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Solid First Half Profitable Growth By Kerry Group

  Solid First Half Profitable Growth By Kerry Group

Kerry Group, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods manufacturer, has achieved strong profitable growth in the first half of

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New Wine Trade Agreement Between EU and Australia

  New Wine Trade Agreement Between EU and Australia

A new agreement governing the Eur700 million wine trade between Australia and the European Union comes into force today (1st September

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Top Executive Leaves Nestle

  Top Executive Leaves Nestle

Richard Laube, executive vice president in charge of Nestle Nutrition, has decided to pursue personal opportunities outside Nestle and has

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Interim Profit Tumbles at Josef Manner

Josef Manner, one of Austria’s leading confectionary manufacturers, has reported a 2.4% fall in revenue to Eur72.1m for the first

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European Business News – Week ending September 10, 2010

The first signs that rising ingredient and other input costs for food manufacturers are starting to filter through to food

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Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

  Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

Helped by rising international sales, Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net profit by 21.5% to SFr39.9m (Eur31m) on sales

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Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

  Carlsberg to Close Swiss Brewery

Global brewer Carlsberg will concentrate its beer production in Switzerland at its main brewery at Rheinfelden and its site in

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Mixed Interim Results at Lotus Bakeries

Belgium-based biscuits and cakes manufacturer Lotus Bakeries increased current operating profit by 8.8% to Eur17.5m in the first half of

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First Half Improvement But Bongrain Still Underperforming

Although Bongrain has significantly improved profitability and sales in the first half of 2010 compared to the corresponding period in

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Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

  Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

Leading UK and Irish convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group has completed the sale of its Netherlands-based convenience foods business, Greencore

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Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

  Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

Findus Group, one of Europe’s largest frozen food and seafood companies, has appointed Jari Latvanen, formerly with Nestle, to head

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Seabrook Crisps Plans New English Factory

  Seabrook Crisps Plans New English Factory

Seabrook Crisps, the north of England-based snacks manufacturer, is planning to build a new factory in the south of the

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Nestle to Invest SFr500 Million in Coffee Projects

In addition to the SFr200m (Eur150m) invested over the past ten years, Nestle will invest SFr500m in coffee projects by

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Interim Profits Jump at Ter Beke

The benefits of efficiency investments and continuous cost control have helped Ter Beke, the Belgian ready meals and processed meats

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European Business News – Week ending September 3, 2010

Three of Europe’s top ten dairy processors – Arla Foods, Royal FrieslandCampina and Bongrain – reported first half results in

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Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

  Nestle Opens Premium Chocolate Production Lines in Russia

To consolidate its operations in the Russian and Eurasia region, Nestle has opened two premium chocolate production lines. Creating 149

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Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

  Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

Global dairy markets recovered somewhat unevenly in the first half of 2010. Commodity prices declined in the early months, stabilised

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Decrease in UK Food Safety Training a ‘Ticking Time Bomb

UK Food businesses are cutting back on food safety and hygiene training, according to a survey conducted by the Chartered

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Board Appointment at Diageo

Diageo has appointed Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch to its board effective from 1st September 2010. He becomes a non-executive

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Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

  Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

A stronger second half performance has helped global alcoholic drinks giant Diageo to increase reported operating profit by 6.5% to

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Nestle Completes Disposal of Alcon

  Nestle Completes Disposal of Alcon

Nestle has completed the sale of its remaining 52% stake in Alcon, the global eye care business, to Novartis for

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European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

  European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

EU-27 demand for organic products continues to grow. The European organic consumer market is the biggest in the world, and

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Mixed Views on UK Minimum Pricing For Alcohol Proposal

Last week British Prime Minister David Cameron backed councils across the country in their plans to implement a minimum price

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Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

  Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has delivered strong top line revenue, profit and margin growth for the

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Strong Showing From Heineken

  Strong Showing From Heineken

Global brewer Heineken has produced a strong first half performance but remains cautious on the development of beer consumption in

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Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

  Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by the French group Lactalis of Spanish group Ebro Puleva’s dairy business.

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Northumberland Foods Goes Out of Business

English frozen vegetable producer Northumberland Foods has ceased trading with the loss of 250 jobs. The Morpeth-based company recently entered

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Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

  Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

Swiss cheese producer Emmi has expanded its international business with the acquisition of US cheese specialist Cypress Grove Chevre. Based

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Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

  Efes Breweries Shows Improvement in Russia

Despite the continued adverse economic climate and the significant excise tax increase in Russia, one of its key markets, Efes

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Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

  Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Weyl by Vion, two Dutch producers of meat products. The Commission

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Danone Purchases French Smoothie Maker

Danone has acquired Immedia, the third largest smoothie manufacturer in France, for an undisclosed sum. Immedia generated sales of Eur4m

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Lindt & Sprüngli continues dynamics of long-term success

  Lindt & Sprüngli continues dynamics of long-term success

Lindt & Sprüngli continues its dynamics of long-term success of the previous years in terms of growth and profit after

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Mitchells & Butlers announces the proposed disposal of 333 Non-Core Pubs for a cash consideration of £373m to Stonegate Pub Company Limited

  Mitchells & Butlers announces the proposed disposal of 333 Non-Core Pubs for a cash consideration of £373m to Stonegate Pub Company Limited

Mitchells & Butlers announces the proposed disposal of 333 Non-Core Pubs for a cash consideration of £373m to Stonegate Pub

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Synergy Widens International Reach

  Synergy Widens International Reach

Synergy, one of the leading distilled spirits producers in Russia, has signed distribution agreements for exports of Beluga vodka to

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SABMiller Interested in Foster’s

  SABMiller Interested in Foster’s

SABMiller, the world’s second biggest brewer, is reported to be considering launching a £7b bid for the beer business of

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Dairy Farmers to Increase Stake in Arla Foods UK

  Dairy Farmers to Increase Stake in Arla Foods UK

Arla Foods Milk Partnership, the British farmers group which supplies milk to dairy processor Arla Foods UK, is considering increasing

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Campbell Considering Bid For United Biscuits

  Campbell Considering Bid For United Biscuits

US-based Campbell, the world’s largest soup company, is reported to be preparing a £1.5b break-up bid for United Biscuits, the

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New insights from Danisco on xylanases

  New insights from Danisco on xylanases

Key papers from Danisco Animal Nutrition at the XIII European Poultry Conference, 23-27 August 2010, Tours, France, will be focusing

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Cargill smallholder scheme receives RSPO sustainability certification

  Cargill smallholder scheme receives RSPO sustainability certification

Smallholders at Cargill’s oil palm plantation, PT. Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have received Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

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Continued good improvement of volumes and operating profit for AAK

  Continued good improvement of volumes and operating profit for AAK

The positive development of volumes and operating profit for AarhusKarlshamn AB continued during the second quarter of 2010 compared with

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European Business News – Week ending August 27, 2010

Brewing and dairy were prominent within the European food and drink industry during the past week. International brewers Heineken and

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Super whisky biofuel to power cars

  Super whisky biofuel to power cars

Topping up at the petrol pump is about to take an intriguing twist thanks to a new super biofuel made from whisky

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Symrise enters second half 2010 backed by strong earnings and profitability growth

  Symrise enters second half 2010 backed by strong earnings and profitability growth

Symrise AG looks back on a successful first half with significantly higher sales and profitability. In the first six months

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Graham Packaging’s U.K. Subsidiary and StarBrands Unveil New PET Packaging for ‘Sqezy’

  Graham Packaging’s U.K. Subsidiary and StarBrands Unveil New PET Packaging for ‘Sqezy’

Graham Packaging Company Inc.’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom, Graham Packaging Plastics Chalgrove, has teamed up with StarBrands Ltd. to

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Limited edition ranges launch just in Slime for a Spooky Halloween

  Limited edition ranges launch just in Slime for a Spooky Halloween

To help retailers capitalise on the extra sales opportunities at Halloween, McVitie’s Cake Company, part of United Biscuits UK, is

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Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

  Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

Northern Ireland’s dairy industry must aim for greater supply chain co-operation, more efficient farms and more added value products, according

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Cott completes Cliffstar acquisition

  Cott completes Cliffstar acquisition

Cott Corporation announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets and liabilities

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It’s official: the start of the English apple season is upon us

  It’s official: the start of the English apple season is upon us

Whilst there are question marks as to whether the end of the summer is nigh it is with certainty that

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PepsiCo and Senomyx Enter Into Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize New Sweet Flavor Ingredients

  PepsiCo and Senomyx Enter Into Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize New Sweet Flavor Ingredients

PepsiCo, the world’s second-largest food and beverage business, and Senomyx, Inc., a leading company focused on using proprietary technologies to

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Kerry Group confirms offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited

  Kerry Group confirms offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited

Kerry Group, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, today confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire

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