Industry Movers: Firmenich, BASF Health, Beneo & NutriLeads


Industry Movers: Firmenich, BASF Health, Beneo & NutriLeads

By Will Chu

June 2021 and with much of Europe still in the recovery phase post-pandemic, many have an eye on fresh pastures and new challenges. NutraIngredients rounds up those who have taken the plunge in May.

The body marks the third person to have died in the explosion.

UPDATE: BASF explosion death toll rises to three

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The search for the final missing person following the explosion at BASF’s plant this week has come to an end after divers found a body in the nearby harbour.

Some people are still missing following the explosion at the BASF plant this morning. Photo Twitter user @MichiLeber

One killed in explosion at BASF plant

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

One worker has been killed and six seriously injured in an explosion at a BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany this morning.

Red Queen theory argues that despite inducing greater and more speedy responses from rivals, the most active and aggressive firms are the best performers.

Red Queen Rules: Understanding nutra space acquisition and evolution

By Dr Matthew Jones

By analysing the long-lasting commitments and acquisition activity of major companies Dr Matthew Jones at CPL Business Consultants uses the Red Queen theory to develop an understanding of their corporate mind-set and appetite for acquisitions and partnerships...

How high can high-end omega-3 go?

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

How high can high-end omega-3 go?


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”.

Samy Jandali: 'People are beginning to realize that it’s more important to reduce fat than to just lose weight. It’s all about body shape.'

Interview: Samy Jandali, VP Nutrition & Health, North America, BASF

Open innovation at BASF: ‘We want to move beyond the buzzwords'

By Elaine Watson

Chat to any major ingredients supplier at a trade show and you can expect to hear liberal use of buzzwords from ‘partnership’ and ‘collaboration’ to ‘open innovation’ says Samy Jandali.

BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

By Stephen Daniells

One year on from the $3.1 billion acquisition of Cognis, Samy Jandali, VP of nutrition and health North America for BASF, told Stephen Daniells why he is impressed with the progress of the integration and why we can expect more M&A in the nutrition...

BASF ups production of B2

BASF ups production of B2

The world's number two vitamin maker BASF officially opened its new
vitamin B2 plant in Korea today, increasing its production capacity
for the food and feed grade vitamin and reinforcing its position in
the consolidating vitamins...

Good performance from BASF

Good performance from BASF

German chemicals group BASF said it performed well last year and is
confident of further growth in 2002 despite difficult trading
conditions. All of the company's divisions performed well, despite
high raw material prices and...


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