Demand for prolonged and balanced energy from functional beverages, report
Customers want prolonged, balanced energy from functional beverages in addition to mental performance, according to a new report from Beneo.
DSM tenders Danisco shares after new DuPont offer
DSM has tendered its 4.95 per cent stake in Danish ingredients firm Danisco, after buyer DuPont raised its offer to DKK700 on Friday following discussions with major shareholders.
Danish bioscience firm Chr. Hansen is raising its revenue predictions by 11-13 per cent for 2010/11 after what it describes as “strong growth” in its first quarter from the September 1, 2010 to the end of November.
French supplier Naturex is reaping the benefits of its December buy-out of the ingredients division of Spanish supplier Natraceutical with a record quarter net profit of €3.2m and €10.8m for the nine months to the end of September.
Naturex H1 gives ‘head-start’ on 2010 targets
Naturex’s has indicated that the first six months of 2010 have brought strong revenue-growth as it set about integrating the ingredients division recently acquired from Natraceutical, but all its business arms contributed to the fine results.
Energy drinks boom in Australia
Energy drinks are outselling all other convenience beverage formats in Australia and growing at 19.9 per cent according to data from market analyst, AC Nielsen.
Indian food processing sector needs US$30bn investment - report
Around US$30bn worth of investment is needed to “revolutionise” India’s food processing sector to boost the volume of processed products to 10 per cent of overall output by 2015, according to a new report.
Naturex met ’09 targets, goes for more growth
French plant-derived ingredient supplier Naturex has reported revenues and profits in line with its 2009 targets, and is working on the full integration of recently acquired Natraceutical assets.
Food firms: cash number one barrier to innovation
More than one in two food and beverage businesses cite cash as the number one barrier to innovation, finds a survey of decision-makers.
France: e-commerce and aging population to rescue sales for food supplements
Following years of robust double-digit growth, the market for food supplements in France could fall by 6 per cent this year, predicts market analyst Precepta.
Central and eastern European OTC market grows by 26 per cent
Over-the-counter products are booming in eastern and central Europe (CEE), as consumers increasingly seek non-prescription cold and flu and digestive remedies.
Low carb diet may increase heart risk: Mouse study
A new study has concluded that low carb-high protein diet leads to more atherosclerosis in mice, findings that could have implications for diet strategies if they also hold true for humans.
Naturex buys Natraceutical to form botanicals giant
Naturex has succeeded in its stated ambition to become the world’s biggest independent botanicals extracts supplier by striking a deal that brings on-board the ingredients division of Spanish company, Natraceutical.
Economic blues fuel health and wellness platform
A Euromonitor International report has highlighted the rising importance of prevention of disease and unwellness as opposed to treatment in the minds of large swathes of consumers.
Healthy drinks dominate dairy sector
Dairy drinks promoted with a health benefit in tow now account for more than 70 per cent of global launches, according to food market analyst, Innova Food.
Comparative cost of enzymes is boon to Novozymes
The high cost of inputs that has dogged the food industry in recent times looks to have helped raise the profile of enzymes as cheaper alternatives to other ingredients, according to Novozymes’ annual report.
Judge me by my colour, say foods
Foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, are increasingly being marketed on their colour and associated health benefits, according to new Euromonitor International findings.
Sustainability less influential than cost on consumer habits: study
A new survey has found cost, quality and healthiness influence consumers’ purchasing choices to a much greater degree than environmental factors.
Traditional snacks still top of kids' wish-list, survey
Children's favourite snacks are crisps, biscuits, cakes and
confectionery but the healthy eating message is filtering through,
according to a new survey.
News briefs: Parmalat, Saputo and Fonterra
This week, Fonterra reveals its milk supply concerns, Saputo posts
profit growth from its North American focus, and Parmalat says it
is meeting its financial expectations for the year.
Burgundy builds science behind Devil's Claw ingredient
Burgundy's IridoForce ingredient may inhibit the activity of
cyclo-oxygenase (COX-2) by 31 per cent, says a new study that adds
to the joint health benefits of the ingredient.
LycoRed adds tasty iron to dairy foods
An iron fortification technique developed by LycoRed will help
beverage manufactures add the important mineral without interfering
with taste and colour, the company said.
Unhealthy diet a lifestyle choice, says UK study
People on low incomes consume just as much unhealthy food and drink
as the general population, and so bad diets are the result of
personal choice, according to a study published by the UK
Health crisps increase growth
A developing demand for premium products such as those
made with alternative ingredients is keeping the UK crisps
market on a steady 2.5 per cent growth rate, Mintel says
in a new report.
Burgundy enters era of innovation with new product trio
France's Burgundy is redrawing its product catalogue to list only
innovative and differentiated products - a sea-change for the
six-year old company with its roots in the eponymous wine region.
Danone on course for 2007 ambitions
Decline within Group Danone's Asian operations failed to dampen a
strong first quarter performance for the company as like-for-like
sales underwent a 10.1 per cent rise to €3.6bn.
Healthy chocolate gaining credence, Barry Callebaut
The results of a consumer survey on healthy chocolate suggests that
the substance once considered solely as a sweet confectionery item
has made huge strides towards the realm of health foods.
Energy drinks market continues to sparkle
West Europe's energy drink sales accelerated by 15 per cent to a
volume of 383 million litres and a value of over €3 billion in
2005, according to drinks consultancy Zenith International.
Indian probiotic yoghurt linked to slower diabetes development
A daily supplement of the Indian probiotic yoghurt, dahi, may lower
the risk of diabetes, says a new study from the home of the dairy
Novozymes raises earnings outlook after strong results
Novozymes has reported 'highly satisfactory' results for the first
nine months of 2006, enabling the enzyme giant to adjust the
outlook for earnings upwards.
Novozymes reports a solid first half for 2006
Enzyme giant Novozymes has maintained a high earnings level
throughout the first half of 2006, with growth in sales and
operating profit of 8 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
Low GI diet best for weight loss, suggests study
An Australian research team has reported that a low-GI
carbohydrate-rich diet leads to weight loss of five per cent or
more and reductions in 'bad' cholesterol levels.
Green, yellow veg linked to healthier arteries
A diet rich in green and yellow vegetables could reduce the
development of atherosclerosis by almost 40 per cent, and is
further evidence for the benefits of eating your vegetables, says a
Fruit and veg form base of timely new ingredients
French supplier NB Consulting has developed two new fruit and
vegetable-derived ingredients that tap into fierce trends in the
nutraceuticals market: Oxxynea antioxidant powder and Sinetrol, a
High folate intake plus IVF may increase twin births
Women undergoing IVF fertility treatment have a higher chance of
twins if their folate intake is above the recommended dose, says
Door closes on antioxidants for pregnancy complications?
Another study has concluded that a combination of vitamins C and E
do not help reduce the risk of pregnancy complication
pre-eclampsia, but a leading charity has voiced hope that the door
is not closed and that research with these...
Low-carb diet may help women with ovary problems
Adopting a low-carb diet may improve fertility problems and hormone
profiles of women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),
says US research.
German kids profit from supplement availability
German children and teenagers are profiting from the wide
availability of vitamin supplements, but some intakes exceed
tolerable upper limits, says new research.
Cholesterol-lowering foods - the sum greater than the parts?
A combination of foods like soy, plant sterols, almonds and viscous
fibres, could reduce LDL-cholesterol levels by 20 per cent, and
work better together than independently, says a new study.
Danone: strong results despite testing market conditions
Danone has ridden out difficult market conditions to report strong
full-year earnings and improved margins.
The use of herbals and plastic surgery
Fifty-five per cent of plastic surgery patients take natural
remedies that may lead to post-operative complications, claims a
study, but an industry expert questions the quality of the
Durum wheat, corn output down, indicating supply shortfall
Estimates for world durum wheat and corn output are down sharply
from last year's record harvests, indicating processors might face
a price hike for the commodities depending on the demand.
Britons improving their diets
Two thirds of Britons say they have changed their eating habits or
increased exercise this year in a bid to become healthier, shows a
new survey that suggests the spate of recent publicity on obesity
may be having some effect.
Enzyme giant Novozymes reports solid growth
Continual productivity improvements are behind Novozymes' solid
performance since it was floated on the stock market in 2000,
according to CEO Steen Riisgaard.
Most Australian women overweight, seeking weight-loss aids
Most Australian women surveyed in a new study were overweight or
obese, and many were using some kind of diet or weight-loss aid to
try to lose excess pounds.
EU's anti-GM stance is unsustainable, says study
Europe's opposition to genetically modified ingredients will
significantly increase producers' costs over the next three years
as it becomes ever harder to secure GM-free supplies, says a new
Nestlé fund targets foods, processing techniques
Nestlé is on the hunt for start-up companies developing new foods
and processing techniques targeting the health and nutrition
Rising growth in Europe offsets sugar pressures at Danisco
Danisco ingredients business wins market share in the first
quarter, offsetting a hit at the Danish firm's sugar unit, reports
the Danish firm.
Food makers to market more healthy foods for kids
Despite soaring sales figures for health-positioned products, new
research suggests the health message has yet to reach children,
reports Lindsey Partos.
Britons go nuts for natural health booster
The health benefits of nuts, and their promotion as part of the
so-called 'GI diet', are boosting sales in the UK to record levels.