New ownership for European health retailers appears to have paid off, with both the Netherlands-based De Tuinen chain and GNC's stores in Britain reporting first quarter profits.
US dietary supplement firm 12 to 20 Plus is to list on the Berlin Stock Exchange to increase its profile with European investors ahead of entering the market, it said.
Lonza CEO Markus Gemuend said today he will step down as the group announced profits had fallen by 59 per cent on the previous year and a 'major setback' in performance.
Israeli firm Solbar is to build a soy protein plant in China in a bid to gain the lead in soy proteins in the Asia Pacific and Chinese markets, it...
Major Swiss food maker Nestlé is to add a novel fat replacer to its products, revealed the US-based Fiber Gel Technologies, manufacturer of the ingredient, last week.
Back from a plunge in revenues last year, US cranberry processor Northland Cranberries saw profits bounce back in the first quarter of 2004.
Swedish biotech firm BioGaia has signed a 10-year contract with a South Korean dairy company for the rights to its probiotic Reuteri bacteria.
Dutch ingredients producer Sensus has significantly expanded its presence in the South American market through new agreements with distributors in Argentina and Chile.
Finland's Raisio Group, the maker of Benecol, is mulling the divestment of its chemicals unit, to allow it to invest further in its food businesses.
US food giant Cargill is launching its new soy isolate, Prolisse 500, across Europe, in response to growing demand for soyfoods and high protein products.
Dutch firm Acatris has extended its flax lignan line with a more contentrated extract, LinumLife Extra.
French plant extracts firm Naturex is seeking a new acquisition to boost its share in the global ingredients marketplace.
Uncertainty about recent EU proposals for health claims legislation presents a major challenge to players in the probiotics market, suggests a new market analysis.
New Zealand-based Comvita has bought the remaining shares in a British medical honey company, giving it room for expansion into the medical sector.
Norway's Norsk Hydro has agreed to sell 80.1 per cent of its shares in omega-3 producer Pronova Biocare to Norwegian industrial company Ferd for NOK 165 million (€19.4m).
Australian food ingredients firm Clover Corporation has formed a joint venture to produce and market a soya-based ingredient for use in functional foods.
Forthcoming European legislation on health claims could pose a roadblock to rapid market expansion of polyphenols, the plant-based antioxidants gaining increasing attention for their disease-fighting actions, warns a new report.
Ingredients manufacturer National Starch has launched a new website to promote the health benefits of carbohydrates, coming under considerable pressure from the growing support for low-carb diets.
DSM's new vitamins unit is to cut nearly 300 jobs in Germany as part of a major restructuring drive designed to integrate the former Roche business.
German chemicals group Degussa said today it has sold its remaining 49-per cent share in Sudsalz to SWS-Alpensalz, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke (SWS),...
In response to an increasing worldwide demand for pectin, Danish ingredients company Danisco is to expand its Czech production capacity by 40 per cent to...
Dutch group Numico, now focusing on babyfood and clinical nutrition, has the potential to be among the fastest growing companies in consumer staples, say analysts at Goldman Sachs.
The US Supreme Court said this week that it would hear an appeal by Roche, BASF and other vitamin makers, challenging a previous ruling that allowed foreign buyers to sue...
Leading agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is to set up a new business unit for speciality oils and fats, it announced yesterday, in a...
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements. Novasoy 700, with a minimum...