Enodis, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial foodservice
equipment such as ovens and mixers, reported better profits but
slightly worse sales due to the weak dollar, increased steel prices
and difficult UK and continental...
Pernod Ricard, the world's third largest wine and spirits group,
has reported a slight dip in sales for the first quarter of 2004.
The group's established brands performed well in the US and Asia
Pacific regions, but its...
Ongoing growth in cultures sales to the dairy industry and health
markets helped the Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen post a modest
rise in revenue for the food ingredients division in the first six
months. Organic growth for the...
Number one flavours and fragrance firm Givaudan ambles along in the
first quarter with higher sales in flavours offsetting a drop in
the fragrance division, suggesting that strategies to boost profit
announced back in January this...
A substantial increase in goodwill amortisation costs pushed down
operating profits at Irish baked goods and agribusiness group IAWS
in the first half. But sales increased during the half, even after
the impact of currency movements,...
It's that time of year again. Companies are releasing their third
quarter results amid great fanfare, even if there isn't that much
to cheer about. The bottling industry in particular has had a
fairly difficult year, with...
Kellogg, the cereal and snacks maker, has raised its full-year
profit forecast after an excellent third quarter performance which
saw both sales and profits rise significantly. The gains came as a
result of new product launches, brand...
Schneider Electric, provider of power solutions to the food and
beverage industry, has fought off a slump in its sales figures to
record first half increases in both its operating margins and its
net profits. The company said that...
Dutch life science company DSM today posted a net profit of €959
million. Although DSM Fine Chemicals posted slightly lower sales
and a lower operating profit, attributable to the pharma products
and aspartame businesses, DSM Food...
Viskase Companies has announced a slight increase in its net sales
for the first quarter of 2003 financial, reflecting favourable
exchange rates for its European operations which have helped
stemmed company losses.