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Asian demand for baby food was a major driver of Danone's sales increase

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

By Shane Starling

2012 sales have risen 1.5% at Forté Pharma, the food supplements arm of Spanish player Natraceutical, with weight management products dominating.

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

How high can high-end omega-3 go?

Special edition: Omega-3 (Editor's blog)

How high can high-end omega-3 go?

By Shane STARLING

Just got off the phone to Ola Snove, the new(ish) CEO of Aker part-owned Norwegian omega-3 specialist Epax. Wanted to know his view on high-end omega-3 prospects that have attracted BASF and DSM to the sector. His word: “Stellar”.

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

Probi 2012 sales up 6%, but ProViva royalties set for dive

By Shane Starling

The European probiotic sector is bracing itself for tough times ahead in the wake of December’s  EU health claim ban for the sector, but the effects are yet to be felt at Swedish supplier Probi which notched 6% sales growth in 2012.

Chobani’s global ambitions: Too much, too young?

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

Chobani’s global ambitions: Too much, too young?

By Mark Astley

At just seven years old, Chobani is a poster boy in the eyes of some, a market-devouring monster in the eyes of others. The New York-based Greek yogurt giant’s expansion plans in North America, Europe and Australasia are ambitious. But is it taking on...

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