin renegotiating
contracts with its European clients later this year in a bid to
recover some of the rising costs of the aluminum used in its
Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced a first-quarter sales rise of
14.1 per cent to CHF22.8bn (€14.5bn), beating analyst expectations
and reconfirming its full-year target of a five to six per cent